[ASA] Can you see the stars? Join us for a world record light pollution project

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Wed Jun 17 10:07:28 AEST 2020

Please forward the following message among your appropriate networks.  Go to worldrecordlight.thinkific.com<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/p-PYCr81nytLAGY6u7cvLp?domain=worldrecordlight.thinkific.com> and How to… to see how to participate.

Dear Dark Sky Devotees,

Spread the word and look to the skies:

Tell us what you can see on the longest night, help us map Australia’s light pollution, and set a world record.

Scientists are asking all Australians to step outside on the longest, darkest night of the year to help them measure light pollution around the country.

Could you please share the following with your friends and colleagues?

The Australasian Dark Sky Alliance is asking people to join them this Sunday on Australia’s longest night to help researchers create a map of Australia’s darkest skies, and learn about light pollution and its effect on people, animals, and astronomy.

“Together, our observations will map how light pollution varies across Australia’s cities and regions, and make a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for ‘Most users to take an online environmental sustainability lesson in 24 hours’,” says Marnie Ogg, ADSA’s CEO and founder.

The project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, which has produced The National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife. Other supporters include ASTRO 3D, AstroNZ, Bintel, ICRAR, Globe at Night, Unihedron, ANU, the International Dark Sky Alliance, Laing Simmons & Young, Waiheke Island Dark Sky Park and Dark Sky Traveller.

Look out for tweets from @DarkSkyAlliance<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/ZlZdCvl1rKiMW354CXN3r_?domain=twitter.com>, retweet them, and share your own thoughts, support and pics on the night using the hashtags #LightPollution and #DarkSky.

And sign up to take part on the night at worldrecordlight.thinkific.com<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/p-PYCr81nytLAGY6u7cvLp?domain=worldrecordlight.thinkific.com>.

Please feel free to pass this information on to your friends and colleagues — we need dark sky observations from the city, country, suburbs, outback and everywhere in between.

Kind regards,


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