Public Star Night – Friday, April 21, 2023
Little Thompson Observatory
Doors Open: 7:00 | Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30 | Observing at LTO: 8:30-10:00
Dark Skies Matter
A special presentation by
Light pollution blots out much of our night sky and prevents us from seeing the views that our ancestors enjoyed, but there are also other reasons to protect the night sky. More than half of wildlife species depend on darkness to survive, and light pollution has been linked to human health issues as well.
Discover more about the importance of dark skies, how you can make small changes that make a difference, and learn more about the work of the International Dark Sky Association.
Deborah Price is a retired environmental educator and has worked for Boulder County Parks & Open Space as well as the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas. She coordinated astronomy programs at both agencies, volunteers with LTO and the Estes Park Observatory, and is on the board for the Colorado Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association.