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How Animals Deal with Darkness

How Animals Deal with Darkness

Monday 22nd February 2021 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

Online event by Go Stargazing

In this fascinating talk you'll find out how animals deal with darkness, from the echolocation calls of bats, to the crazy asymmetric ears of owls to our own nighttime vision (and why we have red-eye in flash photos). We'll take a tour of the animal kingdom and see the ingenious ways that animals have adapted to the darkness.

Dr Dean Waters works for the Environment Department at the University of York. As a zoologist he's been working on bats and bat echolocation for almost 30 years, but is fascinated by all sensory systems, including those in humans.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Virtual Dark Skies Festival 2021, an annual celebration of the wonderful dark skies above the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors International Dark Sky Reserves.

Note that this online presentation can also be viewed LIVE and for FREE via the Go Stargazing public Facebook page (no Facebook login is required - you may need to refresh the page to see the "Watch live" button).

Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/02/2021

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Go Stargazing

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Event booking

Please use the below form to reserve your space for the Zoom presentation. The link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you on the day of the event.

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