- Created: Tuesday, April 16 2013 06:36
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.