Using drones to keep tabs on light pollution

28 June 2016 Astronomy Now

Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution. The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, present their work at the Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Nottingham.


Help reclaim the stars during International Dark Sky Week

5 April 2016 Astronomy Now

Those of us living in cities, towns and villages are subject to varying degrees of light pollution — the inappropriate use of artificial light at night. But we don’t have to lose our stars as there are ways to mitigate the skyglow. Learn what you can do to help during International Dark Sky Week, 4—10 April.


International Dark Sky Week 2015

11 April 2015 Astronomy Now

International Dark Sky Week is an annual worldwide event, held 13th—19th April this year. A key component of Global Astronomy Month, find out what practical measures you can take to help reclaim the stars.