1st International Conference on Environmental and Astronomical Light Pollution
EALPO 2019

Kraków, September 20th-21st

Conference program

September, 20th (Friday)
  • 8.00-9.30: Registration of Participants, morning coffee/tea
  • 9.30-9.45: Opening Ceremony
  • 9.45-10.15: Opening Lecture: Bronisław W. Wołoszyn Light pollution and nocturnal mammals. Case study: influence of artificial light on insectivorous bats
  • 10.15-10.30: Coffee break
  • 10.30-12.00: 1st session (Theory and economy of light pollution) - Chair: Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta
    • [10.30-11.00] Miroslav Kocifaj, Anna Kocifajová Fundamentals of skyglow theory
    • [11.00-11.20] Kai Pong Tong Observing European angular distribution of upwelling artificial light with the Suomi NPP VIIRS.DNB
    • [11.20-11.40] Stefan Wallner The impact of surface albedo variations on night sky brightness - An interdisciplinary view on experiments and simulations
    • [11.40-12.00] Grzegorz Iwanicki The impact of dark sky parks on socio-economic development of adjacent areas
  • 12.00-12.30: Poster session
    • Anna Czaplicka, Bogdan Siedlecki Protection of the night sky in historic cities
    • Dominika Karpińska Comparison of the photometric method with the photographic method in studies of the brightness of the night sky on the example of Torun (Poland)
    • Sylwester Kołomański The 10th anniversary of the Izera Dark-Sky Park
    • Frantiąek Kundracik Polarization Experiment in Dark Sky Park "Kráµova Studňa"
    • Valentína Sophia Rumanová Effects of Dim Light at Night on Hepatic Lipid Metabolism in Normotensive and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
    • Flóra Siska, Klaudia Turbucz Effect of light pollutionon physiology of small-leaved lime
    • József Vanyó The colour dynamics of twilight
  • 12.30-13.30: Lunch + coffee break
  • 13.30-15.00: 2nd session (Protection of the dark sky) - Chair: Zoltán Kolláth
    • [13.30-14.00] Sylwester Kołomański ALPS - automatic light pollution stations
    • [14.00-14.20] Dajana Bjelajac Light pollution awareness assessment - case study Novi Sad (Serbia)
    • [14.20-14.40] Agata Łopuszyńska The lighting realizations accompanying residential development in the city of Wrocław (Poland). Parameter analysis and an assessment of the newest lighting adjustment to the needs of its users and space on an urban scale
    • [14.40-15.00] Noga Wojciech Dark Sky Poland
  • 15.30-17.30: Excursion: Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University "Fort Skała"
  • 19.00: Official dinner at the renaissance palace "Villa Decius" in Kraków-Wola Justowska
September, 21st (Saturday)
  • 9.30-10.00: Morning coffee/tea
  • 10.00-11.30: 3rd session (Astronomy, meteorology and atmosphere physics) - Chair: Miroslav Kocifaj
    • [10.00-10.30] Zoltán Kolláth Living Environmental Laboratory for Lighting
    • [10.30-10.50] Kornél Kolláth Effects of cloud and aerosol profiles on the night sky brightness
    • [10.50-11.10] Tomasz ¦ciężor Light pollution at Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University - preliminary analysis
    • [11.10-11.30] Rafał Rodziewicz (Technitel) Automatic environmental monitoring
  • 11.30-12.00: Coffee break
  • 12.00-14.00: 4th session (Biology and medicine) - Chair: Dénes Száz
    • [12.00-12.30] Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta Night shift work desynchronizes circadian rhythm via epigenetic mechanisms
    • [12.30-12.50] Michal Zeman Hazard arising from artificial light at night for physiology and health
    • [12.50-13.10] Wojciech Jernajczyk Blue light at night and somnambulism in adults
    • [13.10-13.30] Anna Kołton Artificial lighting and light pollution - from plant's point of view
    • [13.30-13.50] Justyna Ryniewicz Does light pollution affect plant reproductive success through influencing pollinator behavior? The case of three plant species
  • 14.00-15.00: Lunch
  • 15.00-16.30: 5th session (Protection of the night sky, ecology) Chair: Tomasz ¦ciężor
    • [15.00-15.30] Igor Kudzej Dark-sky park Poloniny in a mirror of activities ( history, present and perspective)
    • [15.30-15.50] Dénes Száz Ecological effects of artificial night lighting of bridges on the night-swarming mayfly, Ephoron virgo
    • [15.50-16.10] Richárd Novák, István Gyarmathy Importance of the Bükk and Hortobágy Dark Sky Parks and their educational benefits
    • [16.10-16.30] Maria Zschorn Light pollution in environmental planning (landscape planning, environmental assessment and habitats directive assessment)
  • 16.30: Closing of the conference
  • 17.00-20.00: Old Kraków guided sightseeing (Rynek Underground - Historical Museum of the City of Kraków included)