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Connie Walker


Connie Walker is a Scientist at the US national center for optical-infrared astronomy (NSF’s NOIRLab). She is involved with light pollution issues on the ground and in space, coordinating NOIRLab’s Office of Observatory Site Protection. She directs Globe at Night, the international citizen-science program that rates night sky brightness. She has leadership roles on dark skies protection within the American Astronomical Society, the International Astronomical Union and the International Dark-Sky Association. In 2020 and 2021, she co-chaired four conferences focusing on the impacts of satellite constellations and artificial light at night. Recently, she was appointed co-director of the new IAU Center on the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference.


  • 2022–2023
    Co-Director, IAU CPS
  • 2015–2023
    Scientist, NOIRLab


IDA's Hoag-Robinson Award; Asteroid 29292 (Conniewalker)