Due to possible seating limitations, free tickets will be required for entry. (see below)
Why Arizona Dark Skies Matter
Flagstaff, Arizona was the world’s first community designated an International Dark Sky Place for its active efforts reduce light pollution and protect the visibility of the night sky. There are now over 130 dark-sky communities, places, and parks globally. Arizona alone has 17 dark-sky places, which is more than any other country in the world. Why is it so important that we protect our nighttime views of the starry sky? Why should we turn out the lights at night and can we learn to enjoy the darkness? This presentation will explore the importance of dark skies from a philosophical perspective. Some philosophers argue that the darkness of night is a gift that helps to restore our moral sense. We will discuss what connections can be found between darkness and the night sky with our sense of morality, our sense of who we are as human beings, and our understanding of our place in the universe.
Presentation Category – Environmental Humanities
Free tickets available at the library one week prior to the program. Tickets will not be available after 12:00pm on the day of the program.
One ticket per family member
Ticket must be presented upon entry
First come, first served
Ticket holders must be seated by 3:15pm on the day of the program. At that time, all empty seats will be given away. Saved seats are not allowed.
You are responsible for your ticket. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.
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