8pm Friday 29th June 2018 we have a guest speaker in the form of Adam Carey who will be talking about "Population, Growth and The Lighting Creep" and the astronomers nemesis, light pollution.
As Victoria heads towards a growing population of 5 million people and associated infrastructure, there needs to be a radical rethink on how cities plan their public lighting infrastructure and the lighting creep.
Adam Carey MIES, Director for Standards and Advocacy for the Illuminating Engineering Society and Director ELUMENARTi, Member for the International Dark Sky Association and MBO will present and show how urban lighting can be reimagined, how to plan for public lighting and how we can achieve both functional safe lighting where it needs to be and how we can see the stars again.
We think about light going straight up, but Adam also models light reflected from the surfaces we illuminate. pic.twitter.com/GhdaiDhhnB— Mount Burnett Observatory (@MBObservatory) June 29, 2018
If you're worried about how your local lighting works then you need to ask questions that councils & authorities care about; can you show how you modelled to meet standards & could you save money? pic.twitter.com/qm5FTl093l— Mount Burnett Observatory (@MBObservatory) June 29, 2018
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