"Globe at Night - Sky Brightness Monitoring Network" User Workshop

Date: Jan 7-9, 2015
Venue: Cosmos Lodge Seminar Room, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

Target Participants:

  • Users who already own the SQM-LE
  • Invited person that would join the network

Transportation to NAOJ:

Online streaming:

Program (Last update: Jan 7, 2015)

Please bring a laptop computer to the workshop

Download the Program Book and Presentations here

Jan 7, 2015 (Wed)

09:00 - 09:30


Cosmos Lodge Seminar Room (updated)

09:30 - 10:00

Welcoming, participant’s self-introduction (including online participants)

10:00 - 10:30

Talk: International Year of Light (Sze-leung Cheung, IAU Internatinoal Outreach Coordinator) [Presentation File]

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00

Project Background: Case study and prototype in Hong Kong (Dr Jason Pun and Dr Chu Wing So, Mr Ryan Leung, The University of Hong Kong)
[Presentation File 1] [Presentation File 2]

12:00 - 13:00



13:30 - 16:00

SQM-LE workshop (Installation, Hardware configuration, calibration, Network setup)
[Presentation File 1] [Presentation File 2] [Presentation File 3]

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30

Participant’s presentation and sharing, discussions
- sharing by Prof Albert Kong, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
[Presentation File]
- sharing by
Prof Younggi Kim, Chungbuk National University, Korea
[Presentation File]

18:00 - 21:00

Workshop Dinner

Kashiwaya Soba, Mitaka

Jan 8, 2015 (Thu)

09:00 - 09:30

Other possibilities: Using digital camera to measure light pollution
(Fumiki Onoma, Yamada Junya, Shibayama Mayuko, Hoshizora Kodan - Japan)
[Presentation File]

Cosmos Lodge Seminar Room

09:30 - 10:30

Data Analysis session [Presentation File]

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15

Light Pollution Educational activities (Dr Constance Walker, Director of Globe at Night, NOAO) [Presentation File]

11:15 - 11:25

Sharing - Light Pollution studies by Japanese high school students
- Masaki Nishio (Earth Science Club, Kaijo High School) [Presentation File]
- Sotaro Hiroki (Earth Science Club, Kaijo High School) [Presentation File]


11:25 - 12:00

Communicating Light Pollution problem (Sze-leung Cheung, IAU Internatinoal Outreach Coordinator) [Presentation File]

12:00 - 13:00



13:30 - 16:30

- Advanced Technology Center, Observatory History Museum, Exhibition Room, Solar Flare Telescope, 4D2U demostrations

18:00 - 20:30

Public Lecture (English + Japanese bilingual) and Public Stargazing

Big seminar room

Jan 9, 2015 (Fri)

12:00 - 15:00

Astronomy Education in the Planetariums

Konica Minolta Planetarium @ Sunshine City, Ikebukuro

19:00 - 20:30

Public Stargazing

NAOJ Public Observatory

Language: English



A small number of grant is available for invited participants, the grant will cover a round-trip air ticket (economy class), local transportation, food and accommodation during the workshop and post-workshop meeting. Contact us for details.


  • Free of charge for the workshop

  • 4500 JPY for the workshop dinner (grant holders will be covered)

  • Planetarium show on Jan 9 - Free of charge

Post Workshop Meeting - Jan 10-11, 2015

A joint workshop meeting with the local Japanese secondary school students doing the light pollution measurements.


Nobeyama Radio Observatory,
Hamura Natural Village

Program (Last update: Jan 6, 2014)

Jan 10, 2015 (Sat)

9:00 - 12:00

Bus departure for Nobeyama

12:00 - 13:30


14:00 - 16:00

Visit Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Talk and guided tour by NRO Director

Nobeyama Radio Observatory

16:00 - 17:00

Settle Down at Accommodation (training center of NRO)

17:00 - 17:30

Depart for Kiyosato

17:30 - 18:00

Meeting and sharing with secondary school students who run the light pollution measurements

Hamura natural relaxation village

18:00 - 19:30


19:30 - 21:00

Stargazing with secondary school students

21:00 -

Return to accommodation

Jan 11, 2015 (Sun)

9:00 - 12:00

Bus departure for Shinjuku

Dismiss at Mitaka or Shinjuku

Participants are suggested to take the return flight on or after Jan 11 3pm.

Charge:  4500 JPY for lunch, dinner and accommodation (grant holders will be covered); transportation is complimentary

Accommodation: Arranged by LOC. Japanese style shared apartment.

VISA information http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/essential/visa.html


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