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damian noble12/06/2016 13:01:49
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Posted by Steven Vine on 12/06/2016 10:50:56:

I signed in at 5,727. Only another 4273 to go for the 10,000!

100,000 seems to be unreachable by 22nd July.

I hope it gets through.

Steve

Many thanks Steve.

I agree that the higher count is un-achievable but to get to 10K would at least bring this to the attention of the government. We can but try

damian noble12/06/2016 13:03:40
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Going to try to post the link at the top of each page many thanks to all for reading

The petition can be found here. If you do sign you will receive an email which you have to respond to for the signature to go through. It is a government website and you won't receive any spam by doing this.

**LINK**

Cheers

Ian S C12/06/2016 13:35:00
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Not street lighting, but the council, or more properly the recreation hall committee has taken the old fluro tubes out of the local hall, and replaced them with LEDs, the light level is better, and it is a fairly soft light. Ian S C

Roderick Jenkins12/06/2016 19:45:43
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Two more from here. Thanks for the heads up.

Cheers,

Rod

damian noble12/06/2016 20:29:23
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Many thanks for your support Rod.
I hope more will take the time to add theirs and pass on the word.
MW12/06/2016 20:38:29
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I'm signing myself.

If left unchecked for decades, this could become more than a nuisance and more a problem for public health, i think being diurnal species, we rely on light to tell us when to get up and when to go to sleep.(The brain goes through cycles of neuro-chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin vaguely resembling a day/night cycle, for example)

It's been this way since forever, and as we turn more and more of our land into a metropolis we need to build responsibly and consider limiting growth altogether, of which this is a subset of. 

It might be early days for the awareness of this problem, but they wont be able to ignore this forever, i'm quite certain of that.

Michael W

 

 

 

Edited By Michael Walters on 12/06/2016 20:49:38

damian noble12/06/2016 21:08:48
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Thank you Michael.

It isn't just about being able to see the stars it is more and many miss the point you are making.
damian noble13/06/2016 10:28:52
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uklightpollution.jpg

Here's how the light pollution in the UK look's from space.

The image above was taken from the International Space Station by Astronaut Paulo Nespoli (European Space Agency) during his six month mission. Tim Peake also has quite a few photo's on the net.

The main cities can easily be picked out, and looking closer you can make out major road networks such as the M25 around London. The problem is growing worse.

The petition can be found below. If you do sign you will receive an email which you have to respond to for the signature to go through. It is a government website and you won't receive any spam by doing this.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/119428

Many thanks to all that have supported and signed this already. Your support is greatly appreciated

Damian

Edited By damian noble on 13/06/2016 10:35:11

Martin Kyte13/06/2016 10:50:19
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Circadian rhythms are something our lab are very involved with Michael.

**LINK**

regards Martin

damian noble13/06/2016 11:06:24
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Posted by Martin Kyte on 13/06/2016 10:50:19:

Circadian rhythms are something our lab are very involved with Michael.

**LINK**

regards Martin

Do you mind if I post that link on another forum Martin as others I'm sure would be interested to read it.

Thanks

Damian

Gordon W13/06/2016 11:17:36
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I live in a country area, the night sky is fast disappearing. Round here a lot of this extra light seems to be coming from the new houses, fast built kit buildings. The new owners put intrusion alarms and very bright lamps, some even come on when driving past. This has got me thinking- are we all getting scared of the dark ? I am out most nights and most times don't use a torch, can see well enough by moon or star light. Why do main roads have lights, modern cars have good headlights. I can see a congested city needing extra road lights but not a normal road. Just my rant of the day, but I do wonder if people are developing a fear of the unknown.

Martin Kyte13/06/2016 12:40:42
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Hi Damien

Of course you can post. It's our external site and is designed to inform. If you click on (you may have already) the personal group page link at the top you will get the Royal Society Exhibition video demo's.

regards Martin

damian noble13/06/2016 13:03:54
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Thank you Martin

Just posted it
damian noble13/06/2016 21:53:41
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The petition has nearly reached 6000 signatures.

Thanks to all that have read this thread and contributed to that.

Another 4000 signatures are still required to have this discussed in parliament.

Thank you all for your ongoing support in this.
damian noble15/06/2016 16:51:47
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The petition is going well but still needs a few more signatures guys.

Please give a little time to read through this thread and add your support.

Many thanks to you all.
damian noble19/06/2016 20:13:00
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Petition is now up to just over 6500 signatures which is really good.

Just over a month to go so please help and sign to protect our skies.

Thanks
Steven Vine19/06/2016 21:01:09
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Hi Damian.

Are you putting the word out on other home workshop type internet websites?

Steve

damian noble19/06/2016 21:15:59
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Hi Steve

Myself and others are asking members of quite a few web sites , groups, Social media and news mediums.

I am just one of many some of whom have wrote to the press (with not much success tbh) but we are trying.

If anyone has suggestions we are more than willing to hear them and pursue these.

Tim Peake's ISS mission showed how the earth is lit up on it's dark side and this has boosted the numbers. Admittedly it is not in the forefront of peoples minds when you think of pollution but raising awareness is just a start.

I'm no campaigner myself but just want to do my bit.

Cheers

Damian
damian noble29/06/2016 17:05:43
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Hi all

Thought I would post an update on this as it may have slipped from view.

The petition is nearing closure and has 23 days left to run.

An amazing 48hours have left it requiring less than 200 signitures to raise a response.

If you've not managed to lend your support please try to and push it over the final hurdle.

The link is on the first post

Thanks
Steven Vine29/06/2016 17:07:58
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Wow. The signature count has suddenly jumped up to over 9800. There is some marketing going on there! Kudos.

Steve

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