Dark Sky Collaborators: Arizona (AZ) Observatories, Communities, and Businesses

del Castillo, Elizabeth Alvarez and Corbally, Christopher and Falco, Emilio E. and Green, Richard F. and Hall, Jeffrey C. and Williams, G. Grant (2015) Dark Sky Collaborators: Arizona (AZ) Observatories, Communities, and Businesses. In: Highlights of Astronomy, Volume 16. XXVIIIth IAU General Assembly, August 2012. International Astronomical Union, p. 747.


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With outdoor lighting ordinances in Arizona first in place around observatories in 1958 and 1972, then throughout the state since 1986, Arizonans have extensive experience working with communities and businesses to preserve our dark skies. Though communities are committed to the astronomy sector in our state, astronomers must collaborate with other stakeholders to implement solutions. Ongoing education and public outreach is necessary to enable ordinance updates as technology changes. Despite significant population increases, sky brightness measurements over the last 20 years show that ordinance updates are worth our efforts as we seek to maintain high quality skies around our observatories. Collaborations are being forged and actions taken to promote astronomy for the longer term in Arizona.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 08:22
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1547

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