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Join Emily Williams (NTU) in her talk Light pollution and Dark Skies - Sustainable Lighting on Clifton Campus featuring results of her summer project part funded by you, our NTU observatory audience.

  • From: Thursday 21 July 2022, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 21 July 2022, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 21 July 2022, 8.00 pm
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Event details

Dark skies and light pollution are important topics that have very wide-reaching impact. Unfortunately this message gets lost and misunderstood in many instances resulting in either rejecting it as to impractical or installing very bad lighting solutions often using cheap LEDs.

This month one of our undergraduate students Emily Williams (NTU) will talk about her light pollution project part funded by you, our NTU observatory audience. She has been working over the past weeks on an exciting lighting project at our NTU Southgate car park to monitor and communicate light pollution and its impact. Some of you will have already followed her progress on our Facebook page. In her talk Light pollution and Dark Skies - Sustainable Lighting on Clifton Campus E Williams will introduce the issues surrounding light pollution and dark skies, including the challenges of risk, safety, carbon footprint and biodiversity. She will also present her results and outline what is still to come.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.

You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.


The event will start at 8pm with E Williams and her talk Light pollution and Dark Skies - Sustainable Lighting on Clifton Campus.

Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the Spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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