SKYGLOW: DISHDANCE

A SKYGLOW timelapse medley shot at Radio Astronomy facilities at Very Large Array Observatory in New Mexico, Owens Valley Observatory in Owens Valley California, and Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. All three of these facilities have been or are still being partly used by the SETI (Search for the Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program.

Shot by Harun Mehmedinovic (Bloodhoney.com) and Gavin Heffernan (SunchaserPictures.com)

Created for SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America. Visit the site for more!

See our first SKYGLOW video (A Vimeo Staff Pick) with stars over cities here: vimeo.com/125108525

Via WIKIPEDIA « Radio astronomy is a subfield of astronomy that studies celestial objects at radio frequencies. The initial detection of radio waves from an astronomical object was made in the 1930s, when Karl Jansky observed radiation coming from the Milky Way. Subsequent observations have identified a number of different sources of radio emission. These include stars and galaxies, as well as entirely new classes of objects, such as radio galaxies, quasars, pulsars, and masers. The discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation, regarded as evidence for the Big Bang theory, was made through radio astronomy. »

The large radio telescope at Green Bank is where scientists first attempted to “listen” to presence of extraterrestrials in the galaxy. Very Large Array was featured in the movie CONTACT (1997) while Owens Observatory was featured in THE ARRIVAL (1996). The huge meteorite streaking across the sky above Very Large Array (2:40) is from the Aquarids meteor shower.

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