NOTE TO OUR READERS … When this video was released earlier today, it featured the voice of the late Carl Sagan speaking about the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Carl Sagan folks – Druyan-Sagan Associates in Ithaca, New York – have asked that the voiceover be removed and want 6-8 weeks to evaluate whether it can be included here. Maybe Sagan’s voice will return to enhance this video, but, in the meantime, enjoy it. It’s still an awesome video.
This morning, video producer Gavin Heffernan dropped EarthSky a note, saying:
… enclosed is a link to DISHDANCE, a SETI [Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence] tribute and timelapse medley of radio astronomy facilities …
This timelapse was filmed as part of SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, our ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America.
Music by Tom Boddy, music track “Thoughtful Reflections.”
Edited by: Harun Mehmedinovic
Dishdance was filmed at Very Large Array Observatory in New Mexico, Owens Valley Observatory in California, and Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.
By the way, EarthSky also ran project Skyglow’s earlier video – showing what Los Angeles would look like if you could see the night sky wheeling overhead – in April, 2015. It’s a very cool video, too – a Vimeo staff pick. Watch it here, and help Skyglow keep going.
Bottom line: A new video from project Skyglow – an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution – called Dishdance.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.