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Roberts Creek Community Association

Since 1934

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Please join us at at the Hall on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm for our next Roberts Creek Community Association General Meeting which will include a special DARK SKY presentation by the Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society.  

Roberts Creek has dark skies.  We need to keep them that way.  Studies show that 2/3rds of the world's population cannot see the Milky Way due to the sky glow created by light pollution.  They might just be able to see a few first magnitude stars.  Artificial light at night affects your health, the migration and feeding patterns of wildlife, and costs one billion dollars worldwide.  Here in Roberts Creek you can still look up to infinite horizons.  Too many look up to the nearest street light and reflections from steel and glass that hem them in and limit their horizons.  In Vancouver the night is a time of darkness and poor visibility, but not because the sun has set.  You can't see for the glare of the lights all around you.  Here in most parts of the Sunshine Coast you can walk around the block using your night vision and the ambient star light like our ancient ancestors did.  The Sunshine Coast Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society is looking for the support of community organizations in efforts to get Sechelt council to get the Sunshine Coast listed as the first Dark Sky Community in Canada.  The other 8 places recognized by the International Dark Sky Association (www.darksky.org) are in the US.  Sunshine Coast Centre President Charles Ennis will be giving a presentation on this issue at the September 23rd meeting of the RCCA.  You can check out the Sunshine Coast Centre of the RASC at www.coastastronomy.ca

    

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Creeker Group Photo
Interestested in having a copy of the Creeker group photo - taken in June 2014 to celebrate the hall's 80th anniversary?? 

Keep a copy or send one to family or friends! You can even buy it online here!
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