Night-time light emissions over Greece on 19/09/2001
Modelling of light pollution in suburban areas using remotely sensed
imagery and GIS
C. Chalkiasa,*, M. Petrakisb, B. Psilogloub, M. Lianoub
Department of Geography, Harokopio University
Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece
Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.