The following institutions are kindly contributing to the organisation of the Symposium:
We do not organise accommodation for participants. All the participants are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements, but we are happy to help.
We recommend accommodation in or close to the town of Pasadur as all the lectures will take place there and also Heliodrom (where night observations take place) is a several minutes drive from Pasadur.
Accommodation may be found also in other towns, but they are far from Pasadur.
1. In Pasadur is the only hotel on the island – Solitudo. Most of the lectures and meetings will take place in the hotel.
Hotel Solitudo has a special prices for the participants of the symposium. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further informations.
2. The island has a nice range of private apartments. Several apartments offer food, as well, which allows you to explore the local cuisine and enjoy some great food. The Lastovo Tourist Office has a list of all the aparements and will help you with booking arrangements.
Tel/fax: +385 20 801 018
3. At Lastovo there is also a campsite Camping Skriveni, Skrivena Luka, rather far from Pasadur.
To register please fill out and send us the registration form.
Public Instituion Lastovo Islands Nature ParkTrg Svetog Petra 720289 Ubli, CroatiaTel. +385 (0)20 801 email@example.com://www.pp-lastovo.hr (Unfortunatelly, no content is available in languages other than Croatian.)
Lastovo Toursim OfficeTel/Fax: +385 20 801 018
Participation fees are as follows:
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Lastovo is reachable daily: – from Split with ferry or faster catamaran or
For those arriving from Italy, a pleasant way of arriving to Lastovo is by ferry from Bari.
For those arriving from Kaposvár, Hungary:
E-mail us if you need precise information on any of this option.
General information on boat travels (schedules, prices etc.).
This year´s program is especially rich and interesting: Final program Lastovo 2010.
The quality of the night sky has been a concern for a number of years. Growth of light pollution globally has strengthened the worldwide movement to protect natural dark skies. In 2007 a consortium of international organisations (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO, World Tourism Organization – UNWTO, International Astronomical Union – IAU and others), Secretariats of conventions relevant to biodiversity (Convention on the Biological Diversity, Convention on Migratory Species, Ramsar Convention) and representatives of the academic community met in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, at the International Conference in Defense of the Quality of Night Sky. The resulting Declaration in Defence of the Night Sky and the Right to Starlight is a linchpin document for protection of the natural sky. It recognises the importance and multi-faced value of the night sky and provides a plan for action.
The Initiative for an International Association of Dark-sky Parks aims to implement the principles of the Declaration, in particular through its 10th principle:
“[a]ll those protected areas which combine exceptional landscape and natural values relying on the quality of their night sky, are called to include protection of clear night skies as a key factor strengthening their mission in conserving nature.”
The aim of the 2010 Symposium on Dark-sky Parks is to establish an effective long-term framework for reducing light pollution internationally. It will do so by bringing together key players that will determine with the appropriate course of action. The Symposium not only provides a setting for individuals to present their knowledge or attend presentations by leading experts in the light-pollution field. It also creates an opportunity for networking, collaboration, sharing of information and the building of trust relationships. Dark-sky movement continues to enjoy a steady increase in membership internationally and is represented by individuals from tourism, research, educational, management, government, student and other communities.
The symposium is a five-day event, comprising of quality lectures, field-trips and night observations.
The symposium language is English.
You are kindly invited to attend the
which will be on New Zeland in June 2012
More information you can find here.
has successfully finished. The report is available here.
We are looking forward to see you on the next symposium.