International interdisciplinary
workshop on light pollution

Toward the first Dark Sky Reserve in North of Africa

October 22-26, 2018
Marrakech, Morocco

Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

Time Monday

22 Oct


23 Oct


24 Oct


25 Oct.


26 Oct.

Saturday 27 Oct.
08:30- 10:00 Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech

Benkhaldoun/ Aubé

Astronomy (A3)

Chair: Vauclair

Land protection and Field Study (FS1)

Chair: Aubé

Trip to Parc National du Toubkal Trip to Parc National du Toubkal Visit to Oukaimeden Observatory
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:15 Astronomy (A1)

Chair: Munoz-Tunon

Instrumentation and Models (IM1)

Chair: Moumen

Health and Light at Night (H1)

Chair: Benkhaldoun

11:15 – 12:45 Astronomy (A1)

Chair: Munoz-Tunon

Clean Lighting technologies, Laws and Regulation (LT1)

Chair: Boucher

Social Science (SS4)

Chair: Tebaa

12:45 – 14:15 Break & Lunch Break & Lunch Break & Lunch
14:15 – 15:45 Astronomy (A2)

Chair: Ortolani

Social Science (SS1)

Chair: Haenel

Free for All


Round Table

(Creation of the ADSM Foundation)

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Fauna & Flora (FF1)

Chair: El Mouden

Social Science (SS2)

Chair: Ribas

17:00 – 18:00 Fauna & Flora (FF2)

Chair: Ghamizi

Social Science (SS3)

Chair: Bourgeois

18:30 – 20:30 Public Conference 1 Public Conference 2

Reception Diner

Public Conference 3 Public Conference 4

Topics covered and invited Speakers

Invited Talk:

  • KS1: ADSM Project  (Zouhair Benkhaldoun)
  • KS2: Dark Sky Reserves over the world (Martin Aubé)
  • A1: Astronomy (Sergio Ortolani)
  • A2: Astronomy and site protection (Casiana Munoz-Tunon)
  • A3: Astronomy and instrumentation (Ismael Moumen)
  • FF1: Biodiversity and light pollution (Mohamed Ghamizi)
  • FF2: Artificial lighting in Toubkal National Parc (Morocco): Any effects on wild animals? (El Hassan El Mouden)
  • SS1: Social sciences: economic impact (Salvador Ribas)
  • SS2: « Dark Sky »: a new heritage category for a new tourist issue (Ouidad Tebaa)
  • SS3: Social sciences first Dark Sky Reserve (Rémi Boucher)
  • SS4: Pic du Midi Dark Sky Reserve (Nicholas Bourgeois)
  • H1: Health and Light at Night (Adriana Garcia Saenz)
  • FS1: Land Protection and field Study (Sebastien Vauclair)
  • FS1: Great Basin in the Dark (Annie Gilliland)
  • IM1: Instrumentation and Models (Martin Aubé)
  • LT1: Clean Lighting technologies, Laws and Regulation (Andreas Haenel)

Public Conferences:

  • C1: Title (Martin Aubé) (Institut Français Marrakech)
  • C2: Title (Rémi Boucher)  (Dar Saidda)
  • C3: Title (Nicholas Bourgeois) (AGM)
  • C4: Title (Sebastian Vauclair)  (Terre d’Amanar)