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Astronomers ask UN committee to protect night skies

27/04/2021 06:05 PM | Click to read full article

The IAU has now decided to take the issue od megaconstellations to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), according to Thomas Schildknecht, the deputy director of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland, who represents Switzerland in the IAU.

The organization of astronomers is requesting that UN COPUOS protect the sky's darkness for the sake of future advancements in astronomy.