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Restoring Darkness - Episode 74: Save Wasatch Back Dark Skies

A podcast about science, design, and the importance of darkness.


Lighting Expert Michael Colligan joins in conversation with guests to discuss the issues of light pollution and potential solutions to this drastically overlooked form of climate change.


A proposed temple in Wasatch Back, Utah includes a plan for a modern exterior lighting system. This system as it is planned right now will create a great deal of bright upward-directed light.


This style of lighting is one of the worst forms of light pollution. Not only is light pollution aesthetically unpleasant, it is a known hazard to local wildlife and disrupts the sleep of nearby residents. Disrupted sleep is a major contributor to a number of illnesses and other health issues.


Our goal is to create a campaign to raise awareness of light pollution in the area, push for updated bylaws, and persuade church authorities to respect the night sky and everything that lives under it in Wasatch Back.


To that end, the board of the Lighting & Darkness Foundation will match donations up to the first $3,500 in the pursuit of these goals.



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