Top view in the dark

EARTH Hour is important for many reasons, not least of which is underlining the importance of reducing our environmental impact on the Earth. But for astronomers, it is a great evening for an entirely different reason — it is very dark.
Nanjing Night Net

And in even better news for stargazers, this year Earth Hour, which asks Sydneysiders to switch off their lights for one hour on the evening of March 31, falls on a day when Saturn should be looking particularly spectacular.

Sutherland Astronomical Society is taking advantage of this rare combination of events by putting on an Earth Hour evening focused on getting a great glimpse of the planets as well as the moon.

“Earth Hour is a gesture, an awareness to act globally,” Sutherland Astronomical Society president Lou Pagano said. “It’s about conserving the planet’s resources and stewardship of the environment. For astronomers it also means less [light] pollution.”

He said the darker skies could mean gaseous nebulae such as the Great Orion Nebula may even be visible.

The astronomy open night begins

at 7.30pm at the Green Point Observatory. Bookings: [email protected]南京夜网.au.

Earth Hour begins at 8.30pm. Details: “>earthhour南京夜网.

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