Light Pollution program on RTE

12 years 10 months ago #51639 by carlobeirnes
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RTE RADIO 1's show The Green Light ( www.rte.ie/radio1/thegreenlight ) is running a piece on light pollution on Thursday at 8pm (Sept 27).

AI was recently approached by the Green Party on this subject and we are starting a campaign against light pollution.

LIGHT POLLUTION - Astronomy Ireland is starting a campaign about the problem of artificial lighting of the night sky. As well as restoring the natural beauty of the heavens for people interested in star-gazing we will be helping the environment and saving millions of euros of tax payers money. For details or to get involved email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The more help we get the Better

Carl O’Beirnes,
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12 years 10 months ago #51644 by stepryan
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RTE RADIO 1's show The Green Light ( www.rte.ie/radio1/thegreenlight ) is running a piece on light pollution on Thursday at 8pm (Sept 27).

AI was recently approached by the Green Party on this subject and we are starting a campaign against light pollution.

LIGHT POLLUTION - Astronomy Ireland is starting a campaign about the problem of artificial lighting of the night sky. As well as restoring the natural beauty of the heavens for people interested in star-gazing we will be helping the environment and saving millions of euros of tax payers money. For details or to get involved email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The more help we get the Better


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12 years 10 months ago #51645 by albertw
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RTE RADIO 1's show The Green Light ( www.rte.ie/radio1/thegreenlight ) is running a piece on light pollution on Thursday at 8pm (Sept 27).

AI was recently approached by the Green Party on this subject and we are starting a campaign against light pollution.

LIGHT POLLUTION - Astronomy Ireland is starting a campaign about the problem of artificial lighting of the night sky. As well as restoring the natural beauty of the heavens for people interested in star-gazing we will be helping the environment and saving millions of euros of tax payers money. For details or to get involved email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The more help we get the Better


Good to have you on board. ILPAC has been working with the Green Party since about 2003 on this.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
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12 years 10 months ago #51654 by galactus
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Can someone record this - would be handy for future use!

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12 years 10 months ago #51656 by albertw
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Can someone record this - would be handy for future use!


It will be availble on their podcast according to the producer. www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_greenlight.xml

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12 years 10 months ago #51693 by carlobeirnes
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Hi Albert,
How many active people is there in ILPAC.

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12 years 10 months ago #51694 by albertw
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How many active people is there in ILPAC.


We could do with more! You volunteering to help? :-)

Albert White MSc FRAS
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12 years 10 months ago #51698 by pmgisme
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How many people vote for the Green Party?

Why not work with the "big guns" (pathetic and all as they are) rather than with a marginal party whose membership are perceived as more a conglomeration of anti-technology Luddites rather than true environmentalists.


Peter.

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12 years 10 months ago #51705 by albertw
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How many people vote for the Green Party?

Why not work with the "big guns" (pathetic and all as they are) rather than with a marginal party whose membership are perceived as more a conglomeration of anti-technology Luddites rather than true environmentalists.


The greens do have the Environment ministry in the Republic so for the purposes of light pollution they are big guns - it makes sense to work with them.

One of ILPAC founders (and a good few on the ILPAC mailing list) are members of the green party, and my local Green TD has been of help in the past so we have good links to build on.

Cheers,
~Al

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12 years 10 months ago #51726 by carlobeirnes
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Did you all hear the RTE light pollution programme last night? here is the link.

www.astronomy.ie/audio/TheGreenLight_20070927.mp3

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12 years 10 months ago #51727 by albertw
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here is the link.


Or go to the RTE site where they have a writeup too...

www.rte.ie/radio1/thegreenlight/1159636.html

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12 years 10 months ago #51728 by dave_lillis
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Thanks Albert.

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