A multi-city dark sky advocacy campaign (2019-20)
|Project title||A multi-city dark sky advocacy campaign|
|Approved budget (HKD)||100,000|
This project aims to spread the message of light pollution reduction and dark sky preservation for the overseas partners of GaN-MN, the HKU-led multi-national light pollution monitoring project, by organizing coordinated multi-cities knowledge exchange public events and by sharing expertise and resources of the HKU team on educating the public about impacts of light pollution, such as the Outdoor Lighting Network. A centerpiece of the proposal is the organization of a joint simultaneous public education and outreach event to be conducted in multiple cities to publicize research data collected from the GaN-MN project.
- To promote light pollution measurement technique developed by HKU and research results from the ongoing HKU’s multi-national light pollution study to the public both locally in Hong Kong and overseas.
- To promote light pollution knowledge exchange resources and contents developed by HKU to overseas partners
- To educate people on the importance of light pollution reduction both in Hong Kong and overseas.
- To promote good practices of lighting in Hong Kong and overseas in hope of maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing light pollution.
External Partner Organization
Non-academic Sector(s) benefitted
Hong Kong general public, Hong Kong and international light pollution educational community
- Generated Impact through the GaN-MN in collaboration with the IAU-OAO, with the launching of new YouTube channel, with 6 videos from 3 partners of project and by our team.
- Invited speaker, “Impacts of lightings on the surroundings: measurements of urban skyglow,” on 18 October 2019 at International Lighting Symposium: Smart Lighting Beyond Imagination, CIE (Hong Kong) Limited.
- Speaker, “The Globe at Night – Sky Brightness Monitoring Network” on 16 June 2020 at ALAN2020, 6th International Conference on Artificial Light at Night on 16 June 2020 (online).
- Expanded the Globe at Night - Sky Brightness Monitoring Network by setting up 17 new stations in 3 countries (Brazil, The Netherlands, Germany) and Hong Kong.