SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: Students measure brightness of the nighttime sky

In northeast Connecticut, students are learning about astronomy, optics, and the effects of light pollution.

In northeast Connecticut, students are learning about astronomy, optics, and the effects of light pollution. The Dark Skies program provides handheld devices for students to measure the magnitude of visible stars in and around the constellation Orion, as a means of measuring light pollution. Their data will be combined with others in a worldwide program investigating light pollution. GRACE KLONOSKI OF OSA

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