Eyes On The Sky

Advocate Speaks At JMU About Dimming Light Pollution

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Posted: March 29, 2014

Light pollution colors the cloudy sky different hues of purple in this long-exposure image taken from the Champions Drive Parking Deck at James Madison University on Thursday. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
A long-exposure image shows streaks of light from Interstate 81 traffic in front of James Madison University’s UREC building and the light pollution in Harrisonburg, as seen from the Carrier Drive bridge on Thursday. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
Bob Parks, executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association, speaks at the Ice House on Wednesday as part of a weeklong campaign designed to raise awareness of light pollution in the Valley. (Photo by Jason Lenhart)
Bob Parks, who addressed attendees at the Ice House on Wednesday, says that his biggest challenge “is explaining to people who have never seen a dark sky why they miss it.” (Photo by Jason Lenhart)

HARRISONBURG — It may seem like a daunting task, but Bob Parks has what he thinks is a bright idea: turn down the lights.

Parks, the executive director of the Tucson, Ariz.-based International…

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