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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Weld Hill Bldg, 1300 Centre Street, Boston

Darkness in Distress

Kelly Beatty, Science Journalist

Light pollution, simply put, is any unnecessary or excessive outdoor illumination. Sadly, it’s become a pervasive and ugly consequence of modern 24/7 society. Light pollution robs us of the night sky’s beauty, negatively affects the ecosystem, and creates an in-your-face waste of energy. But a new mindset and new technology are poised to slow — and perhaps reverse — this bane of modern life.

Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Editor for Cambridge-based Sky & Telescopemagazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you'll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel. He served for a decade on the Board of Directors for the International Dark-Sky Association.

Free, but registration requested.

This event is hosted by the Arnold Arboretum and co-sponsored by Greening Rozzie, Boston City Counselor Michelle Wu, and The Boston Food Forest Coalition. 

Contact Name: 

617.524.1718

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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