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ALAN 2016, day 2

Greetings from Transylvania!  Geza, Ken, and I are attending the ALAN 2016 conference in the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania.  (ALAN = Artificial Light At Night)  Btw, we took a walking tour today (organized by the conference folks), and learned that “Cluj” and “Napoca” actually mean the same thing.  Er, and that thing is…oh yeah, …

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Flight #86: NITELITE Test 1

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Our first flight for 2016 was on Saturday, April 23rd.  It was an evening flight and the first test for our NITELITE project.  For those of you who don’t know, NITELITE is the precursor mission to our more comprehensive and integrated NITESat (Nighttime Imaging & Tracking Experiment Satellite) mission to measure and characterize light pollution over the Midwestern United States …

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Flight #78: A Rare Night Flight

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Most of the time, our Far Horizons high-altitude balloon flights are during the day. One of the main reasons is visibility…our balloons are much easier to see during the day, especially as we’re trying to locate them in a tall corn field or in a stand of trees. It is much safer to travel around …

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