AndersonJenniferThe Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series will host “When Night Becomes Day: Light Pollution and the Loss of Our Night Sky” with Jennifer Anderson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Stark Auditorium 103.

Anderson will address how the night sky has shaped the history of mankind and discuss the growing problem of light pollution, focusing on the Winona area and how to help preserve this natural resource.

Anderson has been an amateur astronomer and lover of dark skies since she was 6 years old and built her first telescope at the age of 12. She earned bachelor’s degrees in astrophysics, geophysics, and physics at the University of Minnesota. She completed her master’s and doctoral work at Brown University in Providence, RI, specializing in planetary geology. Anderson joined the faculty at Winona State University in 2005 and teaches a number of space related courses such as Astronomy and Planetary Geology.

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