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To celebrate International Dark Sky Week (April 2-8, 2024), please join us for our next meeting sponsored by the Sierra Club Hunterdon Warren Group and the Sierra Club NJ Chapter Light Pollution and Night Skies Committee. SAVING THE NIGHT SKY VIRTUAL ONLY WED/APRIL 3 AT 7:30 PM ON ZOOM Join us for this virtual event with Jim Webster, a Dark Sky Advocate and SciStarter Ambassador from the Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area. Jim will provide a comprehensive look at the multifaceted impacts of light pollution on our planet and ourselves. This event is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of this critical issue and explore practical ways to mitigate its effects. The presentation will delve into the details of light pollution and its impact on the environment. You'll learn how light pollution affects our lives, from disrupting wildlife behavior to increasing energy consumption and impacting human health and safety. Additionally, the presentation will highlight ways you and your family can help minimize the impacts of light pollution. We will also provide an update about a bill in the New Jersey legislature that would require any new lighting installed or funded by the state to be energy-efficient and dark sky-friendly. Please register here to get the Zoom link. For more information about Jim and his advocacy work, please check out this article from Discover magazine. Also, the solar eclipse is coming up on April 8. The Hunterdon County Library wanted us to let you know that they have solar eclipse eyeglasses available to pick up at both the main branch (Route 12/Flemington) and the north branch (65 Halstead Street, Clinton). Please stop by the circulation desk at either branch to get yours!