What Happened to the Milky Way?
A Zoom Presentation by James Lowenthal
In partnership with the International Dark-Sky Association
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 7 pm
Photograph of the Milky Way
from Mount Willard
Today in the United States, only about 20% of us can see the Milky Way from where we live.
In this illustrated presentation, astronomer James Lowenthal will discuss the night sky and describe steps we can take to bring back the spectacular views of the Milky Way and its stars. The simple changes he proposes will also save money on wasted electricity, improve public health and safety, and protect the naturally dark sky that many species depend on to thrive.
Followed by a Q & A.
Register for the Zoom link.
Sliding scale admission $5-25.
James Lowenthal is a Professor of Astronomy at Smith College where his research focuses on the origins of galaxies like the Milky Way, which are billions of light years away and formed billions of years ago. He is also active in efforts to protect the night sky from light pollution at the international level, including the United Nations, down to the local, including helping to lead Northampton City Lights. He lives in Northampton with his wife and daughter.