Technology has allowed us to alter our relationship with nature and improve the human condition. Artificial light is powerful example of this. However, as with any technology, artificial light can do harm as well as good. It is incumbent upon us to use it appropriately.

Careless lighting:

•   Separates us from experiencing the Universe in our daily lives,
•   Poses risks to human health and safety,
•  Alters the environment for other living things, great and small,
•  Creates carbon emissions, contributing to climate change, and
•  Wastes private and public money.

Our mission is to educate others on the adverse consequences of unnecessary lighting, the advantages of proper outdoor lighting, and to preserve dark sky environments in the Natural State for their ecological and esthetic value.

Steering Committee 2017

Jeremy Chamberlain, PhD

Ecology, Endocrinology, and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock)

Darrell Heath

Biologist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, CAAS Outreach Chair and NASA Solar System Ambassador (Little Rock)

Craig Hull

Development (CCIM), Planning (AICP) and Environmental Consultant (Rogers)

James Bruce McMath

Lawyer, McMath Woods PA, member national IDA Grassroots Empowerment Committee (Little Rock)

Ned Skoog

Industrial Engineer with experience in developing lighting plans. (Hot Springs)

Bruce Thomasson

Retired Public Health Administrator. Webmaster (Maumelle)

Advisory Committee 2017

Scott Roberts

President, Explore Scientific

Haley Robson

NCQLP Certified Lighting Consultant, TME Consultants

Doug Wilson

Graduate Institute of Technology, UALR

Community Volunteers 2017

Rick Floyd


Darrell Heath

Little Rock

Houston Hughes


Craig Hull

Fayetteville & Rogers

James Bruce McMath

Little Rock

Ned Skoog

Hot Springs

Bruce Thomasson


Call to Action