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To Our Friends at CieloBuio.

I regret not being able to be with you in Merate for your second meeting but I want tell you that IDA appreciates and recognizes your productive work against light pollution and your successes.
In particular, we note the very good and effective Law of Lombardia Region, n.17 of March 2000, which constitute an important step toward limiting light pollution in Italy. This accomplishment was noted at the IDA Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ at the end of April, 2000 and we hope that other regions and cities will follow your example.

I look forward to seeing you at a future meeting, either in Europe or the U.S.

Donald R. Davis,
IDA Board President

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13777 - Cielobuio a new Asteroid in the Sky!

November - Minor Planet Circulars

(13777) Cielobuio = 1998 UV6
Discovered 1998 Oct. 20 by M. Cavagna and A. Testa at Sormano.
Cielobuio is the Italian association against light pollution.
Cielobuio played a fundamental role in Lombardy to support the passage of a regional law, one of the most advanced in the world.  Through its electronic mailing list, Cielobuio connects both amateur and professional astronomers.

International Astronomical Union

CieloBuio - Coordinamento per la Protezione del Cielo Notturno
DarkSky in Europe - European effort to prevent Light Pollution