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16 years 2 months ago #62473 by Tonybwf
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Hi all,

i recevied my A&S mag today...reading theres a good article in it about light pollution....but my god that picture of Dublin thats some light going upwards i actually pity anyone living up there....is it as bad as it looks i imagine observing in the city just aint possible

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16 years 2 months ago #62484 by lunartic_old
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I'd just like to congratulate Albert for his article in this month's issue of Astronomy & Space related to light pollution. The photograph taken of Dublin is positively sickening, looking as it does like a city on Mars.

Albert not only talks about the effects on astronomy, but also on wildlife and the way that it is causing disruption to their lives, sea turtles getting confused by the artificial lights and dying is most distressing.

The before and after photos of the business premises in Bray is eyeopening and the greater reduction in light pollution is cured by simply pointing the lights to the ground, where they belong.

Again, a great article and well worth reading for all who are concerned about the destruction of the night sky.

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16 years 2 months ago #62486 by Tonybwf
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Here here...that picture is unreal...im presuming that observation is a big no no in the city? great article by the way

dont they hold some observing in phoenix park some nights it must be bad

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16 years 2 months ago #62487 by albertw
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Thanks for that! Haven't got a chance to get a copy yet myself to see it in print.

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16 years 2 months ago #62489 by DaveGrennan
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\well done albert, don't worry a copy will be in the post to you.

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16 years 2 months ago #62491 by pj30something
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It's a pretty bad view over the city alright. I dont think its as bad as the image in the magazine. I think they added a bit of pollution there for dramatic effect.

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