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Fredericksburg – Texas Stars at Night are Big and Bright! Let’s Keep Them That Way: Dark Skies and Why They Matter
October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$20
Fredericksburg Native Plant Society and Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education Present
“Texas Stars at Night are Big and Bright” Let’s keep them that way!
“Dark Skies and Why They Matter”
What: Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education Class
Speaker: Bridget Langdale
Electric lights were introduced less than 150 years ago. In that short time, star-filled night skies have largely disappeared from all populated areas. Since living things co-evolved with dark skies, some plants and animals actually require the night sky for survival. We are just beginning to learn about the health benefits attributed to a dark night. All is not lost, however. With prudent use of non-glare lighting, it is possible to have both dark night skies and safe streets. In this class you will learn how to save money, save energy, increase personal safety and health, help wildlife and plants thrive, and help keep our night sky dark… simply by the wise use of man-made lighting.
Ms. Langdale, a resident of Mason, is active in the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country Chapter and is a member of the Mason Star Gazers and the Hill Country Astronomer clubs. She works with the International Dark Sky Organization and the Hill Country Alliance to increase public awareness about light pollution and to offer common sense solutions for individuals, businesses, communities, city councils and county commissions. Langdale’s transformative efforts have resulted in her home town of Mason being recognized as having some of the darkest skies in the Hill Country.
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 pm
Register: Contact Rachel Malinak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 830-997-9552