Light pollution around Tonantzintla Observatory

Vazquez Mata, Jose A, Hernández-Toledo, Héctor M, Martínez-Vázquez, Luis A and Atanacio, Pani-Cielo (2011) Light pollution around Tonantzintla Observatory. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 2009 (5). E38. ISSN 1743-9213

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Being close to the cities of Puebla to east and Cholula to the north, both having potential for large growth, the National Astronomical Observatory in Tonantzintla (OAN-Tonantzintla) faces the danger of deteriorating its sky conditions even more. In order to maintain competitiveness for education and scientific programs, it is important to preserve the sky brightness conditions. through: 1) our awareness of the night sky characteristics in continuous monitoring campaigns, doing more measurements over the next years to monitor changes and 2) encouraging local authorities about the need to regulate public lighting at the same time, showing them the benefits of such initiatives when well planed and correctly implemented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: JoseAntonio VazquezMata
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 16:55
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 14:13
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