2nd International Conference on Environmental and Astronomical Light Pollution
EALPO 2022

Niepołomice, September 2nd-3rd

Conference program

September, 2nd (Friday)
  • 8.00-9.30: Registration of Participants, morning coffee/tea
  • 9.30-9.45: Opening Ceremony
  • 9.45-10.15: Opening Lecture: Karolina M. Zielińska-D±bkowska: A new paradigm for external illumination in healthier and environmentally friendlier cities at night
  • 10.15-10.30: Coffee break
  • 10.30-12.30: 1st session: Theory and practice of light pollution - Chair: Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta
    • [10.30-11.00] Miroslav Kocifaj, Anna Kocifajová: Ground-based methods to characterize the lower atmosphere
    • [11.00-11.20] Frantiąek Kundracik: Whole-sky automatic multispectral scanner for brightness and polarization characterization of the night sky
    • [11.20-11.40] Stefan Wallner: Is there a relation between atmospheric elements and night sky brightness? Conducting a study in urban, sub-urban and rural areas
    • [11.40-12.00] Dominika Karpińska: The night sky light pollution monitoring network in the city of Toruń - experiences from the first year of operation and assumptions for the future
  • 12.00-13.00: Poster session
    • Maria Zschorn: Assessing light pollution in environmental planning
    • Ladislav Kómar: Light pollution changes in terms of VIIRS measurements and numerical modeling
    • Larysa Kudashkina: Capturing of electromagnetic waves by decorated micro-mechanical (granular) systems formed as layered periodic structures
  • 13.00-14.30: Lunch + coffee break
  • 14.30-16.00: 2nd session: Protection of the dark sky I - Chair: Miroslav Kocifaj Anna Czaplicka
    • [14.30-15.00] Sylwester Kołomański: Multicolour photometry of the night sky with the ALPS network The quality of the night sky in Ostrowik observatory - the first results from ALPS network
    • [15.00-15.20] Victor Kudak: The first results of light pollution measurements in the Transcarpathian Dark-Sky Park
    • [15.20-15.40] Agata Łopuszyńska: Urban lighting policies in practice: sustainability, light pollution, and a night in the city. A comparative case study
    • [15.40-16.00] Héctor Lamphar: Science, legislation, regulatory initiatives, and guidelines on the control of light pollution in México
  • [16.30-18.00] Royal Castle in Niepołomice guided sightseeing
  • [18.30] Official dinner at the Royal Castle in Niepołomice
September, 3rd (Saturday)
  • 9.30-10.00: Morning coffee/tea
  • 10.00-11.30: 3rd session: Protection of the dark sky II - Chair: Michal Zeman
    • [10.00-10.30] Małgorzata Bartnicka: A few reasons why people are increasingly photophilous and how this affects light pollution
    • [10.30-10.50] Katarzyna Szlachetko: The boundless heritage of mankind. About the legal model for the protection of dark skies
    • [10.50-11.10] Tomasz ¦ciężor: Light pollution in the area of the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in the Pomeranian Voivodship in Poland
    • [11.10-11.30] Aleksandra Szurlej-Kielańska: Education and lighting management as the key to protecting the dark sky. Narusa case study
  • 11.30-12.15: Excursion - Phonography Museum in Niepołomice
  • 12.30-12.45: Coffee break
  • 13.00-14.30: 4th session: Biology and medicine - Chair: Tomasz ¦ciężor
    • [13.00-13.30] Michal Zeman: Complex neuroendocrine disturbances caused by light pollution - much more than melatonin
    • [13.30-13.50] Wojciech Jernajczyk: Somnambulism and blue light
    • [13.50-14.10] Monika Okuliarova: Light pollution and chronodisruption of immune functions
    • [14.10-14.30] Krystyna Skwarło-Sońta: Light pollution as a possible factor disturbing balanced bat-virus relationships
  • 14.30: Closing of the conference
  • 14.45-15.30: Sightseeing of the Youth Astronomical Observatory in Niepołomice (MOA), planetarium show
  • 15.30-16.00: Lunch