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Audible Cafe Radio Show and Podcast

Aug 11, 2018

Welcome to Audible Café, where we spend time together celebrating and learning about the natural world, wildlife, and sustainable living. 

In today's episode, I talk with Scott Feierabend, the Executive Director for the International Dark Sky Association based in Tuscon, Arizona.

The Dark Sky Association’s mission is to reduce light pollution and its environmental impacts.

Scott has an incredible background working for more than 30 years to conserve and restore our natural environment. You can read his resumé here.

Now devoted to dark skies, in our conversation Scott shared some great insight into what his organization does, and we talked about the many benefits of dark skies for all species, and the barriers that prevent all of us from fully enjoying those benefits. 

Dark skies are full of the light of stars and galaxies! And as human animals, we are innately connected to the dark.

If you are not in the habit of spending time outdoors in the dark, please take the time tonight or some night soon to go outside and let your eyes slowly adjust to the dark. You will be amazed at what you can see!

Many thanks to Scott Feierabend for a great conversation!

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Next time on Audible Cafe, I talk with Jennifer Browdy, award-winning writer, editor, blogger, college professor, publisher, and workshop leader. Jennifer is so thoughtful, prolific, and creative as she tackles the big challenges of our times. It’s a great conversation and I hope you’ll tune in.

Meanwhile, have a great week, and we’ll see you next time!


International Dark Sky Association links:


Facebook Page

Instagram Page (amazing photos!!)

To connect directly with Scott Feierabend:

For more info or to learn about joining or starting a chapter anywhere in the world: Bettymaya Foott | Director of Engagement |

In Massachusetts: James Lowenthal, Smith College | Chapter leader |

Audible Café theme music by Brian Eddy