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. Paul Bogard is the author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light. Through his observation and study, Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience in everything from science to art. Bogard takes us on a deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left.
If weather permits, following the Lyceum, join Park Ranger Phil Molnar and volunteers from a local astronomy club for a night sky viewing at the Ledges.
Fostering fresh perspectives and lasting connections, Cuyahoga Valley Institute’s Lyceum series presents in-depth and engaging content from experts in history, adventure, and the natural world.