Back in 2001 Clarke recorded a short message of support for the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and its efforts to fight light pollution. I remember seeing a quote from it in an IDA newsletter when Clarke passed away in 2008.
Flash forward to 2012 where I am now working for the IDA. I was going through some old junk at the office, deciding what should be tossed and what should be kept when I ran across the Clarke video tape. After some effort finding a working VCR I confirmed that this indeed was the message that Clarke had recorded for IDA back in 2001 (a good year for it, don't you think?).
I didn't know if other copies of the tape had been made or not, but I knew that it had to be preserved and seen. I got it digitized and just recently had the chance to put it together and post it up for the world to see. So here it is:
I am happy to have found the tape and that I could help to get Sir Arthur's message out to the world.