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In-Person: Let There Be Night
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
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Event:  Let There Be Night

Date:  March 26, 2024

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:  Great Rivers Greenway 3745 Foundry Way, St. Louis, MO 63110

Speaker:  Vayujeet Gokhale, Ph.D., Chair of DarkSky Missouri

Event Description:

Join the Sierra Club Eastern Missouri Group and the St. Louis Audubon Society for a presentation by Vayujeet Gokhale of DarkSky Missouri. Today, more than 80% of the world's population and 99% of North Americans, live under light polluted skies. Excessive and misdirected outdoor lighting disturbs the ecological balance in the environment by adversely affecting insects and bees, and by disrupting the migratory patterns of birds. In this presentation Vayujeet Gokhale, professor of physics and astronomy at Truman State University and Chair of DarkSky Missouri, will outline the environmental impacts of light pollution on all living things, particularly on migratory birds. He will also discuss resources for creating awareness and for taking actions to help decrease Light Pollution in your community

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Our Mission

The mission of DarkSky Missouri is to raise awareness about light pollution issues in Missouri, promote quality outdoor lighting, protect our natural environment and our beautiful night sky, and educate the public how reducing light pollution can lower energy costs.