Name: And God said: Let there be light

Target group: All students from “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science

Venue: “Tudor Vianu” National High School of Computer Science Bucharest and Herastrau Park

Attendance:7th, 9th, 10th, 11th grade students of the “Tudor Vianu” National High-School of Computer Science (about 100 people)

Committee: Sorina Lupu, Iulia Stefan

Coordinating Teacher:
Moraru Silvia, Cherciu Rodica, Ioana Stoica

Date: October 7, 2008

Description: Students from “Tudor Vianu” National High-School of Computer Science had a workshop titled "Consequences of Light pollution."

Debate

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Competition

After the debate, we had a competition with two teams, where both had to explain bad illumination using their own ideas and photos in a Power Point presentation.

The two teams got two presentations:

  • HERE Light Pollution in view of team “Ganymede”
  • HERE Light Pollution in view of team “Oberon”.

    Prizes

    Both teams won prizes.

    Team “Oberon” received a book named “Special Educational Needs in Europe - Insights & Innovation” and one of our mascots (an insect because insects are also killed by light pollution).

    Team “Ganymede” also won a book named “Life-span development” and another mascot (a turtle because light pollution is at the heart of the decline of sea turtles. It impacts upon their nesting habits and the ability of young hatchlings to survive). Also we offered books to students who asked the most interesting questions.

       


    Astronomical observations regarding light pollution in Bucharest


    In the evening we went in the Herastrau Park and make the observations about light pollution in Bucharest. We observed The Summer Triangle and The Cygnus constellations, and we assumed a 3 magnitude.


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