Friday, September 27, 2013

Grandfather of Loss of the Night app wins IDA Galileo award!

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to present the International Dark Sky Association's "Galileo Award" to Dr. Günther Wuchterl!

Günther Wuchterl (left) receiving the Galileo award.

The Galileo Award is awarded for outstanding achievements in combating light pollution issues on the European continent. Günther was recognized for many activities, but and one among them was his involvement in the "How Many Stars?" citizen science project, which GLOBE at Night partially descends from. The Loss of the Night app was intended to bring these projects into the smartphone era, and Günther was one of our testers during the development phase of the app.

Congratulations Günther on your well-deserved recognition!

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