New Index Ranks Dark Night Communities


In a report presented at the 228th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in San Diego, California, astrophysicist Dr. Eric R. Craine (STEM Laboratory, Tucson, AZ), and collaborators Dr. Brian L. Craine (Western Research Company, Tucson, AZ) and Dr. Roger B. Culver (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO) demonstrate how using a new satellite-based index offers insight into the understanding of light at night and how to better address these impacts.