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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019. 7:00PM to 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Free. Venue: Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, 9030 S. Hermitage, Chicago Chicago resident, Audrey Fischer, delegate and past BOD member for the International Dark Sky Association, will offer a formal presentation about light pollution, and wants to hear from you about the challenges you are having in your community. Goal is to set an action plan for 2019. Everyone is welcomed. Audrey has been an invited speaker regarding light pollution in the USA including Mauna Kea in Hawaii, as well as the Canary Islands, and Romania. Find out why the American Medical Association strongly recommends to install amber or warm white streetlights and not bright white streetlights like the ones currently being installed throughout Chicago— including residential areas. Do you know that a single streetlight trespassing in through typical bedroom curtains will render Tamoxifen, and some other commonly-used chemotherapy drugs ineffective? Do you know that it is now technically possible, economically sensible, and highly beneficial to human health and safety, environment and ecosystems to restore starlight, even— especially over a city? Do you know how to recognize the difference between a responsible outdoor light and a light-polluting fixture? Did you ever wonder if your outdoor lighting is unintentionally harming your neighbor? Learn about circadian disruption, melatonin suppression and light pollution— especially blue wavelength white light at night… and the quick fixes and long-term permanent fixes. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please RSVP, if possible, on this site. Questions? Call Audrey at[masked], or -- better yet, post your questions here on the meetup site. Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery 9030 S Hermitage Ave · Chicago, IL Note: Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery is accessible by the Metra Rock Island Train Station/ Beverly Hills 91st street stop. Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery is a 2-minute walk and is the 1st building North of the train station on the same side of the tracks. Although, after the meeting -- if you're going home towards the LaSalle Street station, the train leaves at 8:12 PM (so you'd need to leave the meeting a little early) or wait for the 10:46 PM train (and stay late). Wild Blossom is bordered by the Major Taylor Bike Trail and the Dan Ryan Woods Forest Preserve. The trails here are unexpectedly beautiful. You truly can forget you are in the city.