Episode 64 - Insecurity Lighting

Roland is from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, but he speaks proficiently, beyond the perspective of astronomy, on many of the other aspects of light pollution. Roland talks with Michael and John about LED street lighting, the safety light at night straw man argument, cars hitting lamp posts because of glare, and some surprising facts about blue light that you might not have heard before. Roland Dechesne, FRASC*, is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Light Pollution Abatement Committee as well as a Past President of the Calgary Centre of the RASC and an amateur astronomer with over 40 years’ experience. He has been a popularizer of astronomy to the public for much of that time. His interests are astrophotography, meteorites and light pollution abatement. He ‘moonlights’ as an oil and gas geologist during the day. He was recently honored by having asteroid #10087 named for him.

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