Episode 118: Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Feb 15, 2024
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by NAILD
5d ago
Highlights from this episode: Moths to a Flame 3 Year Missions DarkSky Recognition Backyard Updates Sponsored by Evluma https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/ Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle  Headlines and Sources can be found at RestoringDarkness.com ..read more
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Episode 117: Building The Light Pollution Matrix with Dr. Sam Morrell
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1w ago
If light is in a simulation, how does it know what is reality? Okay, obviously light isn’t self-aware. But Dr. Morrell and his team at University of Exeter in the U.K. are creating computational models that predict the characteristics of artificial light at night. These models can show everything from how street lights will affect animals, plants, and humans. It’ll show what the glare will be like on a particular road. But most importantly, it can demonstrate how to improve the lighting before spending one pound or dollar on a light fixture. Dr. Morrell is a postdoc researcher working between ..read more
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Episode 114: Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Jan 16, 2024
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by NAILD
1M ago
Highlights from this episode:  - Certifying Campgrounds  - A First for Wales  - Darkness Events  - A Bother in Bisei Sponsored by Evluma https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/ Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle Headlines and Sources DSI Launches Approved Lodging Program https://darksky.org/news/pack-your-bags-the-darksky-approved-lodging-program-is-now-live/ Jonestown, TX Recognized as a Dark Sky Community https://darksky.org/news/jonestown-becomes-texass-ninth-international-dark-sky-community/ Presteigne and Norton are Wales' First Dark Sky Community https ..read more
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Episode 113: Time Famine with Jo Marchant
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by NAILD
1M ago
More and more satellites are going to obstruct the view for astronomers, but as Jo Marchant points out, it will also affect the cultural, spiritual and psychological aspects for everyone when they don’t have a clear view of the stars. Jo explains, in her book, The Human Cosmos: Civilisation and the Stars, how it is evident from ancient cave drawings that early man used the stars to mark the passage of time. She argues that the invention of mechanical clocks meant that we no longer needed to look to the sun and stars to mark time. So take off your watch, put away your phone, cover your digital ..read more
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Episode 112: Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Jan 3, 2024
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by NAILD
1M ago
Highlights from this episode:  - Debunk the Blue?  - Protein Possibilities  - DLC LUNA 1.0a  -Rudolph’s Rhythms Sponsored by Evluma https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/ Intro and outro music by Doctor Turtle ..read more
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Episode 111: The Pittsburgh Street Light Conversion with Diane Turnshek
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by NAILD
2M ago
Diane has been to Mars. That is, she crewed the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. It was there she turned her attention to Dark Sky advocacy. Diane is a lecturer in the Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. Lucky for Pittsburgh, Diane is helping to guide the city’s street light conversion to LED by, among other things, convincing astronauts aboard the ISS to take photos of Pittsburgh before, during, and after the conversion. Diane Turnshek bonus fun fact: the Dung Beetle uses the light of the Milky w ..read more
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Episode 110: Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Dec 19, 2023
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by NAILD
2M ago
Highlights from this episode: Moths on the Run Birds on the Wing Lights on the Shard Trees in your House ..read more
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Episode 109: Outdoor Light at Night is at a Crossroads with Buddy Stefanoff
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by NAILD
2M ago
Light pollution is harmful. Buddy Stefanoff is working on it - to the tune of about 5 years ahead of anybody else. Buddy and Crossroads LED are conscious of light trespass, color temperature, and shielding and so, have taken their design and manufacturing to the next level. Buddy demonstrates to Michael and special guest host, Greg Ehrich, some of the thermal dissipating and zero glare designs. He just might be the only one doing this. Buddy Stefanoff is an entrepreneur, small business owner and the Vice President of Engineering for Crossroads LED. With over 20 plus years of experience and exp ..read more
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Episode 108: The Different Forms of Darkness with Jacqueline Yallop
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by NAILD
2M ago
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." --Benjamin Franklin We think we’ve covered both bases in this episode. Jacqueline has written something worth reading, and The Lighting & Darkness Foundation and The Soft Lights Foundation are doing something worth writing about - or at least talking about. Michael and his new co-host, Mark Baker, chat with Jacqueline about our innate fear of the dark and it’s value to humanity and the environment. Jacqueline Yallop is the author of three novels and four works of creative non-fiction. She is currently working on a collec ..read more
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Episode 107: Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Dec 5, 2023
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by NAILD
2M ago
Highlights from this episode: Bridge Lighting Blocking Fish Sea Turtle Records Light Pollution Bylaws on the Rise And the Award Goes To ..read more
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