Astronomy Podcasts and Dark Skies

AstroTalkUK – http://www.astrotalkuk.org/ – is new weekly audio programme which looks into the role of amateur astronomy in the UK. The current podcast, available as an mp3 file, features news about the recent Astrofest event as well as contributions from Nik Szymanek and Allan Chapman. Look out for the episode as it features our own local Dark Skies officer David Paul.

Also of interest at the moment is slightly worrying Daily Mail report about supposed concerns with a partial switch off of streetlights. As usual the newspaper takes scaremongering to new heights and suggests that crime would be rampant should such a policy be implimented – something which evidence has shown wouldn’t be the case.

Not only would limits on streetlight time be advantageous to astronomy – for enthusiasts and general public alike – but would also save money, energy and help give respite to nocturnal wildlife.

WE DON’T WANT THE SKYGLOW TO GET WORSE – VOTE YES HERE

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Posted on 11 February, 2008, in Astronomy News, Society News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Astronomy Podcasts and Dark Skies.

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