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Guy Cleveland

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 06:22:45 AM »
RobbW,
That's funny! and sad, too. No surprise they don't want to accept your take on their stupid idea.
As a thought, perhaps you might consider teaming up with Dave Fuller and produce an "Astronomy Theater" show. It would be great to see this expanded a bit and acted out...
His weekly show is building and very entertaining!

Here's a link to Dave's site  http://www.eyesonthesky.com/

Sincerely, Tom

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 02:31:46 PM »
Thanks, Tom!  Yes, I'm familiar with Dave's work.  Actually, he's a good astro friend of mine!  I'll float the idea by him.  I would love a chance to dip my toes into the world of show business!

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2018, 03:03:06 PM »
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Thanks, Tom!  Yes, I'm familiar with Dave's work.  Actually, he's a good astro friend of mine!  I'll float the idea by him.  I would love a chance to dip my toes into the world of sow business!

There's a guy in Philly who does lighting, maybe we can get one of those AP guys to use their camera.......

Marquise Nation

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 09:13:19 PM »
This is horrible--but at least it has a beginning and end date.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 10:47:18 PM »
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This is horrible--but at least it has a beginning and end date.

True, but I'm concerned that if this exhibition proves popular it will spawn other light polluting art projects and/or permanent nightly displays of this sort.

Geoff

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 09:07:06 AM »
Here's a quote from the organizers of Association for Public Art....

 "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s projects with interactive lights have been safely and successfully staged in cities all over the world, including Dublin, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, Montreal, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Vitoria- Gasteiz Spain. The lateral light pollution of the beams is smaller than any street light, advertisement or corporate logo found on Philadelphia’s buildings. Also, the lights are tightly focused and are never pointed towards nearby buildings, flight paths or sensitive ecological areas.

"Open Air" coincides with the peak period of bird migration over Philadelphia. The artist is working with Audubon Pennsylvania and partner organizations in a collaborative effort to minimize and mitigate any effect of the project on migratory birds."

This is on their fb page. https://www.facebook...71940..1&v=wall

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 01:24:04 AM »
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effort to minimize and mitigate any effect of the project on migratory birds

This is a lttle bit insincere - the best way to mitage this is NOT to do it in the migratory season. I.e. they don't actually care!

Javier Gutierrez

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 02:08:56 AM »
Just a reminder to new and returning visitors to this thread. Please, see my post (it's 3rd on the first page) and consider sending your opinion to the Knight Foundation. A written letter is always better. Emails tend to get lost in all the noise. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2018, 06:12:43 PM »
Carol,Is there a way to include news about this thread in a way more CNer's can be brought into the loop? Seems like a timely and important issue that should be getting a higher profile. There are astronomy clubs in the region who don't have a clue about this project? Just a thought...Thanks, Tom

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2018, 01:34:39 AM »
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Just a reminder to new and returning visitors to this thread. Please, see my post (it's 3rd on the first page) and consider sending your opinion to the Knight Foundation. A written letter is always better. Emails tend to get lost in all the noise. Thanks for your help.
Fred is probably right about written letters.   Another option is to post comments to the KnightArts web site which has the advantage of reaching a wide audience.Knight Arts: Preparing for "Open Air" in PhiladelphiaThe conversation at the Knight Arts site continues.  Alas, there is an amateur astronomer defending the "Open Air" project.Geoff

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2018, 12:26:00 AM »
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Carol,
Is there a way to include news about this thread in a way more CNer's can be brought into the loop? Seems like a timely and important issue that should be getting a higher profile. There are astronomy clubs in the region who don't have a clue about this project? Just a thought...
Thanks, Tom

Tom; if anyone knows of the astronomy clubs in the region, perhaps they can be contacted with a link to this thread, or the link to the Open Air site.  We don't allow duplicate threads in the forums.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 01:36:49 AM »
Thanks, Carol. I kind of figured. I wondered if there was a directing link to hot subjects that would guide folks to this thread as a lead in for more info, but, oh well. I have left questions for the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomy Society and the Rittenhouse Science Center, as well as the Franklin Institute. The fb pages made it easy to leave a post. The Franklin Institute took my posted question down.
Thanks, Tom

https://www.facebook...nhouseAstronomy

https://www.facebook...7.2243181252..1

https://www.facebook.com/lvaas.astro

and, finally, the main group of Audubon for the area is

http://www.wyncoteaudubon.org/
this is the group working with the artist.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 02:13:59 AM »
At the September 9 meeting of my club, The Chesmont Astronomical Society, we are hosting a science writer from a major Philly newspaper who will be speaking about a number of topics including advice on how to get our voice heard in the media and how to raise awareness about light pollution.The Delaware Astronomical Society plans to run an article about the Open Air Project in their upcoming newsletter.The Chester County Astronomical Society has Dr. Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute speaking at their upcoming meeting on September 11 and I hope to attend that to speak with Dr. Pitts about the project. I've also provided information to the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers about my position on the project and I hope to involve them further. With the project having been "successfully staged in cities all over the world, including Dublin, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, Montreal, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Vitoria- Gasteiz Spain" I don't expect this to go away. I see this as a blow, a severe blow, to the battle for light abatement as more and more people are getting on board with enthusiasm for this Project, many of them see light abatement as an invitation to increasing crime. As one of my esteemed club members said, "This is a teachable moment." We can't stop it but we can make our voices heard to help bring to "light" a new direction for similar intended projects.How long before such "art" comes to municipalities smaller than the major cities listed above? The lights of the Open Air Project in Philadelphia reportedly can be seen for up to 10 miles!!! I live 22 miles outside of Philly and I'm still appalled at the idea. Everyone who visits the CN  forums should be equally affronted and I again implore all to write to the Knight Foundation, not just in cyber space but with real paper and a stamp and suggest to them how better $250,000 should be spent.

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 07:14:31 AM »
Tom, Thanks!  Great job of contacting them, and posting the links here!

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Re: Open Air art project in Philadelphia
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2018, 04:36:25 PM »
All for one and one for all. Just taking a moment to spend time doing worthwhile stuff! Thanks, csa/montana, fred1, barasits, Tonk, and everyone else! Dark Sky Scott, IDA, BRAVO!Best, Tom