Hunting for Stars, Through the Light

This is a great effort:

Join thousands of other students, families, and educators by participating in GLOBE at Night – an international event designed to observe and record the visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. Participation is open to anyone – anywhere in the world – who can get outside and look skyward during the week of March 22-29, 2006! There is no cost to participate in GLOBE at Night. Help us reach our goal of 5000 observations from around the world!

 The National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is sponsoring the event, also has a cool online tool that allows you to witness the changes in the night sky that result from light pollution.

For more information, download the GLOBE Family Activity Packet PDF (in English and Spanish) or subscribe to the GLOBE email list.