The RASC Dark Sky Preserve program and the efforts of Robert Dick and the Light Pollution Abatement Committee, of which he is the Chair, get a mention in this recent Canadian Press article.

Robert also recently participated in a workshop devoted to outdoor lighting in the National Capital region.  He writes of the discussions that took place: "The key words that most amateur astronomers would want to hear were recommended: less glare, less light pollution, be able to see the stars, reduce the impact on bird population and wildlife...The RASC seems to have been at least partly successful in raising awareness of light pollution and its consequences." Robert's report on this workshop will appear in the May issue of the Ottawa Centre's newsletter, AstroNotes.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015