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Our March, 2010 Public Symposium

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The Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting teamed with Lewis University to present Illinois' first public symposium on the issues surrounding outdoor lighting on March 11, 2010. The event drew attendees from municipal management, conservation and astronomy groups, education and research, and the general public, filling the lecture hall at the University to nearly standing room only.

The topics of the day's lectures were chosen to both present an overview of the diverse problems related to current outdoor lighting practices, and to look at real-world, practical solutions to the problems.

Program Schedule

2010 Illinois light pollution conference speakers


A summary document of the symposium's main presentations is available by clicking
(Adobe Acrobat .pdf file, ~2MB)

Dr. Jerry Kavouras Br. James Gaffney Rita Renwick
Pete Strasser Steve Miller Dr. Mark Hammergren
Nancy Williamson Drew Carhart Andy Robinson

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James Daley Margaret Sabo Edmond Cage
Rick Moshier Barry D. Dickinson Dr. Steven Lockley
Debra Lazar Pearl

Kate Tomford

We gratefully thank our Symposium Sponsors:

Naperville Astronomical Association
Will County Audubon Society
Illinois Audubon Society
International Dark-Sky Association
Oak Group Financial Services
Illinois Nature Fund

the staff at our host institution:

Lewis University

and our Symposium Donors, the Kankakee Area Stargazers


A podcast of Dr. Hammergren's presentation is available from the Adler Planetarium website (Episode 13), as is an interview with Dr. Lockley (in the Adler Night and Day series, Episode 83.)

2010 Illinois light pollution conference exhibitors

Symposium Exhibitors:

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors

Chicago Wilderness

City of Santa Rosa, California

Illinois Coalition for Responsible Outdoor Lighting

International Dark Sky Association

Kankakee Area Stargazers

Let There Be Night

Lewis University

Naperville Astronomical Association

Village of Homer Glen, Illinois

Will County Audubon Society

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