The recent bad weather has delayed our plans to install more fixed sky monitoring stations. Things seem to be improving, so we hope to be back on track soon.
We were recently asked to speak at this week’s IW Council Planning Committee meeting regarding the proposed development at Atherfield. After the various presentations, Committee Members chose to unanimously reject the plan – there are more details at ON THE WIGHT.
We’d like to particularly thank Councillor Bob Seely for his presentation and also to highlight the understanding shown by the meeting regarding Dark Skies in general.
We are planning to meet with local Councillors across the Island with a view to ensuring everyone understands our aims. This will be followed (throughout 2014) by visits to local schools to provide our normal astronomical outreach and also to emphasise the importance of reducing light pollution.
Please remember: Astronomers are not against light – just that in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and at inappropriate intensity.