Community Light Pollution Reach-out Project (2012-13)
|Project title||Community Light Pollution Reach-out Project|
|Approved budget (HKD)||100,000|
This project aims to promote the awareness of light pollution to the public, alert the public the light pollution studies conducted in HKU, and engage secondary school students to study and understand light pollution scientifically by running workshops in schools and organizing community reach-out events during the annual lights-out event “Earth Hour” and in other places such as shopping malls and public parks.
- To promote the results from the Hong Kong light pollution study conducting in HKU to the public
- To educate the secondary school students and the general public the science and the environmental impacts of light pollution
- To engage the community with light pollution research
Non-academic Sector(s) benefitted
- Organized a 3-hour “Light Pollution Science Roadshow” on Earth Hour 2013 (March 23, 2013), at the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui to promote the importance of dark sky and energy conservation to the general public.
- Organized workshops on light pollution at 4 secondary schools. In each of these workshops, exhibition panels on the science and environmental impacts of light pollution were sent to the schools and remained for at least two weeks to raise awareness of this issue in the entire school community.
- For selected groups of 30-40 students at each school, a workshop on light pollution was organized which included a lecture, portable-planetarium activities, and a hands-on tutorial on the use of standard night sky measurement meters to study the brightness of night sky. Several measuring meters were also loaned to these students at each school for them to gain experience in conducting scientific studies on light pollution.