Who? – People of all ages are invited to participate. Bring a flashlight (red light preferred).
What? – We’ll carpool to 5 locations in the Teasdale-Torrey-Grover area to collect night sky data.
Where? – The group will meet at Gary Pankow’s house in Teasdale (S 2nd St E & E Rustle Street; 2 blocks east of the Post Office).
When? – Join us Saturday night May 4, 2019. Gather at 9:30PM. Collect at 10:00PM.
What Data is Collected?
Elevation, GPS coordinates, temperature, cloud cover, wind, relative humidity, and barometric pressure are recorded. In addition, the Sky Quality Meter (SQM) is used to measure the brightness of the night sky in magnitudes per square arc second. The data can be compared with baseline data from a specific location or data from other locations. We collect data during the new moon each Spring and Fall. Communities can use the device to measure changes in light pollution over time.