Monday, April 25, 2016

Spectacular Stars - Utah's Stellar Views

“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'.