ISS astronaut pictures of Earth used for light pollution studies

12 August 2015 Astronomy Now

Scientists are using photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to reliably measure the amount of light pollution worldwide and to produce a global colour map of the Earth at night. The total cost of the energy consumption for streetlights is estimated by the study to be 6300 million euros/year in the European Union.


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.