Globe at Night

Globe at Night is a citizen science program that encourages us to get outside, start looking up, make some night sky observations, and report our findings online. This year’s campaign for the northern hemisphere runs from March 22-April 4.

You will find campaign materials like postcards and flyers (example below) plus lots of resources for teachers, students, and parents.

Here is some wording from the Globe at Night site describing the goal of this work:

With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced the wonderment of pristinely dark skies and maybe never will. Light pollution is obscuring people’s long-standing natural heritage to view stars. The GLOBE at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by encouraging everyone everywhere to measure local levels of night sky brightness and contribute observations online to a world map.

This seems like a wonderful project to get your community (class, school, parents, colleagues, etc) engaged in doing some real science.

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