Durham University Institute of Advanced Study

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Human Contrast Threshold and Astronomical Visibility

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Following his collaboration with Durham researchers, IAS Fellow Andrey Crumey has just published findings presenting astronomers with a new model for gauging visibility in light pollution. This interdisciplinary work also reveals that light pollution has grown faster in recent decades than was previously recognised. The article can be found at http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.4209

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