The Scientific Committee of the
Starlight Initiative is made up by a wide representation of experts in the fields of
astronomy, culture, information, environment and nature conservation, energy, lighting,
tourism, law, and sustainable development, seeking to approach the different dimensions of
the International Initiative in Defence of the Night Sky and the Right to Observe the
The main tasks of the Scientific
Committee are the following:
To define and concretise the contents, as well as the expected results, of the
Starlight International Conference that will be held in April 2007 on the island of La Palma.
To give advice to the Organising Committee in its task of selecting speakers
and partner bodies and organisations.
To review Conference communications, abstracts, and proposals.
To define the main objectives of the Initiative by thematic area.
To contribute to defining the Action Plan that would result from the Initiative.
To propose ideas and basic contents to be included in the World Declaration on
the Right to the Starlight.
Members of the Scientific
Opening Session of the first
meeting of the Starlight Initiative Scientific Committee.
From left to right: Antonio
San Blas (La Palma Biosphere Reserve and co-director of the Initiative), Miguel
�ngel Pulido ( Canary Islands Government) , Francisco S�nchez (Director of the Instituto de Astrof�sica de Canarias), Jose Luis Perestelo (President of the
island of La Palma), Miguel Clusener-Godt (UNESCO), Cipriano Mar�n (Coordinator of
the Starlight initiative), Juan Antonio Men�ndez Pidal (Chairman of the Session).