Let There Be Night

 

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www.lettherebenight.com

Let There Be Night is a student experiment that asks, "How much of the night sky have we already lost?"  Thousands of students assessed the quality of the night sky in their community concurrent with the Globe at Night program.  A team of students then built a 3D model from 35,000 LEGO® blocks to share their findings with the public.

 

I coordinated Let There Be Night in 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, with collegue Art Klinger of the PHM Planetarium.   I've built the Let There Be Night website at www.lettherebenight.com.

Poster at 2008 Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Annual Conference announces two components of Let There Be Night: a DVD featuring the planetarium program and other dark sky resources, and the community-wide experiment to quantify sky glow.

Posters

Videos

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Let There Be Night (LTBN) Home Page

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The Let There Be Night team from each school gathering Saturday mornings and observing nightly for two consecutive weeks in March.

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Let There Be Night (LTBN) display sign (large).

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Turtle Hatch Activity described with images.

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Results of Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Calendar of website additions and project events.

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A page for teachers participating in Let There Be Night.

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Supporters of Let There Be Night.

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Site map for Let There Be Night website.

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Second Life in Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Paper Plate Activity: Heavens Above, for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Projects from Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Planetarium component for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Map linking Penn-Harris-Madison schools to Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Family page for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Teacher instructions for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Orion star charts for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Histogram of results from Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Maglite activity for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Making a LEGO blocks model for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Six Orion charts with LEGO blocks for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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2009 International Year of Astronomy and Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Galileo's vison for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Flyer introduces Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Earth Hour and Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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DVD for Let There Be Night (LTBN)

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Website Excerpts

Community Project: Let There Be Night

A community assesses how much of the night sky has been lost to light pollution.

 

Flyover and Zoom of Let There Be Night Data Points

Aerial flyover of PHM school district boundaries with student data points from Let There Be Night.

 

Turtle Hatch

Kids simulate sea turtles hatching on a beach. See www.LetThereBeNight.com/turtles.html.

 

Maglite Demo: Lessen Light Pollution by Shielding

Simple activity illustrating glare, light trespass, and sky glow shows how light pollution can be remedied by shielding outdoor lights. More at www.LetThereBeNight.com/maglite.html.

Display summarizing Let There Be Night was exhibited at schools and community sites alongside the 3D model.  (web link)

 
© 2021 Chuck Bueter