Carnegie Mellon University

dark-skies

May 17, 2019

Dark Skies Conference on June 1 at Carnegie Mellon University

Join us on June 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Carnegie Mellon University to learn about the consequences of artificial light at night at The Dark Skies Conference. The conference will consider the human medical effects of artificial light at night, disruption on the nighttime ecosystem, safety issues, and impact on astronomical research.

The conference is being held with sponsorship from the Metro21 funded project Artificial Light Survey of Nighttime Pittsburgh. The Metro21 project is supporting CMU researchers to use drones to record light pollution before, during, and after installation of 40,000 new LED streetlights to measure their dark-sky effect.

We hope you can join us to learn more about the importance of the dark sky and the consequences of light pollution.

Listen to our podcast on light pollution & the night sky with the lead researcher, Diane Turnshek: https://www.cmu.edu/metro21/news-and-events/metro21-podcast-diane-turnshek-talks-light-pollution-and-the-night-sky.html