Texas Tech University

The Loss of Darkness: Preserving the Night Sky

Dates: March 31, 2022

Meets: Th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Zoom Classroom Web

Online Fee: $10.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Please note: this course requires membership in Abilene Membership or Fredericksburg Membership or Highland Lakes Membership or Jefferson Membership or Lubbock Membership

Entire generations are growing up unable to appreciate the wonder of a dark, starry sky. Eighty percent of Americans live under too much light pollution to see the Milky Way. Light pollution is more than just an eyesore; it has serious consequences for our health, safety, and environment. Luckily, there are easy win-win solutions that don't require living in darkness. Learn about why light pollution matters and what can be done to reclaim our skies.
Fee: $10.00

Zoom Classroom Web

This is an online course.

Stephen Hummel

Stephen Hummel is a dark skies specialist at the University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory. His educational background is in international relations and astronomy and is currently working on establishing the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve in the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico.


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