Sat, 10 Apr|
Star Party at Wai-Iti Dark Sky Park - Now SUNDAY
Celebrate DARK SKY WEEK with an evening under the stars at Wai-iti Dark Sky Park! Hosted by astronomer Brent and others - come and look through telescopes!
Time & Location
10 Apr 2021, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wai-Iti, 437 Wakefield-Kohatu Highway, Wai-Iti 7095, New Zealand
About the event
Discover the night! INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK is Apr 5-12 2021 and we are marking it with a star party this Saturday at Wai-iti Dark Sky Park.
If cloudy, event will be postponed to Sunday; if it is cloudy also, the event will be cancelled.
Some info from the International Dark Sky Association:
It may seem harmless, but light pollution has far-reaching consequences that are harmful to all living things. Effective outdoor lighting reduces light pollution, leading to a better quality of life for all. The dark sky movement is working to bring better lighting to communities around the world so that all life can thrive.
WHAT IS LIGHT POLLUTION?
Any artificial light that is not needed is a pollutant that has serious and harmful consequences.
Light pollution can:
- disrupt wildlife
- impact human health
- waste money and energy
- contribute to climate change
- block our view of the universe
Light pollution is increasing at 2x rate of population growth and 83% of the global population lives under a light-polluted sky.