Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Center

Bar Harbor, Maine

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to protect Acadia National Park’s night sky through quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Mount Desert Island lightscape. The project updated the external lighting inventory for the park, analyzed the light pollution coming from Bar Harbor, and conducted sky quality analysis of Acadia’s night sky. The project culminated in the submission of an application for provisional Dark Sky Park certification to Acadia.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Bar Harbor, Maine

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