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Author Walker, C.E.; Pompea, S.M.
Title National education program for energy efficient illumination engineering Type Journal Article
Year 2011 Publication Proceedings of SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011, Strasbourg, France, March 2011. Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 8065 Issue Pages 80650Q-1
Keywords Skyglow; Illumination engineering; Pollution; Schools and universities; Observatories; Astronomy; Eye
Abstract About one-third of outdoor lighting escapes unused into the sky, wasting energy and causing sky glow. Because of excessive sky glow around astronomical facilities, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory has a strong motivation to lead light pollution education efforts. While our original motivation of preserving the dark skies near observatories is still important, energy conservation is a critical problem that needs to be addressed nationwide. To address this problem we have created an extensive educational program on understanding and measuring light pollution. A set of four learning experiences introduces school students at all grade levels to basic energy-responsive illumination engineering design principles that can minimize light pollution. We created and utilize the GLOBE at Night citizen science light pollution assessment campaign as a cornerstone activity. We also utilize educational activities on light shielding that are introduced through a teaching kit. These two components provide vocabulary, concepts, and visual illustrations of the causes of light pollution. The third, more advanced component is the school outdoor lighting audit, which has students perform an audit and produce a revised master plan for compliant lighting. These learning experiences provide an integrated learning unit that is highly adaptable for U.S. and international education efforts in this area.
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 547
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Author Baskill, D.
Title How dark is your sky? Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Astronomy & Geophysics Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 51 Issue 6 Pages 6.23-6.24
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 548
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Author Hiscocks, P.D.; Gudmundsson, S.
Title The Contribution of Street Lighting to Light Pollution. Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 104 Issue 5 Pages 190
Keywords Skyglow
Abstract Urban centres create a bubble of light overhead, known as sky glow. Sky glow is a form of wasted energy and light pollution that reduces our view of the night sky, contributes to the destruction of wildlife habitat, and impacts human health. There are many sources that contribute to sky glow: light from residential and business windows, illuminated signs, uplight on buildings and billboard advertizing, and street illumination. An aerial view of a city at night suggests that street lighting is a major contributor to sky glow. In this note we quantify the percentage contribution of street lighting to sky glow, over the city of Reykjavik (Iceland).
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 549
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Author So, C.W.
Title Observational Studies of the Night Sky in Hong Kong. Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Master's thesis, The University of Hong Kong. Abbreviated Journal (up)
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 550
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Author Luginbuhl, C.B.; Walker, C.E.; Wainscoat, R.J.
Title Lighting and Astronomy. Type Journal Article
Year 2009 Publication Physics Today Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 62 Issue 12 Pages 32-37
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 551
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