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Cafe Scientifique with Dr. Sharolyn Anderson

Protecting the Night Skies in U. S. National Parks

The first Fall 2017 Café Scientifique will feature Sharolyn Anderson, PhD. Dr. Anderson is a Physical Scientist with the National Park Service (NPS).

Abstract: A dark night sky is valued as a natural, cultural, educational, and economical resource. Starry nights are indeed part of what make U.S. national parks special places. The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD) of the National Park Service (NPS) developed a camera system and modeling scheme to separate light pollution from natural sources of brightness. Dr. Anderson will discuss this innovative procedure, the impacts of light pollution, and will review management practices intended to restore darkness as a public resource.

Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Clyde's, Clyde's Pub
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Event Type

Lectures & Forums

Departments

Colleges & Schools, College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences

Target Audience

Everyone

Website

http://www.uccs.edu/cafesci/index.html

Cost

free

Event Contact

Brandon Vogt

Event Contact Email

bvogt@uccs.edu

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