Scientists are learning more and more about the effects of light pollution on people and wildlife. Now a growing movement aims to help preserve night darkness through legislation. We'll look at how the Dark Skies movement might affect Maine. Martha Sheils of the International Dark-Sky Association and Robert Burgess, one of Maine’s NASA ambassadors, discuss this growing concern. Also, it's been 100 years since explorer Robert E. Peary's historic trip to the North Pole. His alma mater, Bowdoin College, celebrates with a new exhibit at the Peary-Macmillan Artic Museum. Genevieve LeMoine, curator of the exhibit gives us a tour.
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Dark Skies Information:
International Dark Sky Association:
Southern Maine Astronomers (SMA)
Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP)
Island Astronomy Institute
Robert E. Peary's North Pole Expedition Centennial:
Bowdoin College's Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum:
Historic Blog using extracts from North Pole journals:
Bowdoin Peary Events:
Portland Museum of Art's Artic exhibit:
MPBN's Maine Experience segment about the necklace Robert Peary gave his wife Josephine: