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BAA Star Count survey 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:19 pm
by rwilkinson
As I explained at this evening's meeting, the BAA and CPRE are conducting a survey early next month:
https://britastro.org/starcount2019
https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/coun ... count-2019
Just count the number of stars you can see within the rectangle of Orion and report back.

And here is the link to that Night Blight Map which I showed:
https://www.nightblight.cpre.org.uk/maps/

Re: BAA Star Count survey 2019

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:10 pm
by rwilkinson
Just count the number of stars you can see within the rectangle of Orion and report back.
I had a practice tonight and got nine (plus one meteor!)

Re: BAA Star Count survey 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm
by rwilkinson
The results are out:
https://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/la ... -pollution
Well over half of all participants (57%) failed to see more than ten stars, meaning that they are severely impacted by light pollution. In contrast, only 9% of people experienced ‘dark skies’, counting between 21 and 30 stars, and just 2% experienced ‘truly dark skies’ and were able to count more than 30 stars – half the proportion of people able to do so during the previous Star Count, in 2014.
Here are the individual counts from our local area from their interactive map:
2019counts.jpg
2019 Star Count results from our locality
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