To all, I just got a letter from the IDA reminding me that they need more money and more members in order to continue their efforts to promote better outdoor lighting practices. They asked all members to attempt to recruit at least 2 new members. Dave Crawford, IDA's exec director, said "Just Ask"! So, I'm asking any folks who are not already IDA members to consider signing up. An annual membership is only $30. You can register and pay with a credit card online at: http://www.darksky.org/membership/membership.html It is rather depressing that the IDA only has about 10,000 members. That meager number helps explain why relatively little progress has been made to control light pollution. I believe that most astronomy clubs support the IDA from membership dues but that is not nearly enough. Hopefully more amateur astronomers will join up or make a donation on their own. Regards, Bill Wood Fountain Hills, AZ -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.