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Dark Sky - convincing town/city to turn off lights during eclipse?

  • 1.  Dark Sky - convincing town/city to turn off lights during eclipse?

    Posted 22 days ago

    Hi!  Should we be trying to convince the city/business to turn off streetlights during the eclipse for a couple of minutes?  If you have done this before, can you share how difficult it was, to what degree you were successful, and if it was worth it?  

    I suspect that some lights are on timers and may require special programming.  I also know that there are  working groups in many communities (ours included) of EMA reps engaged in planning for the eclipse from practical standpoints (traffic, ability of ambulances to navigate, police, etc.) , so this might be at odds with their concerns.



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    Stephanie Calondis Geiger
    Executive Director
    SPI: Where Science and Play Intersect
    Mount Vernon OH
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