GLOBE at Night 2016

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Globe at Night  2016

The GLOBE at Night campaign http://www.globeatnight.org/ has been running since 2006.

For  2016 data will be collected for observations during particular dates each month, roughly between 8pm – 10pm local time, when the Moon is not up.

The Globe at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations from a computer or smart phone http://www.globeatnight.org/webapp/ . Light pollution threatens not only our “right to starlight”, but can affect energy consumption, wildlife and health. More than 100,000 measurements have been contributed from people in 115 countries during the campaigns each winter/spring over the last 9 years, making Globe at Night the most successful light pollution awareness campaign to date!

Explore the last 9 years of data in the interactive map, or see how your city did with the regional map generator. The Globe at Night website is easy to use, comprehensive and holds an abundance of background information. The database is usable for comparisons with a variety of other databases, like how light pollution affects the foraging habits of bats.

For 2016 your observations during all 12 months of the year are being collected.

See the dates below and plan to get involved below. If you would like to participate, but would like to know more about the constellations before you start, come along to a constellation practical on each Friday night at 7.30pm during the times on the below. We will look at the constellation for that month.

Southern Constellations

2016

Orion
January 1-10, February 1-10, 2016

Crux
March 1-10, March 30-April 8, April 29-May 8, May 29-June 7, 2016

Scorpius
June 27-July 6, 2016

Sagittarius
July 28-August 6, 2016, August 25-September 2, 2016      Fridays: 29th Jul, 5th Aug, 26th Aug, 2nd Sept.

Grus
September 22-October 1, 2016, October 21-31, November 20-30, 2016  Fridays: 23rd Sept, 30th Sept, 21st Oct, 28th Oct, 25th Nov.

Orion
December 20-30, 2016 Fridays: 23rd Dec.

GLOBE at Night is a citizen science project to record the brightness of the night sky around the world. During twelve observing campaigns in 2016, children and adults are asked to match the appearance of a constellation with seven star charts of progressively fainter stars. The data is collected to produce an interactive map of all worldwide observations.

The Globe at Night (http://www.globeatnight.org/) program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the
impact of light pollution by inviting citizen scientists to measure their night-sky brightness and submit their observations (at 
http://www.globeatnight.org/webapp/ ) from a computer or smartphone. Light pollution threatens not only our "right to starlight," but also can
adversely affect energy consumption, wildlife, and health.

Make a difference and join the GLOBE at Night campaign!