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The City Dark in Mason
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 4, 2013

The Hill Country Alliance Presents a Screening of: The City Dark “a search for night on a planet that never sleeps” with Guest Speaker: Astronomer Bill Wren from the McDonald Observatory and Star Gazing with the Hill Country Astronomers.

Thursday ● December 12th, 2013

6:30 p.m. film ● 7:30 p.m. presentation ● 8:30 stargazing At the Historic Odeon Theatre on the Square in Mason,TX

A free event for everyone!

THE CITY DARK chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker and amateur astronomer Ian Cheney, who discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. Posing a deceptively simple question—“What do we lose, when we lose the night?”—the film leads viewers on a quest to understand how light pollution affects people and the planet.

THE CITY DARK shines new light on the meaning of the dark.

Bill Wren has been leading conversation all over the hill country about simple, easy to implement techniques for reducing sky glow and protect Texas night skies.

Learn money saving tips - what you can do to ”fix” wasteful outdoor lights at your home, ranch, neighborhood and community.

Sports fields, commercial buildings and schools can be safely and effectively lit in ways that reduce light pollution – find out how.

The charm of the Hill Country will be enhanced as our community works together to create starry nights for future generations.

Learn more about protecting Starry Nights at

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