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[BAA-ebulletin 00566] Globe and Night Star Count
« on: Feb 28, 2011, 13:22:33 »
(c) 2011 British Astronomical Association -- http://www.britastro.org/

2011 Feb 28

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 help to map and to raise awareness of light pollution across the globe.

The URL is : http://www.globeatnight.org/

Many thanks.

Martin Morgan-Taylor
BAA Campaign for Dark Skies
britastro.org/dark-skies