Contribute to the Data for the Quality of our Night Sky where ever you are.
Welcome to the International Dark-Sky Association of Victoria, (IDAVic),
a chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
“Love the Stars”
The Globe at Night measures Light Pollution and it would be good if everyone takes a reading from their back yard or wherever you are walking, to contribute to the understanding of the current level of light pollution and also next year for future levels.
A survey every February will be conducted to add to the data already collected over recent years. Thank you in anticipation.
2023 12-21 FEB 9.15PM – 10.15PM
Help to Chart how Light pollution changes over the years, your input is vital to collect as many readings as possible over a large area.
Every February you can make a contribution to our local Data.
February 12–21, 2023 Orion and Canis Major
The main aim of IDAVic is to maintain the beauty of the night sky for generations to come and to support good lighting fixtures which are also environmentally friendly.
A current very important issue is that a number of Victorian Councils are upgrading to energy efficient lighting.
Melbourne ISS NASA 2013 8 15 This image was taken before 4000K LED lights were rolled out.
Melbourne at night taken by Jessica Meir ISS NASA 2020 2 7 shows 4000K LED installations in place. The above 2 images are on different scales.
IDA Vic support LED’s which are 3000K or less, preferably 2700K.
3 Landscape images Credit: Alex Cherney – Terrastro
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International Dark Sky Week Competition
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