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Talk by Bob Mizon MBE FRAS (BAA & CfDS)

“Bob Mizon examines the origins of light pollution, the problems it causes and potential solutions.”

This is not just a normal monthly meeting. The format will be slightly different with a panel question and discussion time.

The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for interested parties who are concerned with the effects of light on the environment and its wider impact, to collaborate on an approach to addressing these issues. The ASE is anxious to adopt a balanced approach to a debate on this issue, and we also look to engage with the needs of groups who campaign for a safe level of night time lighting in urban areas (whether for the protection of vulnerable groups or for public safety etc.).

Invitations for potentially interested groups have been made. Tickets for the public are available through Eventbrite.

Following a presentation from Bob Mizon’s, we aim to develop an approach to working collaboratively to mitigate the harmful impact of light pollution through a joint approach to government, local authorities and industry, while also ensuring our night time urban spaces are safe and appropriately lit.

Bob Mizon is the co-ordinator of the British Astronomical Association’s Commission for Dark Skies. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1985. In 2010 Bob was awarded the MBE for his work in astronomy and environmental education. He is a STEM* Ambassador, seeking opportunities to bring astronomy to both adult and young people’s groups in the South. An active observer of the night sky, Bob lectures to astronomy societies and groups all over the country.

Visitors are welcome at our meetings, but because of the popularity of our talks, visitors must register for a free ticket as visitor spaces are limited. Visitors can also leave after the main talk or are welcome to stay on for the rest of the meeting. Tickets will go live 1 month before the event.