‘How Dark is My Sky?’ a Lifelong Learning Festival Lecture

With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced the wonderment of pristine dark skies and maybe never will. This loss, caused by light pollution, is a concern on many fronts: safety, energy conservation, cost, health and effects on wildlife, as well as our ability to view the stars. Even though light pollution is a serious and growing global concern, it is one of the easiest environmental problems you can address on local levels.


For Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2019, join Georgia McMillan from Friends of Ballycroy National Park and members of the Cork Sky Friendly Campaign to learn how we can all help address the light pollution issue locally as well as globally.

Learn about constellations and get ready to report on how light pollution affects your view of the night sky.  How can light fittings be designed to give us light where we need it and still let us see the stars?


For adults. Maximum capacity 25 adults,

Event Information

  • Dates: Monday 8th April, 2019
  • Time 14:30 - 16:00
  • Venue: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock

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