My friend Carolyn Collins Petersen, a.k.a. The Spacewriter, has just started a new gig with Astrocast.tv. She now has a regular monthly show called “The Astronomer’s Universe.” Her first episode aired today, and it features “The Big Picture,” an image from the Palomar-Quest digital sky survey. It shows the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, and is something akin to the Hubble Deep Field image. Carolyn’s webcast is a stunning and beautiful look at this amazing part of our night sky, and with wonderful background music and Carolyn’s great voice, (can’t find enough superlatives!) this is must-see TV! Thanks to Carolyn and Astrocast.tv for sharing the video.
For additional information: The Big Picture website, and Carolyn’s 365 Days of Astronomy podcast about The Big Picture.
Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.