On July 2, 1947, a spacecraft of unknown origin crashed in the New Mexico desert outside Roswell Army Air Base. Four bodies - known as the Grays - were recovered. Everything you think to true about American history, from that moment on, has been influenced by that event.

On February 17, 1962, another event occurred, related to the first, but one that has, until now, been kept completely suppressed.

You are being trusted with that secret.

Dark Skies - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1996-09-21

Dark Skies - Dark-sky movement - Netflix

The dark-sky movement is a campaign to reduce light pollution. The advantages of reducing light pollution include an increased number of stars visible at night, reducing the effects of electric lighting on the environment, improving the well-being, health and safety of both people and wildlife, and cutting down on energy usage. Earth Hour and National Dark-Sky Week are two examples of such efforts. The movement started with professional and amateur astronomers alarmed that nocturnal skyglow from urban areas was blotting out the sight of stars. For example, the world-famous Palomar Observatory in California is threatened by sky-glow from the nearby city of Escondido and local businesses. For similar reasons, astronomers in Arizona helped push the governor there to veto a bill in 2012 which would have lifted a ban on illuminated billboards. Nocturnal animals can be harmed by light pollution because they are biologically evolved to be dependent on an environment with a certain number of hours of uninterrupted daytime and nighttime. The over-illumination of the night sky is affecting these organisms (especially birds). This biological study of darkness is called scotobiology. Light pollution has also been found to affect human circadian rhythms. The dark-sky movement encourages the use of full-cutoff fixtures that cast little or no light upward in public areas and generally to encourage communities to adopt lighting regulations. A 2011 project is to establish “dark sky oasis” in suburban areas.

Dark Skies - List of groups - Netflix

Campaign for Dark Skies (UK) CieloBuio (Italy) International Dark-Sky Association ANPCEN (France) National Dark-Sky Week (United States) Canadian Geographic (Canada) Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Canada) Canadian Scotobiology Group (Canada) Merritt News Astronomitaly (Italy)

Dark Skies - References - Netflix