Travis Longcore

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Travis Longcore Awarded Galileo Award from International Dark-Sky Association

Please join us in congratulating Travis Longcore on receiving the Galileo Award from the International Dark-Sky Association! This award is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to research or academic achievements on light pollution.

In 2002, Longcore organized the Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, becoming a prominent researcher in the field. In 2006, he and his wife Catherine published Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting, which was an influential catalyst in forming three large ecological European groups in 2010.

Longcore has published many papers on light pollution and is an advocate, educating governmental organizations including developing guidelines for U.S. National Parks. His recent research includes tracking light pollution in the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve and studying the effects of LED lights on terrestrial wildlife.

The International Dark-Sky Association is a leading worldwide organization that combats light pollution by providing tools and resources for policymakers, industries, and individuals to promote responsible outdoor lighting. They advocate solutions that allow people to appreciate dark, star-filled skies.