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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Another Magazine Article

Darn, this post should have been called "a little light reading." There was a really interesting article in last week's New Yorker about light pollution, which -- among other things -- prevents us from seeing the night sky and some say has adverse health effects. It doesn't seem to be online unfortunately.

It's pretty sad -- apparently there's nowhere east of the Mississippi that you can see a truly dark night sky anymore. Holt and I were in south-east Asia earlier this year, and the sky was amazing. In particular, we spent the Lunar New Year camping out at Preah Vihear, a fairly remote mountain top temple on the border between Thailand and Cambodia. It was really just unbelievable how many stars there were and sad to think what we're all missing every day.

1 Comments:

Blogger Laura Holt said...

The night sky here in Idaho is pretty damn awesome too. You really lose a sense of the vastness of the universe and the smallness of everything else when you can't see the sky.

8/21/2007 6:28 PM  

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