Theft of the Night - Fighting Light Pollution & Protecting Remote Observing

Tim at telescope

Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Parker Solar Probe Sun Nasa

Held on: Jun 16, 2021 (Wed) at 06:30 PM to Jun 16, 2021 (Wed) at 08:00 PM

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Speaker: Tim Hunter

Event Coordinator: Aaron Yoon (he/him)


SAS presents Tim Hunter: Theft of the Night-fighting light pollution & Remote observatory operation

Since 1986, Tim Hunter has been interested in the growing problem of light pollution.  In 1987, he and Dr. David Crawford founded the International Dark-Sky Association, Inc. (IDA).  IDA is a nonprofit corporation devoted to promoting quality outdoor lighting and combatting the effects of light pollution. Since 2007, he has written a weekly “Sky Spy” column for the Caliente Section of the Arizona Daily Star

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Tim B. Hunter, M.D., MSC. Bio

Tim Hunter has been an amateur astronomer since 1950, and he is the owner of two observatories, the 3towers Observatory and the Grasslands Observatory (  

He has been the President of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, Inc. (TAAA) and a member of the TAAA since 1975.  He is also the immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Planetary Science Institute (PSI).