Hopefully you’ve heard about the International Year of Astronomy — a year long celebration in 2009 of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first look through the telescope. One part of that celebration is the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast. There will be one podcast per day, every day, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcasts will be 5 to 10 minutes in duration, and will be available through the 365 Days of Astronomy website and an RSS feed. The 365 Days team has just put out a trailer encouraging everyone to listen every day:
Want to be part of the project?
Not only will you have the chance to listen each day, but you can participate as well. 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.
People participating can choose their own topics, all of which will need to be approved ahead of time. For all the details head on over to the website. And if you’ve never recorded anything before, never fear. There’s even information on how to record a podcast, as well as much more.
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You can also follow 365 Days of Astronomy on Twitter.
And, if you thought you’ve heard the voice on the video before, its none other than the golden voice of Mat Kaplan from Planetary Radio.