Woods Lecture: Look Up For a Change

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Woods Lecture: Look Up For a Change-Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm, Butler University, Atherton Center, Reilly Room, 4600 Sunset Blvd, Indianapolis.

TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz asks: How often do you see the true beauty of the night sky? In this talk, she shows how light pollution is ruining the extraordinary -- and often ignored -- experience of seeing directly into space, and why it's such a dangerous new phenomenon. With humour and grace, Walkowicz urges her audience to get outside, and look up: it's not just scientists who discover new stars in the sky, or appreciate the beauty of the vastness of our universe. Anyone willing to leave the city temporarily in search of darker pastures, or those that crane their necks in search of one or two twinkling lights, need to know what they can do to keep keep clear . "Like any natural resource, if we don't protect it, if we don't preserve it and treasure it, it will slip away from us and be gone."

All Woods Lectures are free & open to the public - no tickets required. More information.