International Dark Sky Places

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IDA EUROPE OFFICE

Location

Belgium
Aarschotsebaan 29
B-3191 Hever, Belgium
Belgium Mobile: +32 (0)474 50 17 95 

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European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky

Every year, the IDA Europe office aids a European Chapter or affiliate of IDA in hosting the European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky.  This annual conference assembles worldwide experts on light pollution to discuss the latest in education, technology, ecological issues, and sky brightness monitoring.

11th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky

Protection of the Night Sky
6-8 October 2011, Osnabrück, Germany

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Activity Updates

Protection of Slovene Light Pollution Law

Dark Sky Slovenia joins other Slovenian environmental groups to write in concern over the E-Street project, a study questioning the energy policies of the 2008 Slovene national ighting ordinance. Read the letter here >>

 

Rückblick auf das Fachgespräch, Lichtverschmutzung - über die Schattenseite des Lichts

The green party in the Bundestag 75 participants held an expert discussion on the topic of light pollution on 20 April, 2009. 75 participants added the latest information on a political and technological discussion. Some topics can be found on the Web site of Bundestag member Peter Hettlich (German language). Visit Web site >> 

Sorado Paper is Questioned by Nicolas Bessolaz

"Towards an Efficient Control of Light Pollution: The optimization of the public lighting system from an accurate modeling of light pollution" takes a scientific approach to the efficiency of illumination. Read the paper >>

World's first Dark Sky Discovery Sites Launched in Scotland

The 25th of March saw the launch of the world's first two Dark Sky Discovery Sites, in Dalkeith and Glen Nevis. The Dalkeith site, at Newbattle Abbey College, has hosted Dark Sky events and workshops previously, and is a good example of an urban area where stargazing can take place. The Glen Nevis site will help to encourage people in areas of Scotland with darker night skies to discover and enjoy the view of the heavens. Read more >>

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