- Research Program Mentor
Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Photography, Art
Detecting Light Pollution with Astrophotography
Light pollution is easy to observe if you have ever been both inside and outside of a city. It affects everything from animal migration to our ability to clearly see stars. But how do we quantify light pollution? Photography is a way to capture photons—units of light. With consistent observations and some calibration, we can determine how much light affects various regions.