World Record Light

On June 21st lovers of the night sky are invited to participate in a mass survey to help map light pollution across the Earth. Bintel are sponsoring this event organised by the Australian Dark Sky Alliance (ADSA) with a give-away of a new StarSense Explorer 130DX Telescope. This is one among many other giveaways for this event that you won’t even need to leave your house for! Be part of the effort to preserve our natural heritage – access to the night sky.

What do you need to do to be a part of this great challenge?

Sign up here – the earlier you do this the better. Weekly we’re giving prizes away and tips for the event to registrants.
Sign in – 21 June, 3pm NZST
Watch some videos, answer all 5 questions, and do a night sky observation.
Finish all parts of the lesson within 24 hours.

WHY should you sign up?
It’s not every day of the year you get asked to go outside at night and look up to the stars. So why should you do it on this night? So you can:

  • Learn how easily you can help to reduce light pollution
  • Be a citizen scientist for a night
  • Say you’ve helped our natural environment
  • Walk away a World Record Holder!
  • Win PRIZES (paid registrations only)

 

Clear Skies!

– The Bintel Team

 

2 Comments. Leave new

  • Barry Campbell
    July 5, 2020 12:56 pm

    I live on the Central Coast and 3 years ago my sky was relatively dark above 20 degrees south facing Sydney’s glow but now is over 30 degrees Alt and much brighter which means finding enough stars for Polar align is difficult and much later at night. Using Dou filters to reduce the glare but on my OSC it makes life hard and much longer exposures

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  • Thanks for sponsoring this event Bintel.

    I always wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records. I had expected it would have been for being able to repeatedly burp the alphabet for many days longer than my nearest rival, but no…it was because I was one of the “most number of people to participate in an online sustainability lesson”. Not only am I now a record holder, I also learnt a bit about dark skies! Woo hoo! Go me!

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