The City Dark - Film Screening and Q&A

By Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium (other events)

Saturday, January 11 2020 7:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Saturday, January 11th, 7:00pm 
Film Duration - 1 hour
Suitable for general audiences (age 10 and up)
Q&A session after the film

We are losing our ability to see the stars as the glare from our lights obscure the night sky. But we're losing more than a pretty view. Light pollution has significant consequences on living creatures, human and otherwise. 

In the award winning documentary "The City Dark" filmmaker Ian Cheney explores what is happening to the natural world - and our civilization - as we lose the darkness of night. From disoriented turtle hatchlings in Florida, to birds colliding with buildings in Chicago, to increased health risks in people, Cheney examines the impact of the disappearing night.

Join us in the W-L High School auditorium for a screening of the film.
Immediately following the film a representative from the International Dark Sky Association will talk about local light pollutions issues, and answer questions from the audience.

Mailing Address

Friends of the Planetarium P.O. Box 7029 Arlington, VA 22207