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Presentation of the book

28May 2008
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Presentation of the book: "Starlight, a common heritage"

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May 28th, 2008. La Laguna, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain.

The Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mechtild Rothe, has defended the right to preserve the quality of the night sky during the act of presentation of the book that took place at the headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) La Laguna. Mechtild Rothe, who wrote a prologue of the Starlight book, reminded that an “intelligent lighting” which limits light pollution, at the same time favours energy saving, night sky protection and our commitment to combat Climate Change.

Several representatives of International Organizations, members of IAC, collaborators, and authors of the book attended the presentation.

From left to right: Luis Gortázar (GAIA), Wolf Michael Iwand (TUI), Casiana Muñoz (IAC), Cipriano Marín (Coordinator of the Starlight initiative), Carlos Martínez (Sub director of IAC), Mechtild Rothe (Vice-president of the European Parliament), Laura Calero (IAC), Federico de la Paz (OPCC), Arthouros Zervos (President of the European Renewable Energy Council -EREC), Osman Benchikh (UNESCO - Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences).


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