- Press Release
- Sep 30, 2022
Daily Podcast Enters Second Decade of Sharing Astronomy with the World
After 10 years of successfully publishing an award-winning daily audio astronomy show, the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast is poised to enter its second decade of sharing astronomy with the world.
Initially planned as a one-year project launched Jan. 1, 2009, as part of the International Year of Astronomy celebration, 365 Days of Astronomy has become a legacy project which continued its journey and joined the celebration marking the International Astronomical Union’s 100 years of astronomy discoveries and development. Much has been accomplished, and there’s much more to come. The next decade will become another important milestone for space exploration and astronomy discoveries as we will keep moving forward to uncover the mystery of the universe. And 365 Days of Astronomy will continue to communicate astronomy discoveries and educate the public.
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. Visit http://365daysofastronomy.org for past episodes and to subscribe.
“With this one podcast, we provide a place where people can hear a diversity of voices from our global astronomy community,” said Pamela Gay, PSI Senior Education and Communication Specialist and Senior Scientist. “Astronomy is done in many ways and communicated in many ways, and we have made a place where you can get a taste of it all.”
365 Days of Astronomy invites new and existing podcasters to share not only astronomy discovery stories, but also information on current and future space missions as well as the importance of astronomy as a tool to learn science. With content from exobiology to exoplanets, and from supernovae to superclusters, the show shares exciting breakthroughs from space science. Participating podcasters can share information on astronomy topics, their experiences, or even tips on how to do astronomy as a hobby.
All are welcomed to take part. The diversity of 365 Days of Astronomy’s content can be measured in its myriad of accents, topics, and ideas. The podcast is seeking contributed content on the history of astronomy, the latest news, observing tips, and how fundamental knowledge in astronomy has changed our paradigms of the world.
Contributed audio content should last from 5 to 60 minutes. Matching video submissions may be posted on 365 Days of Astronomy’s YouTube channel.
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast has been downloaded more than 16 million times and heard by more than 5,000 listeners per day. The show is directed by Avivah Yamani with audio production by Richard Drumm. It is part of the CosmoQuest virtual research facility at PSI, which invites the public to learn and do science at cosmoquest.org. The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a production of the Planetary Science Institute, and it includes content created by volunteers from around the globe. In 2009 the project was awarded the Parsec Award for “The Best Infotainment” podcast. It was also nominated in 2010-2012 for a Parsec Award in the category “Best Fact Behind the Fiction.” In 2015 and 2018, 365 Days of Astronomy received two Silver Communicator Awards at an international awards program recognizing big ideas in communications.
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PSI Senior Scientist and Senior Education & Communication Specialist
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