The End Of Night

Oct 5, 2018

Artificial light devours energy, disrupts our sleep patterns, and has even been linked to cancer. Yet eight in ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way.

Friday, we're talking about the night sky and what it means when the stars are obscured by light pollution. It's not just poetry and the wonder of the cosmos that's lost. Artificial light devours energy, disrupts our sleep patterns, and has even been linked to cancer. Yet eight in ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way. Our guest is the writer Paul Bogard, whose book is called The End of Night. (Rebroadcast)

Watch the RadioWest film Dark Skies, created in partnership with Science Friday.

Paul Bogard teaches creative nonfiction at James Madison University in Virginia. He is the editor of the anthology Let There Be Light: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark [Amazon/Indiebound] and author of the new book The End of Night [Amazon/Indiebound]

Learn more about the International Dark Sky Association