The next meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association will be at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018, Connan Room in the Cohon University Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Park for free after 5 pm in the East Campus Garage on Forbes Ave. Take a ticket at the entrance, then put it back in afterwards, when you leave.
The City of Pittsburgh plans to begin changing streetlights to LEDs in 2019. In the works? A new Metro21 grant at CMU to make a light pollution map of Pittsburgh, before, during and after the installation using UAVs.
We’ll also continue discussion of our various projects:
education and public outreach
new IDAPgh website
comparisons of the sky in Pittsburgh from long ago until now
creation of attractive content for our social media (Facebook)
City Council meeting attendance (Schedule)
radio interviews of members
children’s light pollution book
analysis of eight years of Allegheny Observatory All-Sky camera data (to put a number to the increase of light pollution in the city)
taking nighttime data of Pittsburgh uplights with a weather balloon (possibly with Pitt Shadow Bandits)
ISS astronaut photos of Pittsburgh at night
asking an astronaut to visit Pittsburgh and speak about what the night side of Earth looks like from above (Request Guidelines)
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