"We take it on upon ourselves to be catalysts for the future in our tiny, little way. We start here at our own backyard."
58 days and counting until the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge! Local leads at 70 sites all over the world are in the midst of preparations to engage their local communities in building and creating better tools to explore and communicate about space. We invited Manila local lead Dean Marc to share about why he and his team got involved in Space Apps and their plans to lead the event in the Philippines. (Banner image is the Philippine archipelago from ISS, via ESA.)
On my walk back to the Hive, as we call our team at the Dungeon, I am again struck by a fleeting gloom whenever I look up at the night sky and see something completely ordinary: nothing; well, almost nothing.
Aside from the passing glitter of planes en route to their destinations, a spatter of wispy clouds, and the lambent glow of the urban sky, I see no stars. While I am aware of the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, skyglow, and the effects of weather conditions and air pollution in visibility, no amount of ...