Northern Nights, Starry Skies — Film Screening, Two Shows: 5:30PM and 7:00PM
Free and open to the public!
Northern Nights, Starry Skies — Film Screening
Two Shows: 5:30PM and 7:00PM
Location: Madeline Island Museum
Summary: Production of PBS North and WRPT.
John Shepard, co-producer and Assistant Director, Associate Professor, and Director of Multimedia Development at Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education, will be showing the film.
Northern Nights Starry Skies is a 60-minute documentary celebrating star-bright skies, Dark Sky Places, Indigenous star knowledge, and our stewardship of the night sky.
Join photographer Travis Novitsky, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, on a visually stunning exploration of the heavens as seen from Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Quetico Provincial Park—together comprising the world’s largest designated Dark Sky sanctuary. Ojibwe artist and scholar Carl Gawboy shares Indigenous star knowledge complemented by Indigenous and cultural astronomers Jim Rock and Jessica Heim and astronomer Bob King. Learn how artificial light is impacting our world from author Paul Bogard and about the movement to reduce the harmful human health and environmental effects of light pollution from Starry Skies North founders Cynthia Lapp and Randy Larson and bird expert Laura Erickson. Co-produced with Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE), this is an experience that will transform your appreciation of the North Country’s spectacular starry skies!