Film Screening & Discussion: City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps
In this award-winning film, filmmaker and amateur astronomer Ian Cheney starts with the deceptively simple question, Do we need to see the stars? City Dark explores the disappearance of darkness and the myriad implications of light pollution, from the deaths of thousands of animals disoriented by city lights to humanity's more abstract disconnect from the wonder of the cosmos hidden from view behind the orange haze of its cities.
In this thoughtful film, Cheney passes over both environmental rants and nostalgic pleas to engage us in a more meditative reflection on our relationship with the night sky with stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers.
The University Lowbrow Astronomers are co-sponsoring this screening and members of the group will be on hand to answer questions following the film.
City Dark | Tuesday, October 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room