NELPAG Circular No. 24 1999 October 19 New England Light Pollution Advisory Group (NELPAG) Editor: Daniel W. E. Green [M.S. 18; Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory; 60 Garden Street; Cambridge, MA 02138] (telephone 617-495-7440) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: Eric Johansson (telephone 508-667-0137) email: email@example.com "Subscription" to this news/information Circular is available by sending self-addressed, stamped (currently 32 cents in the U.S.A.) regular-sized (9.5x4-inch) envelopes (SASE) to Dan Green at his postal address, or by sending your e-mail address to NELPAG-REQUEST@HARVEE.BILLERICA.MA.US (Internet). NELPAG Circulars are issued at irregular intervals, once every couple of months on average, as news accumulutes. Contributed information for this Circular concerning outdoor lighting problems in New England (or pertinent info from outside New England) are always welcome. Please circulate this newsletter to all interested parties. Look at our World Wide Web site at URL http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/nelpag/nelpag.html *********** NELPAG REGIONAL MEETING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 The New Hampshire Citizens for Responsible Lighting (NHCRL), an active group that has gotten important legislation on light pollution passed in their state, is hosting the Fall 1999 NELPAG region-wide meeting in Concord, NH. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to around 4 p.m. at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in central Concord, just off I-93. We plan to break for lunch at a local restaurant from about 12 noon to about 2 p.m. Directions: The Planetarium is just off I-93 in north Concord (this is about 1 hours' drive north of Route 128/I-95 in the northern Boston suburbs); informational signs are on the Interstate leading to the site. You can get further information from the CMP web site (http://www.starhop.com/), via the 'Public Visits' link; here is an excerpt: Take Interstate 93 to exit 15E in Concord, New Hampshire. Take exit 1 off of I-393. There are Planetarium signs marking the exit. Parking is available in the general parking lot. See the map for more details. The NH group has done a wonderful job in getting the state legislature moving on light pollution, and they hope to draft the best state law yet, which other states can look to for a model. As such, I know that others in the northeast are eager to meet this coming Saturday with the NH group in Concord. I will add any last-minute changes at the NELPAG website: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/nelpag/nelpag.html Please pass the word around, and I hope to see you there. (This meeting has been discussed via the Internet for months, but some of you may not have Internet access.) *********** The NELPAG supports the International Dark-Sky Association and recommends that all individuals/groups who are interested in the problems of light pollution and obtrusive lighting should subscribe to the IDA Newsletter. IDA membership costs $30.00 per year; send check to International Dark-Sky Association, 3225 N. First Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719 (NOTE new address!).