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Globe at Night

Globe at Night

Are you a scout leader, an amateur astronomer, a school teacher, a night owl or a camper?

Or are you just interested in taking care of our night sky?
University Library of Southern Denmark invites you to participate along with all other libraries in Odense in the support of the Citizen Science project Globe at Night. The Globe at Night project is an international citizen-science campaign that seeks to raise public awareness of the night sky and the impact of light pollution by inviting citizens to measure and submit observations of the brightness of the night sky.  Night sky observations from all over the world provide the possibility to carry out research about the wildlife, health energy consumption and much more.

It is easy to get involved :
All you need is a computer or smartphone to follow these 6 simple steps:
https://www.globeatnight.org/6-steps.php

Everyone can participate:
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f you do not have access to a computer or a newer smartphone you can participate by using the facilities at one of our libraries. You can also participate by borrowing one of the “Sky Quality Meters” – light measuring equipment that the University Library at Southern Denmark has bought. These can be used if you want to try to carry out professional light measurements in the night. Furthermore, the library is in the process of producing a Danish translation of the instruction manual adjusted to a target group of 10 to 12-year olds which can be sent by request.

Want to help us?
Participate! You are more than welcome to download the poster in A3, print it and hang it up! We would also like to send the poster to you – if desired as a roll-up? Please share the message in your network and your Facebook feed etc.

As a Thank you for your collaboration we invite you to an exciting lecture April 30th with the astronomer Bertil Dorch at UCL Library in Odense.

Please contact Librarian Anja Pedersen - anjap@sdu.dk, if you have any questions, if you wish to know more or if you want to attend the lecture.

Background: At University Library of Southern Denmark we are very /highly engaged in Citizen Science. For us, Citizen Science is about establishing interaction and dialogue between citizens and scientists. We have a well-functioning collaboration with other libraries that share our passion; which at the moment counts UCL University College Library and OBB – The Odense Libraries. All of our 3 institutions participate in ”Global Citizen Science Month - April 2020”, a global awareness campaign this April. One of the reasons why we participate in the campaign is to promote the IAU - International Astronomical Union’s (https://www.iau.org) project Globe at Night.

We think that if libraries can provide literature, information and culture, we can also manage to engage and involve the citizen in society and research!