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Moran Elementary School

Students and teachers are
active in community project.


3D Model Visits SchoolLet There Be Night exhibit at Moran Elementary library

Students built a model of the results of the Let There Be Night experiment using over 35,000 LEGO blocks to represent the ideal night sky. From that 3D map, over 12,000 blocks had to be removed to represent the night sky lost to light pollution, according to over 3,400 student observations. The 3D model is displayed at Moran Elementary School on December 14-18, 2009.

Using SQMs at Moran Moran SLT membersEvery Night the Team Works

Every night during the LTBN experiment, Student Leadership Team members have been showing up at the school grounds with Mrs. Hrybyk to quantify sky glow with hand-held Sky Quality Meters (SQMs). On March 22, they also gazed through a telescope to see the thin rings of Saturn.

Moran teacher in-serviceMoran Teachers Have Key Role

On October 2 and November 19, 2008, Moran teachers prepared for LTBN at two in-service sessions. The support of teachers is paramount to the success of this community-wide science experiment.