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SLL & CIBSE East Midlands Webinar

11 January 2022 18:30 - 19:30


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Finding darkness within the light: The role of responsible outdoor lighting design in confronting the global loss of the night

Society of Light and Lighting and CIBSE East Midlands Region | 11 January 2022 | from 18:30 GMT

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Light pollution is a novel environmental threat whose remediation is simple and cost-effective. In this presentation, John Barentine will review some recent advances in our understanding of the causes and consequences of light pollution with particular regard to the built environment. He suggest that the time has arrived for the emergence of a movement in outdoor lighting design that prioritizes light pollution reduction as a core element of the lighting designer's guiding philosophy.  Finally, John will conclude with a future vision of responsible outdoor lighting design that positively serves the interests of stakeholders, users of lighting, business and the environment in equal measure.


Dr John Barentine

John Barentine is the Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC. He earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin and previously held staff positions at the National Solar Observatory, Apache Point Observatory, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the International Dark-Sky Association. Throughout his career, he has been involved in education and outreach to help increase the public understanding of science. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His interests outside of astronomy and light pollution research include history, art and architecture, politics, law and current events.


This event was organised by Brian Healy, SLL Regional Lighting Representative for CIBSE East Midlands. If you have any questions, please contact or telephone +44 (0) 208 772 3685