Friday 22 April 2022

Celebrating International Dark Sky Week: April 22 - 30th, 2022

DIS­COVER THE NIGHT
Selux is a year-round , sus­tain­ing and ally part­ner to the Inter­na­tional Dark-Sky Asso­ci­a­tion (IDA). The Inter­na­tional Dark-Sky Asso­ci­a­tion pro­tects the night from light pol­lu­tion by pro­mot­ing solu­tions that allow people to appre­ci­ate the dark starry nights while enjoy­ing the ben­e­fits of respon­si­ble exte­rior light­ing. At Selux, we have been com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing effec­tive out­door lumi­naires that reduce light pol­lu­tion for over 15 years. As tech­nol­ogy changes, we are con­tin­u­ally explor­ing ways to con­tribute through inno­v­a­tive light­ing solu­tions.

WHAT IS LIGHT POL­LU­TION?
It is the pres­ence of unwanted, exces­sive arti­fi­cial light­ing that dis­rupts the nat­ural pat­terns of people, wildlife and cli­mate cre­at­ing seri­ous con­se­quences. Light pol­lu­tion is a global issue that includes glare, sky­glow, light tres­pass and clut­ter.

WHY IS DARK SKY IMPOR­TANT?
Selux strongly believes in pre­serv­ing the her­itage of dark skies. It is impor­tant that we take respon­si­bil­ity for the envi­ron­ment through thought­ful light­ing design and lumi­naire design. By doing this, we can min­i­mize the impact on wildlife, reduce energy usage and main­tain dark skies for astro­nom­i­cal recre­ation and research.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE ACTION?
The dark sky move­ment is suc­ceed­ing to bring better light to com­mu­ni­ties around the world so that all living things can thrive. Check out the events going on this week and spread the word! Let’s all work together to bring back the night sky!

UPCOM­ING EVENTS

Lyrids Livestream:
Friday April 22nd @ 8:30am (EST)
A live meteor shower will peak on this day. For 4 – 5 hours.
Lyrids Livestream Event

Walk­way at Night:
Friday April 22nd @ 8pm-9:30pm
This is a local star gazing event held in High­land, NY on the Walk­way over the Hudson
Walk­way at Night Event

Stargaz­ing at Local Plan­e­tar­ium:
The Sky Tonight — Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY
Every Sat­ur­day and Sunday @ 2pm
This is a local tour of the night sky includ­ing vis­i­ble plan­ets, bright stars, the Milky Way, comets, black holes, meteor show­ers, satel­lite spot­ting, and more
Stargaz­ing at the Plan­e­tar­ium

Globe at Night:
April 22st — April 30th
Helps raise aware­ness of the impact of light pol­lu­tion by invit­ing anyone, any­where to mea­sure and submit their night sky bright­ness obser­va­tion. This can be done right from your phone or com­puter at home & its fun:
Globe at Night
And they can enter their data here to help sci­en­tists for future:
Globe at Night Data Entry

Dark Sky Friendly Home Light­ing Pro­gram
April 22st — April 30th
Dark Sky Friendly Home Light­ing Pro­gram


USING THE RIGHT LIGHT
For a list of Selux prod­ucts that are Dark Sky Friendly:
Selux Dark Sky Friendly Light­ing
Look­ing for more infor­ma­tion on Dark Sky? Click here:
Selux Dark Sky Tech­ni­cal Appli­ca­tion Guide

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