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Alex Miller

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Re: Annoying, ignorant neighbors
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 01:55:34 PM »
I'm not ignorant, I'm purposely annoying.

Besides, ever talk to an old person....they've already been where you're going...there's something to be said for experience...if nothing else, ask for pointers on how you can be successfully around when most others of that age are long gone. Older people also know something you don't..they remember when the skies were dark, and studying the sky was something to do on summer nights when there was nothing else to do...some astronomy was also taught in schools as part of "Natural Science". If your lucky, you'll be around long enough to be them...they're old, and know much, much more than you think.

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Re: Annoying, ignorant neighbors
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2018, 03:39:48 AM »
OP,
You'll have to move.

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Re: Annoying, ignorant neighbors
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »
You know, last year I had a blast with deep sky. Its the first time I took the time (and little money) to erect light shields and create my own personal dark space.
And used a dark cloth draped over my head. It helps to stay dark adapted with no direct lighting visible, only minor trespass from the second story wall...which I don't see with the dark cloth.
I have to think there is a connection to the great views. So +1 for light shields, if possible.
I have neighbors who just don't get it, even when you ask and explain. Even if one or two did, half a dozen others don't. So I took matters into my own hands.
I even block light coming from my own house as the wife watches TV.
Creating a personal dark space seems to be important. The skies above will be what they are, but no more annoying glances at bright lights is sooo nice.