Complete nighttime drone photography over the CMU campus will soon be viewable!
Thanks to Mike Lincoln (https://www.facebook.com/TopShotAerial/
), Steve Quick and Diane Turnshek for the map that may be used by campus
designers to determine possible changes to the existing lighting.
We hope to soon have the full nighttime city map taken with a high definition camera affixed to the underbody of a Cessna aircraft.
This research is part of the Dark Skies Initiative at CMU, funded through Metro21, which included:
• the first annual summer conference (https://events.mcs.cmu.edu/darkskies2019/
• the Triangulation: Dark Skies anthology of stories about light
• the map of Pittsburgh’s skyglow, taken from the ground during moonless clear
Scroll on the map to Pittsburgh and close-up on the city.
It’s surprising how many fairly dark areas exist to see the night sky inside the city limits.
• drone and Cessna aircraft photography of the city to be uploaded to Burgh’s Eye View when completed