Citizen Scientist : Measuring light in the night

Learn about the night sky and collect data to help scientists and your community
Light Meter

Checkout: 2 weeks by patron who is 18 years or older

This light meter kit helps you collect data about our night sky brightness.  Be a part of an international citizen science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution.  Citizen scientists are invited to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations.  Learn more about Globe at Night from

Kit includes: 

  • Handheld “Sky Quality Meter” measures the brightness of the night sky in magnitudes per square arcsecond (includes one 9V battery,)
  • High Power One Mode Red LED Flashlight for astronomy, aviation and night observation.
  • 2-sided Planisphere
  • Project guide information
  • Globe at Night Data Sheet — this is the data that you will be collecting — enter the data online at

Before you return the kit, please complete the survey for Citizen Science Kit Feedback ( Completing this survey is also an act of citizen science! Your contribution will help us improve the kits and develop new resources.

Kit made possible through support of the  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Region 4 and  Science Kits for Public Libraries (SKPL)

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