The Cultural Value of the Night Sky - Should cultural heritage sites be lit at night for tourists?
15 September - 6pm AEST
Prof Clive Ruggles

Emeritus Professor Clive Ruggles of our School of Archaeology and Ancient History says no. The monument pre-dates lighting, light pollution and even light bulbs, and its natural nocturnal home is against a pitch black sky scattered with stars, planets and the Milky Way. In a time when the lights are always on, that little patch of darkness could provide a window into the starlit past.


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