Michael Marlin

Michael Marlin (aka Marlin) is a dark sky ambassador for the International Astronomical Union and International Dark-Sky Association. He is a public speaker on the issues and the solutions to light pollution for tourism boards, city councils, utility companies, educational institutions and science-centers, and has given a TED talk for the Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. As a vanguard in the dark sky movement in the 80s, he created theatrical performances executed in the dark to raise awareness of our loss of night that played on five continents and across the United States. In this light, he was awarded the Presidential Service Award from Barack Obama. He is currently working on a television series where he will be hosting as “The Astrotourist.”

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