« Design Beck's new CD cover | Main | Antikythera Mechanism conference this fall »

October 02, 2006

Lights out in Reykjavik

photo of aurora in Iceland by blue eyes/flickr.com

Reykjavik, Iceland is a city that's got its' priorities straight. Last Thursday night, street lights all over the city were turned off to make it easier for the residents to gaze up at the night sky. The lights out was organized as a way to kick off a big film festival in Reykjavik. Thousands of people went outside to gaze at the heavens, many of them listening to a live narration of the night sky being broadcast on the national radio network. Lisa Simpson would approve.

In case you were wondering, the Reykjavik police report absolutely no problems or crime caused by the outage.

[Photo of an Icelandic aurora by blue eyes/flickr.com]

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at October 2, 2006 09:34 PM

Comments