Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past.
- Dr. John Barentine — director of public policy at the International Dark Sky Association
- Rebecca Boyle — science journalist
- Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium
- Dr. Sara Pritchard — historian at Cornell University
- What is light pollution?
- 80% of World Population Lives Under Skyglow, New Study Finds
- The end of night
- The Dark Side Of Light
- How you can help fight light pollution
- The Night Sky Will Never Be The Same
- Starlink press kit
- As SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Scientists See Threat to ‘Astronomy Itself’
- SpaceX says 12,000 satellites isn’t enough, so it might launch another 30,000
- How to spot the SpaceX Starlink satellite train overhead this week
- The man who turned night into day ← (Brian Merchant’s piece about Znamya)
- SpaceX will test making Starlink satellites less shiny to appease angry astronomers
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX has a plan to deploy up to 30,000 new satellites — and Morgan Stanley says it could cost as much as $60 billion
- Estimate of Starlink impact on different countries
- On (not) seeing artificial light at night: Light pollution or lighting poverty?
- The Trouble with Darkness: NASA’s Suomi Satellite Images of Earth at Night
- Epilogue. Field notes from the end of the world: Light, darkness, Energy, and endscape in polar night
Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Thomas, Vera and Isaac Beckett who played the teacher and students in the intro this episode.
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That’s all for this future, come back next time and we’ll travel to a new one.
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