For most urban dwellers, a starry night is often impeded by the bright lights of the big city. Yet throughout history, the stars have inspired some of our greatest poets, philosophers and painters. In The City Dark, filmmaker Ian Cheney seeks to discover what we lose when we lose the night. The myriad implications of a planet glittering with artificial lights are explored, from increased health risks to a generation of kids deprived of the wonders of the universe. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, historians and lighting designers, The City Dark is a cautionary tale of light pollution and the disappearance of the night sky.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?pageid=2576
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