Light Pollution Resources

This is a collection of videos and education materials we produce for Looking after our night sky project

Light pollution is the inappropriate use of artificial light at night. Its sources include building exterior and interior lighting, advertising, commercial properties, offices, factories, streetlights, and illuminated sporting venues. Click the button below to find out more about what light pollution is and how it prevents us from seeing the stars. 

Join us and look after our night sky!

Our Space Place Senior Science Communicator, Haritina Mogoșanu explains why we launched this project. 

How do we see?

Did you know that at night time our eyes use different receptors to collect light? Find out about it with our Senior Science Communicator. 

What people say about light pollution

We are interviewing astronomers, experts and the public to find out more about what light pollution is and how it affects us here in New Zealand. Check out here for more updates. 

The problem with light pollution

This is our first interview, in a series with Emeritus Professor John Hearnshaw, University of Canterbury and author of light pollution materials. 

Know your night sky! 

These are (some of) the constellations used by Globe at Night to measure light pollution on our street. 

The following links are resources put together for each constellation used in the project. 

We are producing more videos and pages for constellations throughout the year so please check back here every month. 

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