GLOBE at NightPosted: February 17, 2011
from STAT: How’s this for a class project: measure the brightness of Orion between Feb. 21-March 6 and share your data with people around the world!
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. All it takes is a few minutes to participate between 8-10 pm, February 21 through March 6. Your measurements will make a world of difference.