The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area (SRHA) will screen the documentary “The City Dark” at Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the South Hall Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested.
The City Dark is a one-hour feature documentary about the loss of night. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, The City Dark is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.
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After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question – do we need the stars? – taking him from Brooklyn to Mauna Kea, Paris, and beyond. Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights – including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above.
Program will feature a brief introduction by Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Kurt Zwikl. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Superintendent Edie Shean Hammond will discuss the ongoing effort to make Hopewell a Dark Sky Park. Following the film, Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council President Stan Stubbe will speak and answer questions.
The screening of The City Dark is being hosted by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in partnership with Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and the Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council.