Events for: #NaturalSciences
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.
Location: Pulliam CCM Watson
Organization: Environmental Fellows
Organizer: Hecko, Amber Marie
Taking Care of Home: Sustainability on a Small Planet, a talk by essayist Scott Russell Sanders at the Putnam County Public Library
Add to Calendar6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public. A description of Scott Russell Sanders' talk: Our species, one among millions, is degrading the conditions for all life on this beautiful planet. As the human population swells and the power of our technology increases, we are consuming resources and disrupting natural systems at an accelerating pace. Because of this excess, Earth’s poorest people are suffering now, and rich and poor alike will suffer in future generations. Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Conservationist Manifesto and twenty other books of fiction and nonfiction, will speak about how we might restore a balance between our way of life and the way of nature.Scott Russell Sanders' talk will be followed by a book signing, and copies will be available of his books Stone Country: Then & Now, Dancing in Dreamtime: Stories, and Divine Animal: A Novel—and perhaps a few more. Scott Russell Sanders is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including Hunting for Hope and A Conservationist Manifesto. His most recent books are Earth Works: Selected Essays (2012); Divine Animal: A Novel (2014); and a collection of his eco-science fiction stories entitled Dancing in Dreamtime (2016). A new edition of his documentary narrative, Stone Country, co-authored with photographer Jeffrey Wolin, was published in 2017. Among his honors are the Lannan Literary Award, the John Burroughs Essay Award, the Mark Twain Award, the Cecil Woods Award for Nonfiction, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He and his wife, Ruth, a biochemist, have reared two children in their hometown of Bloomington, in the hardwood hill country of Indiana’s White River Valley.#TalksAndArts #Humanities #NaturalSciences #SocialSciences
Organizer: Nightenhelser, Keith E Convocations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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