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Resources 

There are unlimited resources if you’re interested in learning more about how to enjoy the night sky and how you can protect the night sky.

Useful Websites

Useful Apps

Useful Articles & Videos

Downloadable Brochures & Guides

Downloadable Brochures & Guides

PDF – Responsible Lighting Guidelines for Kaikōura 

PDF – Blue Light Aotearo Leaflet

Useful Websites

Dark Sky Network NZ

DSNNZ resource page

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International Dark-Sky Association

IDA resource page

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Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand

RASNZ website

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Royal Society Te Apārangi

Royal Society issues and projects page

Useful Apps

Device Blue Light Filter – Twilight – makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day.
Blue Light Filter

Measure the night sky brightness –  Globe at night –  An international citizen science campaign which invites you to measure & submit you night sky brightness observations. 
Globe at Night 

Identify Stars in the Night Sky – Star walk 2 ads+  – astronomy guide to explore the night sky day and night, identify stars, constellations, planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, ISS, Hubble Space Telescope and other celestial bodies in real time in the sky above you. All you need to do is to point your device to the sky.
Star Walk 2 Ads+ Night Sky Map

Useful Articles & Videos

Video – animated showing the effect of night light on nocturnal animals and easy solutions

Video – how blue night affects us in Aotearoa

Video – Interview with John Hearnshaw about the problem with light pollution

Article – Is street lighting damaging our health?

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