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Paper: Communicating Light Pollution Awareness with Citizen-Science
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 309
Authors: Sparks, R. T.; Walker, C. E.; Newhouse, M.; Kisiel, E.
Abstract: 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 and submit their night sky brightness observations. With over 180,000 observations from 180 countries, the Globe at Night (open) database is a powerful resource for multidisciplinary projects. Students and scientists have used the data to monitor levels of sky brightness worldwide. The campaign has been used to help understand light pollution's effects on energy consumption, plants, wildlife and human health, as well as our ability to enjoy a starry night sky.
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