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									                              Lighting Resources
This resource sheet lists websites and handouts which provide more in-depth information
on quality, energy-efficient lighting.

International Dark Sky Association Resources
www.darksky.org

For a complete listing, including the topics and handouts described below, and many
more not listed, go to the website (www.darksky.org) and click on "Get Help" in the left
menu bar, then click on "Info Sheets and Practical Guides."

Overview on Light Pollution
- Practical Guide: Introduction to Light Pollution
- Practical Guide: Residential Lighting (Good Neighbor Guide)

City Lighting
- Why Should a City Government Be Concerned About Light Pollution?
- Sports and Recreational Area Lighting
- Exterior Lighting: Glare and Light Trespass

Cost Savings of Energy-efficient Lighting
- Economic Issues in Wasted and Inefficient Outdoor Lighting
This sheet gives examples of the cost savings of using energy-efficient lighting.

Energy
- Efficient Outdoor Lighting - cost comparison on types of lighting
- Examples of Good and Bad Lighting Fixtures - provides helpful images

Health
- The Aging Eye - Some Basic Information
This sheet addresses how lighting affects the aging population so as to improve safety.

Safety and Security
- Security Lighting: Let’s Have Real Security, Not Just Bad Lighting.

Dark Skies Approved Lighting Fixtures
- Visit www.darksky.org and click "Approved Fixtures" in the left menu bar.




compiled by Andrea Schweitzer, Ph.D.                                version 4 August 2009
Demos and Resources for Giving Presentations
- The Campaign for Dark Skies, http://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/index.html?7O
    o Floodlight angle interactive demonstration:
    http://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/floodlights.html?0O
    o Position light poles of different types -- try your hand at being a lighting designer!
    http://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/simulator.html?6O
- Let There be Night, http://www.lettherebenight.com/maglite.html
Several good demonstrations including the Mag-Lite demo on a town map.
- Earth Hour video, with more information at www.earthhour.org
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRs-7lRlPo
- Issue on Light Pollution with Activities, from The Universe in the Classroom
Newsletter for Teachers of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/44/lightpoll.html


Lighting Articles in the Popular Media
- Reader's Digest, May 2009, "Spotlight on a Hidden Cancer Risk"
http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/artificial-light-a-hidden-cancer-risk/article128447.html
- National Geographic Magazine, November 2008, "Our Vanishing Night"
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/light-pollution/klinkenborg-text
- Environmental Issues and Astronomy: An Introductory Resource Guide
by Andrew Fraknoi (includes many past articles in the popular media):
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/environment.html


Star Counting Programs
Star counting events to raise awareness about dark skies and light pollution:
    o How Many Stars, an ongoing global citizen science program (www.sternhell.at)
    o Great World Wide Star Count, October 9-23, 2009, and October every year
       (www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/starcount/)
    o GLOBE at Night, March every year during the two weeks around new moon
       (www.globe.gov/GaN/)
    o Earth Hour, mid- to late March every year (www.earthhour.org)

This resource list was compiled by Andrea Schweitzer and Kristina Harding for the
International Year of Astronomy, www.astronomy2009.us

Andrea Schweitzer, Ph.D.
U.S. Project Manager for the International Year of Astronomy
aschweitzer - at - Astronomy2009.us


compiled by Andrea Schweitzer, Ph.D.                                 version 4 August 2009

								
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