“Are we doing enough to protect our dark skies?” That’s the audio lead-in used in the video promo for this mini-documentary on KSL-TV. John Hollenhorst (KSL's Science & Nature Specialist) and videographer, Ken Fall followed us (Charli, Teresa, Joe, Michael and I) around this past March in Bryce Canyon National Park at 3:00 AM. It was about 20ºF, and we’re all bundled up, so don't expect a fashion show! But you will see some beautiful Milky Way skies, with stunning western foregrounds; and you'll learn how the park service and some cities like Flagstaff, AZ are working to protect our dark skies from light pollution.
|Photographed in Utah's High Uintas Wilderness Area, this is one of the many photos used in this KSL mini documentary. The orange-red glow to the right is light pollution coming from Salt Lake City metro, about 60 miles away. ~ © Royce Bair|
Watch it here: Here's the complete transcript and the 5-minute video of the program that aired on April 25th: Dark Skies: 'Half the park is after dark'.