[Darksky][Nelpag] Good News from Great White: "Calgary dims streetlights for stargazers" (fwd)

Jan Hollan
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 19:19:19 +0200 (CEST)

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Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 12:28:24 -0400
From: Lew Gramer <dedalusAlatrade...>
To: New England Light Pollution Advisory Group
Cc: Cathy Hall <challAcyberus...>, Pierre Martin <p.martinAcyberus...>,
     Kim Hay <kimhayAadan....net>,
     Martin Beech <beechmAhyperion....uregina.ca>
Subject: [Nelpag] Good News from Great White: "Calgary dims streetlights
    for stargazers"

Of probable interest to LP advocates, meteor observers, and deep-sky
observers alike in Canada - and an inspiration for those further South?

Lew Gramer

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From: Patrick Maloney <patrickAyellowbrook....co.uk>
To: Peter Stanyon <peterAsagittarius....co.uk>,
   Lew Gramer <dedalusAlatrade...>, Leland Dolan <ladolanAhal-pc...>,
   Kelly Beatty <kbeattyAskypub...>,
   David Anderson <david.anderson22Antlworld...>,
   Chris Plicht <c_a_plichtAcompuserve...>, Alan Touchberry <AltouchAaol...>
Subject: Fw: Calgary dims streetlights for stargazers - Ananova Alerting
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 16:16:40 +0100

Thought the attached news item would be of interest.


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From: Ananova
To: Patrick Maloney <patrickAyellowbrook....co.uk>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 2:55 PM
Subject: Calgary dims streetlights for stargazers - Ananova Alerting

> Authorities in Calgary are dimming the city's street lights so people can
see stars in the night sky.
> The move follows complaints from stargazers. The city council has now
voted to dim 49,000 street-light bulbs from 200 watts to 100.
> It is expected that the changeover will cost CAN$7.8m (#3.6m) but will
conserve energy, save money in the longer term and reduce carbon dioxide
emissions, the Edmonton Sun reports.
> Alan Dyer, a Calgary astronomer, said: "Kids are growing up completely cut
off from that part of the environment and never see the stars that inspire
wonder, awe, curiosity and amazement.
> "As you drive toward Calgary, you can see its dome of light illuminating
from at least 100 miles away."
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