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Question 1 of 17
Tick all that apply: Which of the following does the International Dark-Sky Association require in order to bestow Dark Sky Reserve status?
Question 2 of 17
True or false: The Brecon Beacons was the first area in Wales to be awarded Dark Sky Reserve status.
Question 3 of 17
What is the simple description of ‘light pollution’?
Question 4 of 17
Sky quality is measured on the Bortle scale ranging from 1 to 8, where 1 is the darkest. What lowest measure Bortle can be achieved within the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve?
Question 5 of 17
Fill in the blank: Evidence has demonstrated that excess natural light can have devastating consequences on ____________
Question 6 of 17
True or false: Although nocturnal wildlife can be devastated by light pollution, it has little or no effect to humans.
Question 7 of 17
Tick all that apply: What of the following actions can we take to help avoid the hazard of light pollution?
Question 8 of 17
What is one major benefit of Dark Sky Tourism?
Question 9 of 17
Tick all that apply: A star gazing event might be expanded to encompass more interests by offering what?
Question 10 of 17
True or false: The Brecon Beacons National Park may be able to help you promote a dark Skies event.
Question 11 of 17
Drag and drop: Match the descriptions to the correct astronomical term.
- How clear the air is
- How still the air is
- A dark sky with little light pollution
Question 12 of 17
Tick all that apply: What can you do to ensure your site is astronomy friendly?
Question 13 of 17
Which is the best type of horizon for observing the skies?
Question 14 of 17
Why might astronomers visit at different times of year?
Question 15 of 17
Fill in the blank: A _________ is a group of stars that form a pattern which has been given a name.
Question 16 of 17
What colour torch is useful for keeping your eyes accustomed to the dark?
Question 17 of 17
Where might you find some podcasts that will help you stargaze at any time of year?