Globe at Night with Dark Sky Ireland

Date:Sunday October 4 2020 - Saturday October 10 2020


During Space Week 2020, Dark Sky Ambassadors from the Dark Sky Ireland Community will help you get involved with citizen science through the Globe at Night program.

The Globe at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations from a computer or smart phone. Light pollution threatens not only our “right to starlight”, but can affect energy consumption, wildlife and health. More than 180,000 measurements have been contributed from people in 180 countries over the last 12 years, making Globe at Night the most successful light pollution awareness campaign to date!

During Space Week 2020 we’ll post tutorials on how to identify the constellation of Cygnus, and how to use this knowledge to take part in the study. You’ll be doing REAL science!

Booking Details

Registration: Entrance is free, no booking is required.