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08. May 2019.

Projects making a difference – Project VoBaNISTA sheds light on the issue of light pollution

Most of us are acquainted with chemical pollution, but how much do we know about light pollution – excessive and inappropriate usage of artificial light? Does light pollution negatively affect our health and lifestyle? Why preserving night sky matters?

Answers to these and many other related questions about this important, yet insufficiently discussed topic in our region, the project VoBaNISTA will provide at its workshop on light pollution – LIGHTPOLL 2019 between 23rd and 26th May 2019 in Andrevlje, the Fruška gora mountain, Serbia.

With the goal to spread the general knowledge on light pollution, LIGHTPOLL 2019 will include numerous lectures and several workshop exercises by international experts in this field who will present about the importance of light pollution reduction and night sky quality preservation, as well as share their experience about light pollution from their countries. Their expertise and experience exchange could be useful for developing potential implementation of light pollution legislation in Serbia and Hungary. Besides presenters from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Poland, the guests at this event will also be international amateur astronomers, university students and the officials from Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Regional Institute of Sport and Sports Medicine and City Administration for Environmental Protection Novi Sad.

The event is open to public, but requires prior registration: https://vobanista.com/en/application/.

LIGHTPOLL 2019 will be the continuation of the last year’s event LIGHTPOLL 2018. To get an idea of what you can expect from this year’s event, visit the project’s website offering the presentations and photos from the event.  

The project VoBaNISTA - “Vojvodina and Bács-Kiskun Night Sky as a Novel Touristic Attraction”, has hosted numerous events since its launch on 1 March 2018 with the goal to use the untapped potential of Vojvodina, in Serbia and Bács-Kiskun, in Hungary regions in terms of dark sky quality, nature reserves and cultural heritage sites, and develop them into a new touristic attraction.

For more information, visit the project’s website, and the project’s Facebook page.

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