Protection of Hawaii's observatories from light pollution

Author: Wainscoat, Richard
Title: Protection of Hawaii's observatories from light pollution
Periodical: Starlight: a common heritage. Proceedings VI
Year: 2007
Pages: p. 379 - 384
Subject: Astronomical observatories Mauna Kea
Haleakala
Light pollution
Summary: This document describes a lighting ordinance that was put in place in an effort to protect the night sky over the two major observatories of Hawaii -- Mauna Kea Observatory on the island of Hawaii and Haleakala on the island of Maui. This is especially important as the populations on these islands grow and the detectors and the instruments used on the more modern telescopes become more sensitive to the light that radiates from urban light sources on these islands and even on the island of Oahu.
URL: http://www.starlight2007.net/pdf/proceedings/Wainscoat.pdf
Database: Monographs

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