Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Doors Open: 3:00 PM
Program Starts: 3:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 AM
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.
Kindly register by April 11—seating is limited; registration will close when we reach capacity. Click here to register for one or both events.