Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science Nov. 13

Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science for November 13:

Central Colorado Humanists November Sunday Science program will be on The International Dark-Sky Association and local Dark Sky Initiatives. The program will be Nov. 13, 10 a. m. at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett St., Salida, CO.

Jinan Martini and Dominique Naccarato will introduce the International Dark Sky Association, and the local Dark Sky Initiatives that are underway. The International Dark-Sky Association works to protect night skies for present and future generations. Jinan and Dominique will present information regarding the impact of light pollution on wildlife, humans, and the energy wasted by excessive lighting. There are already local communities that have achieved Dark Sky designation, as well as the Sand Dunes National Monument. There is hope that Salida can join the Dark Sky community.

Jinan worked as a raft guide in the area in the 1980’s before pursuing a degree at Colorado College and MSW at CSU. Returning to Salida 7 years ago, she became involved with the Dark Sky initiative in response to the bright lights shining into her Salida home. Dominique is the Executive Director of GARNA, and has been deeply involved for many years in Chaffee County. She earned her BS degree at University of Colorado and her Masters in Environmental Management from Western State.

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. Doors open at 9:30 AM and the talk will start promptly at 10:00 a. m.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. Masks are welcome. Please join us!

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