AWB BLM Statement

 

Archive website banner

 

By Connie Walker Sometimes what we lose can be just as important as what we gain. The loss of something that has influenced our culture for millennia can change our culture's perspective of the world around us. Yet if change happens slowly, we may not realize we have lost anything. Case in point: what if a starry night sky had never inspired Van Gogh to paint "Starry Night" or Holst to compose "The Planets" or Shakespeare write sonnets that encompass so much astronomy. Citizen-science is a rewardingly inclusive way to bring awareness to the public on important issues like the...

We've all seen examples of good and bad lighting, but every once in a while there’s an example of lighting that is extremely bad. I present to you four examples of the some of the worst of the worst in outdoor lighting. In the United States many people are very patriotic and somewhat obsessive about displaying and illuminating the U.S. flag. Sometimes that sense of patriotism gets a bit carried away. Take for example this flag on display (left) outside of a fire station in California. The fire station won an award for being an environmentally sustainable building, but apparently...

It’s no secret that city lights are brighter than starlight. Almost everyone, from amateur stargazers to professional astronomers, has experienced how hard it can be to see the stars when they are eclipsed by the bright glow of streetlights. It might surprise you to know that even when viewed from space, city lights are brighter than the stars.   Spain This time-lapse image was made from a series of photos taken in succession by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as they passed over Spain. From the astronauts’ vantage point, they were hundreds of miles away from the streetlights,...

There’s a Lot to See and Contemplate under the Starry Skies of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park By Beth Anne Eckerle Emmet County Director of Communications Under the cover of night, the tiny Saw-whet owl emerges for its daily dalliances, feeding on mice and small mammals, mating and—during certain times of the year—migrating. It’s rarely seen, because by the time dawn breaks the Saw-whet has disappeared back into the dense plumage of its home forest. Each spring in Northwest Michigan, bird-banders head out into the night at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City and set up...

By Carolyn Collins Petersen A few years ago my husband and I set out to make a short video about light pollution for the International Dark-Sky Association . This is the story of that video, called "Losing the Dark", which has spread around the world and is available for anyone to download. It has been used in talks about the subject in towns and cities, and has been downloaded by more than a thousand planetariums. I've seen stories about it showing on town cable networks and in college classrooms.  We've been dark-sky advocates and members of IDA for a number of...

Member Reports

View All
Mar 16
2021

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MARCH 15th 2021

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected...

Read More...
Mar 06
2021

Brief Introduction Of Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves Introduction Gravitational waves are 'ripples' in space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in...

Read More...
Mar 06
2021

Why do we love all of this!!! / Porque amamos tudo isso!!!

Elon Musk, see how he is serene and calm, he knows what few know, that to build sometimes it is...

Read More...
Feb 25
2021

Making of Balloon Powered Rocket

To understand "Newtons Third Law of Motion" we conducted this activity for grade V students

Read More...
Feb 22
2021

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON FEBRUARY 15th 2021

Every 15th of the month, except in April and August, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on...

Read More...
Feb 11
2021

Haldia Institute of Management Astronomy Club inaugurates its First Observatory

Haldia Institute of Management Astronomy Club also known as Aryabhatta Asatronomy Club launches its first observatory centre with its Reflector...

Read More...
Feb 10
2021

Working in remote area of Pakistan to convey the message of cosmos in regional languages

Working in remote area of Pakistan to convey the message of cosmos in regional languages

Read More...
Jan 27
2021

Asteroi Day Brazil 2021 Starts in Goias .

Asteroid day Brazil starts in Goias. Accepting yet another international mobilization challenge at IGTAC, adventure corporation Ira will hold 2021...

Read More...
Jan 21
2021

''Un viaje a las estrellas''.

Se realizó el 2do encuentro de charlas astronómicas con los niños del círculo de lectura, la ponencia a cargo del...

Read More...

Current Projects & Events

Social Media Updates