LIGHT POLLUTION PRESENTATION, TELESCOPE VIEWING SET FOR NOV. 4 AT ECU

ADA – The East Central University Honors Program will present “Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light’ on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Room in the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Dr. Paul Bogard, from James Madison University, presenting his findings on the effects of light pollution and selections from his latest book The End of Night. Following the presentation, ECU’s Dr. Carl Rutledge will host a night sky viewing with telescopes.

Bogard’s book has been critically acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe.

“Absorbing…The End of Night delivers a forceful…critique of our overexposed world.” – Wall Street Journal.

“A lyrical far-reaching book…part elegy, part call-to-arms. The End of Night feels like an essential addition to the literature of nature.” – Boston Globe.

For more information on the book reading and telescope viewing, contact Dr. Steve Benton, Director of ECU Honors program, at 580-559-5448 or Dr. Ken Hada in the Department of English and Languages, at 580-559-5557.

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