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John Giroux

3/31/2012 4:00:53 PM

 

I'd like to thank TWAN for revising the caption of this photograph such that it points out the effects of light pollution.

 

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John Giroux

3/31/2012 3:24:56 PM

 

Mr. Zubenel, Thank you very much for your reply. What I'm getting at is that these photos end up all over the web and most viewers DO not bother to go any further than viewing the photo and reading the description that accompanies the image which makes no mention at all of light pollution. I realize that TWAN is concerned about dark skies. My point is that there should be information or at least a mention of the ill effects of light pollution that's "attached" to each image that shows the effect of light pollution (such as this one) such that the general public becomes more aware of this insidious problem.

 

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Doug Zubenel

3/31/2012 11:43:32 AM

 

Mr. Giroux, If you will look in the column on the right side of the TWAN homepage, you will see a "Save Dark Skies" link, and the info found there will assure you that TWAN is as concerned about light pollution as anyone. Regards, Doug Zubneel OwlEye Mobile Observatory Kansas City Streetside Astronomers TWAN TWAN

 

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John Giroux

3/31/2012 11:00:25 AM

 

Why don't the words "light pollution" appear anywhere within the description. I see these photos posted on social media such as facebook with nothing but "ooohs, ahhhhs, and beautiful" for comments. What this photo represents is sadness; only the 3 brightest celestial objects are visible and not a single star. Yes, this is an excellent photo, but I think that TWAN needs to start emphasizing the damage done by light pollution whenever possible, no matter how "beautiful" the photograph.

 

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