Beach Walk 569 – Pluto and Dark Skies

My guest today is Richard Wainscoat, PhD, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii and also a photographer.

He was on the committee that “de-commissioned” Pluto from being a bonafide planet (and tells us why) and is also working with the International Association of Dark Skies and the City and County of Honolulu to reduce light pollution. Apologies for rushing my guest somewhat; I just wanted to address several of the interesting things with which he is involved!

Hawaiian Word:
Lani: sky But really, check out the richness of the concept of “sky” in the Hawaiian language here.)

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