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Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution 2016

**** The Speakers and Participants ****


  • Cipriano Marin, co-ordinator of the Starlight Initiative in partnership with UNESCO-MaB, Spain - Alternative ways of lighting the UNESCO sites

  • Dr. Connie Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU), USA - The Quality Lighting Teaching Kit
    Poster Poster Contaminacion Luminica y el Cielo Nocturno en Espanol (PDF link)
    Poster Animales en Espanol (PDF link)
    Poster Deslumbramiento en Espanol (PDF link)
    Poster Energia en Espanol (PDF link)
    Poster Seguridad en Espanol (PDF link)
    Poster Luz Intrusa en Espanol (PDF link)
    Hojas de Calculo de Energia (PDF link)
    Light Pollution and Night Sky (YOUTUBE link)
    Light Pollution and Animals (YOUTUBE link)
    Light Pollution and Glare (YOUTUBE link)
    Light Pollution and Energy (YOUTUBE link)
    Light Pollution and Light Trespass (YOUTUBE link)
    Light Pollution and Safety (YOUTUBE link)

  • Prof. Dr. Fabio Falchi, The Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute (ISTIL) and CieloBuio, main author of the world light pollution satellite map, Italy - The new World Atlas of Light Pollution and Light Pollution: What Next?

  • Javier Diaz Castro, cheef of the "Oficina Tecnica para la Proteccion de la Calidad del Cielo" (OTPC), Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife, Spain - Site Protection Experience and Updated Regulations in Canary Islands Observatories

  • Dr. Antonia Varela Perez, Starlight Foundation, Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Canary Islands, Spain - Starry sky as a Natural, Scientific and Cultural Heritage for the Astrotourism: Starlight Certifications

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Siminovich, director of the California Lighting Technology Center, USA (webcast) - Mitigating Light at Night: Ongoing Research at UC Davis

  • Rod McConnell, Founder of Alberta Dark Skies Association, Edmonton Light-Efficient Community Policy Committee, Alberta, Canada (webcast) -
    The Demons in the Light (PDF film presentation)
    La Palma video presentation (YOUTUBE link)
    "Health" module 3 (YOUTUBE link)
    "Astronomical Sciences" module 7 (YOUTUBE link)
    Other modules (YOUTUBE search link)
    Light Efficient Communities (other resources from Rod's website)

  • Dr. Richard Wainscoat, Institute of Astronomy, the University of Hawaii, International Astronomical Union (IAU) commissions Protection of Existing and Potential Observatory Sites and Controlling Light Pollution, USA (webcast) - How to Protect Astronomical Sites from Light Pollution

  • Ian Cheney, documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer, USA (webcast) - "The City Dark" movie (PBS link and trailer)

  • Audrey Fischer, president of Chicago Astronomical Society and founder of One Star at a Time, USA - TODO

  • Valentin Grigore, President of Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM), national coordinator for Romania of Astronomers Without Borders AWB, Romania -
    Light Pollution. A Global Coalition for a Global Problem and
    Light Pollution in Protected Areas. La Palma and Tenerife (2012-2016)

  • Pedro Sanhueza, director OPCC, La Serena, Focal Point of the Starlight Initiative - Latinoamerica Chile (webcast) - Implementing the new Lighting Norm: Supreme Decree N043/2012 MMA

  • Dr. Salvador Ribas, director of the Montsec Astronomical Park, Spain (webcast) - Parc Astronomic Montsec: research, outreach, education and tourism in a protected area

  • Dr. Elena Nordio, Astronomer and Starlight Guide, founder of Ad Astra La Palma, Spain - Keep Calm and Enjoy the Stars

  • Colleen Murray, Teacher and coach, and the Students of Starry Chicago. Amundsen High School, Chicago Public Schools, USA (webcast) -
    Starry Chicago Curriculum Amundsen High School
    Youth Civic Engagement and the Fight for a Starry Chicago
    Aspen Colorado Video (YOUTUBE link)

  • Diane Turnshek, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (webcast) - 6000 Hostages

  • Ana Castaneda, Cabildo de La Palma (insular government), Tourism Section, Cheef of General Affairs, La Palma, Spain - Public Outreach and Teaching the People of La Palma about the Sky

  • Babek Tafreshi, freelance astro-photographer, TWAN (The World at Night) - Winners of the 2016 International Earth & Sky photo contest (VIMEO video link)

  • Other about 40 participants to the 6th SARM Romanian expedition to Canary Islands, professors and pupils from La Palma and other people who attended via webcast, thank you!


  • Starlight conference



    Starlight 2016 La Palma
    La Palma ORM Starry Night
    Los Cancajos resort
    2015 meeting participants
    Starry night from Las Olas hotel
    Cactus Flower from La Palma
    Roque de los Muchachos
    GTC Astro Night
    William Herschel Telescope
    Visit the GTC telescope
    ORM Starry Night