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spending a week in paris, light pollution is bad, So bad in fact that I could only see one star at midnight. Remember the french who wants to be a millionaire? what orbits the Earth? well light pollution is the probable cause. Cant see the night sky, then no interest is generated

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:light pollution in Paris

That sounds like a good point Declan re: that tv show cock-up. Was the air hazy at all (like from air pollution), or just swamped by light pollution?

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Replied by albertw on topic Re:light pollution in Paris

dmolloy wrote:

spending a week in paris, light pollution is bad


If you want to see bad lighting in Paris take a visit to the Eiffel tower at night!
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Replied by stepryan on topic Re:light pollution in Paris

i was reading an article a while ago that they were going to introduce a law in paris to get business to turn off lights out of hours. this is not to fight light pollution but to save energy so they do not have to buy as much oil for the power stations, so i guess there is some hope. what was really funny though was the comments of ordinary people on the article. some were complaining that the city would not look as pretty or that the government were sending them back to the stone age by turning off the lights. the reaction towards amateur astronomers who commented on the article was not very positive either, basically we're a bit wierd to be wanting to be out under a dark sky.
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Replied by dmolloy on topic Re:light pollution in Paris

Cant make out if it is haze or light saturation Seanie, but there is for most residents in Paris, no night sky. anyway having a wonderful time (advice for anyone visiting the eiffel tower, "get the lift, dont use the stairs")B)

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