Riding the Lightwave of Technology

Riding the Lightwave of Technology brings scientists, researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers and industry leaders together to discuss the many aspects and impacts of light pollution and artificial light.

The combination of expanding urban growth and cheap energy efficient lighting is resulting in artificial light at night becoming one of the fastest growing, yet most poorly understood or documented, forms of pollution in the world.

This three-day conference from September 26 to 28 is supported by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and will draw on the broad expertise to look beyond the obstacles and explore pathways to align technology, industry and policy towards sustainable advancements in lighting for the betterment of manmade and natural environments.

The inaugural regional conference will be held at Coonabarabran’s Siding Spring Observatory and will conclude with the launch of Australia’s only Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungle National Park which will include the Australian premiere of the film Saving The Dark.