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FM 21: Mitigating Threats of Light Pollution & Radio Frequency Interference

Room 316B, Hawaii Convention Center

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

FM21.1: Observations, Advances in LED Technology, and Dark Sky Protection, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

10:30 am - 10:35 am FM Session Introduction   FM21.1.01
10:35 am - 10:55 am Richard Wainscoat The search for Near Earth Objects - why dark skies are critically important FM21.1.02
10:55 am - 11:15 am Robert Adams LEDs/ALAN–Working To Be Good Neighbors FM21.1.03
11:15 am - 11:35 am Richard Wainscoat Light Emitting Diodes and Astronomy - a chance for restoration of the dark night sky - or for further loss FM21.1.04
11:35 am - 11:55 am Christian Karl Monrad Advanced Strategies for Outdoor LED Lighting Applications and Technologies to Curtail Regional Light Pollution Effects FM21.1.05
11:55 am - 12:15 pm Fabio Falchi The new World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness FM21.1.06
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel ISS images for Observatory protection FM21.1.07

FM21.2: Measurement of Light at Night, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Dan M Duriscoe Derivation of sky quality indicators from photometrically calibrated all-sky image mosaics FM21.2.01
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Tomasz Mrozek Night sky photometry with amateur-grade digital cameras FM21.2.02
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Martin Aubé Evaluation of the night sky quality at El Leoncito and LEO++ in Argentina FM21.2.03
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Sze Leung Cheung Globe at Night - Sky Brightness Monitoring Network FM21.2.04
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Pedro Russo Dark Sky Meter - IYL2015 app FM21.2.05
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Eric Richard Craine in situ Measures of LED Installations: Results of Air and Ground Surveys FM21.2.06

FM21.3: Radio and Optical Site Protection, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Harvey Steven Liszt Spectrum protection for radio astronomy: details, successes, failures, challenges and convergence FM21.3.01
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Lisa Harvey-Smith Radio Quiet Protection at the Australian Square Kilometre array site FM21.3.02
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Adrian John Tiplady On the Development of Radio Astronomy and Protected Astronomy Reserves in South Africa FM21.3.03
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Haiyan Zhang RFI Mitigation for FAST FM21.3.04
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Yongheng Zhao Light pollution and site protecting of the Xinglong Station, NAOC FM21.3.05
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Yongqiang Yao Site Protection Program and Progress Report of Ali Observatory, Tibet FM21.3.06
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Ronald LeRoy Thiel County of Hawaii - A Unique LED Street Light Conversion FM21.3.07
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm Sergio Ortolani Checking the light pollution sources at Asiago Astrophysical Observatory from photometric and spectroscopic observations. Results from a unique experiment FM21.3.08

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

FM2.4: Joint FM 2 & FM 21: World Heritage and the Protection of Working Observatory Sites, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

10:30 am - 10:45 am Malcolm G. Smith The AURA Observatory in Chile – part of the IAU/UNESCO Extended Case Study FM2.4.01
10:45 am - 11:00 am Gabriel Rodriguez How government can support protection of “dark skies” as a public policy: the experience of Chile FM2.4.02
11:00 am - 11:15 am R. Chris Smith Site Protection Efforts at the AURA Observatory in Chile FM2.4.03
11:15 am - 11:30 am Pedro Sanhueza Highlights of the new Emission Norm for the Regulation of Light Pollution in Northern Chile FM2.4.04
11:30 am - 11:45 am Michel Cotte Toward a Serial International Approach of the High Mountain Observatories, within important Dark Sky Value FM2.4.05
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Richard Wainscoat Protection of Hawaii’s observatories from light pollution and radio frequency interference FM2.4.06
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Richard F. Green A Tale of Two Regions: Site Protection Experience and Updated Regulations in Arizona and the Canary Islands FM2.4.07
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Ramotholo Sefako Protection of SAAO observing site against light and dust pollution FM2.4.08

FM21.5: Light at Night and Protected Areas, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Colin Henshaw The Ecological Implications of Light at Night (LAN) FM21.5.01
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Eric Richard Craine Ecological Impact of LAN: San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area FM21.5.02
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Valentin Grigore Stars For Citizens With Urban Star Parks and Lighting Specialists FM21.5.03
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Xiaohua Wang The New Progress of the Starry Sky Project of China FM21.5.04
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Baozhou ZHANG Measuring light pollution in Beijing and effects on Xinglong Station of National Astronomical Observatory FM21.5.05
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Christopher James Baddiley Light pollution modelling the UK Highways Agency new environmental policy, inc. astronomical impact of blue-rich LED luminaires. FM21.5.06

FM2.6: Joint FM 2 & FM 21: Preserving Dark Skies and Protecting Against Light Pollution in a World Heritage Framework, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Babak Tafreshi Nightscape Photography Reclaims the Natural Sky FM2.6.01
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Michel Cotte How to apply UNESCO World Heritage Criteria to the “Windows to the Universe” Sites? FM2.6.02
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm John Hearnshaw The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve and light pollution issues in New Zealand FM2.6.03
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Dan M Duriscoe Night Sky preservation and restoration in U.S. National Parks FM2.6.04
5:20 pm - 5:40 pm Cipriano Marin Developing Starlight connections with UNESCO sites through the Biosphere Smart FM2.6.05
5:40 pm - 6:00 pm Arkadiusz Berlicki Dark Sky Protection and Education - Izera Dark Sky Park FM2.6.07

Thursday, 13 August 2015

FM21.7: Education Programs Promoting Light Pollution Awareness and IYL2015, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

8:30 am - 8:45 am Beatriz García Network for Light Pollution education at secondary level FM21.7.01
8:45 am - 9:00 am Joanna Cecylia Molenda-Zakowicz Astronomy Education Under Dark Skies FM21.7.02
9:00 am - 9:15 am Rosa Doran Dark Skies Rangers FM21.7.03
9:15 am - 9:30 am Lucia Marchetti The International year of light 2015 and the “Cosmic light” message: awareness & dissemination in the UK FM21.7.04
9:30 am - 9:45 am Rosa Doran Cosmic Light EDU kit FM21.7.05
9:45 am - 10:00 am Constance Elaine Walker The Quality Lighting Teaching Kit: Educating the Public about the Dark Side of IYL2015 FM21.7.06

FM21.8: Challenges and Solutions to Light Pollution, RFI and Implementing IAU Resolution 2009 B5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

10:30 am - 10:45 am Diane Turnshek Our Pittsburgh Constellation FM21.8.01
10:45 am - 11:00 am Constance Elaine Walker Globe at Night: From IYA2009 to the International Year of Light 2015 and Beyond FM21.8.02
11:00 am - 11:02 am Panel Introduction
11:02 am - 11:09 am Colin Henshaw The Social Implications of Light at Night FM21.8.03
11:09 am - 11:16 am Elizabeth M. Griffin Re-interpreting R, R and R FM21.8.04
11:16 am - 11:23 am Audrey Ann Fischer Citizen Engagement for Starlight~ Taking it to a higher level FM21.8.05
11:23 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:00 pm Richard F. Green Implementation of IAU Resolution 2009 B5, “in Defence of the night sky and the right to starlight” FM21.8.06
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion

FM21 Posters & Ancillary Presentations

Poster Sandra Preston Educating for the Preservation of Dark Skies P01
Poster Karen Voltura Public Policy and Minimizing Visual Impacts: Automatic Activation of Obstruction Lighting with a Radar-based Visual Warning System (VWS) P02
Poster Jun-Jie Wang Yangbajing Astronomical Observatory of NAOC in Tibet: a good multi-wavelength site P03
Poster Jinhee Yu Light Pollution Surveys around the Seoul Capital Area: Results from 2009 and 2014 P04
Poster Jaime Zamorano Low-cost photometers and open source software for Light Pollution research P05
Poster Jaime Zamorano Light Pollution REECL Spanish SQM Network P06
Ancillary Colin Henshaw Light Pollution in ten minutes A01
Ancillary Colin Henshaw The Medical Implications of Light Pollution A02