Reflecting the Stars

By Tom Ran

Published: September 1, 2011 under New York

Reflecting the Stars

Photo: Windmill Factory

Reflecting the Stars

According to the U.S. Parks Association, by the year 2020 only 10% of the U.S. will have a view of the night sky. Jon Morris, the creative director and founder of The Windmill Factory is attempting to illuminate the issue of light pollution with a new installation (Reflecting the Stars) on Pier 49 in the Hudson River. He and his team have installed 201 solar powered LED lights on decaying wooden pillars in the water. People on the pier will be able to control the lights from a series of buttons that will reveal constellation from the night sky. The installation is on view from sunset till midnight until October 25th. Weekly onsite stargazing events with astronomers have been planned.


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