We have the members of a star gazing group called stellafane
that decend on us from all over at an annual convention here.
They are proximal to a new prison being built, and have raised quite the discontent to it's illumination....
Members of Stellafane, whose proper name is Springfield Telescope Makers, had worried that lights from the new state prison in Springfield would fill the night sky, blinding them to the stars above. But an agreement between Stellafane and state officials has satisfied the astronomers that the state will take needed steps to minimize the light pollution caused by the prison.
[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 08-28-2002).]