Samyukta Manikumar was born and raised in Kenya, and now she lives in Slovenia. She chats with us about her career as an astrotourism designer, an astronomy enthusiast, and her advocacy for naturally dark skies. 

 

Samyukta has a background in science communication, outreach, astrotourism, and experience design, which she brings together in her approach to dark sky conservation. She has a deep interest in preserving the nocturnal environment, paying homage to our historical cultural relationship with the night sky, and using these to inspire personal reflection and sustainable growth.

 

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Samyukta Manikumar: https://samyuktamanikumar.com 

 

Samyukta on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samyuktamanikumar/ 

 

“Why Earth Wobbles with a Drunken Stagger”: https://nightskytourist.com/wobble/ 

 

SkyView Lite for Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/skyview-lite/id413936865 

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Orbitrack from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.orbitrack&hl=en_US&gl=US 

 

ISS Spotter for Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/iss-spotter/id523486350 

ISS Detector from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.runar.issdetector&hl=en_US&gl=US 

 

Night Sky Tourist: Chasing Meteorites with Geoff Notkin part 1: https://nightskytourist.com/19-2/ 

 

Night Sky Tourist: Treasures from Space with Geoff Notkin part 2: https://nightskytourist.com/20-2/ 

 

Space.com 

 

Sky & Telescope: https://skyandtelescope.org 

 

NASA: https://www.nasa.gov 

 

Things to See in the Night Sky in 2023: A Month-by-Month Guide by Vicky Derksen: https://nightskytourist.com 

 

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