Losing the Dark: How the IDA helps us understand light pollution and what we can do about it.

Dark Skies Michigan

On January 21 at 6:30 pm, please come to hear Peter Burkey speak on the over-lighting of our skies and the effect this trend has had on our health and the health of neighboring species.
The event will be held in the Douglas UCC Friendship Hall, 56 Wall Street, in Douglas, Michigan. Peter has been a supporter of the International Dark Sky Association for decades, and is an advocate for quality, dark-sky-friendly lighting. His talk will include information on the effects of poor lighting and how they can be remedied.
Peter Burkey is a retired high school teacher who taught mathematics, physics, and astronomy at Fennville HS for over thirty years.  He was also an adjunct professor of astronomy at Hope College for several years after retirement.
During his teaching career, he received training in astronomy education at NASA’s Lewis Research Center (now the John Glenn Research Center) near Cleveland, OH, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA.
Peter has been a member of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association since 1989 and has given numerous presentations and demonstrations to people of all backgrounds and ages.
He has been a supporter of International Dark Sky Association for decades and is an advocate for quality, dark-sky-friendly lighting.  His talk will include information on the effects of poor lighting and how they can be remedied.

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