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DarkSky-presented events

We produce four annual events:

And we have a monthly series of virtual talks for DarkSky members:

Partner events

DarkSky supports these wonderful events presented by our friends and colleagues:

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, with Southern Cross and Pointers.
Photo by Fraser Gunn

New Zealand Starlight Conference 2024

October 20-23, 2024

The Starlight Conference promotes New Zealand as a world leader in dark skies protection and astrotourism. It also highlights the health and environmental impacts of artificial light at night (ALAN) by engaging with world experts who contribute to conference presentations.

This year, the main theme of the Starlight Conference 2024 is Dark Skies for All: a Call for Action. To help New Zealand communities, local government officials, and lighting engineers install lights that comply with best international practices, a special presentation of the latest research on the hazards of blue light emissions from LED streetlights will be made.

Globe at Night

Year Round

Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab, raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone! And their web app is available in 28 languages!