Darkness in Distress


Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00pm


Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
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 & Telescope magazine. 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. 

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.