Interested in science? You are invited to the next virtual Café Scientifique at Carnegie Science Center to hear Diane Turnshek, lecturer in the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, answer the question: “Are Dark Skies in Our Future?”
The night sky has been getting 2% brighter each year. Light pollution is the excessive, obtrusive light at night that prevents us from living under a sky bright with stars. 80% of the people in the United States live in cities and can’t see the Milky Way. Artificial light at night adversely affects human health, while the environment can produce unsafe glare and raise our carbon footprint by wasting energy.
Virtual Café Sci: Are Dark Skies in Our Future? will be held on Monday, October 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required. For more information, or to register, visit the Café Scientifique event page.