Bettymaya Foott from the International Dark Sky Association joins us to talk about the upcoming International Dark Sky Week on April 5-12, 2021. Bettymaya shares about growing up under the pristine dark skies of Moab, Utah and how she learned about light pollution for the first time. She also gives some great tips for anyone who wants something really easy to do to help protect the night skies, beginning in their own backyard.
Ted Blank, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, joins us for another round of Questions & Answers.
Our tour across the night sky includes some fascinating tales from ancient times along with a cool secret about Leo’s brightest star, Regulus. Spring is a great time of year for amazing stargazing while breathing in the delicious scents of blossoms.
Check out the link below for information about International Dark Sky Week and find out what kind of events or presentations are taking place around the world.
LINKS IN THIS EPISODE
International Dark Sky Week, April 5-12: https://idsw.darksky.org
Dark Sky Friendly Home Lighting Program: https://idsw.darksky.org/activities/dark-sky-friendly-home/
“The City Dark” documentary: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1863406/
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