Original Thinkers: Earth Night

Description: 

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, associate professor, chemistry and biochemistry: Light & Circadian Rhythms
James Karl Fischer, founder, The Zoological Lighting Institute: Biodiversity & Photodiversity
Puragra (Raja) Guha Thakurta, professor, astronomy and astrophysics: Observing the Night Sky
Andy Kreyche, astronomy educator and dark sky advocate: Santa Cruz at Night
Harun Mehmedinovic, co–founder, Skyglow Project: SKYGLOW
Lisa Heschong, fellow, Illuminating Engineering Society: Host

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

Location details: 

The Inn at Pasatiempo
555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz

Admission: 
Admission Required
Admission details: 

Free admission for the afternoon event.
$10/person for the evening event (students free).

Invited Audience: 
Category: 
Event dates: 
04/18/2018 (All day)