Night Sky Conservation

Get Involved in Night Sky Conservation

Interns survey night sky quality in the Mojave Trails National Monument to obtain sky darkness measurements. You can get involved as a citizen scientist by downloading the same apps and uploading your own data! With your help, we can raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution has on energy consumption, wildlife habitat and human health. You can also use the interactive map to find dark night places to visit. By uploading data to these projects, you can help federal agencies, conservationists, and the global community to understand and protect the dark night sky for now, and generations to come.

Website Name: Globe at Night

Brief Overview: 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 & submit their night sky brightness observations.

Supported Platforms: Internet Based Website

Suitable Ages: Age 16 and older

This is the website that the DNS WISDOM interns use to upload SQM measurement points. The website includes demos for participating in the Citizen Science project.

Application Name: Loss of the Night

Brief Overview: The Loss of the Night app allows citizen scientists to estimate how many stars they can see and how much light pollution there is in the night sky. By participating, you help scientists track changes in artificial sky brightness in urban and rural areas. They hope to map changes in light pollution for the long term.

Supported Platforms: Android and iOS

Suitable Ages: All

DNS WISDOM interns also use this app for uploading measurement points. It uses interactive maps.