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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Great article from Albert

Update !!!!..My neighbor called in to say he will point the light down. He said he did not realize light pollution would interfered so much with what I do. It Just goes to show people are not aware of the Problem. That light pollution is such a problem for us amateur astronomers. There you go Albert 1 down 4 million to go.


Great! Have you got 4 million copies of the Magazine to go round? :lol:

Like you say it just goes to show that most people have a complete lack of understanding of the problem. A large part of the campaign is just raising awareness.

Any chance of a before and after pic for the website if you neighbor wouldn't mind?
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Replied by carlobeirnes on topic Re: Great article from Albert


Great! Have you got 4 million copies of the Magazine to go round?


Do you want to give DM a heart attack :lol: :lol:


Any chance of a before and after pic for the website if you neighbor wouldn't mind?


I don't have a camera unfortunatly
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Great article from Albert

Carl can you come round and have a word with my neighbour. They would listen to you before they would me.

Fair play to you. I wouldnt have the guts to call to them.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Great article from Albert

Albert i am sitting here right now at 2:12am and i can clearly hear birds churping through double glazed windows.

I SERIOUSLY never thought that artificial lighting would have such an effect on wildlife.

I THINK.............where i live is pretty dark but the birds beg to differ.

It's horrible to witness birds being wide awake at this hour of the morning.................knowing that is US mankind who is to blame for upsetting the natural internal clocks of many species of animal.

Who would have thought that astronomers would end up talking about/taking interest in wildlife.

Truth be known i am a bit of a bird spotter and general wildlife enthusiast(sp?).
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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re: Great article from Albert

Just my small contribution on the subject of light pollution. When I lived in London, my I would point out Orions belt to the kids - "see orions belt up there" (the only thing visible besides the Moon)

Now i live in a small village which is rapidly growing fields and fields of Semi-D's - but a 100% better than the city.

My worst problem was my neighbour to the rear, putting up a large Sodium light on the gable of his house. To overcome this, my privit hedge is now 3m high to block him out. Like Carl and PJ light trespass is as much a problem as light pollution! :x


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