Light pollution: working paper

Stefan Lechner, Marieke Arns

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Light pollution is one of the fastest growing and most pervasive of environmental pollution (Chepesiuk, 2009). In the last couple of years, a lot of research has been done about the effects of light pollution. The interest in light pollution has been growing in many fields of science, extending from the traditional field of astronomy to atmospheric physics, environmental sciences, natural sciences and human sciences. Better insight in light pollution is likely to contribute to design and operation of Facility Management (FM) based on evidence. According to Cinzano, Falchi, & Elvidge (2001), the Netherlands is one of the countries with the highest amount of light pollution, just as the United States. A sample of students in the Netherlands and the United States has been taken to explore differences and similarities between the two countries.
Translated title of the contributionLichtvervuiling
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGroningen
PublisherHanzehogeschool Groningen
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • light pollution
  • netherlands
  • united states
  • comparitive studies
  • perception


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