In Defense of Darkness (TEDxRichland)

My good friend Scott Butner gave a talk on the advantage of dark skies at TEDxRichland awhile back. The video is now available on YouTube. The photos and time lapse video are all his. Here’s the summary:

How many times have you looked up at the night sky? The stars and the moon…the occasional shooting star. Did you realize that most likely you are seeing very little of what is actually up there? Light pollution ruins the experience for most. Maybe it’s time to take back the night.

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