Sabbatique Tenerife 2010

Technical report

The Project

2010 IAC Invited Scientist project proposal

Martin Aubé, Ph.D.

CÉGEP de Sherbrooke, Canada

Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


Assessing the contribution from different parts of Canary islands to the hemispheric spectral sky luminance levels over European Northern Observatories.


We suggest to use a third generation sky luminance model which account for heterogeneous distribution of light fixtures, their photometry, the ground reflectance and topography along with hyperspectral sky luminance measurements to infer contribution of different zones of Canary islands to astronomical observation sites sky luminances. This sensitive study will allow the identification and evaluation of critical island zones. The project aim to identify and characterize zones at which any lighting level increase or decrease may have a larger impact on light pollution at both European Northern Observatory sites, and then help to control and/or reduce their light pollution levels.

La Palma and Tenerife Light pollution references


Projet proposal

Ressource allocation to compute Canada

Weekly time table

List of equipments

Field campaign

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