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International Initiative in Defence of the Quality of the Night Sky as Mankind’s Scientific, Cultural and Environmental Heritage

Conferences and Workshops


Third International Starlight Conference - 2012

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - 11,12 and 13 June 2012

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10 reasons to defend Starlight

The New Zealand International Starlight conference was held at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand in June 2012. This conference was recognized by the Starlight Initiative as the third of a series started in 2007 on the island of La Palma with the World Conference in Defence...
Where the Earth meets the Universe 2009

International Workshop and Expert Meeting

La Palma (Canary Islands), 9-10 November 2009 Starlight Workshop Close to the finalisation of the International Year of Astronomy, the aim of this open workshop is to make us think over the important progress made in night sky defence and preservation of the associated cultural, scientific and environmental heritage, as well as the objec...
Starlight Reserves and World Heritage - Fuerteventura 2009

International Workshop and Expert Meeting

Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), 10-11 March 2009 The International Workshop and expert meeting “Starlight Reserves and World Heritage: Scientific, Cultural and Environment Values”, was hosted by the...
International Workshop on Light Pollution - Antofagasta

Atacama Desert Museum, Antofagasta. August 2-4, 2010

Conclusions The participants of the International Workshop on Light Pollution held between February and August 4, 2010, meeting in Antofagasta, Chile, together with representatives of ESO (European Southern Observatory), Municipality of Antofagasta, OPCC (Office for the Protection of the Quality of the Skies of Northern Chile), OTPC...


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The Starlight Initiative is designed as an international action in defence of the values associated with the night sky and the general right to observe the stars. It is open to the participation of all scientific, cultural, environmental, and citizens' organizations...

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