- Earth Hour in Kromer, Gorlice- March 2017
On 24th March 2017 Erasmus+ team in Kromer school organised a performance to celebrate Earth Hour . In this way they joined in the global celebrations of this festival. The aim of organizing the performance was to make local inhabitants and school community interested in climate change and light pollution. During the evening, observations of the night sky were carried out, together with watching photos of the Universe, watching a laser show and painting constellations on the ground with fluorescent paints.
The highlight of the evening was an experimental theatre from Gorlice who performed a fire show. The show was unforgettable, with its powerful music and fantastic atmosphere.
Watch a VIDEO of the performance.
- Kromer takes part in Globe at Night, December 2016
On the 23rd November 2016 a group of 34 students and 4 teachers took part in Globe at Night programme, which aims at investigating light pollution of the night sky.
Globe at Night aims at raising awareness about the influence of light pollution. The programme is open to all people, who want to help scientists and measure the night sky with their smartphones. As a result, a map of light pollution is created. So far, over 100 000 measurements in 115 countries were made durign the last 9 years.
The students and teachers measured the sky using their smartphones and Sky Quality Meter-L devices, learnt about objects in the sky and took a lot of photographs.
- A student’s research on Light Pollution
Malgorzata Kurcab, student of the Polish partner prepared a film presenting her reseach for the topic of light pollution. Her work took the 2nd place in a national astronautics and astronomy competition in Poland. Her research was also published in a scientific journal.
- Light Pollution International Conference
On 6th April 2016 the Polish partner school organized an important event- international conference entitled “Light Pollution” The conference was held in Gorlice, Poland, during Erasmus+ meeting of partners. During this event, there were 2 lectures given in the English language- “Astrotourism in Malopolska Region” by Mr Janusz Nicewicz and “Dark Sky Reserves and Light Pollution” by Mr Robert Bury. Thanks to the lectures the participants got to know the history and present situation of astrotourism and got familiar with the fairly new concept of Dark Sky and Light Pollution and with threats that light pollution poses to people and the enviroment.
- Earth Hour in 4th grades
4th grade students from Franjo Malgaj Primary School- Slovenian partner school- made posters to celebrate Earth Hour.
- Earth hour at Pecica, 2016
In Pecica, Romania, “Gheorghe Lazar” High School’s students celebrated Earth Hour on 19th of March 2016. They joined all the activities that were organized worldwide in the evening of March 19th, 2016. Read a detailed account on the event: Earth hour at Pecica
- “Switch off the Light- Save Energy” campaign and contest results.
During the Erasmus+ Meeting in Gorlice results of “Switch off the Light- Save Energy” were announced. Over 20 works had been entered and the jury (consisting of representatives of teachers and students of all partners) chose the winners:
1st place- Rafał Markowicz, Poland, 2nd place- Grzegorz Góra, Poland and 3rd place- Adina Pop, Romania.
Distinctions: Junqui Shao and Belén Machín Bergés, Spain, Melda Gulten, Turkey and Adina Pop, Romania.
There were about 20 works entered, made mainly using computer graphics technique.
As part of the campaign all students of year 1 and 2 in Kromer school saw a presentation on light pollution and information on the topic was displayed in school corridor.
Also, a student of year 3, Malgorzata Kurcab wrote a paper on the topic of light pollution entitled “My search for Dark Sky” which, entered in a national competition, took 2nd place in Poland.
- Kromer participating in GLOBE AT NIGHT December 2015
From 9th to 11th December 2015, Kromer students participated in the campaign GLOBE AT NIGHT within Erasmus+ “Reach the Sky” project.
To take part in this campaign, students had to visit its website, read the instructions and send data about light pollution level in the area, where the measurement of the visibility of chosen stars was taken. Details could be sent directly from the computer by filling in an observation questionnaire or from smartphones, using the downloaded app “Loss of the Light”, which counts the number of visible stars.
In 2015, over 120 countries participated in the campaign, sending information from 13 547 places! From Poland, measurements from 595 areas were delivered, including those made in Gorlice and the surrounding area by the participants of the Erasmus+ “Reach the Sky” project from Kromer school in Gorlice. The maps show places where the measurements were made, both globally and in Gorlice county and the light scale of the sky in those areas.