If your library or group has an interest in launching a Citizen Science Program that focuses on light pollution, you have come to the right place.   Instructions are provided below that will guide you through implementing your program.  When you need more help, feel free to reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Link to SuperBowl Blog promoting the project


STEP 1:  Understanding How the Program Works

Review this area first to better understand how the program works. 

a) Please note:
  1. You can implement this program for FREE if you do not wish to purchase any of the optional tools from third party suppliers.  In this case, your only cost is printing the checkout materials for patrons.
  2. We provide links to suppliers of the optional tools. These links are not intended to endorse one supplier or product over another nor do we make guarantees or warranties for your purchase. There are a number of supplier and products that will work just fine.  Purchase what works best for you.
  3. If you plan to purchase a SQM, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about opportunities for reduced pricing 
  4. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions on tools.  If you have questions about an option, please contact us. 
b) Review these files:

STEP 2: Register Your Program to Receive Updates or Visit This Page Often

We expect periodic updates and changes to our materials, particularly as we get feedback from implementation. To be notified of updates, we recommend that you register your program with us.  Alternatively, you can visit this webpage often.  

Register Your Program

STEP 3: Download Implementation Materials

To implement the program, you will need information for library internal use only and documents to print for patron checkout.

a) Library Internal Use Only:

The following files are intended for library internal use only.  They provide links where you can purchase the optional tools.  

Download these files:

b) Patron Checkout:

The following files are materials that you should copy and make available to patrons during checkout.