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Lights Out: Going Dark in the Columbia River Gorge

 

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Not-so Dark Skies: Amateur Astronomer Bob Yoesle will present a program Jan. 22 about the effects and hazards of light pollution.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center presents Lights Out: Going Dark in the Columbia Gorge, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Bob Yoesle will talk about the effects and hazards of light pollution. A beef stroganoff dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $16, followed by the 7 p.m. program, which is free to the public. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is located at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

Once a source of wonder and enjoyment, the star-filled nights of just a few years ago are rapidly vanishing in a foggy haze of artificial light. The effects of bad night-time lighting is cumulative and adds up quickly: light pollution not only masks our view of the stars; poor lighting is ugly, threatens...



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