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Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast

Oct 31, 2018

This episode we look at how light pollution affects our daily lives and what Metro21 in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh are doing to curb this form of pollution. We bring on one of the foremost experts in the field of light pollution, Diane Turnshek.

Diane has spent her career studying astronomy. Currently, she is a lecturer in Carnegie Mellon’s Physics Department. Also, Diane is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh teaching several astronomy classes. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Dark Sky Defender Award.
Diane has been working with Metro21 on a project called “Artificial Light Survey of Nighttime Pittsburgh.” This project will allow the city to gain a better understanding of the light pollution in this area.

Pittsburgh Constellation-

Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association-