A Fitting Citizen Science Conjunction

The conjunction of two citizen science campaigns this February provides food for thought in our community. First, from February 3–12, comes the monthly Globe at Night project — an initiative that makes gathering sky quality and light pollution data an activity...

The Christmas Star Drive-In Party

Leave it to Wisconsin weather to ruin a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. But that did not deter GLAS Education from holding a star party in Duck Creek Recreation Area, Fontana, starting 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to mark the closest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in...

LENSS Deployment Event

The third time was a charm as Kate Meredith, GLAS Education president and director, launched the test run of GLAS’ first light pollution sensor on Nov 17. The event had been postponed twice, first due to COVID and then due to foul weather. The sensor was built by...

Clear Skies for the Equinox

Fall weather for the Equinox Star Party on Sept 25 at Lake Geneva’s Library Park was near perfect. The air was warm and a steady lake breeze kept the mosquitoes at bay. The sky was free of clouds and, although urban glare over Geneva Lake blotted out some of the...

Perseids Star Party a Hit!

More than 100 visitors from the Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee areas showed up for the “Perseid Meteor Shower” Star Party at White River County Park near Lake Geneva from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Nine students and volunteers from GLAS Education set up a...
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