Saturday, May 10, 2008

Globe At Night results

Click here to go to NOAO press release.

If you didn't know (like me), the Office of Public Affairs and Educational Outreach of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory published results of the recent Globe At Night (GAN) event. This was the multi-night event where observers around the world assessed the darkness of their skies using charts and training provided by GAN organizers.

Myself and members of NYSkies conducted observations and guided others to perform an assessment. We captured the results of all and then filed the separate reports at the GAN website.

As an experienced observer, I measured an estimated 1 magnitude difference from the corner of 56th & Broadway looking above Times Square to the usual observing spot at the Great Lawn in Central Park.