Are We Losing the Night Sky?

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As an astronomer, I have a vested interested in reducing light pollution as much as possible. The less light shining up into the sky, the less light reflects back down into my telescopes during my research nights. However, there are many more things that light pollution affects: animal migratory patterns, crop pollination, and human health. Check out the story from BBC News

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Are We Losing the Night Sky?
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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.