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Health Benefits of Observing Dark Skies
December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Dr. Joe Blanda for a discussion on the health benefits of experiencing the awe and wonder of the night sky, quiet time, night sounds as well as the adverse effects of blue light.
Exposure to artificial light at night can affect our circadian rhythm, impacting our sleep, hormones, eating habits and even body temperature. We can help reset our system by spending time in natural spaces under dark skies to lower stress, improve sleep and enhance our mental as well as physical health.
Dr. Blanda will share his tips on focusing on what your senses are detecting to get the most out of your night sky experience as well as specific family-oriented nighttime activities with locations.
WHAT TO EXPECT
5:30 PM: Doors Open
6:00 PM: Presentation
7:30 PM: Event Ends
Conservancy Members: $10 | General Admission: $15