Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dark-Sky Talk Tonight & Dark Sky Week

David Crawford, founder of the International Dark-Sky Association, and Lisa Bruhn, president of the San Diego chapter of the IDA, will be presenting tonight at the monthly meeting of the San Diego Astronomy Association. The meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center.

Attending tonight's presentation will get you ready for International Dark-Sky Week, which happens to be next week: April 20 - 26. IDSW kicks off on April 20 with the World Night in Defense of the Starlight.

Two years ago I attended the first International Starlight Conference, held on the island of La Palma. It was a meeting of people from around the world where, with the support of UNESCO, IAC, IAU, and other organizations, it was agreed to promote the World Night in defense of the Night Sky and the Right to Observe the Stars, as a cultural, scientific and environmental humankind heritage.

Check out their website for more and ask yourself, do you have the right to see starlight?

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