Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Light pollution is a major issue which concerns not only astronomers and stargazers, but has serious impacts on the environment and human health. The BMP project is an initiative founded in early 2008, by Francesco Giubbilini Francesco and Andrea Giacomelli, two environmental engineers with Tuscan roots, aimed at collecting data on light pollution by non-professionals as a form of environmental awareness raising. Ordinary citizens, families, and schools can participate. The project also has a scientific aspect, as it allows the collection of valuable data, using a tool, called Sky Quality Meter, which has been on the market for a couple of years now. Measurements can be collected with a user’s instrument, or borrowing one from the BMP group, and subsequently uploaded to the BMP web site...."