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The City Dark: a light pollution documentary film

With the City of Calgary mulling over a proposed light pollution bylaw proposed by Alderman Brian Pincott, get informed about this important issue with the award-wiining documentary film, "The City Dark", by Ian Cheney. Special guest Brian Pincott will update everyone on the process the city is undergoing to evaluate a new bylaw or make modifications to existing bylaws.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome information and great to have some speakers taking action. I look forward to seeing the difference in Calgary in say 10 years if the bylaw passes. Lets how other communities take this action as well. I'm building a home in the country. Great info for ensuring limited light pollution. Thanks!

    March 24, 2013

  • Robert N.

    Well, with a little 19month boy you never know!
    Even I RVSP like 45 mins prior the event at T minus 1 min to get out from home, I had to stay.........:-(

    March 24, 2013

  • Raha

    If only it was possible to present this documentary to a larger audience. I am sure being aware of the consequences of light pollution would help to deal with this problem

    March 23, 2013

  • Sima

    I loved the movie and discussion, but was really disappointed Simon's parents couldn't leave him at home. The terrible behavior was distracting and I applaud the speakers for being able to keep on track with all that noise.
    I've been to other Astronomy meet ups with wonderful kids who sat nicely and listened to the presentation with their parent or guardian who didn't have to chase them around the movie screen.

    March 22, 2013

  • Heather L.

    I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this! If I can, I'm going to attend the hearing. What was the date, April 8 at 9:30 am?

    March 21, 2013

  • Jim

    The film was verygood lots of information. Good attendance. A good time.

    March 21, 2013

  • Roland D.

    Atul, this meetup event is free.

    March 10, 2013

  • Atul

    Please write letters to the editors of our local papers to raise public awareness of these issues. Here is one published in the Edmonton Journal:


    Jain, Atul. Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, Alta] 18 June 2009: A.15. I'd like to welcome ICLEI delegates to Alberta and hope they enjoy their stay here. One fact that Edmonton doesn't brag about is that it is the No. 1 city for "light-pollution intensity." This extremely serious problem is fatal to wildlife, seriously disrupts the cycles of local plants and animals, which require darkness at night and also has serious human health consequences. Since wildlife diversity is one of ICLEI's major issues, I hope delegates take the time and have the patience to educate Edmonton city councillors on the seriousness of light pollution, so council can finally find the guts and intelligence to properly regulate commercial lighting in Edmonton. Atul Jain, Calgary Credit: Atul Jain; Edmonton Journal

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Atul

    How much will this film cost? (before I invite and have to pay for too many poeple! ;-)

    March 10, 2013

  • Heather L.

    Really looking forward to this!

    March 6, 2013

  • Carol R.

    Sorry would love to but gonna be in Florida. :-)

    March 4, 2013

  • Sima

    I would love to come. If my class gets cancelled which is highly likely, I'll be there.

    March 4, 2013

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