The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that will publish one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The project was started as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The podcasts are available through an RSS feed and on this website. The podcast episodes will be written, recorded and produced by people around the world.
Although all the episodes will have a common intro and outtro that ties into the overall theme, each episode will be completely different.
We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 – 60 minutes of audio for our daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject, of course, to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign up for a particular day (or days) of the year.
Below we have a calendar of astronomical events to give ideas but the podcasts can be about virtually any astronomical topic. We are seeking a wide range of contributions, from simple concepts or how-tos to more in-depth discussions of complex concepts. We will do post-production on all submissions, so knowledge of audio editing may not be necessary.
We get a wide range of wonderful contributions, from simple at-home “first light” podcasts to highly polished and professional recordings. We strive to sign up a wide range of participants, from K-12 classrooms to graduate students in astronomy to science bloggers and podcasters to big media companies. For continuity, all of the podcasts will be in English.
For instructions on how to contribute see the Join In page.
For options on how to donate see the Donate page.
Inquiries about contributing to the podcast: signup@365DaysOfAstronomy.org
Donation & Sponsorship inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
General inquiries: info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org