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I'm Chuck Bueter, an amateur astronomer embracing public outreach. Let's make ideas happen--be energy at the speed of life!
Nightwise is my portal to the night sky and other personal interests. Blog posts about recent and upcoming events often have an emphasis on astronomy.
Here are my 100+ ideas to inspire better outdoor lighting practices and lessen waste. I have personally field-tested most of these activities, ranging from easy to ambitious. Go!
A transit occurs when Mercury or Venus passes directly in front of the sun. The next transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016, requires a solar-filtered telescope, so prepare now.
Using sufficient yet sensible light will benefit the night sky and human health, too. In lessening light pollution we gain many upsides. Avoid the blues (blue light, that is).
Transit of Venus
Paper Plate Education
Let There Be Night And more...
Gotta love the Great Lakes. Here are weather links for on the water and on the sun alike.