Each year there is a global campaign to check on the status of our night skies. The survey is carried out by volunteers (that could be you!) from around the globe and needs very little astronomical knowledge to take part in.
Basically it involves counting the number of stars visible with the naked eye in the constellation of Orion. All the details are at the Globe at Night website, where you also leave your results. We could also compare our local results at the March meeting.
As we seem to be having some good clear weather at the moment I'd encourage everyone to get out there and take part.