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Starlight Tourist Destinations

Starlight Destinations are visitable places characterised by excellent quality for the contemplation of starry skies and the practice of tourist activities based on this resource. The Starlight Tourism Certification System was created with the aim of encouraging, at world-wide level, the improvement of the quality of tourist experiences and the protection of the night skies in Starlight Destinations.The Starlight Certification seeks to guarantee the capacity to enjoy the view of the stars and...

Windows to the Universe

The scientific dimension of a starry night is an essential part of the legacy of the sky. The ability of the planet’s astronomical sites and observatories to detect and interpret data from outside the world we live in should be considered as a resource of extraordinary value for the progress of knowledge, as it has been throughout history. Dark skies are still the windows to our knowledge of the greater Universe. Unfortunately current areas devoted to astronomical observation do not enjoy ap...

Starlight Reserves

A Starlight Reserve is a site where a commitment to defend the night sky quality and the access to starlight has been established. Its main function will be to preserve the quality of the night sky and its associate values, whether they are cultural, scientific, astronomical, natural, or landscape-related. A Starlight Reserve will have a core or dark zone. This is an unpolluted area where natural night sky light conditions are kept intact. This core zone will be protected by a buffer or prote...

Star Parks - One Star at a Time Programme

A StarPark is a window to the firmament that each community voluntarily designates to enjoy the starry night sky. Its function is to claim and secure the right to starlight, especially for future generations.
Just as communities designate areas for recreation, sport, the enjoyment of nature or silence, these same sites and others can be places where the starry sky is enjoyed. A StarPark is an oasis that each community designates for stargazing/observing, a site where to learn under the st...

La Costiera Amalfitana

Published in News - Events
11Apr 2011
Written by Patricia 
La Costiera Amalfitana verso l'uso di energia alternativa


Italy, Vietri sul Mare, 11 April 2011
Organiser: Associazione Costiera Amalfitana Riserva della Biosfera ONLUS



The best practises of the city of Vietri sul Mare and the other communities of the Amalfi Coast and the Province of Salerno which are part of the Covenant of Mayors.

Which are the goals for the Mayors of the area in order to achieve an intelligent usage of alternative resources? The whole Province of Salerno is engaged in achieving the goals of the Kyoto Protocol. During this public meeting organized by Acarbio (Associazione Costiera Amalfitana Riserva Biosfera) the guidelines of the Covenant of Mayors and the Starlight campaign for the protection of the dark sky will be shown and discussed. The two campaigns can play an important role togheter given that saving energy, reducing co2 emission and light pollution bring not only a economical benefit but also the chance to enjoy the beauty of our planet and the universe in a way we forgot of.


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