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by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Lasers in Southampton
Replies: 6
Views: 4951

Local responses

Paul, regarding some of the responses, I thought the same. Some of them weren't even worthy of coment. "Geeks" and "looking at their orbs." I mean to say, how condescending can one get? It just goes to show there is one born every minute. It's depressing, but it just reinforces my opinion that if yo...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Lasers in Southampton
Replies: 6
Views: 4951

Lasers in Southampton

[/b]Southampton City Council is now proposing to install a laser system to promote the city, using funding provided by a government agency called SEEDA. This just another attempt by municipal authorities to pollute out night skies with yet another crass prestige project. More information on: http://...
by Colin Henshaw
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Stockport Skybeam
Replies: 2
Views: 4887

Stockport Skybeam

Stockport MBC has indeed turned down planning permission for the Skybeam at a meeting of its planning committee on January 19th. It was turned down largely on the grounds of aviation safety. But, as Cliff has already pointed there is an appeals procedure. There are forces out there that still want t...
by Colin Henshaw
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Flamsteed House
Replies: 1
Views: 3285

Flamsteed House

Has anyone seen the state of Flamsteed House? How can we complain about light-pollution by others when we haven't even put our own house in order? It's lit up like a concentration camp.
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Colin Henshaw
by Colin Henshaw
Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Stockport Lights up the Sky
Replies: 29
Views: 20521

Stockport Skybeam

Dhaka, Bangladesh. There has been a good response locally against the Stockport Skybeam. The organisation responsible has now had to apply for retro-active planning permission, and has meanwhile been told to keep the thing switched off. Members of both Manchester Astronomical Society and the Altrinc...
by Colin Henshaw
Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Barnsley intends to light up the Night Sky
Replies: 22
Views: 18647

Barnsley Sky Halo

Dhaka, Bangladesh. Yesterday I blitzed most of the councillors on Barnsley MBC expressing my concern over the Barnsley Sky Halo. By this morining I already hady had three replies, two of which agreed with me, saying that there was considerable opposition to it within the council and from the local p...
by Colin Henshaw
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: DIY Turn off your local street light ?
Replies: 14
Views: 12993

Pen lasers and street-light photocells

I had exactly the same idea myself a few years ago. I bought one of these pen lasers, and one night from my bedroom window I aimed it at the photocell at the top of the street-light that was polluting my back yard. :evil: The result was unsuccessful, and the light blazed on. However, I have since se...