Monday, June 12, 2017

Rappahannock Celebrates and Defends Dark Skies

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) recently hosted a well attended public presentation at the Castleton Festival by NASA Solar System Ambassador Greg Redfearn. RLEP has been at the forefront of local efforts around Virginia to protect relative dark skies as the community asset and defining aspect of country living that they are.  Read more about Mr. Redfearn's visit here

Virginia Student Conducts Firefly Research at State Arboretum

I was delighted to come across this article in Science News for Students about Warrenton high school student Savannah Long who was inspired by a UVA biology graduate student conducting research into fireflies and light pollution.  For her science fair project, Ms. Long designed and set up her own experiments at UVA's Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce and she took her study to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, attended by 1800 students from 75 countries.