27 Aug '11, 6pm

#NYC #Irene survivors should check out light exhibit in the Hudson "reflecting" the unseen stars above: via @adavies47

#NYC #Irene survivors should check out light exhibit in the Hudson "reflecting" the unseen stars above: via @adavies47

Images Courtesy of Sparkplug PR In much of the United States, light pollution in cities and even the suburbs is so bad that "dark sky tourism" is a rising trend, as Americans seek out the stars their ancestors took for granted. Next month, New Yorkers will get an unusual view of the night sky, without a visit to a dark sky park . 201 LED lights in the Hudson River will "reflect" the stars above New York City that no one can see. The LEDs, which are solar-powered , will be installed on the wood posts at Pier 49. The exhibition, called "Reflecting the Stars," is part of Climate Week NYC (September 19-26). It is the work of artist Jon Morris, founder and artistic director of arts collective the Windmill Factory . Visitors to "Reflecting the Stars" can press buttons on shore that will brighten series of lights, to highlight the constellations that are actually overhead. The go...

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