Public Forum on Light Pollution/Dark Sky Issues

Posted On October 19, 2004

The International Dark Sky Association, San Diego County Chapter and Oceanside Photo & Telescope Astronomical Society will be hosting a Public Forum on October 20, 2004 to introduce the outdoor lighting MODEL LIGHTING ORDINANCE.  We will also hear about light pollution issues as they pertain to Palomar Observatory.


Please join us at 6:30pm on October 20, 2004 in the Conference Room at the Best Western Oceanside Inn.  To get there, take the Oceanside Blvd. exit and go west.  You'll see the hotel on the right side of the street just west of the freeway.  The meeting will last until approximately 8:30pm.


The agenda is as follows:


  • Introduction to IDA and Ordinances

Presented by Lisa Bruhn, President of IDA - San Diego


  • What is the Model Lighting Ordinance, and how can it be implemented in San Diego County?  

Presented by Paul Ericson, Vice-President of IDA - San Diego


  • Importance of dark skies for research and discovery of Near Earth Asteroids

Presented by Scott Kardel - Public Affairs Coordinator - Palomar Observatory


  • Questions & Discussion open to attendees