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Night in the City: 10/29

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Free with RSVP

L.A. on the Grid: The Benefits and Costs of Lighting up the Night

Join us for a conversation that brings to light the history of electricity in Los Angeles and the positive and negative impacts it has on all living things. Enjoy a reception before the talk with an opportunity to see rare collections on display. 

Please note the museum will be providing headsets for guests who would like the program discussion interpreted from English to Spanish.

Los Ángeles en la red: los beneficios y costos de iluminar la noche
Únete a nosotros para una plática que saca a la luz la historia de la electricidad en Los Ángeles y los impactos positivos y negativos que tiene en todos los seres vivos. Disfrute de una recepción antes de la charla con la oportunidad de ver colecciones poco comunes en exhibición.

Tenga en cuenta que el museo proporcionará audífonos para los huéspedes que deseen escuchar la discusión siendo interpretada en español.

6 pm - Reception with collections on display
7:30 pm - Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A
9 pm - Program concludes


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Nicki Aviel

Travis Longcore, Associate Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Science Director of The Urban Wildlands Group / Profesor adjunto asociado en el Instituto de Medio Ambiente y Sostenibilidad de UCLA y Director de Ciencia del Grupo Urban Wildlands




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Emily Bills, Participating Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Urban Studies Program at Woodbury University / Profesora adjunta participante y coordinadora del programa de estudios urbanos de la Universidad de Woodbury




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Cara Santa Maria, Moderator and Journalist / Moderadora y periodista





This evening talk will be held at the Natural History Museum and parking is available at the Museum Car Park which can be accessed off of Bill Robertson Lane. For more information, visit our Visitor Information page.


Esta charla nocturna se llevará a cabo en el Museo de Historia Natural y el estacionamiento está disponible en el estacionamiento del museo al que se puede acceder desde Bill Robertson Lane. Para obtener más información, visite nuestra página de información para visitantes.


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Night in the City: L.A. After Dark is a three-part series co-produced by The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Topics will include the noir landscapes of films and novels, nocturnal adaptations, the science of our evening L.A. skies, and more. What is it about Los Angeles that has so captivated writers and filmmakers, and what can we learn when we throw shade on our famed sunshine to investigate the city in darkness? L.A. doesn’t sleep at night, so join us for two evenings and a full-day symposium as we unmask our city after sunset.

This series is supported by the Collections Convergence Initiative and the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study of USC Libraries.

Night in the City: L.A. After Dark  (Noche en la ciudad: Los Ángeles después del anochecer) es una serie de tres partes coproducida por los Museos de Historia Natural del Condado de Los Ángeles y el Instituto Huntington-USC en California y el Oeste. Los temas incluirán los paisajes de películas del cine negro (film noir) y novelas, adaptaciones nocturnas, la ciencia de nuestros cielos nocturnos de Los Ángeles y más. ¿Qué tiene Los Ángeles que ha cautivado tanto a escritores y cineastas, y qué podemos aprender cuando damos sombra a nuestro famoso sol para investigar la ciudad en la oscuridad? Los Ángeles no duerme por la noche, así que únete a nosotros por dos noches y un simposio de día completo mientras desenmascaramos nuestra ciudad después del atardecer.

Esta serie está respaldada por la Iniciativa de Convergencia de Colecciones y la Academia Harman para el Estudio Polimático de las Bibliotecas de la USC.



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