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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Earth Night

Talks and Sky Viewing

Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Program Starts: 3:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 AM

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Place: Inn at Pasatiempo
555 CA-17

Earth Night:

The human and environmental costs of artificial light at night

Presented by UC Santa Cruz, the International Dark-Sky Association Santa Cruz, and Lick Observatory

Wednesday, April 18

The Inn at Pasatiempo

555 CA–17, Santa Cruz

6:30 p.m. Original Thinkers: Earth Night

Carrie Partch—Light & Circadian Rhythms

James Fischer—Biodiversity & Photodiversity

Raja GuhaThakurta—Observing the Night Sky

Andy Kreyche—Santa Cruz at Night

Harun Mehmedinovic—Skyglow Project

Introductions by Lisa Heschong

Begin with wine and small bites reception, enjoy science talks, and stay for sky observation with the Santa Cruz and UC Santa Cruz Astronomy Clubs.

$10/person, students free

3–5 p.m. Skyglow Project

Harun Mehmedinovic, co–founder of Skyglow Project, takes us on deep dive—with stunning timelapse visuals—into the history and importance of celestial observation on humans, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting spurring the rise of the phenomena known as light pollution, and the Dark–Sky Movement which is fighting back to reclaim the pristine night skies.

Free admission

Kindly register by April 11—seating is limited; registration will close when we reach capacity. Click here to register for one or both events.

Contact Information:
Phone: 831-429-5003
Admission: No Charge