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News Release 08-180

Star Count Goes Global

Light pollution to be mapped by thousands of citizen scientists this month

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Illustration and text: Great World Wide Star Count, Oct. 20 - Nov. 3, 2008, Windows to the Universe

Participants in the Great Worldwide Star Count will help discover how light pollution is obscuring constellations in the night sky.

Credit: NCAR/UCAR


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Star map showing the constellation Cygnus.

Star-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will track the constellation Cygnus.

Credit: NCAR/UCAR


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