August 2019

Protecting the Night of a Nation - International Dark Sky Association

Friday, August 23, 2019 0
Protecting the Night of a Nation - International Dark Sky Association
Protecting the Night of a Nation 
International Dark Sky Association
Leo Smith, IDA’s Northeast Regional Director and Chair of the Connecticut Chapter, is a strategic leader working to build momentum for dark sky protection across the United States. As a long time dark sky advocate well-versed in public policy and lighting regulations, Smith is equipped with the tools and experience to make a meaningful impact.

According to the article, Leo Smith became personally involved in protecting the night sky from light pollution when, in 1999, a large patch of land was sold to a developer for the development of what I'm guessing were cookie-cutter homes (McMansions) practically in his backyard. He became concerned about how the lighting from the development, especially street lighting, would lead to an amount of light pollution that would obscure the night sky. So he began to speak with the developer and they came up with a plan for the light fixtures that would shield the glare from the lights. It was at this time that he learned of the International Dark Sky Association. Soon enough, he joined the network.


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