S03E01: Dark Sky Impacts: Satellite Mega Constellations Risks

Dark Sky Conversations

14-04-2023 • 37 mins

S03E01 Jessica Heim – Cultural Astronomer Marnie Ogg welcomes her guest, Jessica Heim, to Dark Sky Conversations to discuss the impacts of light at night caused by satellite mega constellations, including those launched by Elon Musk and other organizations. Heim, who is a resident of Missouri and a student at the University of Southern Queensland, shares her research on the potential risks of increased space junk and clutter caused by these tens of thousands of satellites. Marnie mentions that Heim's paper, written in collaboration with John Barrentyne, has received a great deal of attention in the Australian media and abroad. The conversation promises to be an exciting one for those interested in the effects of satellite mega constellations on the night sky.
A part of International Dark Sky Week. For more details and resources for International Dark Sky Week, please visit https://www.darksky.org - Email Marnie: - marnie@darkskytraveller.com.au Marnie Ogg talks with some of the brightest minds about light pollution and ways to protect our night skies. For more details, visit the Dark Sky website: https://www.darkskytraveller.com.au/podcast Subscribe, rate and review at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and all good podcast apps. Stream on demand from https://www.bitesz.com/show/dark-sky-conversations/

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