The effects of light pollution in Utah

(Original air date: May 10, 2018) Today on the show: How is light pollution affecting the night sky? Bettymaya Foott from the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative leads a walk around Salt Lake City to point out the light fixtures that contribute to light pollution; Stephen Goldsmith, associate professor at the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning and co-director at the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies, talks about ways to reduce your lighting footprint; and Dr. Richard Stevens, professor of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut, discusses the impacts of artificial light on your health.

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