UPTOWN — Global Earth Day celebrations will focus on ways to protect the planet, and in Chicago that includes exploring a type of pollution people encounter every day without even realizing it — the glare of city lights.
Free screenings of the documentary "The City Dark" — described as the "story of Earth's disappearing night sky" — will take place across Chicago on Saturday, including at Uptown's Clarendon Park, where teens from Amundsen High School's "Starry Chicago" team will take part in a post-screening Q&A.
The students have spent the past year tackling the topic of light pollution, including a presentation at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and have become passionate advocates for darker skies.
Seating for the event is limited and reservations are recommended (click here).
The screening and Q&A are scheduled for 2-4 p.m., Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave.