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Many thanks to Bob Mizon for a great talk on the CfDS @ Mid Kent AS (7:45pm 10/02/06) Orion :)
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Dear Orion f6.3
I think Bob Mizon does a great job.
I am pleased Bob gave your society an interesting talk. However, will the society members try to do anything about the light pollution problem.
As far as I am concerned far too many people seem to join astronomical societies just to be entertained but rarely do much practical astronomy themselves. The bottom line seems to be that a large proportion of local astronomical society members could not really care less about light pollution. Indeed light pollution seems to provide some of them with a good excuse for not observing.
In my opinion every astronomical organisation should have an extra levy in their annual subscription of say £1 which should be donated to the CfDS organisation.
Best of luck from Cliff
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well he did say about 50,000 read astronomy now mag, but only 200 (yes 200) of us are active in the issues of the CfDS
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Is the inactivity because we ll believe the fight is all bit lost?

I am going to do a survey locally when it's a bit warmer to see how many ouyside lights are left on at night and then total up the wattage to get some idea of the CO2 output into the atmosphere. I will sumbit this to the local council.

Anyone else done something simialr or been arrested for snooping???

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Phil Rice wrote:Is the inactivity because we ll believe the fight is all bit lost?
I would say its more like we feel someone else is doing/making a good job of it! and we are not needed
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Phil,
I have written to my local council suggesting, in the wake of recent dire warnings re global warming, that they arrange for half of the street lights around here be switched off from the hours of 12 till 5am. I'll let you know their reaction, if any!!
ATB,
David
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