Dark Skies Initiative presentation on Zoom planned for February 22nd at 6:30pm Mountain Time

Stephen Hummel is the Dark Skies Initiative Coordinator for the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory, and chair of the Greater Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest certified dark sky place in the world. As part of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition February meeting Stephen will present a free program on February 22 at 6:30pm MT on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link register here:

In his roles as Dark Skies Initiative Coordinator, Stephen works to protect the night sky and nocturnal environments from light pollution across far west Texas and northern Mexico. Stephen works with local conservation groups, governments, and area industries to promote better lighting standards that save energy, improve safety, and reduce environmental impacts. Stephen’s educational background is in International Relations with additional experience in astronomy. In his spare time Stephen is an award-winning photographer of the night sky, with works published by National Geographic, the BBC, NASA, and more. 

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