Citizen Science can be a fun way to learn about light pollution while providing data for use by scientists in data analysis. 

Dark Sky Citizen Science Program

The "Dark Sky Citizen Science Program" is a collection of citizen science projects allowing patrons of public libraries to contribute data that will help scientists better understand the impact of artificial light on our night sky and life on Earth. The citizen science program is made available to libraries through SciStarter which was founded in 2014 to improve the citizen science experience. Partners of SciStarter include Arizona State University’s School of Future Innovation in Society, the National Science Foundation, NASA Space Science Education Consortium and Globe at Night. 

 

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Globe at Night 

Globe at Night is an excellent way to get involved in citizen science.  You can participate in the project without any equipment except a computer with internet access to submit your data to the Globe at Night database.  

 

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