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Wed, 11 Sept



Valuing Darkness - Symposium

Illuminate the path to dark skies: Join our symposium tackling light pollution's impact on the environment and our nightscapes.

Valuing Darkness - Symposium
Valuing Darkness - Symposium

Time & Location

11 Sept 2024, 8:00 am – 13 Sept 2024, 4:00 pm

Melbourne, 370 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


About the Event

Program Overview

September 11: 

Engage with global experts at a full-day symposium on the far-reaching effects of light pollution, covering cultural, environmental, and health impacts, with a focus on sustainable solutions.


Join us in the enchanting Royal Botanic Gardens for a family-friendly event delving into cultural connections and the importance of preserving natural nightscapes, offering stargazing opportunities and a journey into darkness.

September 12: 

Convene with government officials, industry leaders, and urban planners to devise policy and planning strategies aimed at reducing light pollution, including the creation of dark sky places. Hosted by the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance.

September 13: (pending)

Take part in collaborative workshops led by NERAL, fostering partnerships between science and industry to develop technology and policies for mitigating light pollution's impact on wildlife habitats, pending confirmation.

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