Co-presented by International Dark-Sky Association and The Loft Cinema.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Join us for a special Earth Day screening of the new documentary, Skyglow, featuring filmmakers/authors Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan, and a post-film discussion with local scientists and experts Chris Impey, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean of the College of Science, University of Arizona; John Barentine, Ph.D, Director of Conservation, International Dark-Sky Association; and Marie Long, Associate Director of Conservation Education & Science, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Copies of the Skyglow companion photo book will also be available for sale and signing at this event.
“Mesmerizing … with a timely environmental message” – Robert Hardy, No Film School
After a grueling three-year journey of over 150,000 miles traveled and 3,000,000 pictures takes, renowned time-lapse filmmakers Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Hefferman are proud to introduce Skyglow, a hardcover photo book and time-lapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the grave threat of light pollution to our fragile environment. Skyglow explores the history and mythology of celestial observation, the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomenon known as “skyglow,” and the Dark Sky Movement that’s fighting to reclaim the night skies. Featured by The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, BBC Earth, National Geographic, Time Magazine, National Park Service, and over 1,000 media outlets, Skyglow images and videos have been seen by over 200 million people.