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ALAN Conference Series

ALAN 6 will take place from 16-18.06.2020 in Lleida, Spain.

Night Sky Data to the People!

A new website presents citizen science data

Touring Exhibition

Our touring exhibition with 15 posters can be borrowed for events!

'Loss of the Night' App

The 'Loss of the Night' app measures sky brightness! Take part in a world-wide citizen science project that measures star visibility and light pollution. The app is free!

City Night Time Lapse

This growing collection of time lapse videos of nights in urban centres provides insights how city lights change throughout the course of the night

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Here you can find a number of interesting links on light pollution.


Name Description
Dark Sky Initiative against light pollution (Dar-Sky Association Germany).
International Dark-Sky Association The leading NGO comabting light pollution.
 Loss of the Night Network (LONNE) European Research Network COST Aktion ES1204
Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) International network of cities and lighting professionals for sustainable and environmental urban lighting.
"Plus Review - Public Lighting Strategies for Sustainable Urban Spaces".
Configuring Light/Staging the Social Social science project with the aim to strengthen the dialogue on the role of light on our social life between social sciences, design, architecture, and urban planners. 
Current bibliography of light & social life.
Astronomers without borders worldwide organisation of amateur astronomers
Sternenpark Schwäbische Alb
Private initiative for environmental lighting with the aim to create a dark sky park in the Schwäbischen Alb.
Current bibliography of light pollution (in German).
Flyer about eco friendly lighting.
Life at Night A european project that investigates 
natur-friendly and energy efficient lighting
solutions for cultural heritage sites
Flyer with child-friendly explanations of light pollution
Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft
Die Helle Not Initiative for a careful dealing with light
Light pollution in Germany
"Sterne ohne Grenzen"
Astronomical education for children and adults
(Cologne, Germany)
The World at Night (TWAN) A special project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 to 
produce and present a collection of stunning photographs and videos of the world`s landmarks against the celestial attractions   Light pollution in Italy (author: Pierantonio Cinzano)