From an episode of Uncommon Sense∙Presented by Amy Mullins
Uncommon Sense: Ceridwen Dovey On The Satellite Mega-Constellations Damaging Our Night Sky
Have you heard about the damage being done to our orbital environments by rapidly growing satellite mega-constellations? Writer Ceridwen Dovey discusses her award-winning essay, "Everlasting Free Fall.” She writes that, “in the past 2 years, over 1000 new commercial satellites have been shot into low Earth Orbit.” These satellites are altering the night sky and have many consequences for the science of astronomy and our ability to spot potentially life-threatening asteroids. Listen as Ceridwen explains this concerning development, what it means for us, and the mental shift that needs to take place about space. "
Everlasting Free Fall" is published in The Best Australian Science Writing 2021 (NewSouth Books) and on the Alexander digital storytelling platform.