The University of Michigan’s weekly University Record ran a Spotlight series feature on Sally Oey and Michigan Dark Skies on May 26, 2o20.
The University of Michigan Central Student Government passed Resolution AR 9-069, “A Declarative and Directive Resolution Calling for the Reduction of Light Pollution by the University of Michigan” on March 20, 2020. The Resolution was delivered to President Schlissel and other university administrators.
The newly named T. K. Lawless International Dark Sky Park is seeking State of Michigan status as a dark sky preserve. The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill, which now goes to the State Senate.
Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park in southwest Michigan has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association! Together with Headlands, our state now has two IDA Dark Sky Parks and six state-designated dark sky reserves.
Detroit is positioned to adopt a new sign ordinance that would blanket the city with out-of-control digital signs and billboards. It will permit new electronic and video signage in almost every corner of the city, flooding the skies with light. Learn more and register your disapproval via Scenic Michigan’s campaign.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Public Policy staff worked with the AAS Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris to form a working group meant to interface between the astronomical scientific community and SpaceX. The working group includes UM’s Pat Seitzer.
Northern Michigan has among the few areas in the United States with “pristine” night skies almost entirely devoid of light pollution, according to a new study.