Talk of the Towns 8/28/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Protecting Dark Skies
What are “dark skies” and why are they important to people, from prehistoric times to present? Including professional and amateur astronomers, who else appreciates clear night skies? What trends are threatening our ability to see the night sky in this part of Maine? What can be done about it? What is the “Dark Skies Celebration” that will be taking place in September?
Guests: Peter Lord, Island Astronomy Institute; Anne Krieg, Town Planner, Bar Harbor; Jill Weber, Bar Harbor Conservation Commission; John Kelly, Acadia National Park; Stephanie Clement, Friends of Acadia