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IDA Nightscape newsletter

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The MAS donates to the International Dark Sky Association and receives the IDA's Nightscape newsletter. In November we received issue 105, the Summer 2021 issue. (Hmm... a bit late. Supply chain? COVID?)

Attached is a .pdf of the newsletter for you to download for your enjoyment.
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The IDA Nightscape newsletter issue 106, December 2021 has arrived. Attached is a .pdf of this issue of the newsletter for your enjoyment.
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The IDA Nightscape newsletter issue 107, March 2022 has arrived. Well, at least this one actually arrived during the month it is dated! Attached is a .pdf of this issue of the newsletter for your enjoyment.

Some highlights:
Page 4 - Article on an example of good outdoor home lighting.
Page 5 - Announcement to "Discover the Night" during International Dark Sky Week, with more info at idsw.darksky.org
Page 6 - Destination dark skies - Plan a trip for International Dark Sky Week.
Page 10 - Research roundup - Some studies of how light pollution affects both wildlife and humans.
Page 12 - Great article on a person who advocated for a proper retrofit of street lighting in Pepperell, Massachusetts, where they actually were able to install shielded 2200K LED lights dimmed by 50% which not only improved the night sky, but even the local police reported that nighttime visibility improved.
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Celestron 5" SCT OTA usually on Synta AZ-4 Alt-Az Mount
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June 2022 #108 IDA Nightscape

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The June 2022 issue of the International Dark Sky Association's "Nightscape" newsletter has arrived at the MAS' PO Box. Attached is a copy for your enjoyment.

Some highlights:
Page 4 - Home Lighting Assessment
Page 5 - Reports from Spring 2022 meetings
Page 6 - Seeing Stars
Page 10 - Cities at Night
Page 12 - Urban Dark Sky Advocacy in Mexico City
Page 14 - IDA Advocate Highlights throughout the world
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IDA Nightscape 108 June 2022.pdf
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It seems there is little interest in these. Should I continue to scan and upload these when they arrive in the MAS PO box? It does appear that the newsletters are posted to their web site 6 to 8 months after publication.

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Celestron 5" SCT OTA usually on Synta AZ-4 Alt-Az Mount
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Please continue scanning and uploading the newsletters.
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LCain wrote: Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:11 am Please continue scanning and uploading the newsletters.
I agree, as 6-8 months is rather a long wait.
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September 2022 IDA Nightscape #109

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The September 2022 issue of the International Dark Sky Association's "Nightscape" newsletter has arrived.
This is issue number 109.
Attached is a copy for your enjoyment.
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The December 2022 issue of the International Dark Sky Association's "Nightscape" newsletter has arrived.
This is issue number 110.
Attached is a copy for you to download and for your enjoyment.
IDA_Nightscape_110_December_2022.pdf
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Astro-Tech AT72 ED Refractor OTA usually on Orion HD Tripod
Celestron 5" SCT OTA usually on Synta AZ-4 Alt-Az Mount
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I got around to reading this issue after scanning and uploading it. This is a really good issue! I recommend going after it and looking at it.
Steve Emert
MAS Membership Coordinator
12.5" f/4.7 Obsession Clone Homemade Truss Dob, sometimes equipped with Celestron StarSense Explorer app
Celestron C8 SCT OTA on AVX GEQ mount
Astro-Tech AT72 ED Refractor OTA usually on Orion HD Tripod
Celestron 5" SCT OTA usually on Synta AZ-4 Alt-Az Mount
Orion 150mm Mak OTA and Orion EQ-G computerized mount
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