You are invited to participate in an international astronomy programme called GLOBE at Night. You can join students from 115 countries around the world by measuring light pollution effects in your area. UKSEDS is planning on getting a team together for the February campaign. E-mail: [email protected] if you are interested to join our team.
GLOBE at Night is free. It is easy for you and your students to participate. For complete information, check it out online at www.globeatnight.org. The following gives you additional information about the programme.
Join the Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign!
What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (a.k.a. light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too.
Spend a few minutes to help scientists by measuring the brightness of your night sky. Join the GLOBE at Night citizen-science campaign (www.globeatnight.org). The first campaign started on January 3 and ran through January 12. We plan on setting up a team for the second campaign.
GLOBE at Night is a worldwide, hands-on science and education program to encourage citizen-scientists worldwide to record the brightness of their night sky. During five select sets of dates in 2013, children and adults match the appearance of a constellation (Orion or Leo in the northern hemisphere, and Orion and Crux in the southern hemisphere) with seven star charts of progressively fainter stars (www.globeatnight.org/observe_
Participants then submit their choice of star chart at www.globeatnight.org/webapp/ with their date, time and location. This can be done by computer (after the measurement) or by smart phone or pad (during the measurement). From these data an interactive map of all worldwide observations is created (www.globeatnight.org/map/)
Over the past 7 years of 10-day campaigns, people in 115 countries have contributed over 83,000 measurements, making GLOBE at Night the most successful, light pollution citizen-science campaign to date (www.globeatnight.org/analyze.
The GLOBE at Night website is easy to use, comprehensive, and holds an abundance of background information www.globeatnight.org/learn.
There are 5 GLOBE at Night campaigns in 2013: January 3 – 12, January 31 – February 9, March 3 – 12, March 31 – April 9, and April 29 – May 8. Make a difference and join the GLOBE at Night campaign.
Listen to a fun skit on GLOBE at Night in a 7-minute audio podcast at http://365daysofastronomy.
You can visit GLOBE at Night on the Web: www.globeatnight.org
For Facebook: www.facebook.com/GLOBEatNight
For Twitter: twitter.com/GLOBEatNight
Subscribe to mailing list for updates: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected] if you are interested in joining our team.