ROCC's Dark Skies Committee presents "Saving the Dark"

Saving the Dark is a Documentary on the need to preserve night skies and ways to combat light pollution.

Being passionate about Astronomy and the night skies, Sriram Murali, the Director of the film, took it upon himself to raise awareness on light pollution through videos and films. The constant lack of care for Astronomy throughout his life and the lack of exposure to Astronomy while growing up inspired him to make this film. Sriram has a separate full time job and this is his first try at film making. Sriram volunteers for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) and made this film in collaboration with the IDA.

The film screening will be proceeded by Astrophotography and Nightscapes by Black Canyon Astronomical Society – that showcases the dark Western Colorado Skies. The film will be followed by a question and answer session.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Interested in supporting the Sherbino? Sponsors make it happen.

Town of Ridgway
Telluride Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries
Ouray County Community Foundation Fund
Western Colorado Community Foundation
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Women's Club of Ouray
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
Alpenglow Arts Alliance
Alpine Bank

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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