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Planetarium Show: Seeing the Stars Will Save You Money and Possibly Save Your Life

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Category: MC Events

Published: 2010-03-12 00:00:01.000

The Saturday, March 20, show is a planetarium program about light pollution and the serious problems that this causes our society and what might be done to correct this problem. A URL with lots of information may be found at

Blue light is good for you in the daytime, but bad for you when you go to sleep. If you are careful you will act accordingly! Night lights in the bedroom should contain no blue, RED LED lights and Green luminescent lighting panels are fine, I have checked them with my spectroscope and there is no blue so they will not set off your Melanopsin sensor in your eyes. If you nap or sleep in the daytime use a sleep mask as this turns off the sensor in your eyes near the source. This is recently discovered science so you many not be aware of the clear and present danger, but it is real peer reviewed science, not my opinion. I myself have only known about this since 2007, and every year I learn more and am alarmed more by the effects of poor lighting in our nighttime environment.

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