Directed by Ian Cheney

Taking cues from New York City’s unnatural bright nighttime sky, this film explores the science of darkness and investigates the effects of light pollution on human health, global security and the natural world.

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion about light pollution featuring:

Laura Kamala is director of Utah Programs for Grand Canyon Trust and a lover of dark night skies. She advocates for protection of the dark night sky natural resource in her conservation work on the remote public lands in Southeast Utah.

Andy Nettell has lived in Moab for 23 years and has worked at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and is currently the owner of Back of Beyond Books. He grew up in southern California where he went to planetariums to see the stars.

Kate Magargal founded the Colorado Plateau Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association and is co-creator of the Heritage Starfest in Wayne County. Kate studied Astronomy in Tucson, served as a “Dark” Ranger for the NPS and also traveled the country examining light pollution for the NPS Night Sky Program. She recently moved to Moab and continues to conduct public dark skies outreach.

Presented in partnership with

Utah Film Circuit generously sponsored by 


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