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Keep Sedona Beautiful presents program on Astro-Scenic Photography

The KSB presentation will feature photographs of comets, fireballs, northern lights and more.  As is true for all cities, population growth and technological progress, especially in lighting, have taken a toll on the natural dark skies of Sedona.

The KSB presentation will feature photographs of comets, fireballs, northern lights and more. As is true for all cities, population growth and technological progress, especially in lighting, have taken a toll on the natural dark skies of Sedona.

"Astro-Scenic Photography" will be the topic at Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.'s Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary offerings of appetizers donated by El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano and refreshments provided by KSB. The presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Come join Keep Sedona Beautiful ("KSB") and feast your eyes on Dennis Young's brilliant photographs of the starry night skies of Sedona and other choice places framing the beautiful desert skies of Arizona.

The presentation will feature photographs of comets, fireballs, northern lights and more. As is true for all cities, population growth and technological progress, especially in lighting, have taken a toll on the natural dark skies of Sedona. KSB is partnering with Dennis and others in pursuing a Dark-Sky Community designation from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for the City of Sedona.

Internationally known astronomer and photographer Dennis Young has been a Sedona resident for 28 years. President of Sirius Lookers, a Sedona-based astronomy club, he leads astronomy programs at local schools, colleges, resorts, state and national parks.

"I started in Detroit but the sky didn't beckon like it does in Sedona," he says. "You can see galaxies with the naked eye here", he says. "It's always changing. A galaxy you've seen before now has a supernova. You can look at a different object each night for the rest of your life and never see the same one."

Keep Sedona Beautiful welcomes the community and visitors alike to its monthly Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series, which takes place at its historic Pushmataha Center on 360 Brewer Road in Sedona.

Please note that the Speaker Series is now held the second Wednesday each month from September to June, beginning at 5:30 pm with refreshments.

The series presents an interesting diversity of programs relevant to the unique environment of our region. Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that, by acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protecting and sustaining the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area.

For more information about Keep Sedona Beautiful, please call 928-282-4938, or visit http://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/.

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