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In the Pursuit of Darkness

Curiosity Inspired by the Stars

Benjamin Velani is from Minneapolis and is a senior at Cornell University. Through the Humanities Scholar Program, he researches how to minimize light pollution’s disruption of the rhythms and ecology of the natural world and human experiences with a dark night sky.

As a summer research fellow at Fallen Tree for a Resilient Future, he studied the impact of artificial light at night on urban environments, human health, and how to reduce light pollution at home and within a community.

He also uses astrophotography to document the artificial brightening of the night sky.



Feel free to get in touch via email or social media, and I will get back to you as quickly as possible!

I am more than happy to answer any questions my blog may raise for you, including how to do astrophotography at a dark park near you or while traveling. 


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