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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by This project is brought to you by the National Earth Science Teachers Association and Windows to the Universe
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Computer and Internet access.

Great World Wide Star Count

Measure light pollution around the globe.
Compare your view of certain constellations to sample images.

The Great World Wide Star Count is an international event that encourages learning in astronomy by inviting everyone to go outside, look skywards after dark, count the stars they see in certain constellations, and report what they see online. These observations are used to determine the amount and spread of light pollution worldwide.

Participating in the event is fun and easy! You can join thousands of other students, families and citizen scientists from around the world counting stars. Don't miss out!

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