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Wales News a Dark Sky Nation

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Local Councils where you are. Cardiff Astronomical Society is currently in communication with surrounding local councils in respect of light pollution. There is a drive forward in respect of converting to more energy efficient lighting in most areas. More information on what is happening in areas surrounding Cardiff will follow. In the meantime, if you wish to have more information please contact your local council or the Dark Skies co-ordinator.

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Wales News a Dark Sky Nation

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

3 Parks Project We are lucky enough in Wales to have 3 National Parks work closely together and have either achieved or are working towards dark sky status. They are: • Brecon Beacons National Park • Snowdonia National Park • Elan Valley National Park Full information can be found on their website below: brecon beacons dark sky reserve snowdonia-society dark-skies elan valley.dark-skies

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Wales News a Dark Sky Nation

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

CARDIFF Cardiff County Council (CCC) are working closely with CAS and the Dark Skies project and are committed to engaging with residents and stakeholders in respect of city lighting. Residential lights - They are presently fitting new component and lamps to all 24000 residential lanterns. This gives a white light as opposed to the old orange lighting. The lower wattage is maintaining the existing lighting levels and saving around 35% energy costs. Highway lights - CCC are currently considering LED manufacturers with a view of changing approximately 14000 lanterns on the main highway network throughout the city. LED come in 3 forms, cold white, neutral white and warm white. Cold white is the most efficient but it also has the highest…

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Wales News a Dark Sky Nation

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

WALES: A DARK SKY NATION - update A seminar was held at the Brecon National Park Visitor Centre on 14 October 2015. The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the possibility of Wales becoming the first Dark Sky Nation and debate the opportunities and potential barriers to this. The seminar was very productive with a united positive attitude towards this goal. There is work underway to produce an action plan to take this forward. There is some work to do and I will keep you updated as this progresses. In the meantime if you have any queries, please contact the dark sky co-ordinator.

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