Episodes

Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter May 23rd, 2024

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological […]

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The Predator Prey Arms Race

Nearly all animals see light differently than we do. Dr. Seymour endeavors to understand how light drives organismal behavior. To […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter May 9, 2024

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological […]

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Electro-Soup With a Side of Light Pollution

This one isn’t exactly about light pollution, but you’re going to want to hear it anyway. It’s all about 5G. […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter April 25, 2024

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological […]

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Does Exterior Lighting Make a Difference

Epidemiology. From the Greek “epi,” meaning “among,” and “demos” meaning “the people.” In modern usage, epidemiology is the study of […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter April 11, 2024

The Darkness News Update is a biweekly series that explores current events in light at night – be it biological […]

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Getting a Softer Groove

Chip works by the three “Rights” as in “doing the right thing.” The RIGHT amount of light, in the RIGHT […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Mar 28, 2024

Highlights from this episode: Federal Precedents Dark Sky Week 2024 Digital Planning International Dark Skies Programs   Sponsored by Evluma […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Mar 14, 2024

Highlights from this episode: DST and Health An Official Statement Prepping for Turtle Season It’s Probably Not Aliens Sponsored by […]

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Like A Moth

Yash recently discovered something astounding. Moths fly with their backs to a light because they think it’s the sky and […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Feb 29, 2024

Highlights from this episode: Elegy for an Owl ALAN and Allergies State Lighting Regs Wasatch Update   Sponsored by Evluma […]

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Sound Without Silence

You might have seen Nathalie on episode 324 of the Get A Grip On Lighting podcast. We thought Nathalie’s commitment […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Feb 15, 2024

Highlights from this episode: Moths to a Flame 3 Year Missions DarkSky Recognition Backyard Updates   Sponsored by Evluma https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/ […]

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Building The Light Pollution Matrix

If light is in a simulation, how does it know what is reality? Okay, obviously light isn’t self-aware. But Dr. […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Feb 1, 2024

Highlights from this episode: Lighting up the Court Satellite Imaging Tigers Bridges   Sponsored by Evluma https://evluma.com/dark-sky-friendly-lighting/ Intro and outro […]

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Get It Under Control

Peter comes to us from Casambi, so naturally this one is all about controls. Now don’t glaze over all you […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Jan 16, 2024

Highlights from this episode: Certifying Campgrounds A First for Wales Darkness Events A Bother in Bisei   Sponsored by Evluma […]

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Time Famine

More and more satellites are going to obstruct the view for astronomers, but as Jo Marchant points out, it will […]

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Darkness News Update with Scott Wachter Jan 3, 2024

Highlights from this episode:   Debunk the Blue? Protein Possibilities DLC LUNA 1.0a Rudolph’s Rhythms   Sponsored by Evluma  — […]

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The Pittsburgh Street Light Conversion

Diane has been to Mars. That is, she crewed the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. It was there she […]

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