Astronomy & Dark Sky - Learning Objectives
Atacama Desert, Chile
The World Atlas of the Artificial Night Sky Brightness
The night sky in the World Satellite monitoring of the artificial night sky brightness and the stellar visibility began in 1998
Classroom Dark Sky Activity
If you want to find out how bad light pollution is where you live, use this interactive map created from the ”World Atlas” data or the NASA Blue Marble Navigator for a bird’s eye view of the lights in your town. Google Earth users can download an overlay also created from the “World Atlas” data. And don’t forget to check out the Globe at Night interactive light pollution map data created with eight years of data collected by citizen scientists.
Light Pollution & Dark Sky Summary