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European Symposium dates announced


‘The European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky’ was originally held in France in 1998 and most recently in Pamplona, Spain in 2013. This important event presents the work of experts from different fields and countries on the various facets of light pollution; its impact on the environment, health, economy and cultural heritage.

The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies Community Group will host the 14th European Symposium for the protection of the Night Sky, from 3rd to 5th November 2019 (immediately following the Mayo Dark Sky Festival) in collaboration with Dark Sky Ireland and an international organising panel.

The 2019 programme offers a platform for research, activism and policy discussions on protecting the night sky featuring:

  • Plenary talks and workshops

  • Research presentations

  • At least 3 invited guest speakers

  • Poster sessions for researchers

  • Field Trip to Mayo International Dark Sky Park

  • Reception and gala event with key speakers

The main venue for the Symposium will be GN Mulranny Park Hotel, overlooking Clew Bay.


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