Look to Orion and Help Meaure the Darkness of Your Night Sky

Orion as seen from Easter Island. Credit: Wally Pacholka / AstroPics.com / TWAN. Used by permission.

How dark are your skies? GLOBE at Night wants to know! Join the 6th annual worldwide GLOBE at Night campaign, which is going on right now in the northern hemisphere. “We are running two campaigns this year, from February 22nd to March 6th and from March 22nd to April 4th in the northern hemisphere and March 24th to April 6th in the southern hemisphere,” said Rob Sparks from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is one of the sponsors for this year’s campaign.

By participating in the international star-hunting campaign, you will help address the problems of light pollution locally as well as globally. More participants are needed this year, so sign up to be a citizen scientist today! (…) Read the rest of Look to Orion and Help Meaure the Darkness of Your Night Sky (483 words)

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