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Paper: Dark Skies as a Universal Resource, Citizen-Scientists, and the International Year of Astronomy
Volume: 389, EPO and a Changing World: Creating Linkages and Expanding Partnerships
Page: 395
Authors: Walker, C.E.; Pompea, S.M.; Sparks, R.T.; Bueter, C.
Abstract: The ongoing loss of a dark night sky as a natural resource for much of the world’s population is a growing, serious issue that not only impacts astronomical research, but also human health, ecology, safety, security, economics and energy conservation. This workshop was designed to train educators who will become local leaders in light pollution education. During the workshop, we provided the “know-how” and the means for workshop attendees to become participants or community leaders in promoting the GLOBE at Night 2008 program, toward a quantitative global effort in 2009 as one of the major US programs in the planned International Year of Astronomy.
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