International Workshop and Expert MeetingFuerteventura (Canary Islands),
10-11 March 2009
The International Workshop and expert meeting “Starlight Reserves and World Heritage: Scientific, Cultural and Environment Values”, was hosted by the Fuerteventura Island Council, and organized in cooperation with the UNESCO-World Heritage Centre, IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias), and IAU (International Astronomical Union).
This meeting is part of the cycle of the UNESCO-World Heritage activities “Astronomy and World Heritage: across time and continents”, launched within the framework of the World Heritage Initiative on Astronomical Heritage during the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, IYA2009.
First meeting of the Starlight Reserves Working Group. The overall aim was to discuss the problems of identification of specific categories of natural sites, skyscapes, cultural nightscapes, and exceptional sites for astronomical observation, as “Starlight Reserves” for their possible nominations on the World Heritage List.
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