Celebrate the Night Sky Week
September 17-23, 2017
Sunday Sept. 17
SKYGLOW Project - 6:30 - 8:30 pm , Clyde Iron Works
Internationally renowned filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan of the SKYGLOW Project will be presenting films, stories and observations on nearly four years of recording the amazing night skies. The result of a three-year journey of over 150,000 miles traveled and 3,000,000 pictures taken, theSKYGLOW Project explores North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. Come be amazed by incredible time-lapse movies of the clearest, darkest skies in North America.
Tickets available here
Monday Sept. 18
Tuesday Sept. 19
Plein Air Painters Society of America - Evening Landscape Painting Session on Hawk Ridge
The Plein Air Painters are coming to Duluth, and will be painting daily around the area. Come see some of America's top landscape and outdoor painters at work in our very own landscape! Weather-dependent, they will be painting an evening scene tonight as part of the Celebrate the Night Skies Week. The public is invited to watch the amazing process of oil-painting on location outside, in "Plein Air"
***keep posted for weather / schedule changes***
Wednesday Sept. 20
Author Paul Bogard, Reading from "The End of Night..." 7:00 - 8:00 pmFitger's Auditorium (2nd floor)
Join us to hear Minnesota author Paul Bogard read from The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, an exploration of what night and darkness can mean in a modern age. Books available for purchase and signing after the reading.
Thursday Sept. 21
Night Sky Seminar - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Clyde Iron Works
Lighting has been changing at a rapid pace, year by year, and continually we choose ever-brighter night lighting. What are the effects and consequences of this? Join us for a fascinating discussion as nationally-acclaimed speakers explore issues that intersect between culture and technology and the environment. We'll explore the way we see lighting and how lighting at night effects human health and the environment. Everyone is welcome to come, students, homeowners, outdoor enthusiasts, astronomers, professionals. (CEUs are available for professionals.) Lunch is included. Pre-registration is required.
Friday Sept. 22
Saturday Sept. 23
Night Sky Celebration - date and time TBD
We are planning a super-fun Night Sky Celebration -- stay tuned for details!