On Friday, April 21, a special presentation, book signing, and stargazing event will take place at Byrd Visitor Center in conjunction with the 4th Annual Starry Nights event hosted by James Madison University.
Join author Paul Bogard as he shares stories and experiences from his book “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light.” After Bogard’s presentation, participants can move outside (weather permitting) for a public star party at Big Meadows. Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium in Harrisonburg, will be available to answer questions and provide constellation tours.
Bogard’s hour-long presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. with stargazing from approximately 8:30 until 11:00 p.m. Starry Nights is a series of events designed to raise awareness about light pollution and the importance of dark skies.
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