GAM2013 News

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A new podcast produced by “365 Days of Astronomy” shows how you can participate in dark-skies-related activities during Global Astronomy Month (GAM), including:
• The citizen-science light pollution research program, GLOBE at Night, which includes two campaigns (at times when the moon is not out from 8 pm–10 pm) — one from 31 March through 9 April, and another from 29 April through 8 May.
• The Earth and Sky Photo Contest, an activity of The World At Night (TWAN), which is accepting entries through 22 April.
International Dark Sky Week, 5–12 April.

Participants in the podcast are:
• Rob Sparks, science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona.
• Connie Walker, associate scientist and senior science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO.  She directs the GLOBE at Night campaign.
• Scott Kardel, managing director for the International Dark Sky Association in Tucson, Arizona.  He oversees the International Dark Sky Week.
• Babak Tafreshi, founder and director of TWAN as well as an award-winning photographer and board member of Astronomers Without Borders.  He runs the Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast, a part of CosmoQuest, publishes one podcast per day, for all 365 days of the year.  The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world.

To keep posted on all GAM dark skies activities, follow the GAM2013 Dark Skies Awareness blog.Listen to the podcast here.

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