A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps
Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Saccomanno Lecture Hall (Room 141), Wubben Science Building
Colorado Mesa University
THE CITY DARK asks a simple question: “Do we need the stars?” Blending a contemplative tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of the night sky, documentary filmmaker Ian Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with artificial lights – including increased cancer rates, disrupted wildlife habitats and migratory patterns, and a generation of children without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and an eclectic cast of scientists, historians, ecologists and lighting designers, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of the disappearance of darkness and of our human relationship to the stars.
THE CITY DARK premiered in March 2011 and has garnered numerous awards. This is only its second screening in The State of Colorado.
This event is hosted by the WESTERN COLORADO ASTRONOMY CLUB and underwritten by the COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT ASSOCIATION.