Poster Ppt 2013

Posters and presentations online


  1. Introduction
    1. Opening talk Kocifaj/Aubé
    2. Sébastien Giguère (Canada) - Introduction to light pollution: Mont-Mégantic and the first International Dark Sky Reserve
  2. Theoretical concepts of modeling the light pollution – Chairman: Chris Baddiley
    1. Miroslav Kocifaj (Slovakia) – Modeling the night-sky radiances and inversion of multiangle and multispectral radiance data
    2. Zoltan Kollath (Hungaria) - On the feasibility of sky glow tomography
    3. Henk Spoelstra (The Netherlands) - The Dutch Light Pollution Model IPO-Light
    4. Amy Jones (Austria) - An Improved Scattered Moonlight Model for the Sky Background
  3. Numerical tools and simulation experiments – Chairman: Christian Luginbuhl
    1. Martin Aubé (Canada) – An online mapping of sky radiance contribution and sensitivity from sky radiance model ILLUMINA
    2. Peter den Outer (The Netherlands) - Luminance measurements and modelling
    3. Johanne Roby (Canada) - Impact of Light Pollution before and after the Creation of the First International Dark Sky Reserve, OMM, Quebec, Canada
    4. Miroslav Kocifaj (Slovakia) – Night sky luminance under clear sky conditions: theory vs. experiment. Field campaign in Frýdek-Místek
    5. Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel (Spain) - Evolution of the energy consumed by street lighting in Spain estimated with DMSP-OLS data
    6. Bülent Aslan (Turkey) - Sky brightness measurement and light pollution mapping Case study: Eskisehir city center and surroundings
  4. Impact of spectral characteristics of light sources, aerosols, obstacles and reflecting surfaces – Chairman: Dan M. Duriscoe
    1. Christian Luginbuhl (USA) - The Impact of Light Source Spectral Power Distribution on Sky Glow
    2. Stanislav Darula (Slovakia) – Windows in buildings: potential source of light pollution
    3. Dan M. Duriscoe (USA) – The relation of outdoor lighting characteristics to sky glow from distant cities
    4. Helmuth Horvath (Austria) - Basic aerosol light scattering and the role of back scattering for sky radiance
  5. Design and evaluation of dark sky friendly lighting technologies – Chairman: Johanne Roby
    1. Robert Dick (Canada) - Applied Scotobiology in Luminaire Design
    2. Martin Aubé (Canada) – Three new spectral indices to infer potential impacts of artificial lights on melatonin suppression, vegetation photosynthesis, and star visibility
    3. Jean-Pierre Lavallée (Canada) - Optimized Optical Filter for LED Lighting
    4. Christian Luginbuhl (USA) - How effective are lighting codes?
    5. Chris Baddiley (UK) - Modelling Sky Glow from luminaire designs
    6. K. Pushkala (India) - Environment light affects the prevalence of breast cancer
    7. Jan Hollan (Czech Republic) – Which ies-eulumdat fits the given geomery of street lighting best? Selecting a luminaire from thousands of luminaire photometries
  6. Observational techniques, data, and products 1 – Chairman: Christopher Kyba
    1. Dan Duriscoe (USA) - Night Sky Quality across Protected Areas of the United States: The National Park Service Night Skies Program Database
    2. Salvador J. Ribas (Spain) - Measuring Light Pollution in Montsec: a protected area
    3. Brian Espey (Ireland) - Light Pollution Measurements in Ireland
    4. Chu Wing So - Night Sky Observing in Hong Kong
    5. Kai Pong Tong (Germany) - Results of International SQM Survey Campaign 2011 and 2012
    6. Thomas Posch (Austria) - Night Sky Brightness Measurements and Night Sky Spectroscopy performed at the Vienna University Observatory
    7. Nicolas Bourgeois (France) - International Dark Sky Reserve of Pic du Midi de Bigorre: a great potential for the study of light pollution
    8. Christopher Kyba (Germany) – A mobile app allowing citizen scientists to characterize skyglow and stellar visibility
    9. Camille-Antoine Ouimet (Canada) - Monitoring the sky brightness of the first international dark sky reserve at Mont-Mégantic, Canada
    10. Günther Wuchterl (Germany) - Energy content and sources of urban light domes
  7. Observational techniques, data, and products 2 – Chairman: Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel
    1. Christopher Kyba (Germany) - New sources of skyglow data
    2. Héctor Antonio Solano Lamphar (Slovakia) - Development of a device to measure sky glow levels with the use of CCD cameras
    3. Dan M. Duriscoe (USA) – Indicators of visual sky quality derived from V-band all-sky CCD
    4. Günther Wuchterl (Germany) - Astronomy and World Heritage - Finding and Monitoring Starlight Reserves images Δ
  8. Conclusion
    1. Concluding remarks (Aubé & Kocifaj)


  1. Jaime Zamorano/ A. Sánchez de Miguel (Spain) – Night sky brightness and light pollution at Madrid area Δ
  2. Seyyed Hamed Mirzakhalil (Iran) – A new definition of light pollution based on the status of light pollution in Iran
  3. Petr Zavada (Czech Republic) – Environmental zones classification in the Czech Republic Δ
  4. P. Ďuriš (Slovakia) – Poloniny Dark-Sky Park Δ
  5. P. Ďuriš (Slovakia) – First results of continuous night sky brightness monitoring at Poloniny Dark-Sky Park, Slovakia Δ
  6. Jose Jiménez Garrido - Dark Sky Conservation in Sierra Sur Range, Andalucia. Spain: astronomy as a tool of social revitalitation and environmental conservation Δ
  7. Constance E. Walker (USA) - Measuring and Characterizing Sky Brightness over the Nighttime in Tucson and Surrounding Observatory Mountaintops Δ