Becky Bateman talks about the importance of keeping the sky dark, the dangers of artificial light, the growing idea of having a dark-sky nation, and how Martinborough's Dark Sky Reserve proposal is benefitting the local community. Bateman is a dark-sky advocate and owns the astro-tourism business Under the Stars. Originally from the UK, she loved stargazing with her father as a child and has always felt an affinity with science and astronomy. She worked at Space Place at Carter Observatory for seven years before moving to the Wairarapa, where she is a member of the Martinborough Dark Sky Society Committee.
Followed by refreshments.
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