New Astronomy Course

 The USA at Night

ASTR 353: Light, from Earth to the Sky


A new interdisciplinary course on outdoor lighting and its effects on astronomy, our culture, and the natural environment. The course will cover: the history of lighting technology; the physics of light; lamp technologies; environmental issues including energy efficiency, the loss of dark skies, and the impact on flora and fauna; design of the nighttime urban environment.


Meeting Time: TR 12:30-1:45, in Clark 140

Instructor: Philip Ianna, et al.


Course Outline