Int’l Conference on Light Pollution Theory, Modeling, and Measurements
April 15-18, 2013
Smolenice, Slovak Republic
The first International conference on Light Pollution Theory, Modeling and measurements (LPTMM) is specifically oriented toward scientific and astronomical issues. It will address themes concerning
- Theoretical concepts of modeling light pollution
- Numerical tools and simulation experiments
- Effects of atmospheric aerosols and obstacles on light pollution
- Impact of spectral characteristics of light sources and reflecting surfaces
- Observational techniques, data, and products
- Design and evaluation of dark-sky–friendly lighting technologies
The study of light pollution is undergoing a renaissance due to development of high-performance computers that can significantly reduce the time needed for more accurate numerical simulations.
Theoretical solutions, numerical modeling, and field campaigns represent diverse approaches to the analysis, prediction, and characterization of light pollution levels and behavior. The meeting aim is to bring together experts in that field to discuss the current state of the art and to formulate new research directions.
The LPTMM-2013 conference is jointly organized by the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Cégep de Sherbrooke, Canada. The conference aims to spur development in this field of research.
More information about that meeting can be found at www.lptmm.org.