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Families are encouraged to participate with their students in a global campaign to observe and record the magnitude of visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. GLOBE at Night is an easy observation and reporting activity that takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete with your student and/or other members of your family.
Remember safety first!
- Please use your judgment as to whether your student should be supervised outside after dark in your location. We encourage you to do this activity with your student.
- Depending on your location, be sure your student is wearing suitable clothing for the weather and for being outside at night (light colored and/or with reflective colors).
- When choosing the darkest area in your location, make sure your student is not close to traffic, the edge of a balcony, or near danger in any other way.
Try these glow-in-the dark activities for finding Orion, Leo & Crux in your night sky, Orion at Your Fingertips*: English, Spanish, Leo at Your Fingertips*: English & Crux at Your Fingertips*: English.
Light pollution impacts more than just the visibility of stars at night. Many living things are impacted by artificial light at night. Learn more about light pollution as background information for this activity.
If you enjoyed this activity, your family may be interested in doing multiple observations by moving to a new location at least 1 km away from your original location. Don't forget to get new latitude and longitude coordinates. This can be done on the same night or on another night any time during the dates of the campaign.
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