Light Pollution Star Count

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Encourage your students to participate in a world-wide citizen science campaign to observe and record the magnitude of visible stars as a means of measuring light pollution in a given location. Because the data collection occurs in the evening, this is an excellent opportunity to get parents involved in a learning activity with their child. Participants will learn how to locate the constellation Leo. They will learn stars have different magnitudes of brightness in the night sky and that this information is of interest to scientists studying light pollution. Provided by Globe at Night.

Tags: family activity, observation, stars, constellations

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Year2011
Grade Level1 - 12
Media TypeLesson Plan in PDF
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Topics Astronomy
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