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200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’
Posted By Jessica Dailey On August 30, 2011 @ 11:16 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Features,Green Lighting,New York City,Solar Power | 1 Comment
For city dwellers around the world, the starry night sky is something we rarely get to admire. Instead of gazing up at Ursa Major  and Cassiopeia , we’re treated to flickering city street lights and lingering smog. To draw attention to the fact that light and air pollution are making our night sky disappear, The Windmill Factory art collective  has recreated the night sky in the most unusual of places: New York City’s Hudson River. Called ‘Reflecting the Stars ,’ the eco-art installation consists of 201 solar-powered LED lights installed on a decaying pier off of Hudson River Park. Up through October 25, the artwork  aims to give New Yorkers a chance to experience the stars.
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URLs in this post:
 Ursa Major: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursa_Major
 Cassiopeia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_%28constellation%29
 The Windmill Factory art collective: http://www.thewindmillfactory.com/The_Windmill_Factory.html
 Reflecting the Stars: http://www.thewindmillfactory.com/stardedication/
 the artwork: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/217-solar-powered-leds-light-up-the-hudson-river-for-reflecting-the-stars/
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