Great World Wide Star Count

Great World Wide Star Count was the enterprise, which was arranged to appear people the problem of night sky pollution caused by false sources of light. Everyone could take part in this action. How? It was simple. Just send to the organizers the results o

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Great World Wide Star Count was the enterprise, which was arranged to appear people the problem of night sky pollution caused by false sources of light. Everyone could take part in this action. How? It was simple. Just send to the organizers the results of observation night sky. Participants had to find the Cygnus Constellation and count the stars at it. Then compare it with the maps prepared by promoter.
What was it for? To find out, how does the visibility of particular astronomical object change in other parts of world. Sometimies it may be limited and that's the side effect of wrong arrangement of lights in cities. Frequently the street lamps are putting the light in every direction, not only at street or sidewalks.

This year, the results were supposed to be send before 13.11, but you have the chance next year. Interested?
There are few directives, how to become good observer:
1. take with you a torch with red light.
2. the best time for observation is usually from 19.00 for 21.00.
3. pick the place, where you can easly define the coordinates.
4. to make sure, that your observation are well done, find another place and prepare it once again.
5. before observation, you have to wait about 15 minutes to let your use get used to darkness.

good luck!
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