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"international dark sky association" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"So what are some of these solutions in practice? Paulina is also part of another group that's dedicated to protecting the night the International Dark Skies Association. They award certain places a special dark sky status, which is a recognition of the darkness of the night skies and the commitment of local communities to keeping things that way way. Some of the stories guys in the world are protected by this scheme. But one of them is close to where I live in the densely populated south of England. So me and producer Cathy went along as night was drawing in. Did you get scared? Just seen a couple of bucks. Just go ahead. There's a bad not accept. Up there. In the twilight. We made our way up the hill with local ranger down. We're looking kind of over the rural part of the National park. For us. It's a great point because you can bring telescopes up and you get wonderful view the nicest guy, but you can also many, many miles away in the distance there. You can kind of see the South Coast cities of England and it's quite striking is sort of towards that way. You can't really see any artificial light. But over there, as you say, in the distance, the sort of horizon is just full of treating like from different places, but you can also look down onto the light sources that coming from the little villages. Diplomacy, individual garden lights in people's windows. They thought, rural lights she will be pointing down. He shouldn't be able to see them from up because we're above them. So that is upward light. We should just see adult landscape all the way. To the South Coast. Now I'll admit the south of England is in the first place. I'd expect to find an official dark skies area. It's not that far from London as well as those big coastal cities that we can see twinkling away in the distance. Listener, Mo wanted to know if light pollution could be reduced so that we can see the stars close to the city. And it's heartening to think that even somewhere like this, you can still get such dark skies. My name is Dan Oakley. I'm a range here with the CNN International Park Authority and also the dark skies officer and it's my job to help protect Dark skies across the landscape. So where we are in the South Downs is a dark sky reserve, so it's got special status because of how dark is can tell us more about that The entire park is designated as the reserve. It looks to protect adult skies by involving our communities by involving residents and visitors to make sure they do the right things. To become a reserve. You have to show proof of the quality of your sky and one method that every kind of reserve and part uses. He's using a sky quality meter and I've got the handheld version here. Hold it up and press it to the sky. It will give me a number. Pretty good shape anyway. So it says 19.22, which you know isn't very dark because it is quite twilight at the moment. So we expect at this place and they're really good sky quality about 20.8. So the higher the number the better. The magic number for me is 20.5. Because 20.5 is the point that my eyes can clearly make out the Milky Way. So we do get some really fantastic good dulce guys. And elsewhere in the world where you get a really good skies think the topic is that I've seen is about 21.9. And you know, if you're under those guys, you'd be dazzled by the Milky Way. I think To be honest, I was kind of hoping we'd go somewhere like that a remote island or far flung desert to see some of the darkest skies in the world. But the fact that there is somewhere like this on my doorstep is also pretty special. And it means that incredible views of stars can be for everyone, not just the lucky few who we are. Very, very close to lots of urban settlements. And while there are some fantastically good, remote places around the world that you could go to the real benefit of places like us is the potential for engagement. In the South Beach on the South coast. There are millions of people within an hour's drive, and they can get to see the rest of their home The Milky Way and it's not good coming to adults guy if you don't do your bit to protect it, so We're not the darkest we're not the biggest, but we will be the most cared for so that the reason why we're here is because we had a question from a listener. And he wants to know what we can do, given how important it is to stop light pollution. Well, okay, so the most obvious thing to do is to look at your own lighting. The principles of point lighting are very simple, pointed down and and used the right kind of light source. If everybody did, that disguise would dramatically improved. The second thing is, I'll just encourage people to talk to the local governments throughout the world. You know they're the ones who make those decisions about lighting. But I think the most critical thing to do is to go out there and see your story sky as regular as possible because they'll never failed to want to act on it after seeing it, So what does it actually take to look after your night skies in practical terms? Dan gave me a tour of the nearby village of Britain, which is also in the dark Sky.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Amy brandenburg and her colleagues while they want to preserve the beautiful night sky for viewing by future generations. The resource dark sky. She said it's quite literally disappearing above us and is so easily savable with a flip of a switch or perhaps a few thousand switches as we've seen along with the population light pollution grow along the front range. Rangers jackson lake say the park has long attracted amateur astronomers but the viewing well. It wasn't quite top notch now. The city dwellers park might've been so quiet and dim lighting. but it was simply too bright for quality. Cosmo's viewing there was just still too much light. Pollution so brandenburg embarked on a rather lengthy and detailed application process. She actually started the process back in two thousand eighteen with the international dark sky association. Along the way worked with county electric company in astronomy clubs and receive grants from great outdoors colorado and colorado parks foundation in an effort to air quote. Darkin close air quote the sky streetline lamps were removed from the park and smaller light fixtures were eliminated or they were altered to adjust wear and when light. It's use this might mean putting lights on motion sensor switches or having the light emitted downward instead of upward and outward people come to the park to camp and fish and boat more but wildlife. Also call this area home and Dimming that unnatural lighting is believed to be beneficial to animals including birds migrating and bats eating mosquitoes at night. Well that's kind of relevant to the conversation that we're having as those nasty culex. Mosquitoes infected with the west nile virus have popped up in weld county and other places around the state so certainly We want those bats at night to get their fill right now. Each designated international dark sky place has different ways of promoting this feature jackson lake state park. For example stargazers can take in the constellations shooting stars and moon phases from the beach along the lake. I'll bet it's absolutely tranquil and beautiful. They can also set up vantage point from the campground from the parks amp amphitheater. An astronomy group needs at the park from july through. September gatherings by the way are free and open to the public visitors permitted to use the park after normal day. Use ours as long as they are engaged in astro tourism. Get used to it. That's a phrase. Speaking going to become increasingly more commonplace camping by the way is permitted with a reservation now a portion of the grant received by the park was used to purchase a cell strong telescope. That'll be set up for use by visitors in the center but if this particular location jackson lake state part not your particular cup of tea well. There are other locations a total of seven across the state that have that dark sky designation that offered their own features and attractions now dinosaur national.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Zooming by us above. My first thought is that it was some kind of alien spacecraft invasion, but it wasn't it was just Elon Musk latest venture, he's launched nearly 2000 low orbit satellites into space. To bring Internet connection to remote areas. And while it does serve a need the constellation of Starling satellites is alarming. Casual observers like me. And professional astronomers, including John Barron Tien, who joins us now he's director of conservation for the International Dark Sky Association. John Welcome. Thanks for having me today, Peter. Have you seen these satellites flying in formation across the sky? I have beginning with the very first launch in May of 2019 and I had much the same response that you did, which at first is what am I seeing, and then a realization of what it was and thinking. What if there are hundreds or thousands of these in the sky at any given moment? Will and soon there will be. On the other hand, there have been satellites in the sky for decades. What's different about these StarLink satellites? The difference is that in the next 10 years, we expect that the number of satellites orbiting the earth will increase by more than an order of magnitude. The StarLink program alone represents about 30,000 objects compared to the roughly 4000 or so satellites that are in orbit around the earth right now. So in terms of numbers, we're looking at a future that is just vastly different than the present. And do you see a problem with that? Well that somehow interfere with your work or the work of other astronomers. There are two ways in which it effects astronomy. One is as these little discrete points of light moving across the night sky. They show up in the images that are made by telescopes and If you're observing a faint object in the distant universe, and suddenly a satellite comes by its sort of obliterates what you just saw, it buries below this bright signal from the reflected sunlight. Science data that you're trying to get. So that's one aspect of it. And recently we found in a paper that I co authored that was published a couple of months ago that these satellites in the night sky are actually Adding to the brightness of the sky itself, not just satellites, but all the little pieces of debris. As you raise the background level of the night sky. You lower the contrast between the sky and the objects that were trying to see with the telescopes and so we have to expose longer to get the same amount of signal from these distant objects. And so astronomy potentially takes an efficiency hit as a result. Well, Ellen Musk is aware of the criticism here. He is speaking about Starling in March of last year. I am confident that.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Public health order, effective today is attached. To this news release per the CDC. In most circumstances, fully vaccinated individuals no longer required to met where mass etcetera, etcetera all individual to are unvaccinated. Are not yet fully vaccinated are still required for the health order and CDC guidance to wear a mask in public settings. Her CDC guidance. I'm skipping down here, Mayor interrupt when you need to. Percy, DC guidance health care settings, including but not limited to hospitals, long term care facilities and doctor's offices. Mass continue to be required in these in these venues by all individuals. Correctional facilities. Homeless shelters, health care settings like you said hospitals, long term care and doctor's offices. Homeless shelters, correction facilities, public transportation, all right that answer. The lady who called in there, so it is a mandate to wear public wear. A mask on on city bus is public transportation, including but not limited to. Busses, trains and planes. John Cannon and transportation hubs such as airports and in stations. Correct. Okay, that is the CDC guidance and the governor's team has picked it up and we will be Carefully looking at it. The city attorney's office will be analyzing it will be. We will respond to come into conformance so that we're all all in alignment, and there's not a lot of doubt in the minds of public. Residents here about how tow conform to these new orders. We want to be safe. I will give you one other piece of good news While you're talking about the new orders. I was out yesterday morning at 7 30 at the Midtown campus for the last of six vaccination events. I think they did about 1500 yesterday There was AH live band playing. There were people showing up on bicycles two for the price of one in a car. And the spirit was great, and I think at the end of six Different events out there. They had vaccinated somewhere in the neighborhood of 9500 people twice. So wow, a big tip of the hat to Christa's to the National Guard to the city. Police fire emergency management team, tremendous, tremendous community support and a lot of people got vaccinated, which is what we want to see. Mayor. Did you receive this the same time I did or had to. You had a chance to look through it more than I have. If I I don't want to miss anything critical to people, you know, going into a weekend. No, I think you've touched on all the highlights. I got an email from the governor's chief of staff earlier this afternoon, saying this will be coming. But I didn't get the details until just now. Like you did. It was kind of a heads up. Pay attention. We're going to conform with CDC guidelines. So Oh, I will be going through this when I can once again I'm the only guy here during the afternoon and I will Highlight things, you know, I mean, that's the essence of it. They're following the CDC guidelines if you are fully vaccinated way different than half vaccinated or not vaccinated. It's only for those who were vaccinated who can be out in public outdoors indoors, not wearing the mask. Now there will be businesses. Obviously who were going to require math. I would imagine all grocery stores are going to require mass to keep their cashiers and their employees safe. So, you know, Use your common sense. Use your noodle this weekend and, you know Take precaution for yourself and for other people Just don't throw caution to the wind and go nuts. That's I think also which the guidelines says You don't have to wear a mask. It doesn't say you can't wait. And I know a lot of folks who Um Because we've all been wearing masks for the last 18 months or so cold. You're down. Flu bug is down reaction to beat the pollen in the air is down, and you can continue to wear mask if you feel safer or more comfortable. Or it just helps you avoid other forms of airborne illnesses keeps the dust and, yes, Newt. Keep the dust out of your nose. It makes you You've got a fashion statement. It corresponds to your shoes you're wearing that day. I don't mean to make light of it, but just cause it says you don't have to. Doesn't mean you can't So use your own good judgment. Where it if it makes you feel safe from where if you've got kids at home who are not vaccinated or somebody in your family who is has an underlying condition and they can't get vaccinated. Wear masks so that you're safer when you go back home. Absolutely, especially for the next item. Next. Whatever you're adults, you guys figure it out. But I would not just throw that thing off and throw it away and saying, OK, we're going crazy now. All right. We also had a call mayor and I believe this is when the within the city Maybe it's within the county. Uh um Recreation facility out near the animal shelter eyes that counters that city It's shared. Think, okay, I'll play nicely. Oh, what about the golf course with the MRC? What are we talking? We're talking about near the golf course. The soccer fields, the baseball field and all that. That shared immerse. All right, So she, uh cities the city's deal. Okay? Sure. She has concerns about the fact that those those lights have not been changed in the ball fields. One of 15 years ago, looked like a UFO landing and light pollution is horrible from the ball fields and which has happened happened in Albuquerque. All the old ball fields. They have the old lights they shine up, they shine down. There was no concern when they built the ballparks, the lights they put up, so there's probably need to be redesigned. Hey, that's a great Segway into the streetlight project. Oh, yeah. When we do that, you know Well, we're looking at all of our street lights. As you know, we've got public input going on with pilot projects to look at different treatments. They continue to evolve. I heard on the Q T that there's some Continuous adjustments being made. So if you went out once, two Frenchies field go back again. Check it out. See if it looks better the same worse. We're trying to respond. As the city with PNM and with Mexico D O T to what we've heard loud and clear, which is we want to be a dark sky City. I've been on the phone with the executive director of the International Dark Sky Association. Find out what their criteria are for becoming a dark sky city. It looks like we could do it. If we push forward on things like what your caller mentioned. It's not just Streetlight replacements. Now it's looking at things that have been installed years ago. Exactly and need to be updated. We also saw it was not a good story. But there was a front page story about a couple that got hit by snowplowing. They're suing PNM because of street lights that were out. And that's a reminder for all of us that the number one criterion for street lights is safety. We gotta, you know, pedestrian safety, bicycle ist safety, Auto safety s o. We're blending a lot of different factors. It's quite interesting. I think everybody on the governing body over the last couple months has taken a short course in electrical engineering and street light. Maintenance and updates. We all know about now. All about Kelvin ratings. We know about lumens. We know about the kind of shields you put on the top. Of street lights to make sure the light doesn't leak up. We know about safety. We're getting more and more familiar with the different factors that go into a Dark sky designation. So Yeah, There's a lot of stuff that we did before we were even with everybody in the city private companies. A lot of gas stations have horrific, harsh lighting. Over their pumps and is there for safety. I get it, but they don't have to be that bright and waited. Technology's gotten better. The glare can be reduced target on Exactly, Richard. Yeah. Okay. Good segment. Just got an e mail. Lady wants is to ban fireworks to Santa Fe City County. Huge problem have a central display in and set up a national forest will week from Monday implement stage one fire restrictions and all our national forest. And we passed thanks to counsel Rivera in particular and other members of the governing body. We've been passing on a monthly basis. Fire restrictions that include Not banning fireworks totally, but restricting them and putting a limit and guidance and restrictions on what you could do with fireworks this summer. So we're Everybody knows it's a super dry summer. We are very conscious of the fire. Danger, if you if you in your neighborhood, let me put in a plug for our fire department. They do a phenomenal job of going out.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Astronomy Cast
"Help you understand. Not only what we know about how we know what we know. I'm fraser. cain publisher university with me as always dr pamela gay a senior scientist for the planetary scientists dude and the director of cosmic quest. If i'm how you doing i'm doing well. How are you doing fraser doing very well. Have you seen the new pictures. That nasa has sent back of banu of the landing spot of of cyrus wrecks. I had a really good laugh because they have this fabulous animation. They did explaining what they intended to do with the mission which is to basically fly down with their little arm and boop the asteroid banu and then fly away. The thing is wild thereafter. The fact interview still showed this nice friendly boop in reality banu punched really hard really yard and it was like on its way into the asteroid when thrusters were finally able to reverse its motion after it descended half a meter. That's like more than knee. Depth in yeah the asteroid like i just sort of imagining like it. Just sorta plunged its jaws into banu took a giant bite. And then kicks itself back out and you can now. These new pictures of chemo from nasa. Like the last day or to see this scar on the space rock where you know we're at we're bit and it's so cool and it's exciting to see this whole thing now. It's time for to come home but but it is the capstone on this incredible work that everybody at cosmo quest did to to survey the asteroid to mark every rock to suggest places that could land the space craft the landing and now we see the proof and now the data is i guess the final step will be when the sample is in the hands of the of the scientists in there actually examining it instead of saying the films and the can the rocks are in the camp all around more rock than anticipated exactly because it jammed. It's face half a meter into the asteroid and it's just overfilled so day by day we're losing our connection with the night sky already. One-third of humanity lives in so much light pollution that they can't see the milky way without a drive and now satellite constellations are any additional light pollution even in the darkest guys on earth and we will get into that topic at the second but first let's have a break and we're back. So can you see the qa from your backyard. Pamela i can just not very dramatically we have unfortunately those tax historic looking not actually historic streetlights that the international dark sky association complains about where you have a poll with a teardrop on top and because they're fake historic lights actually really bright. Led's inside of them and and so they make a fair amount of light pollution so even in my small town. It's we can see it. We just can't see the details senate. It's not bad for me. I can definitely see it from my backyard. Where i grew up. Its much darker..
Unexpected Light Pollution
"Day by day we're losing our connection with the night sky already. One-third of humanity lives in so much light pollution that they can't see the milky way without a drive and now satellite constellations are any additional light pollution even in the darkest guys on earth and we will get into that topic at the second but first let's have a break and we're back. So can you see the qa from your backyard. Pamela i can just not very dramatically we have unfortunately those tax historic looking not actually historic streetlights that the international dark sky association complains about where you have a poll with a teardrop on top and because they're fake historic lights actually really bright. Led's inside of them and and so they make a fair amount of light pollution so even in my small town. It's we can see it. We just can't see the details senate. It's not bad for me. I can definitely see it from my backyard. Where i grew up. Its much darker. But i can see the milky way. I can see fainter fainter objects in the sky from my backyard. I can do some mediocre astronomy in our town is maybe twenty five thousand people where i live and so but we're surrounded by darkness and so i just have to go driving. Maybe ten fifteen minutes and they get too much darker skies but when you look at those dark sky maps for some people who live say on the eastern seaboard of the united states or in europe. There's there's no where they can go within half a day's drive away to get into the place where they can actually start to see the milky way. It's heartbreaking
"international dark sky association" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"It back to my house. Rosie on the house. We're here to answer any question you might have about Ah, remodeling or maintenance maintenance to repair issue around your house, home, castle or cabin. You joined the conversation by darling one triple 8767 43 48, But we're on one of Rosie's rabbit trails Right now we're welcoming any phone call that would come in where you'd like to talk about home improvement. But this hour right now, like I say, the bunny trail Her dark sky. You know, I don't really think it's a bunny trail. It's kind of quality of life issue. And if you live if you're a listener who lives in a dark sky community I'd love to hear from you this morning and just see how big a process that it really is. It looks Complicated it and as my effective your community earns dark sky certification. Then you get checked every year annually. You have to be. You're held accountable. That's standard. But we also have tips just for you know anybody who's in community with not interested. There's things you can do to protect your night sky. But the Dark Sky organization was started in 2000 won. And they have a five point goals. But it's basically to identify communities that are are aware of how important the dark sky is, and they educate and they make changes. And you know, Tucson has ah Aknot is acknowledged for being the darkest sky for a city of its size. They really made some giant efforts down there. So you know, depending on where you live, it's it's a bigger job or not. My dad lives out by Bartlett Lake, and he was very interested in. I just don't think you'd be much effort for them. You know, they don't have street lights. They Their houses. Air space far apart, you know, so be kind of fun. Designation for them what we got here by doing the whole month of September on lighting in about and around your house, indoor lighting with statewide lighting. We had early on earlier in the month, and they're still running their special If you're Contemplating remodeling any of the lighting or like pictures in your home. If you'll just use the code word reinvent a rosy at statewide lighting. They'll give you 20% off your total order. We actually had a family drive up from Casa Grande to Ah, statewide lighting showroom to take advantage of that. So if you'd like to do that, do so. I called. I called over there this week just to see what I call Bob. He's one of the sales managers over there and he was saying they do have people come in because there are designations on different fixtures. You can actually buy an idea, which is the acronym for International Dark Sky Association. They actually have fixtures that are marked compatible with that, so you can go in and just say, Hey, Bob, you know, I'm trying to do this thing at my house that I want to, you know, just Diminish my amount of impact on the night sky. What can I do now? Have fixtures for you. That's incredible. And and that's where your outdoor lighting there isn't any reason your outdoor lighting needs to be a glare bomb or necessarily shining up. Or shiny across your property lines, toe light up other areas of your neighborhood and you know that to become a dark sky. Certified community. You don't have to be. What's the word? It's gone, but you could be a community could be a neighborhood and that the city has to whoever controls the public lighting has to buy into But on the individuals on individual basis, um the kind of this kind of three point Three points of education One is light on ly what you need. So if you're just trying to see the back door don't like the whole backyard kind of thing. And and then all put shields on your light. So like if you have walkway, lights or flood lights, make sure that they're directed down. So you're you're just Not trying to flood everything and then also use energy efficient bulbs, which we're all trying to do anyway. And warmer colors so that that also diminishes so any kind of amber color. Or, like even the bug lights. Anything that takes out that bright white light. Well, there you go. The dark sky. Ah oh, just real quick, Dark sky dot or GE has a whole list of things to educate. All kinds of posters. You can print out and stuff. And I even have AH, letter. If you have a neighbor who's got lots of glare bombs that you can get a little template. Really, neighbor. Yeah. I love that creep in it, so I don't have to worry about offending anyone unnecessarily that that's awesome. Ah, and I contest if I'd what Our, um guess was saying about you know, people have never seen the Milky Way. Remember? At one of the grown up goingto Lake Powell, who was one of the things that you know how a week on a house boat got to go the cousins a few times we went a few times and one of the guests that we brought one time or up on top of the Houseboat. And he's like so I mean, this is like were in our twenties. So where's the Northstar? How do you find? I'm just like Eagle Scout. You could get into that..
"international dark sky association" Discussed on A Light Read Read
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"international dark sky association" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"All right, Dan log. Start with the first question. We're is Stephen C Foster State Park. Yes. Well if you're in Georgia get on 75 and head South Way South where in the way you for no key swap. Now, this is directly east of Valdosta and it's around as the crow flies around 17 miles north of Florida border and about fifty miles from the beach. This is technically listed as Fargo Georgia. But when you are in Fargo, you have to take this one road that takes you all the way into part and it's a 17 Mile Drive is really pretty but it's a 17 Mile Drive and you'll eventually pass through the campsite of the part Gates and one thing you need to know Rob is that the gate closes at 10:00 at night and it does not open yet. So no midnight and the sneaking out into the okay. No ice cream runs. All right. Well before we go any further, let's just set the stage here. What made you want to go to Stephen C Foster State Park to begin with well wage. I'm just going to go ahead and admit it. I'm not really a camping type person mean I like hotels I love traveling but I'm a hotel guy. My wife Amber has always wanted to see the stars, you know a sky without the light pollution right now. I've seen it been there done that many times. I you know during Desert Storm. I was living way out in the desert a foxhole. So I'm seeing it all the time but this is something she's always wanted to see the Milky Way and Stephen C Foster state park is a certified dark sky Park certified by the International dark-sky Association, which I didn't know exist either, right? So International dark-sky Association. All right. Guy. Yeah. So I really, you know, this was her idea. I really wanted to make this happen and so we decided to take off to the part and see what we can see. Okay? Well, so we've mentioned campsites but give us a break. And what else is in the park? What's there to do? All right. So when you first come in you've got to turn that goes to the campsites. If you if you go straight ahead. You have the the road where the campsite would come out directly across from that is a road that leads to the cabins straight ahead on the main road just a short ways up you have registration building wage. There's a pond next to the registration building big parking lot. You can you can rent boats now that pond is actually connected to a little channel that leads down into the swamps wage. Also, they have Trails, you know, can walk you can bike they and one of the trails that we did is got a lot of it a wooden walkway. It looks kind of like walking on a bridge with no railing on the sides. So that's on a lot of the trail and of course you got other trails that are grass and so there's a lot to do right so for someone else Like me who is not a camping person when I hear the word cabin. Yeah, that strikes a little fear not necessarily fear, but some trepidation there are these choice. So what exactly do the cabins look like as I guess what I'm driving at here..
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Flash Forward
"And see the sky. Please stay in your seats. This is what the sky you still quake. What is that? I believe that the Milky Way you only turn the lights off locally right now I turn them all off all of them. Yes you can turn them back on right. Oh yes it's very easy. Do you want me to do it now soon. Am I in trouble? Yes extremely but did I can. Yes you get an A. Now go turn the back on okay. So today we are talking about darkness or really the lack of darkness. I've been thinking about doing this episode ever since I did the night vision episode last year and in some ways this kind of the flip side of that episode in case you missed it. I'll link to it in the show notes. But we talked about how having night-vision might change our world in that future. We wouldn't really need lights at night anymore because we could just see and this future is the opposite. Instead of returning to the darkness we completely eradicate it. Humans are on this path already. Since the invention of the light bulb in the late eighteen hundreds wealthy developed nations have rapidly electrified and lit up the rate at which the world is lighting up at night is increasing. Pretty STEADILY. This is doctor. John Barren teen the director of public policy for the International Dark Sky Association in the past decade that rate was about two percent per year on a global average basis although there were certain countries where we were seeing double digit percentage increases year on year in the late nineteen ninety s when led. Light Bulbs started taking off. People hoped that having these much brighter energy efficient lights would cut down on the number of lights installed around the world but that is not what happened in fact. The current data suggests that with the money that we're all saving on energy bills with these new lights. Were just putting more lights in rather than cutting down and if that's true it's problematic not only for our cause but also for all the people that have promoted energy efficient lighting. It means that the environmental benefits that were thought to come with that may not exist and it may be doing more harm than good. This is something that economists call the rebound effect. And you see it with city planning in other places too. It's why widening highways doesn't usually cut down on traffic when you put in a new lane. More people drive their cars and traffic stays the same and today. The glow of our artificial lights is almost ubiquitous worldwide. There are lots of different ways you can measure the loss of darkness. You can look down on the earth from space and see all these little dots of light and there is in fact a very famous satellite image. That does just that. Or if you don't happen to have a satellite handy you personally can look up at the sky from Earth and look for something called Sky Glow if you look at your local night sky and you look at the point directly overhead which is called. Zenith that spot. The Zenith is the darkest spot in the night sky. And if you look up at that spot and there is measurable artificial late there at that darkest possible place that means that you are living. Under Sky Glow light that is bleeding out from our houses buildings streetlamps cars et Cetera et CETERA. And chances are if you are listening to this podcast. You are most likely living under. Sky Glow eighty percent of the world currently lives under a night sky that is contaminated with artificial light. If you're in North America or Europe that figure is more approaching almost ninety nine percent of the population? It's it's virtually. Everybody lives somewhere that there's like pollution. And that is the key term here light pollution and today's episode. We're going to divide so-called late to pollution into two categories. I we're GONNA talk about light pollution here on the ground and how it can impact our biology our environment and even our mental health. Then we're going to talk about a different kind of light pollution. The ways in which satellites can alter the night sky and muck things up for astronomers who are trying to see through the darkness and out into the cosmos. So let's start with light pollution all around us the lamps and the Porch Lights and the office buildings and all of that all that light has an impact and it turns out even from really early on in lightings. History have noticed that our lights can confuse wildlife. Migratory Birds Use the stars and the moon at night to navigate. This is Rebecca. Boil a science journalist. Who's been covering the science of light pollution for a decade now and when a great source of late that shouldn't be there they're drawn to it and they're confused by and they circle around it and they drop dead of exhaustion literally. There are papers about this phenomenon from ornithology journals in the eighteen eighties long before we got anywhere. Close to eighty percent of the world. Living under sky glow the earliest study ever found about. This is an ornithologist studied a tower that was used for Broadcasting Radio and telegraph wires and it was really bright and realized that these birds would be found on the ground around it because they were drawn to the light and in the last ten years or so research into light. Pollution has really boomed. There are now lots and lots of studies looking at how light impacts not just individual animals but entire ecosystems is really hard to think of light as being negative but everything that we've looked at so far. We researcher who studied this has found negative effects in pretty much every animal and even plant that exists on earth research shows that artificial lights change migration patterns. They make songbirds lay their eggs. Early and fish lay their eggs late. Maple trees keep their leaves for longer which can open them up to frost damage. One study found that house sparrows who are infected with West Nile virus and who also live in light polluted. Environments are infectious for two days. Longer than those who live in darker areas the paper that found this estimated that these extra two days increase the risk of a West Nile outbreak. By forty one percent sea turtles lay their eggs on beaches at night. And if there are lights on those beaches they will avoid them sometimes wandering onto roads nearby in search of a dark place to nest and when those little turtle babies hatch millions of years of evolution has conditioned them to navigate towards the sea by moving away from the dark elevated. Land Horizon Line. When that line is lit up they get confused and go the wrong way. The scientists who study light pollution have a tough job they have to figure out which impacts are due to light and which ones are due to other things that might come along with light like people pollution traffic noise concrete etc etc and one of the ways that they're doing that is by studying a really dark and really remote lake is really cool. This this is in a lake and freshwater lake in northern Germany. It's about an hour and a half by train north of Berlin in this beautiful natural reserve tall pine trees Tall Lurch deciduous tree. That's common in Europe are everywhere. It's very bucolic peaceful and this lake borders a former nuclear power plant. Because it's near this power plant. There's actually a really big historical data set about the conditions at this lake because scientists who ran the plant had to keep track of that stuff and today light pollution. Researchers are taking advantage of that historical data as a baseline so the team of researchers went to the lake and they built this platform in the middle of the lake that streams light across the water down into the water. There are a whole series of tubes kind of connecting together in this. Looks like a aspire graph. You know if you remember the toy from childhood. We're like draw circles at each other and each of them has a little ring of light that can turn on at night and what they found. Is that pretty much? Every element of the lake is impacted by these lights from the algae all the way up to the predators that lived there. It's not that everything just dies. But the whole balance of the ecosystem is shifted. Some things did better. Some things did worse and the lake was fundamentally changed. And what this all means is that if humans continue lighting ourselves up at the rate that we are without changing anything about what those lights look like and how they work we are going to see all kinds of ripple effects obvious that there are changes. Happening it's climate change related. There's going to be interesting to see. How organisms adapt to this new environment and several definitely die. Some will definitely benefit. There's one study that I have read. A couple of times is just finding this paper from a team of researchers in Scotland looking at shore birds and they found that this you know these certain species of birds that live on the coast. Do really well when there's a lot of light streaming from docks or shipyards or something because they can forage a lot longer and that's benefit to that species but the fish that they're preying on they're going to suffer because they're gonna hit anymore so it's very complicated and of course it's not just birds and turtles and plants. Humans are also biological creatures susceptible to some of these same impacts. We have seen through epidemiology if the last twenty years that artificial light at night is related to obesity depression cancer heart disease even okay all the labels that are currently listening to this podcast probably going. Hainault lady a little unfair aren't we? Obviously there is a reason that the world is lighting up at about two point. Two percent every year lights allow us. Do Lots of important things like drive without hitting people or other cars and walk down the street without tripping and stay up late producing podcasts. We have come to believe that all of this artificial light at night is good for our society that's John Barren Thein again and in certain respects it is because it enables us to extend the length of the day for purposes of commerce and activity and transportation and all of those things are useful for people for our society and at the Dark Sky Association where their goal is to protect the night sky. They have to balance the fact. That light is both useful and sometimes damaging. So we're not all of the mind that the solution to this problem is turning the lights off. That's something I need to say right up front because we don't think that is a reasonable solution to this problem but at the same time plowing ahead without doing anything differently is also probably a bad idea. So I'm going to be totally honest with you. When I first started reading about light pollution. I remember having this sinking feeling like Oh my God another thing that I have to worry about another thing that we are doing to screw up the earth. Like how many things can I really care about and keep track of honestly last episode? We talked about warning fatigue. And this idea that you really do get tired of hearing about all the stuff that is threatening you and the earth and that's very real but there is something really cool about light pollution or really about fixing light pollution. We're lucky it's not like air pollution water pollution where you might stop the source of the pollution but then you have to wait decades or maybe longer than a human lifespan for the system to flush all of that pollutant out the benefit that we have that maybe in other areas of environmental pollution work. They don't is that. There's this potential for immediate gratification. It is absolutely a reversible situation. Once people decide that they wanted to be different. That's one reason why I actually like this as a subject and as a journalist because is actually really easy problem to solve unlike climate change. Unlike pandemics like we're experiencing now like this is something we can all do very little and have a big impact. I like to say the only environmental problem that can be solved at the speed of light..
What's the First Nation with Totally Dark Skies?
"A US based nonprofit organization with the mission of preserving dark skies and cutting down on light pollution there are about one hundred thirty certified dark sky parks preserves and communities around the world from Death Valley National Park to the Namibian Nature Reserve in Namibia to the tone of Flagstaff Arizona. But neely is the first and so far only entire nation to receive this prize seal of approval from the Association. The recognition has made a celebrity of the one hundred Square Mile Island. That's about two hundred sixty square kilometers with a population of one thousand six hundred which is located roughly fifteen hundred miles or twenty four hundred kilometers from New Zealand in the middle of the South Pacific. Ocean NEELA is a self governing state but it maintains a free says Houston with New Zealand which represents its tiny neighbour in many international affairs sheer remoteness alone contributes heavily to the islands dark environment but according to the international dark sky associations requirements the villages commit to using artificial lighting that leaves the night. Sky unspoiled unveiling the Milky Way. The ANDROMEDA Constellation and other brilliant starry objects in their full glory that meant retrofitting or placing street lights and lights in private residences and businesses culturally. The dark designation will help protect part of the island's heritage for centuries people have used the stars and lunar cycles for navigation on the seas neely is
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"The CDC for allowing a quarantine patient to be released in San Antonio who later had a positive test results for corona virus the governor says it's nothing more than negligence and he asked the government to not allow anyone else out of quarantine until more tests are done they will not be allowed to go home until the CDC can guarantee that they have no trace of coronavirus and posed no threat to the expansion of the corona virus anywhere in the country around a hundred evacuees my cruise ship were in quarantine at Lackland were due to be released today the governor says he supports the city's efforts to keep that from happening the north star mall has closed this afternoon to allow for deep cleaning after the woman who tested positive for the virus was released and visited the mall over the weekend at the mall saying they're taking extra precautions for the well being of the shopping center community and expected to be closed for about twenty four hours a day before super Tuesday another presidential candidates calling it quits Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar's is ending her campaign the day before her home state and thirteen others old super Tuesday primaries club cars expected to endorse former vice president Joe Biden in an effort to unify Democrats club which are finished a surprising third in last month's New Hampshire primary but has since been unable to build larger coalitions in Nevada and South Carolina during the campaign she highlighted her midwestern roots and appeal to moderate voters the other midwestern candidate former south bend Indiana mayor Pete booted judge dropped out last night a new poll of Texan so senator Bernie Sanders with increasingly likely odds to capture the most democratic votes in Texas during super Tuesday according to a Nexstar Emerson College poll thirty one percent of respondents said they will or did vote for Sanders twenty six percent of the same for Joe Biden super Tuesday will also be the first time former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg's name appears on the ballot in the hill country Fredericksburg has acquired a new status if you own a telescope head to Fredericksburg gets officially been chosen as the latest dark sky preserve that's a community that restricts artificial light pollution the international dark sky association board unanimously endorsed Fredericksburg's application for the status three other Texas cities beaten to the punch though dripping springs or shoe bay and Wimberley valley Meghan bishop newsradio twelve hundred W. away I had defense secretary mark esper says the U. S. is ready to start the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan under a new agreement aimed at bringing peace to that country speaking at the Pentagon today esper said he's instructed U. S. commanders to begin the process within ten days as a show of good faith for more news listen to the daily dive the big news stories explain not shouted listen to the daily diet each day on the I heart radio app or wherever you get your favorite podcast them Kerry Logi TM I.
Are we losing the Southern Cross constellation?
"Of the great sites in the seven night skies is the iconic constellation of the Southern Cross. However if you're in the city the stars of the southern cross a lost you to the glare of light pollution and even in the suburbs not all the stars in the cross a visible. It's a growing problem for sky. Watches right around. The world and increasing majority of people can no longer see the true beauty of the night sky from their homes in fact many of our listeners. The side of the Milky Way stretching across the night sky is just a childhood memory and today sadly an entire generation is growing up having never seen our galaxy the place we call home in the universe. Astronomers the fine light pollution. As I'd official light that shines were. It's neither wanted when needed light from poorly designed incorrectly directed light fixtures shines brightly into the sky. They're scattered by a molecules moisture aerosols in the atmosphere causing the Sky to light up a phenomenon sky glow and it's not just sky watches who are affected as anyone who suffers from a badly position straight light shining that bedroom window and knows more importantly it also has numerous direct impacts on the environment putting a heat strain on wildlife in both urban and rural areas. He become disoriented by the bright lights. The editor of a strange sky tell US magazine Jonah. Finale says dark sky preserves being established around the world to help combat the problem. And now this one in Australia. Big News recently. Is that three thousand square kilometres of south. Australia's mid Murray district have been declared a straight as I doc skype reserve. Now what does that mean? It's an official thing where officially designated by the International Dark Sky Association and that means that that area is great for viewing the not sky and the people who live in that area businesses that run in that area the governments that control that area are all going to work together to try to preserve quality of the night sky with good lighting. And that kind of thing so this is looks down with upwards. Don't Sean you lot up into the sky of the sky glows Because the sky actually go out I mean. It goes blue during the day. Because there's lots of light to illuminate. That's the race but even even at nighttime the sky is not pitch black If you live in a city if you look in the sky in not In the city you'll see the scarves gray. Actually it's not pitch black in between the stars it should be pitch black and the amazing thing about this area. Which is what they're calling the river. Murray International Doc Scar Reserve ten ninety minutes drive from Ed light by the way but on a scale of zero to twenty two with twenty two meaning. Perfect doc skies. This region school was between. Twenty one point nine one twenty one point nine nine out of twenty two so you don't get much bit of that. It's a really bright spot. So it's it's great that they've done that so it's a straight is i. Doc Sky Reserved now across the Tasman in New Zealand. They already have some docs car reserves and then wanting to even one third there are plans afoot or is there there people pushing for to make New Zealand. An entire DOC. Sky Nation Because Museum has the most beautiful skies. And it's a big tourist attraction. You know there are lots of tourism operations that revolve around astronomy. And they're going to be more and more of them so they just want to preserve the quality of the not Scott because it's a really important thing and that doesn't mean everyone has to turn off all they like and that kind of stuff. It just means being sensible about how we how we you know Illuminate Aso's in the ground during during not Thomas and Does do it in such a way that it preserves the quality of viewing the not scoff everybody for much just generation but generations to come so that's really tremendous. Isn't it so we got this magnificent docs reserve in South Australia and there are some other sort of one step removed from Dark Sky? Reserve down the sort of ladder of hierarchy of DOC. Scott to there are a couple of other places industry that they're you know already designated Something slightly less than that and across the Tasman Museum and the other guy for Dachshund Action. So good on him. I say we need more than two regularly drive from Dow into Sydney. I I I was working down. I used to have my holidays in Sydney and when I was doing those drives on a regular basis. There's just nothing like stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the outback and and looking up at the night sky for an hour or so and just seeing that spectacular vista that Villanova. Black Sky absolutely amazing. It really is amazing. Isn't it It so doc out Dan that he's something that you can you can try For people who live in the cities To do a bit of a comparison if you do get to a dock sky spot where you're really far away from the lives of towns and if there are some clouds in the sky so if you've got clouds in the sky in the city at not time you will see the clouds because the lights the lights shining with over lots. We go down on the ground. Illuminate the cloud and you can see the clouds. The clouds look white or gray or whatever they are at nighttime but if you go ask in the APP or anywhere where it's really really dock and there were some clouds in the sky. I looked black. They're like big black holes in blocking at the start because there's nothing to eliminate them from below well. Yeah it's really quite striking your cost if you could see them side by side the two things software side you get a better better idea of it but If you go out if you live in the city you go outside one night and some clouds in the sky not fluffy cumulus clouds. Whatever you'll be able to see them as clouds but you go out into the into the Bush. When there's no moon doc is and the clouds will when you see images of Earth at night from the International Space Station you see glow this this yellowy. Greenie sort of tinge on the sky which is caused by the citation of molecules in the atmosphere. You didn't notice that aglow from looking up from below No you don't Looking down you sort of You get a bit of perspective on that particularly if you can look sort of sideways through the atmosphere which you can do from which we really can't do. Yes that makes them down here. Yeah but Those pictures of us at night show you look beautiful little lots but you look at those and think what's the point of having that lot shining upwards. There's there's absolutely no point in. Lots of data will eliminate up within it to eliminate the ground below so those lights not with life. The shining light presumably. Some of it's going onto the ground where it needs to be so you can see where we're going but the rest of it's shining up into the sky. I mean it's just pointless. It's it's really bad lighting design. And it's just wasting energy. Astronomers have been banging on about this decades now and and the good thing is that You know whereas before a lot of people wouldn't really take notice odds just astronomy kids but now of course it's an environmental problem as well so look stable getting involved in it and you know more more power to the my side because using plotting uses less pal. Yeah but what we're finding now is because it's so cheap to run. Led's instead of the incandescent lighting people leaving the ladies on for longer and then installing more of them so because it's so cheap actually see an increase in the amount of light being emitted. I guess it's just the same as any other thing that we notice that they say particularly pollution is by the time you'd notice. There's a problem it's too late to fix the problem I mean the classic example is Australia's major optical observatory side Siding Spring Up Baron. So the Meet New South Wales you can see the sky glow of Sydney Horizon. That's hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of kilometers wide direct line whether it's leading. Led Lights on longer will will permanently because its shape or whatever. It's any sort of pollution and this we stop to think about US then Nothing really changes finale. The editor of Australian Sky Tell US
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"This episode is sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission with a message for everyone using TV antenna to watch local channels plants are rescan as TV broadcast broadcast frequencies change for more information go to F._C._C. Dot Gov slash. T._V. rescan most people in the U._S.. Don't know what a true night Sky Sky looks like because most Americans live in places affected by light pollution but in a remote corner of Nevada the Milky Way galaxy shines bright enough at night to cast shadows shadows Noah Glick from member station K. U.. N. are in Reno visited the country's newest and largest dark sky sanctuary Jen Rovan Para is She pulls over to a vista point. Where in the distance you can see a giant plateau. This is massacre rim a recently designated dark sky sanctuary. It's a men's area of darkness. Darkness of a sanctuary is just a small fraction of that area. Rovan Pero recently worked to get this large area designated with the International Dark Sky Association and the title doesn't come with any legal protections per se but land managers like the beal n do have to adopt a lighting policy that preserves the night sky and only those areas areas that are unlikely to be developed are selected sanctuaries. I think it promotes recognition of one amazing resource. It is and also awareness that parts of the country. We're losing this opportunity to really enjoy a natural night. Sky Only ten dark sky sanctuaries exist in the world with four of them here in the U._S.. At more than one hundred thousand acres massacre rim is the largest one in the country. It's surrounded by thousands of acres of SAGEBRUSH and grass perfect for cattle. <music> and perfect for camping. I finished setting up camp as dusk turns tonight. When I step outside my tent. It's around midnight knife. Wow you can see the dust from the milky way stretching across the entire horizon horizon. It doesn't even look real the nearest city to this remote area is Cedar Ville California a town of just five hundred people Janet. Irene is the owner of the country country hearth restaurant in town where she spends her mornings making fresh breads and jams from scratch. She's happy about the designation and says the dark skies in her community aren't always appreciated. It's something that's always there and we've always taken for granted last year. Irene hosted a stargazing party in her Rose Garden and says his kids and adults alike. Were amazed at what they saw from here. You can see so many things in the sky. I've never seen other places I've lived before. Her Irene has been in Cedar Ville since one thousand nine hundred seventy. She says the night sky is something that continues to amaze her even after nearly fifty years. It's so exciting to know that there's something else up there other than that. What we see every day here and you can actually see some small all part of it? It's an insight into what might be and it's an experience. More people can see for themselves if they're willing to travel to this remote area of northwest Nevada for N._p._R..
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Estimated four and it went for six thousand. Wow. Would be cool to have though I wouldn't mind owning a rock from the moon. Well, it was six fragments to. It's kind of like a puzzle thing. It was kind of you're right. It's the heaviest ever found. Yeah. So I'd be kind of cool. Yeah. Speaking of the moon, though, to do did you do the story this week about the Chinese company that plans to build the artificial moon? No. Because that's what we need. Artificial moon. Okay. They they want an artificial moon that would be eight times, brighter, the real bone and the fake mood would actually be a satellite built to light areas between six and fifty miles wide at would replace streetlights in some of their cities. So. Society needs to define what a man and a woman is let's not trying to manufacture moons at this point. What does? The streets up forever. I'm saying all this. Stick to the basis basics. Instead of creating there is an association that I didn't know existed. That doesn't surprise me that exist of the international dark sky association. They want to shut down street lights that needs to be darker. Really? Yeah. There's too much. There's too much ambient light. So the international dark sky association, the shutdown life, very strange really strange how much with your new clock where we we got a couple more stories. We're done all said that is chewing the fat with Jeffey. We've got more on trivia baby coming up in just a second. Green Bay Packers. LA rams. We'll do that next..
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"And I think people some people even at the meeting that he has his Guti, but but they remember his time at, you know, when he was president between two thousand three and two thousand ten Brazil's economy was doing credibly well in Brazil lived a fantastic moment and people do remember those times phoned, especially in the poorest in Brazil. They were beneficial for some of Louis policies as well and people from the north east as well. And just briefly what is happening next regarding campaigning? When is the next debate for example? Well, the next debate is this Friday and and I hope it's better than the one we had before where Lula or corruption were not mentioned. So again, I hope the candidates will be talking about what Brazilians are really worried about any wonder what's going to be the performance of candidates like valuable sonar, and Gerald welcoming. We will find out on Friday that was. Monaco's fan Landau our Gustavus Sheku. Thank you very much. And then here is what else is making news today. The rescuers are continuing the search for possible survivors. Following the collapse off a motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa. The country's government said that as least thirty five people were killed. When the structure fell apart, Israel's government says is will reopen the main cargo crossing with Gaza later today, Israel shots the crossing for all, but humanitarian deliveries more than a month ago in response to attacks by Palestinian along the border and the international dark sky association has revealed that seven national park in the south of France is to go light. Pollution free. The park will retrofits about twenty thousand exterior lights to help it achieve its aim. Those are some of the headlines we are following today here on monocle twenty four. On this week's episode of the entrepreneurs, we are featuring Jo Malone. She's the entrepreneur behind the eponymous rake ruinous Jo Malone London, the brand doors in the nineteen ninety s and at the end of that indicate, Joe sold the company to Esti Lauder. She stayed on us a creative director for a while, but eventually left the business in two thousand and six, a five year, no compete agreements kept her quiet for awhile, but she returns to the fragrance industry. We have a new brand Joe loves, and she told Matt a guy on about it. So I started off as a beautician in skincare. One of the first products I created with no training whatsoever was a little body Latian could not make ginger, and I would message people said that was the first point, but I had this ability like a musician I can only think of is it's like a musician. I hear this tune in my nose if that makes. I know that sounds weird, but. That's what happens. And I'm able to piece the memories together because of dyslexia, and I'm able to create puzzle in my head and then I'm able to create the product. So that's that's how I create in us how I create today. I didn't really sort of set out to start a business. I was surviving, like a lot of entrepreneurs do you set out and you do something and you want to pay the rent and then you want to pay the salaries and suddenly you look at something and you think my goodness, the world's knocking on my door wants this product. When we opened little warden straight all those years ago, that was when I knew there was something when that man walked in the door that very,.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Support for this mpr podcast and the following message come from jamila woods a musician and poet born and raised in the south side of chicago her critically acclaimed debut album heaven is a collection of songs of self love love for chicago and love for the black women she calls friends heaven is powerful and empowering listen now on apple music all right steve so according to a study in the journal science advances nearly eighty percent of north americans live in a place where they can't see the milky way's of you wanna see a story sky you have to drive off the beaten path okay uh central idaho exactly the international dark sky association designated a stretch of just over fourteen hundred square miles in idaho as a quote dark sky reserve meaning surrounding towns have agreed to curb light pollution by for example adding partial covers to streetlights so that like goes down instead of up one of the things that i find most compelling when i look at the sky central idaho is this year abundance of stars just you almost lose sight of your common constellation because there are still have astronomer matt benjamin worked along with the idaho conservation late get the dark sky reserve designation for media other measure of of christine darkness is how well you can see the milky way galaxy and in many ways without being an astronomer you can already see the structure of our galaxy can see the gas and dust that forms planets and stars i mean you really get a sense of being a part of this cosmic journey cosmic journey that now begins in idaho.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Around stars near us we know this and there is a distinct possibility that life is formed out there and in fact i would i would bet money that life does exist elsewhere in the universe intelligent life is a lot harder i actually talked about that my book the distinction between just life and intelligent life but but but it's not all shocking when you see something like this to think well you know maybe you could be a visitor well many of us will think it could be a visitor and if you work at the pentagon you might think well better throw twenty two million dollars at it to find out don lincoln author of alien universe extraterrestrials in our minds and in the cosmos don thanks him by thanks forever for of aloha this is michelle calling from honolulu i have believed since i was a little kid that we couldn't possibly be the only planet in the universe that has life it wouldn't surprise me to find that we are on the level of stone age or indeed bacteria in the eyes of civilizations advance far beyond imagining our most hugh scifi authors you beliefs and seven seven invited earlier this week the international dark sky association designated the very first dark sky reserve ever in the united states it's one of only twelve in the entire world this reserve in the us is made up of fourteen hundred square miles in remote central idaho it's so dark that if you look up you can see the milky way in all of its detailed john barron time is the program manager for the international dark sky association john thanks for being here thanks for having me taught or john when you stand out in the dark sky reserve in remote idaho at two in the morning on a moon last night and you look up what he say you'll see something that you've probably never seen before in your life especially if you come from the big city and that is the sky full stars from horizon two horizon and you'll notice a lot more in the way of sounds on the ground because absurd nocturnal wildlife stutter active and these are things that were really disconnected from in many ways unmee parts of the world because of the amount of late.
"international dark sky association" Discussed on NPR News Now
"And senator ron johnson and bob corker of tennessee their votes will be critical to passing the bill republicans have a narrow majority in the senate and senator john mccain has announced that he will miss the vote as he recuperates from the side effects of cancer treatment kelsea smell npr news the capital national security adviser h r mcmaster is accusing russia of trying to undermine confidence and free and open societies in an interview with the bbc mcmaster said moscow is engaging in a new generation of warfare and what the united states must do about it we have to counter russia's to stabilising behavior and and and the sophisticated campaigns of propaganda and disinformation efforts to to polarize communities and and pit them against each other especially in the in the democratic world and in a free and open societies they use that openness and freedom against countries linked to weaken their popular will and and the resolve general h r mcmaster speaking with the bbc on asian stock market shares are mixed to lower in tokyo following new record highs on wall street the dow jones industrials jumped one hundred forty points the nasdaq composite index added fifty eight in the sp 500 rose fourteen this is npr news a federal judge says the trump administration cannot prevent immigrant teenagers from seeking abortions but stayed the decision pending appeal the ruling was made on behalf of two on accompanied seventeen arose being housed in a federal shelter a similar ruling was issued on behalf of another teen in october thirteen states are suing massachusetts over a voterapproved ban on the sale of eggs and other food products from farm animals held an overly restrictive cages more than a dozen states have brought a similar case against california opponents of the laws say an overly restrictive cage can prevent and egglaying hens breeding pig or calf raise for veal from standing up turning around or fully extending its limbs of remote and mountainous patch of central idaho as been designated the nation's first international dark sky reserved it joins a shortlist locations as boise public radio's met gillam reports a reserve is the most stringent classification the international dark sky association has.
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"International dark sky association i'm gonna do my part if you wanna go started using and cities too bright you just have to go somewhere else basically so when i was living here when i was growing up in in la in long beach um i was part of the la astronomical society and they would have dark scarcer are parties were we would drive like four hours into the mountains and it would be really dark matter so you don't have to get that far out lewis those city to to do good stargazing said getting the fuck out of dodge yes it yeah that's pretty much it there's there's a really great film called the city dark which is about um it's about light pollution and what it does to us i wanted us to strana me and i i recommend checking that out i felt that the lights on last night sacking our brain or you now an out this at questions comes from the facebook group thursday allergies podcasts facebook broke yesterday get next crack at questions isabelle lorean wants to know what do you think the shape of the universe's hyperbolic to royd what do you think did i say did i say to right okay you said turid okay okay um to royal is the adjective okay um but yeah it's as otaru twothirds of that that the tourists is a doughnutshaped oh that's all i taught us all she sang yeah so it tried cake would be a doughnut yes yes i want my whole life not knowing us somehow but also a taurus apparently technically would be like an inner tube hollow and a solid torres is a doughnut but i wanna say i was under desert show called unique suites for like a lot of seasons i have to say a cake doughnut seems like a solid torres but if it's a fluffy or yeast doughnut there's all kinds of air pockets in there and the volume in density seem somewhere between a taurus and a solid taurus and i need a physicists to get on this for me thank you okay oh it back to the ship the universe the universe lu lu the wishes us in the question.