The light of the church.
The light in the night sky.
The beauty of the earth.
The night sky and the stars.
For many of us, these are the things that give us the most joy in life.
For those of us who live in rural areas or remote communities, the nights are full of the things we love the most – the stars, the beauty of nature and the joy of family life.
But what if those lights and stars weren’t just a way to catch our breath and relax?
What if the stars were our own eyes, eyes that we could see the sky through?
That’s what researchers are trying to find out.
This week, the National Astronomy Observatory (NAO) will launch a campaign called Eyes in the Sky to gather data to test the effectiveness of stars and light in giving people the illusion of a sky full of stars.
“In the UK, we know that our skies are not always clear,” says NAO director of research, Paul Geddes.
“If we’re not seeing a lot of stars, we’re missing out on the rest of the night.”
Gedds and his team will use a combination of telescopes, camera traps and the internet to collect data to try and find out how many stars and the light they give people.
The goal is to test whether the light we see is the result of the stars shining through the clouds, or is a product of our own eye.
Geddis and his colleagues are working with the UK National Astrophysical Observatory (Nana) to get their data.
They will use telescopes, a high-resolution camera and a high resolution spectrometer to collect the data and analyse it.
The aim is to use the data to improve our understanding of the Milky Way and its stars.
Astronomers are hoping the data will help them develop better techniques for detecting dark matter, or dark matter-like particles that orbit other stars.
It will also give us a better idea of what the light of some distant stars actually is.
Dark matter is a mysterious, invisible substance that doesn’t interact with light in any way.
However, it’s a common part of our galaxy.
When the Milkyway is in its infancy, its stars and gas are just a few hundred light years away.
The dark matter that makes up our Milky Way is the stuff that binds the gas together.
Astronomer James Webb is currently on a mission to discover the composition of dark matter and dark matter particles.
Astronomy isn’t all about stars and stars.
Giddes says the best way to find dark matter is to observe the cosmic microwave background, a light-bearing portion of the universe that was created around the big bang.
“It’s the leftover light that came from when the universe was young, when the stars weren