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Organizer

Smart Community Tourism
Email
info@scotwebinars.org
Website
http://www.scotwebinars.org

Date

Oct 09 2021
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Time

Portugal Time
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Languages

English
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Antonia Varela

Duarte B. Morais
Moderator

Apolónia Rodrigues
Panelist

Áurea Rodrigues
Panelist

Giovanni Pinzon Estrada
Panelist

John Barentine
Panelist

Miguel Claro
Panelist

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 09 2021
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Volume 30

Dark skies can brighten community futures
Rural communities are characterized by low population density and the absence of infrastructure that causes light pollution which makes them suited for astrotourism, a sector that enjoyed exponential growth during the COVID19 pandemic. However, astrotourism can be yet another mechanism for industry oligopolies to colonize economically depressed rural areas under the guise of sustainable tourism. Consequently, the purpose of this webinar is to highlight how smart communities around the world have attempted to develop astrotourism in their own terms to seek endogenous community development and equitable and sustainable prosperity. This webinar includes academic and industry presentations about strategies that can assist communities in a path towards self-determined recovery.
Program
Welcome remarks
Duarte B. Morais, North Carolina State University, USA
Moderator
Apolonia Rodrigues, Alqueva Dark Skies, Portugal
Academic perspectives
Giovanni Pinzon Estrada, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Aurea Rodrigues, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Organizational perspectives
John Barentine, Dark Sky Consulting, USA
Antonia Varela, Fundacion Starlight, Spain
Cultural break
Astrophotography presentation by: Miguel Claro, www.miguelclaro.com
Discussion
Participants and Panelists

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