Category Archives: national

Nov. 16, 2018: -A milder climate and artificial lighting alter tree resting

With and interview to Luciano Massetti (National Research Council Institute of Biometeorology), with whom we collaborate since 2014 on the BuioMetria Partecipativa project.

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Jan. 14, 2018: RAI 3 Kilimangiaro…the quest for dark skies in the Farma Valley

Kilimangiaro is a long-running Sunday afternoon show about travel. In its section on “the landscape hunter” on Jan 14, 2018, it had a story on “the quest for dark skies” centered on the Farma Valley, Southern Tuscany.

The itinerary starts of from the San Galgano Abbey…in fact, this is not in the Farma Valley, but is the most visited site in the area, and you will see how travelling just a few kilometers from here you can reach an almost unknown location, with medieval sites, stunning landscapes and more features. The report was in fact triggered by the BuioMetria Partecipativa project being originated from this lesser know part of Tuscany, and catching the attention of the authors.

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Nuovo Orione #300 (May 2017): Let’s measure the darkness of the night with BuioMetria Partecipativa

Three pages written just after the September 2016 Artificial Light at Night conference for Nuovo Orione, one of the two reference magazines for amateur astronomers. The article was eventually published just in May, and some of the presented issues have been developed, but the article still has its points of interest.

This article makes a good pair with the other one I published on “the January issue of Le Stelle”. The latter was actually written after the article published in May, and it approaches the issue of light pollution from a slightly different angle.