EcCoWell & Cork Sky Friendly

Cork Environmental Forum is a key partner in EcCoWell and Cork Sky Friendly campaign and were delighted to be involved in the organisation of this event with other Dark Sky Ireland partners, most especially Blackrock Castle Observatory to bring awareness and inform local government planners, lighting engineers, architects and the wider public about the many dangers of light pollution and how we can all address this issue.

All aspects were covered by the excellent speakers including Prof. Brian Epsey, Duncan Stewart, Ken Bond, Niall Smith, Georgia McMillan, Frank Prendergast, Dorothea Repic and Paul Callanan.
It was very moving to have Jack Lukeman there in person to do his rendition of Starman. 

Representatives were pleased to meet with the Roads Maintenance Office who are tasked with replacement of public lighting in 24 local authorities. The Dark Sky group shared their policy paper with recommendations that would create less impact and avoid unnecessary light pollution. 

Earth Hour Saturday 30th March 

Join Cork Sky Friendly Campaign and Blackrock Castle Observatory in highlighting this year’s Earth Hour. The event on Saturday offers something for everyone young and the not so young.  Cycle through the Planets from 6pm, followed by workshops and films. The Lord Mayor will mark “Lights Out” and there will be a chance to observe the night sky with Cork Astronomy Club. 

The event will also announce the forthcoming Dark Sky Week events and a special EcCoWell/ Dark Sky Ireland event on 13th May (more details of this in the next Newsletter or check social media).  

Earth Hour Saturday 30th March 

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