Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Gathering and Interpreting Ambient and Localized Light Pollution in Logan City

Presenter Information

Rachel NydeggerFollow

Class

Article

Department

Physics

Faculty Mentor

James Powell

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Most outdoor light fixtures emit radially, meaning that a large portion of their light is sent upwards. This excess of light represents wasted energy and money, harms nocturnal and migratory animals, and destroys our view of the night sky. To understand these problems here in Cache Valley, my research project will gather and analyze data to characterize the local light pollution. This will provide a baseline of data to understand how nighttime lighting in the area evolves, and provide data that can be (and has been) used in energy efficiency and sustainability policy development in Logan.

Start Date

4-9-2015 3:00 PM

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Gathering and Interpreting Ambient and Localized Light Pollution in Logan City

Most outdoor light fixtures emit radially, meaning that a large portion of their light is sent upwards. This excess of light represents wasted energy and money, harms nocturnal and migratory animals, and destroys our view of the night sky. To understand these problems here in Cache Valley, my research project will gather and analyze data to characterize the local light pollution. This will provide a baseline of data to understand how nighttime lighting in the area evolves, and provide data that can be (and has been) used in energy efficiency and sustainability policy development in Logan.