Events

Jan 8

Environmental Talk and Booksigning: The End of Night

Paul Bogard '89 will present "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
7:00 pm / Boliou 104
The End of Night

Writer, environmentalist, and professor Paul Bogard '89: "The End of Night: Searching for Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," will speak and hold a booksigning Wed Jan 8, at 7 pm, Boliou 104. A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. From Las Vegas' Luxor Beam--the brightest single spot on this planet--to nights so starlit the sky looks like snow, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness--what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain--and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight.

Cosponsored by ENTS, Physics and Astronomy, and Carleton's HHMI Grant. 

Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383