CRAF Participated in the Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society workshop

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Spain, jointly with the International Astronomical Union (IAU) organized an online workshop on the topic of “Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society”. The online workshop presented initial findings from 5 working groups of the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC), for discussion. Each day of the workshop focused on a different topic.

The working group on the protection of the radio astronomy service has developed a draft report that will be presented to the intergovernmental Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) for consideration. The report includes what measures are required to mitigate the negative impact of satellite constellations deployment. The Working group involved members from CRAF in addition to a wide range of radio astronomy groups representation from worldwide.

The link to the outcomes of the workshop can be found here: