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.
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.
“Smart” adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlights are already in use in other parts of the world. Supposedly they know how to cut glare, but they are on high beams by default.
Citizen science offers a powerful tool for monitoring light pollution. Chapter 24 of the new book, Citizen Science: Innovation, Open Science, Society, and Policy by Hecker et al. reviews the various citizen science projects addressing light pollution. Lots of other interesting applications in this free download, too.