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Woods Lectures

J. James Woods Lecture Series

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.

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Lucianne Walkowicz

Look up for a Change

Wednesday, September 16, 2015—7:30 PM, Atherton Union, Reilly Room

TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz asks: How often do you see the true beauty of the night sky? In this talk, she shows how light pollution is ruining the extraordinary—and often ignored—experience of seeing directly into space, and why it's such a dangerous new phenomenon. With humour and grace, Walkowicz urges her audience to get outside, and look up: it's not just scientists who discover new stars in the sky, or appreciate the beauty of the vastness of our universe. Anyone willing to leave the city temporarily in search of darker pastures, or those that crane their necks in search of one or two twinkling lights, need to know what they can do to keep keep clear . "Like any natural resource, if we don't protect it, if we don't preserve it and treasure it, it will slip away from us and be gone."

All Woods Lectures are free & open to the public—no tickets required.
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