Do you want to contribute to a global dark skies citizen science campaign? Globe at Night is a free international program where the public go outside, observe their local night sky and share their results via computer or a smartphone app. By comparing your local night sky with a range of images for different sky brightnesses you can contribute to a global map of light pollution.

Globe at Night website

Homepage for the Globe at Night program

Globe at Night Homepage

The campaign is designed to promote awareness of dark skies and light pollution and covers both northern and southern hemisphere observers. The site includes a wealth of educational resources for families and schools. There are three more opportunities to be involved in 2013:

  • 3 – 12 March 3 – 12
  • 31 March – 9 April
  • 29 April – 8 May

Globe at Night is easy to get involved with. Why not give it a try this year?


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