Red Zone Dark Sky Park committee
The Red Zone Dark Sky Park committee is an auxiliary committee of Greening the Red Zone.
To create a dark sky park throughout the Red Zone, where lighting is carefully controlled.
- To demonstrate best practice for outside lighting in the Red Zone
- To promote star-gazing and an appreciation of the beauty of the night sky
- To protect flora and especially nocturnal fauna
- To monitor electricity use and quantify savings.
- To draw attention to the human health hazards of blue light at night.
You can download and read the Red Zone Dark Sky Park vision and mission statement at the bottom of this page.
- Professor John Hearnshaw, chair, University of Canterbury emeritus professor of astronomy, chair Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
- The Hon Margaret Austin CNZM, former Board member of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
- Steve Butler, Dark Sky Group, Royal Astronomical Society of NZ, Invercargill. International Dark Sky Association member, Board member of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
- Kevin Cawley, Christchurch, lighting designer
- Dr Peter Tait, Lincoln University, environmental economist
The committee wishes to work co-operatively with other compatible Red Zone proposals. To discuss how your group and the dark sky group can work together, please contact John Hearnshaw at email@example.com.