Category Archives: Sky

Night, Peter Terezakis, Heart Beats Light, Yuha Desert 2007

Pictures at an Exhibition

“Pictures at an Exhibition,” as in I have one included in a group exhibition.
Night, a 2007 image from an installation of Heart Beats Light is included in New York University’s Photo and Emerging Media 2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Exhibition.  The exhibition opened on September 2, 2014 and closes on October 9, 2014.  The show is in two locations: the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor, rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery, 721 Broadway New York, NY 10003.

My piece is at the 721 Broadway location.  Admission is free and open to the public.

NYU’s Photo and Emerging Media faculty and staff of 2014-2015 include Ulrich Baer, Matthew Baum, Michael Berlin, Wafaa Bilal, Terry Boddie, Isolde Brielmaier, Kalia Brooks, Mark Bussell, Edgar Castillo, Iliana Cepero Amador, Charlotte Cotton, Yolanda Cuomo, Erika deVries, Thomas Drysdale, Brandy Dyess, Cate Fallon, Adrian Fernandez, Kara Fiedorek, Nichole Frocheur, Mark Jenkinson, Whitney Johnson, Elizabeth Kilroy, Elaine Mayes, Editha Mesina, Charles Nesbit, Lorie Novak, Paul Owen, Karl Peterson, Christopher Phillips, Shelley Rice, Fred Ritchin, Joseph Rodriguez, Bayeté Ross Smith, Abi Roucka, Peter Terezakis, Cheryl Yun-Edwards, and Deborah Willis.
Night, Peter  Terezakis,  Heart Beats Light, Yuha Desert 2007
Peter Terezakis, MPS
New York University Artist in Residence

More Star Light

“Less of Our Light for More Star Light
Join the 6th worldwide GLOBE at Night 2011 campaign: Feb. 21 – March 6

With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced
the wonderment of pristinely dark skies and maybe never will. Light pollution is obscuring people’s
long-standing natural heritage to view stars. The GLOBE at Night program is an international
citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by encouraging
everyone everywhere to measure local levels of night sky brightness and contribute observations
online to a world map. All it takes is a few minutes to participate between 8-10 pm, February 21
through March 6. Your measurements will make a world of difference.”

Dark Skies – Why Light Pollution Affects You

Did you know that your ability to sleep is affected by light pollution? Light pollution has been shown
to adversely affect circadian rhythms of sleep patterns and hormonal cycles of many living things,
including humans. Jack discussed the detrimental effects of light pollution and some alternatives to
reduce these adverse effects. Have you noticed the urban sky glow increase? Jack showed that light
pollution it is not just about the lack of stars in the sky. The stars are still there; it is just that we
cannot see them because of light pollution. ”

Hey, Light, Get Off of My Lawn!

“Description: With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced the wonderment of pristinely dark skies and maybe never will. This loss, caused by light pollution, is a concern on many fronts: safety, energy conservation, cost, health and effects on wildlife, as well as our ability to view the stars. Even though light pollution is a serious and growing global concern, it is one of the easiest environmental problems people can address on local levels. In this podcast, super hero, Dark Skies Crusader, helps Jenny, Mom, Barb and Mr. Jennings, learn about the effect of light pollution on not being able to sleep and gives a simple solution. More information is discussed on the effects of light pollution on human health in general. And to provide opportunities for public involvement in dark skies preservation and energy conservation, we invite the public to participate in the GLOBE at Night campaign”

OUR VIEW: City, Stop Polluting With Wasteful Light

“City revenues are up, so we’re in a race to undo even the most painless cost savings achieved during recession. By turning off one-third of our streetlights, we saved $1.27 million annually. That’s money we could use to improve streets, maintain parks or build infrastructure that would attract jobs. It’s money that could pay for needs, rather than light pollution.”

Tiny Sark Named First ‘Dark-Sky’ Island

Lights Out: Tiny Sark Named First 'Dark-Sky' Island
Lights Out: Tiny Sark Named First 'Dark-Sky' Island

The International Dark-Sky Association has named the English Channel island of Sark its first “dark-sky” island.

There are billions and billions of stars in the sky, but most people in the developed world can only see a handful of them because of light pollution. Street lamps, illuminated signs and floodlit monuments all send light into the atmosphere, obscuring the much fainter stars.

Govt. releases National Lighting Code to encourage good lighting practices

“NetIndian News Network
New Delhi, January 28, 2011

The Government has released the National Lighting Code (NLC) that is aimed at encouraging good lighting practices and systems to minimise light pollution, glare, light trespass and conserve energy while maintaining safety, security, utility and productivity.”

Night owls may want to dim their lights….

“Study finds that that night-time lighting reduces hormone associated with sleep and health

People who spend their evenings in relatively bright light run the risk of stressing their bodies by ratcheting down the production of melatonin. Produced in the brain’s pineal gland, this hormone plays a pivotal role in setting the body’s biological clock – and, potentially, in limiting the development of certain cancers.”

A Cosmic Effort

“It all started when Gail Topping began losing the Milky Way.

For years, from her home in the hills above Ojai, she could see the gauzy, faint galaxy streaking across the sky, along with Orion, the Big Dipper and Pleiades.

I track the changing of summer and winter by the constellations, she said.

But as light from Ojai’s streets, stadiums and parking lots increased, the dark skies started getting lighter and the Milky Way started to fade.

I was losing something like a landscape, and I didn’t like it, she said. I held onto this idea that it had to stop. “