Because of light pollution, it is possible today for a child to grow up without ever seeing the Milky Way, and as lighting has gotten less expensive, people use even more. Have we considered what negative effects these lights might have on wildlife, astronomy, and even our own health? The Dark Skies workshop, held at Yerkes Observatory, 373 W. Geneva Street, Williams Bay, WI, from 1:30–5pm on Saturday, August 6th, will help you and your family explore these questions through hands-on games and activities.
These exercises show how the right kind of lighting can reduce adverse impacts of light on wildlife, the night sky, our eyes, energy consumption, and safety. We will also cover practical light solutions that you can implement yourself to help create a more starry sky.
The workshop will proceed rain or shine, as we will have much to do indoors. The gift shop will also be open. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the event.
Date: August 6th, 2016
Place: Yerkes Observatory
Fee: $5 per person, max. $15 per family
The fee for the event is $5 per person with a maximum of $15 per family.
Please register for the event below. We look forward to seeing you soon!