From: "Tim Poulsen" <poulsen@...
To: "sensiblelighting-list" <sensiblelighting-list@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:50 AM
Subject: SL-List [Fwd: NYT]
> Any of you see this article?
> David Crawford wrote:
> > Short note in the New York Times science section
today about light pollution, IDA, and the Czech law. Great.
> > Dave
From: "Margaret Holohan" <missy_holohan@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: SL-List [Fwd: NYT]
From today's NYT: "Thankfully in the Dark
Air pollution may be bad, but for an astronomer, light
pollution can be much worse. The glow and glare of
lighting - along streets, in parking lots and the like -
can seriously affect the observing ability of a telescope.
The International Dark-Sky Association has been
working for years to raise awareness of the problem
and to get communities to encourage or require the use
of shielded light fixtures, which emit no light above the
horizontal. Some local and regional governments have
passed laws requiring such fixtures.
Now, the Czech government has become the first to
enact national legislation aimed at reducing light pollution.
The law, signed by President Vaclav Havel last month,
calls for fines of up to about $4,000 for noncompliance."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Beamer" <k_beamer@...>
To: <VALighting@...>; <novac@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 8:48 AM
Subject: [valighting] Czech this out....
> Good middle-European food, great beer, and now this. I
> might have to move.
> The article below is from yesterday's Washington Post: