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August 17th: Let There Be Night

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Date: August 17, 2009 Title: Let There Be Night Podcaster: Chuck Bueter Links: www.LetThereBeNight.com www.darkskiesawareness.org Description: While telescopes have expanded our view of the heavens for 400 years, light pollution now constricts it. In an effort to quantify how much of the night sky has already been lost, more than 3,400 students in one community […]

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March 6th: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution!

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Date: March 6, 2009 Title: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution Podcaster: Connie Walker Organization: Globe at Night    www.globe.gov/globeatnight/ Description: Two out of every three people in the United States cannot see the Milky Way galaxy arch across a pristinely dark night sky. Light pollution is obscuring people’s long-standing natural heritage to view stars. GLOBE at […]

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February 9: Life and Death in Orion

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Date: February 9, 2009 Title: Life and Death in Orion Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description:  The constellation Orion is a highlight of winter evenings, never failing to impress with its brilliance and distinctive pattern. The Egyptians saw these stars as the celestial home of Osiris, the God of the Underworld. Just as Osiris […]

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January 18: Gosh Dim It All!

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Date:  January 18, 2009 Title:  Gosh Dim It All! Podcasters:  Chuck Bueter and the Let There Be Night Team Organization:  Let There Be Night Description:   Thousands of kids from one school district are preparing to quantify how much of the night sky has already been lost.  While students observe Orion to determine their limiting magnitude at […]

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