Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations. It's easy to get involved - all you need is computer or smart phone & follow these 6 Simple Steps!
Hercules the hero of Greece can be best seen by looking up and to the North in the summer. Find the brightest star Vega by looking North, then by looking just west of that you can make out the keystone, or body, of Hercules. The head of Hercules will be to the South, and his kneeling legs will be pointing northward.
SciStarter and Arizona State University created a customizable citizen science kit with everything needed for patrons to engage in Globe at Night. Access all the materials and details at SciStarter.org/Library-Resources
Globe at Night and SciStarter
Globe at Night is proud to be one of SciStarter's Top 20 Projects of 2020! Register with SciStarter to take advantage of their tools to automatically track your contributions through a centralized SciStarter dashboard. Check out our project page to learn more.
Globe at Night’s “Adopt-a-Street” program
Are you passionate about Dark Skies? Consider coordinating an Adopt-a-Street program in your area during the 2021 Globe at Night campaigns.
What is the Adopt-a-Street Program?
Globe at Night offers a “Call to Action” for those who want to take more measurements during the campaigns. Children and adults can “Adopt a Street” in their town to take visual and possibly sky-brightness meter measurements during the Globe at Night campaigns. The strategy is for people to adopt a different major or semi-major street and take measurements every mile or so for the length of the street (or for as long as they can). The grid of measurements will canvas the town, allowing for research later in comparison to wildlife, health, energy consumption and cost, among other things.
Globe at Night is pleased that two native smartphone apps have become available that integrate well with our campaigns. The Loss of the Night app is a free app. available for Android & iOS. And if you have an iPhone that can run iOS 10 or later, take a look at the Dark Sky Meter app, just $1.99 in the App Store.