The Conference and workshop “Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society”, jointly organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Government of Spain and the International Astronomical Union (IAU), is now scheduled in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, from October 3 to 7, 2021.
The rationale for the Workshop and Conference relates to exponential deployments of technological developments, like urban illumination by LED, the large constellations of satellites in low Earth orbit and the high power radio transmission, which are creating unprecedented threats to the visibility of the pristine night sky and call for effective and prompt mitigating measures before the damage may become irreversible.
- 15 July 2021 – Deadline to propose an abstract and to apply for financial support to travel
- 30 July 2021 – Notification of abstracts selection and of award of travel grants
- 15 August 2021 – Registration deadline for those attending in person at La Palma
- 15 September 2021 – Registration deadline for those attending online
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