Fri April 26, 2013
Earth Calendar For April 26th and April 27th
The Globe at Night program is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution.
Citizen-scientists are encouraged to measure their night sky brightness and submit their observations to a website from a computer or smart phone. Light pollution threatens not only our "right to starlight", but can affect energy consumption, wildlife and health. People in 115 countries contributed over 83,000 measurements during the campaigns each winter/spring over the last 7 years, making GLOBE at Night the most successful light pollution awareness campaign to date. The GLOBE at Night website is easy to use, comprehensive and holds an abundance of background information. The database is usable for comparisons with a variety of other databases, like how light pollution affects the foraging habits of bats.Citizens are encouraged to get involved in the 2013 GLOBE at Night Adopt-a-Street program, April 29th through May 8th. For information and instructions visit http://www.globeatnight.org
On Our Calendar: THE LITTLE MIAMI SCENIC BIKE TRAIL SERIES offers guided bike rides. The May 4th ride will be approximately 20 miles round-trip, beginning in Loveland and traveling to South Lebanon. Registration is required at greatparks.org by May 2nd.