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November 2017
Tue Nov 7

Documentary: The City Dark (a search for night on a planet that never sleeps)

Add to Calendar7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The City Dark is an Emmy nominated documentary film by filmmaker Ian Cheney about light pollution.  Cheney will visit campus on April 17, 2018 as DePauw's Earth Week keynote speaker.

The City Dark is being screened in collaboration with Physics & Astronomy in preparation for a  lecture from guest astronomer, Larry Silvestri, who will speak about light pollution during the lunch hour on November 16.

From PBS.org:  Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars he embarks on a journey to America's brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. 

This event is free and open to the public.

#NaturalSciences #Academic #EnvironmentalFellows #TalksandArts  #SocialSciences


Location: Pulliam CCM Watson
Organization: Environmental Fellows
Organizer: Hecko, Amber Marie

Mon Nov 13

Amy Prieto General Audience Seminar

Add to Calendar4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Dr. Amy Prieto, founder of Prieto Batteries and Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University will give a general audence lecture about the current state of battery technology.  This event is free and open to the public. #Academic

Location: Peeler Art Center Aud
Organization: Chemistry
Organizer: Gourley, Bridget L Chemistry

Thu Nov 16

Astronomy Club and Science Research Fellows program present: Larry Silvestri (an astronomical person), "Light Pollution and its Effects on the Environment, Human Health and the Loss of Stars

Add to Calendar11:35 am – 12:25 pm

Please join us for lunch (make sure you RSVP to marydonohue@depauw.edu) and hear the talk by Larry Silvestri, a Michigan man with an interesting career and a love of the SKY. He's an avid astronomer & an environmental activist. He graduated from Univ. of Chicago with a Math and Computer Science degree AFTER retiring from a 30 year career at AT&T! From telecommunications, to assisting with fiber optic repair after 9/11, to fighting wildfires and working for the National Parks Service to now working toward designation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a Dark Sky Park--you won't want to miss his presentation. What are the causes of light pollution and how is it denying us of our cultural and aesthetic resource of the starry sky. What is research discovering about how light pollution is changing our environment and affecting wildlife habitats? This proves to be an interesting talk.  For lunch, please RSVP. #speaker  #Academic  #TalksAndArts #NaturalSciences #SocialSciences

Location: Julian AUD 147
Organization: Science Research Fellow Program
Organizer: Pigg, Tavia S