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Sunday, March 12
Concerned about Light Pollution? - Join the Star-Hunting Party March 22 –29
You are invited to participate in a worldwide campaign to observe and record the magnitude of visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. Although mainly aimed at students and families, anyone can join in. See the GLOBE at Night website for more information and post your results on their website.
If you also copy me with your results, including your location (You can find your lat long on the Multimap website, just centre your location on the map and read off your location on the map information) I will generate a local light pollution map for publication on the CAS website.
Note the dates include our dark site observing session on 24/25th March so why not come along and check how dark the site is.
Posted by Robin at 2:37 pm