Meet & Greet Book Signing with PaulBogard
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Drury Lane Books
Part of Cook County’s Dark Sky Festival, Paul Bogard will be chatting about the significant role deep darkness has played in human life and what me may gain in dimming our artificial lights.
A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans’ eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.
From Las Vegas’ Luxor Beam — the brightest single spot on this planet — to nights so starlit the sky looks like snow, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness — what we’ve lost, what we still have, and what we might regain — and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight.
Event is Free and Open to the public. Wheelchair and Walking Aid accessible.
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