The meeting will focus on recent advances in scientific investigations on light pollution and its impact on astronomical observations, on human health and on the natural environment. The focus is on the modeling and measurements methods to estimate the impact.
The study of light pollution is undergoing a renaissance due to development of high performance computers that can significantly reduce the time needed for more accurate numerical simulations. Theoretical solutions, numerical modeling, and field campaigns represent diverse approaches to the analysis, prediction, and characterization of light pollution levels and behavior.
The meeting aim is to bring together the experts in that field to discuss the current state of the art and to formulate new research directions. The conference aim to facilitate a more intensive development in this field of research.
A - Theoretical concepts of modelling light pollution
B - Numerical tools and simulation experiments
C - Effects of atmospheric aerosols, clouds, terrain, and obstacles on light pollution
D - Impact of spectral and angular characteristics of light sources and reflecting surfaces
E - Observational techniques, instrumentation, data, and products
F - Design and evaluation of dark sky friendly lighting technologies, regulations and outreach