Free Film Screening - The City Dark

Thursday
Oct 24
2013
6:00pm

Free Film Screening - The City Dark

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General Events

Join KUED and the Utah Society for Environmental Education for a FREE film screening of The City Dark

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. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. Winner, Best Score/Music Award, 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.

A panel discussion will follow. 

Panelist:

Stephen Goldsmith is an Associate Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. He teaches courses in Urban Ecology, Sustainability and Green Community building. As the former Planning Director for Salt Lake City he advocated for policy development focusing on walkability, sustainability and public health.

Dave Kieda is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Utah. He studies high energy gamma-ray emission from black holes, neutron stars, and supernovae in order to understand their origin and evolution, as well explore the fundamental particles and forces of nature. He was awarded the Utah Governor's Medal of Science and Technology in 2013 for his accomplishments in astronomy and astrophysics.

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