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Seeing Stars: The Importance of Dark Skies

April 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seeing Stars

From Travis County –

Travis County is hosting a lunch & learn downtown with Dr. Karen McGraw. Bring a bag lunch and hear about the importance of preserving our dark skies.

Almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes. Humans have come to depend on artificial light for nighttime activities. But, do we understand how artificial light at night affects fauna, flora, and even our own health?

This presentation is a peek into our natural world after dark and the effect that artificial light has on it. Come learn about how artificial lighting affects life, and outdoor lighting practices that let us have the light we need while saving energy, reducing glare, and limiting negative consequences on the environment. Participants will receive a handout with drawings of recommended light fixtures.

Location – 700 Lavaca, 1st Floor, Multifunction Room C




April 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Travis County Administrative Building
700 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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