Friday, September 12, 2008

And the Emmy goes to . . . . .

On September 6th the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences had its 60th annual LA Area awards ceremony in Hollywood. An Emmy award was presented to reporter Roger Cooper and photographer Brett Wood for their story on "Light Pollution on Mt. Palomar" which aired on PBS station KCET's television magazine Life & Times in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

Shown above is Roger Cooper with his wife wife LouAnne.

The Story first aired in April, 2007. A transcript is available here.
Roger and Brett made the trek to Palomar to cover the story of light pollution a month earlier. It unfortunately turned into a rainy evening, which was bad for astronomy, but gave our astronomer, telescope operator and myself a bit more time to explain the problems of light pollution.

Our congratulations go out to Roger Cooper, Brett Wood and the Life & Times team at KCET. We also thank them for taking the time to do a story on light pollution.

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