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Workshop on Light Pollution & Its Impact
Light@Night: Environment, Ecology and Health

Fitzgerald Library, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
Wednesday 20th April, 11:00 – 16:00


The aim of this meeting is to bring together interested parties to discuss the topic of light pollution in Ireland from a range of standpoints, covering environmental, ecological, public health, economics, and astronomy, as well as to address the tourism and heritage benefits of dark skies areas. The talks are intended to provide an introduction to the topic, and to be generally accessible. The talk session will be followed by a more informal workshop format with the aim of facilitating discussion and to outline possible future directions.


There is no fee for registering, but please register to permit us to gauge numbers and so that we can let you know of any changes.


Any questions should be directed to Brian Espey (

If you are interested in contributing a talk to the meeting, please contact Brian Espey (

*This meeting was facilitated by funding from the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Visiting Professor Fund.

The change in light output of Ireland between 1995 and 2010 using data from the US DMSP satellite. Credit: Image calibration by Jon Bennie, University of Exeter.