Over 18% of the Irish population uses colour vision at night as we have created 24 hour daylight conditions in many places. This has longer-term implications for human health matters and for biodiversity; drawing important species such as night pollinators away from natural habitats and food sources.
Darkness matters for nature’s cycle of day and night.
That’s why we are bringing academics, activists, architects, astronomers, community groups, conservationists, dark sky advocates, ecologists, engineers, lighting experts, planners, policy makers, scientists and more (!) together to discuss the challenges and explore the solutions to reversing light pollution and implementing best practices for dark sky friendly lighting.