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Urban Sky Glow, a Worry for Astronomy

CIE x008-1994

ISBN 978 3 900734 53 4

On Saturday 3 April 1993, a symposium was held under the title of "Urban sky glow, a worry for astronomy". The organizer of the symposium was the Technical Committee TC 4.21 on "Interference by Light of Astronomical Observations". This TC works under Division 4 (Lighting and Signalling for Transport) of the CIE ( Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage). The symposium was held at the Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, in conjunction with a meeting of CIE Division 5 and with the LuxEuropa Conference. The programme included the following presentations by international experts on astronomy, lighting architecture, lighting engineering and instrumentation:

  • Interference by light of astronomical observations (Dr. A. Schreuder; earlier presentation)
  • Astronomy as an endangered science (Dr. P. Murdin)
  • Obtrusive light and sky glow: is it all gloom? ( Dr. A. Fisher)
  • A global network observation of night sky brightness in Japan: methods and results (H. Kosai, S. Isobe, Y. Nakayama)
  • The Canary Islands experience (J D Castro; presented during the TC meeting)
  • Sky glow conscious lighting design (N. Pollard)
  • The Edinburgh Lighting Vision (D Brennan)

The publication contains 46 pages, 15 figures and 8 tables.

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