Night Sky Seminar
Thursday September 21, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Clyde Iron Works, Duluth MN
Come to Duluth's first annual symposium for the night sky! Lighting is changing at a rapid pace. Year by year, we have continually chosen ever-brighter night lighting. What are the effects and consequences of this? Join us for a fascinating discussion as nationally-acclaimed experts on human health, habitat and lighting engineering explore the intersections between culture, technology and the environment.
At Clyde Iron Works we'll explore the human circadian rhythm and environmental impacts of human-made light. and learn about the latest strategies and technologies to curb light pollution. Everyone is welcome, students, homeowners, outdoor enthusiasts, astronomers, professionals, and more. CEUs are available for professionals. Lunch is included. Pre-registration is required.
Native Minnesotan and Assistant Professor of English at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Bogard is the author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” a exploration of the growing encroachment of artificial light.
An expert on bird physiology and habitat requirements that support healthy ecosystems, Erickson is the producer of “For the Birds” radio program for over thirty years, author of over a dozen books on birds, and the 2014 winner of the Roger Tory Peterson award.
LI-WEI HUNG, PH. D.
Li-Wei Hung is a night skies research scientist at the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service. Hung travels the country measuring light pollution to provide science support to parks in protecting natural dark skies. During her Ph.D. work in astronomy at UCLA, Hung was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow working with Prof. Michael Fitzgerald to study debris disks.
Photojournalist and Writer; regular contributor to Sky and Telescope, blog columnist “Astro Bob,” and author of the book, “Night Sky with the Naked Eye: How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites, and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope.”
CHRIS MONRAD, P.E., LEED AP
Lighting Engineer and past International Dark Sky Association Board Member, Monrad is based in Tucson, AZ and has over 30 years of experience in lighting to minimize off-site glare and skyglow, while providing high performance energy-efficient designs.
SHADAB RAHMAN, Ph. D.
An instructor at Harvard Medical School, Rahman is a neuroscientist researching sleep and circadian neurophysiology; specifically, how the spectral, duration and pattern characteristics of light modulate behavioral, endocrine and molecular outputs that are under the control of the biological clock.
Director of the Allworth Planetarium at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Rock specializes in Ethno-Astronomy and Archeoastronomy. With a background in physics, chemistry, astronomy and pedagogy, Rock blends indigenous knowledge with modern experience, connecting cultures and ancestors through the stars.
Sign up here! Registration levels are:
Individual - $35
Professional - $80
Student or Senior 65+ - $10
We have a block of rooms reserved Sept. 20- 22 at Pier B Resort, on the Harbor in Duluth, MN.
Rooms will be available at a special Seminar rate until August 30, or before if the block fills.
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