Zielinska-Dabkowska recognised at 2020 IDA Awards

16th October 2020

(Poland) – Asst. Prof. Dr. Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska given Galileo Award.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska has been recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), picking up the Galileo Award at the 2020 IDA Awards.

Each year, the IDA recognises and celebrates the achievements of individuals and groups who are committed to its mission to preserve the night.

The Galileo Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in research or academic work on light pollution over a multiple-year period. Through her ongoing work, both as a researcher and lighting designer, Zielinska-Dabkowska has recognised the many adverse impacts of artificial light at night on human health, ecosystems, the environment and the night sky.

She also promotes and advances the mission of IDA to preserve the night sky in her work by authoring and co-authoring research articles on the topic. Additionally, she provides outstanding education to the lighting community via professional and scientific conference presentations. She also works with the policy-makers to combat light pollution through the lighting standards and guidelines she co-developed. Consequently, lighting practitioners implement these in their daily practice.

“In short, Karolina has had a profoundly positive impact on the lighting design community due to her consistent activity and sharing of research,” the IDA said.

The 2020 IDA Awards recognised 18 individuals and groups from around the world, including Zielinska-Dabkowska, with representatives from New Zealand, Ireland, USA, Serbia, Chile, Australia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India and France honoured.