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Posted on Nov 7, 2012

Dark Sky Invitation

Dark Sky Invitation

Dear IDA Member.


It is always pleasurable to receive an invitation to an event which promotes good outdoor lighting which is dark sky friendly. But when the invitation comes from joint  International professional lighting organisations it is much more so.  Such an invitation is detailed below from the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) and PLDA (Professional Lighting Designers Association). I am forwarding this invitation on their behalf. They say:-


We are excited to invite you to a Dark Sky evening at the Sydney Observatory with internationally renowned astronomer Fred Watson who you might know from his weekly radio spots on ABC 702 Sydney with Adam Spencer. After his talk “Dark Secrets, Dark Skies”, a number of Australian’s leading lighting designers from Sydney and Melbourne will talk about innovative and inspiring lighting schemes in “Pecha Kucha” style. Following the presentations you will have the opportunity for a telescope viewing with an Observatory astronomer.


Entry is free for IALD and PLDA members; for all others we ask for a $10 donation to the Public Education foundation, supporting students getting into science; a charity that is close to Fred Watson’s heart.


Please note that this event is being sponsored by We-ef Lighting, (   and that an  RSVP must be by Tuesday 13th November 2012 to


On behalf of the Asia Pacific Office of IDA I look forward seeing you there.




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