IAU/IAC Dark and Quiet Skies Workshop

October 5, 2020 to October 9, 2020


Online Workshop on "Towards Recommendations to Protect the Science of Astronomy"
5 - 9 October, 2020 (15:00-17:00 UTC)

You are invited to participate in the online Workshop on “Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society”, organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) with support from NSF’s NOIRLab, between 15:00 to 17:00 UTC on October 5-9, 2020. Most of the Workshop will also be recorded for later viewing and commenting by people outside the time zones. The online workshop will present initial findings from 5 working groups of the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC), for discussion. Within the two hour period on each workshop day, presentations will first be made by one of the Working Groups and open discussion will follow. 

The Workshop, organized at the request of COPUOS, will be held online, while an in-person conference will follow in April 2021, after the report has been presented at the COPUOS Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee (COPUOS STSC) meeting in February 2021. Based on feedback received, the report will be reviewed and finalised after the April Conference, then presented to the June 2021 COPUOS Meeting.

Registration is now open. Deadline for registration is Sept. 30, 2020. There is no fee to participate but you must register to be sent the various links to attend the Zoom meetings for each day.

Check out the more detailed inforamtion about this event here.