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365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Turns 10

Nov. 15, 2018

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Tucson, Ariz. -- The 365 Days of Astronomy daily podcast celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. As it enters a new decade, the show is planning a new year of content focused on the theme “Commemorating discoveries across time and culture.”  

The podcast’s 10th anniversary coincides with the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU’s) centennial celebrations: #IAU100. 2019 also marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a milestone which leads us to many other great space exploration and space science achievements. 

The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast is a production of the Planetary Science Institute, and it includes content contributed by podcasters from around the globe. You listen to past episodes and subscribe at http://365daysofastronomy.org. 

“In 2009 we dreamed of building a lasting community for astronomy communication,” said executive producer Pamela Gay, a PSI Senior Scientist and Senior Education and Communication Specialist. “Ten years later, we are living our dream; our community is strong, and still growing. New voices are always welcomed.” 

During each of its years of production, 365 Days of Astronomy has taken on a new theme. From the International Year of Astronomy to the International Year of Light, to a myriad of science themes in between, the show has explored our Universe and the science that explains it. For 2019, 365 Days of Astronomy will partner with the IAU to celebrate 100 years of modern astronomy under the #IAU100 banner. Content that explores global astronomy collaborations, historical astronomy, and cultural astronomy are encouraged. 

“2019 is a year of celebration. In 1919, Einstein was proven right when general relativity was tested during the total eclipse. A century later, general relativity theory has proven right again with the detection of gravitational waves, which opens a new era of astronomy, the multi-messenger astronomy. We are celebrating 2019 not only to commemorate what has been achieved but also future developments and achievements,” said Avivah Yamani, Project Director of 365 days Of Astronomy. “That’s why we need more voices to increase astronomy awareness and to communicate the results we have achieved in the past and the future developments.” 

The public is urged to participate. “We’re currently accepting audio content that is anywhere from five to 60 minutes. We’ll also post matching video submissions on our YouTube channel,” said Producer and Editor Richard Drumm. “It's easier than you might think, too. If you have a computer with a microphone and an internet connection, you're ready to record a program." 

Become part of an ever-growing community of astronomy podcasters and podcast listeners at http://365daysofastronomy.org. This is a community production, with all content and funding provided by people like you. All voices and accents are welcome in the English-language community. 

Join in as podcaster: http://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/join-in/

Donate to our media program : http://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/donate/

 

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Alan Fischer

Public Information Officer

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fischer [at] psi.edu

 

SCIENCE CONTACT:

Pamela Gay

Senior Scientist and Senior Education and Communication Specialist

plg [at] psi.edu

 

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