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Night Sky Data to the People!

A new website presents citizen science data

ALAN Conference Series

ALAN 4 was a complete success! More than 100 participants from 26 countries and four continents discussed the topic of artificial light at night and impact on people, society and the environment. The next ALAN conference will take place in Utah, USA, in November 2018.

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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Within the scope of the research network the following scientific projects are being currently implemented by the different institutes. 14 projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Further projects are financed from internal resources and other external funds.

Titel Researcher    
Quantification of light pollution ‐ investigation of the sources and extent of the urban light dome of Berlin, and their temporal variation
C. Kyba
Detailed characterisation of naturel and artificial night-sky brightness at rural and remote sites A. Schwope
Artificial light and nocturnal landscapes in Berlin and Brandenburg since the 19th century: a cultural and environmental history perspective
U. Hasenöhrl
From lighting to enlightenment? A socio-political analysis of the situation to reduce light pollution in Berlin-Brandenburg
K. Krause
J. Meier  
The costs of the loss of the night ‐
An economic analysis on the consequences of the illuminated night

M. Pottharst
06 Light pollution – Consequences for human
Chronobiological effects of artificial light during the night

V. Kretschmer
07 Birds in ILluminated landscapes – BILL
A. Ruß
08 Effects of light pollution on obligatory nocturnal mammals (bats) D. Lewanzik
09 Light pollution – Impact of artificial light during the night on fish physiology A. Brüning
10 Evolutionary and ecological consequences of artificial light for mosquitoes and midges
A.-C. Honnen
11 Light sources for sustainable illumination S. Franke
12 Specific variation and quantitive characterization of ecological, innovative lighting S. Schneider
13 Development of an integrative model T. Degen
14 Projectcoordination & Integration projects
S. Schroer
S. Holzhauer
A. Krop-Benesch

Population Genetics (Evolutionary ecological consequences on the example of mosquitoes and midges)

Further projects without the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are listed here.