Great World Wide Star Count
|Presented By||This project is brought to you by the National Earth Science Teachers Association and Windows to the Universe|
|Goal||Measure light pollution around the globe.|
|Task||Compare your view of certain constellations to sample images.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
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!
|How to Join||
First download the Activity Guide in any of 13 languages from http://starcount.org/downloads.html
Computer and Internet access.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums|
|Tags||Astronomy & Space, Light Pollution|
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