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Event: [Sep 30, 2016] Mackenzie Public Forum - AMIDSR (Lake Tekapo, Canterbury)

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by Grant, Sep 5, 2016.

Mackenzie Public Forum - AMIDSR
Posted By Grant

Peppers Bluewater Resort
2 State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:30 PM
(ends Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:45 PM)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland

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  1. Grant

    Grant CAS Webmaster CAS Member CAS Committee

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    The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve presents the Mackenzie Public Forum

    Admission free!
    Come and hear a panel of four experts speak about the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve and answer your questions.
    • Hon Nicky Wagner, Assoc. Minister for Conservation on conservation and environmental issues in the Mackenzie
    • Steve Butler, Dark Skies Group, Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand on how to keep our skies dark and combat light pollution
    • Graeme Murray, Earth & Sky, Tekapo on astro-tourism and new E&S developments at Tekapo
    • Prof. John Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury on the health and environmental effects of light pollution.
    • MC: Hon Margaret Austin
    9.00 pm: Refreshments will be served.

    9.30 pm (weather permitting) Come and see the wonders of the universe. Earth & Sky astronomers will have portable telescopes to show you stars, nebulae and planets (Mars and Saturn will be well placed in the western sky)

    This is not a CAS event, for more information, please see www.darkskyreserve.org.nz

    The Mackenzie Public Forum is sponsored by Peppers Bluewater resort and by Earth & Sky Ltd.
     
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    Astro-tourism developments, light pollution, the environment and good lighting practices will be explored at a public forum at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo on the evening of Friday 30 September, starting at 7.30 pm.

    At the Forum, four panellists will discuss these issues. Associate Minister for Conservation, the Hon. Nicky Wagner, who is also the MP for Central Christchurch; Steve Butler from the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, who is an expert on good lighting practices; Graeme Murray from Earth & Sky Ltd, who will outline exciting new astro-tourism developments in the area including Earth & Sky's multi-million dollar astronomy centre to be built soon on the shores of Lake Tekapo; and Prof. John Hearnshaw, who will explain why light pollution needs to be controlled because of its harmful effects on the environment and on human health, quite apart from the benefits of improved star-gazing and saving electricity.

    The Forum will conclude at about 9 pm, when complimentary refreshments will be served, courtesy of Peppers Blue Water Resort. At about 9.30 pm, if the sky is clear, Earth & Sky will provide forum participants with a free night sky viewing through portable telescopes.

    The Forum is being organised by the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve Board, which is the local charitable organisation charged with maintaining our internationally recognised dark sky which is currently free from light pollution. The Board also helps to promote astro-tourism throughout the Mackenzie Basin and at Aoraki/Mt Cook.


    See the attached poster for more information
     

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    Anyone else going?
     

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