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365-Days of Astronomy


What is the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast? The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that will publish one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast will be made available through an RSS feed. The podcast episodes will be written, recorded and produced by people around the world. Each day will have a specific topic or theme based on The 365 Days of Astronomy Calendar, a daily calendar of astronomical events, themes and ideas created by the IYA.Although all the episodes will have a common intro and outtro that ties into the overall theme, each episode will be completely different.

Do you want to contribute to the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast? We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for our daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject, of course, to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign up for a particular day (or days) of 2009.We have a calendar of astronomical events to give ideas but the podcasts can be about virtually any astronomical topic. We are seeking a wide range of contributions, from simple concepts or how-tos to more in-depth discussions of complex concepts. We will do post-production on all submissions, so knowledge of audio editing may not be necessary.We are expecting a wide range of contributions, from simple at-home “first light” podcasts to highly polished and professional recordings. We hope to sign up a wide range of participants, from K-12 classrooms to graduate students in astronomy to science bloggers and podcasters to big media companies.


And get your twitter on!

The 365 Days of Astronomy Twitter has 82 followers, and has so far made 10 updates.  The goal of this Twitter account is to “Tweet” each day in 2009 to advertise the theme of each day’s podcasts.  Would like to get more followers.  (so spread the word, those of you out in Twitter land!)


International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)