And find that dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet, and dark wings.
— Wendell Berry

Early Birds Needed

During migration seasons (Spring and Fall), join Tracy Aviary's conservation biologists as they walk around downtown in the early morning to collect and record the bodies of birds who have collided with buildings.  This difficult but important work is building a data baseline to promote better lighting and policy decisions in the near future.

Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations. It's easy to get involved - all you need is computer or smart phone!

Night Knights

      Your mission is to classify real images taken from the International Space Station (ISS).
The crew is composed of you and another player, randomly selected when each match starts. The game score reflects the crew's agreement: earn points when your team agrees on what an image contains (you can even see auroras!).  Are you ready to become the bravest Night Knight?