LoNNe Intercomparison Campaigns aim at measuring and modelling light pollution

The methods of measuring sky brightness and the pros and cons of equipement are compared at the campaigns.

Intercomparison Campains’ data was published in the article “Worldwide variations in skyglow” by LoNNe in 2015 and within the “New World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness“.

A recent publication shows the dynamic increase in night time brightness: “Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent”

The first campaign took place in 2013 in Lastovo, Croatia. It was accompanied by a training school. Find here the Abstracts of the event: 2013_LoNNe_IC-Training School_Abstracts

The second Intercomparison campaign was hosted by the UCM group of Astronomical Instrumentation and Extragalactic Astronomy (GUAIX)  at the Physics building of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Find here the report: 2014_LoNNe_IC_Report

The third campaign took place in Torniella and Florence, Italy. The campaign offered a lot of experience and lessons learned from the previous campains:  2015 LoNNe IC Report

An additional Intercomparison Campaign in Chelmos, Greece, was organised before the LoNNe working group meeting in Athens in September 2015.

The latest Intercomparison Campaign was organised in Montsec, Spain in 2016. This event was the kickoff  as a Light Pollution Initiative within the awareness platform STARS4ALL.

The next meeting is planned from 17th-20st of April in Budapest.