Let’s talk about light pollution with Mathew Marulla
“Better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness”. Unfortunately we seem to have lit far too many candles, and now curse the light because we have no more darkness! What good is darkness anyway? What is the value of the night sky in the first place? Can we provide light for our nighttime activities while still preserving something of the night sky? Come find out as we explore light, dark, light pollution, good lighting and bad and why we should care at all.
Mathew Marulla has been an astronomer and telescope maker since the age of five, when he received his older sister’s hand-me-down 60mm Tasco telescope. He has given talks on telescope making, astronomy, and astrophotography at Granite State College, the Connecticut Star Party, The Conjunction (Northfield, Massachusetts), The Northeast Astronomy Forum (Rockland, New York), The Cedar Key Star Party (Florida), and many local astronomical society events. He is a former president of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, a contributing author to the latest edition of The Oxford Astronomy Encyclopedia, and an occasional speaker at the McAuliffe Sheppard Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Matt holds a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Arizona and was formerly the Chief Technical Officer for the SLOOH online observatory, which operates observatories in Chile and the Canary Islands.
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