8th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
August 22-23 - Kuffner Observatory, Vienna, Austria
- You are invited to the 9th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
September 17th - 21st 2009, Armagh, Ireland http://www.LightPollution2009.eu
- You can find the presentations of the 8th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky and other downloads here
- You can find pictures of the symposium here
"DARKSKY 2008", the 8th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky, was held on August 22-23, 2008, in Vienna, Austria. The meeting venue was the charming, historic Kuffner Observatory
in Vienna, Austria. Excursions
to Großmugl, to the Vienna University Observatory and a guided tour
through the Kuffner Observatory with the "good quality illumination park" were also part of the meeting.
Topics covered by the scientific program
included light pollution monitoring, impact of light pollution on the environment, animals, human health, the climate and the nightsky. Further sessions deal with energy-efficient and low light pollution lighting technology, traffic safety, light pollution laws and finances. The symposium therefor reaches out especially to representatives of institutions for protection of natural heritage, mayors and authorities in charge for the lighting in municipalities, road experts, energy saving experts, manufacturers of lamps and power regulation equipment, lighting engineers, architects and landscape architects, biologists, medical experts, environmentalists and astronomers.
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