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United Nations Agrees to Address Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

United Nations Agrees to Address Impact of Satellite Constellations on Astronomy

Feb. 15, 2024
After several years’ work by astronomers affiliated with the IAU CPS, a key UN body agreed last week to put on their agenda the issue of satellite constellations' impact on astronomy.
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IAU meeting seeks ways to mitigate impact of satellites on astronomy

IAU meeting seeks ways to mitigate impact of satellites on astronomy

Dec. 15, 2023
In October, a prestigious international meeting brought together face-to-face for the first time some 250 astronomers, legal experts, policy-makers, Indigenous leaders, and industry to discuss the im…
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CPS Advocates for International Radio Astronomy Protection from Satellite Interference

CPS Advocates for International Radio Astronomy Protection from Satellite Interference

Nov. 20, 2023
The radio astronomy community takes a major step as proposals to add satellite constellation interference to the agenda of 2027 World Radiocommunication Conference are put forward.
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CPS Launches Campaign to Observe Kuiper Satellites

CPS Launches Campaign to Observe Kuiper Satellites

Nov. 17, 2023
CPS SatHub invites members of the public to join CPS and submit observations of the brightness of Amazon’s Kuiper Satellites
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NSF’s NOIRLab Seeks Reclassification of Astronomical Lasers due to Satellite Constellation Proliferation

NSF’s NOIRLab Seeks Reclassification of Astronomical Lasers due to Satellite Constellation Proliferation

Oct. 19, 2023
US astronomical community urges for reclassification of laser guide stars
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Further Understanding BlueWalker 3’s Impact on Astronomy

Further Understanding BlueWalker 3’s Impact on Astronomy

Oct. 2, 2023
New Nature paper contains the results of international observing campaign conducted over 130 days
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New Radio Astronomical Observations Confirm Unintended Electromagnetic Radiation Emanating from Large Satellite Constellations

New Radio Astronomical Observations Confirm Unintended Electromagnetic Radiation Emanating from Large Satellite Constellations

July 5, 2023
Scientists use the LOFAR telescope to observe low-frequency radio waves from satellites in large constellations for the first time. “Unintended electromagnetic radiation” emanating from onboard elect…
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Dark and Quiet Skies Feature Prominently at UN Meeting

Dark and Quiet Skies Feature Prominently at UN Meeting

June 20, 2023
The issue of the protection of dark and quiet skies from large satellite constellation interference featured prominently at the 66th meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Ou…
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IAU CPS briefs delegations as United Nations meeting kicks off

IAU CPS briefs delegations as United Nations meeting kicks off

May 30, 2023
Ahead of the start of the 66th session of the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), the IAU Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Con…
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IAU CPS Welcomes Support from G7 Science Ministers on Dark and Quiet Skies

IAU CPS Welcomes Support from G7 Science Ministers on Dark and Quiet Skies

May 18, 2023
Science and technology ministers of the G7 forum have for the first time stressed the importance of continuing to discuss the impact of large satellite constellations on astronomy
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Global Outreach Project on Dark and Quiet Skies to Take Place in May 2023

Global Outreach Project on Dark and Quiet Skies to Take Place in May 2023

April 27, 2023
The IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) invites everyone to get involved with the 2023 Dark and Quiet Skies project, to be held in May. The programme includes many events throughout the month to …
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IAU CPS Co-organizes IAU Symposium 385: Astronomy and Satellite Constellations

IAU CPS Co-organizes IAU Symposium 385: Astronomy and Satellite Constellations

April 4, 2023
The proliferation of satellites launched into orbit around the Earth has improved our ability to communicate globally instantaneously; however, there are concerns about the impact these technologies …
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IAU and Astronomy Groups Petition the UN to Address the Impact of Satellites on Dark and Quiet Skies

IAU and Astronomy Groups Petition the UN to Address the Impact of Satellites on Dark and Quiet Skies

Feb. 27, 2023
IAU and Astronomy Groups Petition the UN to Address the Impact of Satellites on Dark and Quiet Skies
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Town Hall Meeting of the IAU CPS Industry & Technology Hub

Town Hall Meeting of the IAU CPS Industry & Technology Hub

Feb. 8, 2023
Please register below to join a virtual Town Hall for an update on the collaboration between the satellite and astronomy sectors on 1 March 2023 from 1600-1730 UTC (11 – 12:30 pm ET/ 8-9:30 am PT).
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NSF and SpaceX Sign Agreement to Mitigate Impact of Starlink Satellites on Ground-Based Astronomy

NSF and SpaceX Sign Agreement to Mitigate Impact of Starlink Satellites on Ground-Based Astronomy

Jan. 10, 2023
NSF and SpaceX continue to explore methods to further protect ground-based astronomy with new coordination agreement
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IAU CPS Statement on BlueWalker 3 — Global astronomy community troubled by unprecedented  brightness and use of terrestrial frequencies from space of recently launched BlueWalker 3 satellite

IAU CPS Statement on BlueWalker 3 — Global astronomy community troubled by unprecedented brightness and use of terrestrial frequencies from space of recently launched BlueWalker 3 satellite

Nov. 28, 2022
The International Astronomical Union Center for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference expresses concern about the recently launched prototype BlueWalker 3…
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The IAU Applauds Important Federal Communications Commission Step Towards Regulation of Space

The IAU Applauds Important Federal Communications Commission Step Towards Regulation of Space

Nov. 7, 2022
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is delighted that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the US government has announced its intention to create a new office dedicated to space.
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Photo Exhibition Highlights Imperative to Protect Near-Space

Photo Exhibition Highlights Imperative to Protect Near-Space

Oct. 11, 2022
New photography exhibition highlights the challenges of shared human activity at the threshold of space
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Launch of New IAU Centre Safeguarding Astronomy from Satellite Constellation Interference

Launch of New IAU Centre Safeguarding Astronomy from Satellite Constellation Interference

June 10, 2022
Virtual centre launches with new website and logo
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