Dark Skies Movie Night

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section

#9003672

Friday, December 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, December 25, 2015, 8:30 p.m. CST

Davie, FL, United States

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Overview

Join us for an informative movie night as we ask: “what do we lose, when we lose the night?

A natural night sky is part of our common home. For billions of years, life on Earth evolved to a predictable rhythm of day and night. It’s encoded in the DNA of most plants and animals. But less than 100 years ago, humans began to radically disrupt this cycle by lighting up the night. Now, two-thirds of all humans live under skies polluted by artificial light. The inappropriate or excessive use of this artificial light – known as light pollution – can have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife and our climate. Yet, for most of our history, humans experienced a sky brimming with stars – a night sky that inspired science, religion, philosophy, art and literature. This heritage that is now rapidly becoming unknown to newer generations. So, it is important to ask: “what do we lose, when we lose the night?”

- “The City Dark”, an Emmy®-nominated PBS POV documentary about light pollution

- “Brilliant Darkness”, an award-winning short film about fireflies

Panel moderated by the International Dark-Sky Association

(Local experts and advocates will help answer questions on the effects of night lighting on wildlife, health, safety, and energy usage, and what residents, planners and architects can do to utilize and promote wildlife and night sky friendly lighting strategies.)

Followed by a conversation with the film’s Executive Producer Dr. James Karl Fisher, an internationally-acclaimed architect and wildlife advocate.

 

Speakers

Diana Umpierre, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Diana Umpierre, AICP, GISP Diana is a Certified Planner and GIS Professional, with over 24 yrs of practical experience. She's a Cornell University alumni with a degree in Geological Sciences. Her specialties and areas of interest include: community planning, GIS, sustainability, geoscience, natural resources, geography, environmental science, transportation, aviation ... Read More

Diana Umpierre, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Diana Umpierre, AICP, GISP Diana is a Certified Planner and GIS Professional, with over 24 yrs of practical experience. She's a Cornell University alumni with a degree in Geological Sciences. Her specialties and areas of interest include: community planning, GIS, sustainability, geoscience, natural resources, geography, environmental science, transportation, aviation ... Read More