Losing the Dark Downloads

 

Download Losing the Dark - a Short Public Service Announcement on Light Pollution

To help raise public awareness of some of the issues pertaining to light pollution, Loch Ness Productions in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association has created Losing the Dark in fulldome video format for digital planetarium use, and also as a conventional flat screen video. It's on YouTube in US English, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Spanish for online viewing, sharing and embedding on blogs and Web pages. With more languages coming soon.

This page contains downloads in various video formats, so Losing the Dark can be used in classrooms, kiosks, museum theaters, and advocate multimedia presentations. Classic planetarium theaters without fulldome capability can show this version using their traditional video projectors.

We have just a few requests:

• Please show Losing the Dark unaltered, in its entirety.

• Please tell audiences how they can get more information about light pollution and how to combat it — by referring them to the International Dark-Sky Association Web site: www.darksky.org.

Creative Commons License Losing the Dark is copyrighted by the International Dark-Sky Association and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

We have made Losing the Dark available in several popular video sizes, formats and languages. Save the zip file to your computer (the usual right-click on the link and 'Save As...' routine). Unzip the download to extract the files for playback on your device.

FORMAT RECOMMENDED FOR SIZE/EXTENSION DOWNLOAD 16:9 VIDEO

Windows Media

Windows Media Video

Personal Media Players

.WMV File

320 x 180 pixels

~42 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish


IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese

Netbooks, PC devices

.WMV File

640 x 360 pixels

~367 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese

MPEG-2 MPEG-2 PC devices

.MPG File

640 x 360 pixels

~367 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese

QuickTime

QuickTime MOV

SmartPhones, iPad Mini

.MOV File

640 x 360 pixels

~367 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese

Tablets, Laptops

.MOV File

1280 x 720 pixels

~587 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese

HD

H.264/AAC MP4

TV / Data projectors

.MP4 File

1920 x 1080 pixels

~385 MB

US English
hk Cantonese
French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin (Chinese)
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Turkish

IN PRODUCTION:
Dutch
Greek
Italian
Portuguese