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SRHA to screen documentary about light pollution & loss of night sky

July 12, 2013

The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is hosting a screening of The City Dark, a one-hour feature documentary about the loss of night.  Held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, the film will be shown at 7 p.m. on July 23 at Montgomery County Community College West Campus Community Room in South Hall.

The 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 have Hopewell become a Dark Sky Park. Following the film, Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council President Stan Stubbe will speak and answer questions. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, The City Dark is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.

The film is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.  Learn more.

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