Mayo Dark Skies are delighted to welcome Dajana Bjelajac as their special guest speaker on 1st February at 7:00pm. This will be their first event of 2022 and starts off a new series “Women in Dark Skies” appropriately on 1st February, St Brigid’s day.
Dajana will talk about her work in Serbia in leading the hugely successful dark sky campaign “Carpe Noctem”.
About the guest speaker:
Dajana is currently a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad and a Ph.D. student in the field of geosciences. The main topic of her dissertation, as well as the scientific interests, are tightly related to the relationship between urbanization processes and light pollution.
Dajana is one of the founders of an ecological society called Non-governmental organization “Carpe Noctem” from Novi Sad. The main purpose of this organization is to educate people from Serbia and surroundings about light pollution of the environment.
So far, she managed to organize several public events that gathered more than 1,000 people in the nighttime environment, coordinate a project “Ecological Supernova – spreading awareness on light pollution” and publish a manual about light pollution in the Serbian language which will be distributed to more than 500 schools in Serbia. Besides scientific and educational activities, she is also involved in developing the Astro Tourism concept in Serbia.