Credit: V. Grigore (SARM)
Summary: The purpose of this call is to assist individuals and organizations in acquiring the “Turn on the Night” educational kit. Light pollution is slowly causing our starry night skies to fade away. With simple solutions that light responsibly, we can reclaim and preserve dark, starry night skies. The kit immerses students and the general public in experiencing light pollution issues and solutions.
Description of the Kit: Based on the Quality Lighting Teaching Kit developed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Turn on the Night kit will be released for market by the manufacturer, Laser Classroom, in the early spring of 2019. The activities in the “Turn on the Night” kit allow students and the public to address real lighting problems that relate to sky glow, glare, light trespass and energy consumption. The activities are designed around problem-based learning scenarios. The activities are optimized for 11-18 year olds but can be expanded to older individuals. Most of the activities can be done within in a few minutes during class or afterschool and as stations or as stand-alones. Everything you need for the activities is included in the kit. Tutorial videos on activities in the predecessor kit (the “Quality Lighting Teaching Kit”) show how to do the activities and can be found at www.noao.edu/education/qltkit.php.
The IAU100 special call: The IAU100 has made special arrangements in providing opportunities to make the “Turn on the Night” kit available for (1) purchases with special discount only at production cost (about 200 kits) and (2) about 50 kits for free distribution for educators who are in needed. For those who want to receive the kits at no cost or purchase them at cost, please file in the application below and provide justification.
Deadline:1 March 2019.
By signing up for the program, once you receive a kit, here are the expectations:
For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.