KOZL's Rob Evans has more details on this new community-wide project.
"We're at the Discovery Center in downtown Springfield with Charlotte McCoy," says Evans. "And you've got a great opportunity for anyone interested in Astronomy."
"It's this Saturday," McCoy says. "We're doing a training session, DCS Educators will teach you how to participate in this first Citizen Science project.
Once trained, you can join us on March 17th for the facilitated data collection experience at The Observatory in Marshfield. It's Saturday March 17, 2012. And from 6-8pm at the DCS Auditorium, it's $1 per person you'll learn the basics.
Then, from 8-10pm we'll head to the Observatory in Marshfield, that's $5 per person, and you must provide your own transportation. And that's special because it's not open to the public.
You'll get a chance to see what the stars are like in Springfield, where there is more light reflected, more light pollution, and how much different the stars look in Marshfield, where there's less light polution. Everyone come on out."
Find out more at www.discoverycenter.org