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Dark Sky Monitoring in a “Hazy” Future – A conversation about a new pollution source – and guess what.. It isn’t light pollution.

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Localized light pollution has long been the primary threat to our night skies. However, a changing climate, forest management, and the resultant wildfires recently experienced throughout the west have highlighted another regional threat to night skies – smoke. Wildfire smoke from sources sometimes hundreds of miles foretell a future of distorted readings, modified measurement timing, and a potential shift in astro-tourism. Our panel will present on a variety of ways wildfires have, and will continue to affect night skies and what adjustments may be needed in a hazy future.

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April 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Western Night Skies Council
The Gateway
Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative