The Right to dark skies; 2016 - unesdoc - Unesco

Feb 29, 2008 - 6.5 m (Magellans) and Cerro Pachón, with one 8.2 m (Gemini South). ...... humanity and is committed to being a leader in efforts to protect the ...
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THE RIGHT TO DARK SKIES ,3DERECHO A LOS CIELOS OSCUROS

THE RIGHT TO DARK SKIES EL DERECHO A LOS CIELOS OSCUROS

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Published in 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France and the UNESCO Office in Mexico, Presidente Masaryk 526, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico. © UNESCO 2016 ISBN 978-92-3-000028-8

This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/). By using the content of this publication, the users accept to be bound by the terms of use of the UNESCO Open Access Repository (http://www.unesco.org/open-access/terms-use-ccbysa-en). The designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.. The ideas and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors; they are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization. Cover Photo: Star trails over the Atacama Desert. © ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org) licensed under CC BY 4.0. Title Page: A Sotol plant in bloom in the nocturnal landscape of Dunas de Yeso, Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, Mexico. © César Cantú. Original idea, concept, coordination and supervision of the editing and publication: The UNESCO Office in Mexico. Supervision, editing and coordination: Nuria Sanz, Head and Representative, UNESCO Office in Mexico Rachel Christina Lewis, UNESCO Office in Mexico Chantal Connaughton, UNESCO Office in Mexico José Pulido Mata, UNESCO Office in Mexico Carlos Tejada, UNESCO Office in Mexico Graphic design: Ananda Ramirez Cordero, UNESCO Office in Mexico Cover design: Ananda Ramirez Cordero, UNESCO Office in Mexico The organizing institutions would like to thank the following participating institutions which were represented at the International Meeting The Right to Dark Skies and whose contributions have made this publication possible: FCCyT; CONACYT; UNAM; AURA Observatory; University of California, Riverside; GMTO; INAOE; Universidad de Chile; SOCHIAS; OPCC; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile; CTIO; OAN-SPM; NOAO; Cielobulo; l'Associazione VenetoStellato; IAC; ICOMOS; University of Hawaii; ESO; Academia Mexicana de Ciencias; Ferme de Etoiles; and Planetarium Torreón. The organizing institutions would also like to extend our gratitude to the Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico City for their hospitality during the meeting. Printed by Fotolitográfica ARGO, S.A. de C.V. Printed in Mexico. This publication was made possible thanks to financing by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología and technical support from the Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias.

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Landscape showing geysers and the Milky Way. © J.M. Lecleire/ PNA, licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Prologue The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) not only supports human resource training, research projects and links with industry, but is also committed to the communication of scientific research to the general public and the dissemination of knowledge between specialists. Reaching society and a knowledge economy cannot be achieved without the support of the community, nor without science becoming a part