Friday, January 13, 2012

Measure Light Pollution with GLOBE at Night

It is almost time to get outside and start measuring light pollution.  GLOBE at Night starts tomorrow night and runs through January 23rd. It is a very easy & fun citizen science campaign.  All of the details are on their website.

What is the whole point? To get outside under the stars and raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution. From their website:

Light pollution threatens not only our “right to starlight”, but can affect energy consumption, wildlife and health. The GLOBE at Night campaign has run for two weeks each winter/spring for the last six years. People in 115 countries have contributed 66,000 measurements, making GLOBE at Night one of the most successful light pollution awareness campaigns.

I will be observing and reporting nightly. How about you?


  1. I just submitted my first observations. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  2. Wonderful! I have been clouded out so far, but hopefully by tonight I should be able to start sending in observations.