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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.

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Valuing Darkness - Symposium
Valuing Darkness - Symposium

Time & Location

11 Sept 2024, 8:00 am – 12 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm

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

About the event

September 11, 2024


Join us for a full-day symposium where experts will discuss the global impact of light pollution on culture, energy consumption, health, wildlife, and astronomy. Explore sustainable solutions and learn about the latest research in combating light pollution.

Evening Event at Royal Botanic Gardens 

Bring your family, friends and good cheer to the Royal Botanic Gardens for an evening of exploration. Discover the cultural connections to our night environment and the importance of preserving natural darkness. Enjoy stargazing activities and immersive experiences in the dark.

September 12, 2024

Continuation of Symposium:

The symposium continues, offering in-depth discussions and insights into key topics surrounding light pollution.

Roundtable Discussion

Join us for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, where government officials, industry leaders, urban planners, and businesses will collaborate on policy and planning strategies to reduce light pollution.


- Collaborative Workshop: Led by NERAL, this workshop focuses on practical solutions and partnerships between science and industry to mitigate light pollution's impact on wildlife.

- Dark Sky Places Workshop: Endorsed by the International Dark Sky Association, learn about creating and preserving Dark Sky Places.

- Dark Sky Councils Workshop: Explore strategies for local councils to preserve natural nightscapes and reduce light pollution.


Wine, Cheese, and Conservation

End the day with a networking event focusing on environmental conservation efforts, accompanied by wine and cheese.

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