Updates Archive

More feed problems

We are having another problem with libsyn. We've uploaded all of the episodes on time but twice now libsyn has eaten them. We hope to track down why. Thank you for your patience. I warned you earlier that while we hope every episode is waiting for you when you wake...

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Feed Problem

The Feb. 2nd podcast has been published but for some reason the RSS feed is not including it. The audio is available via the post on the web site. We've contacted libsyn to see what the problem is. Thanks for your patience!

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Spread the word!

Remember, the goal of the IYA is to bring astronomy to people who are otherwise not exposed to it. We all need to suggest this podcast to friends, family and co-workers even if they don't know they like astronomy. You can help by suggesting an episode that you think...

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Week 1 is done!

Hurray! We got through our first week of the podcast! We're heard some great stuff already and a nice variety, too. We've received nice feedback about the podcast and lots of emails requesting to contribute podcasts. That's great! Keep it up! I heard Pamela say we...

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Facebook

There are two ways to support The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast on Facebook. You can become a fan of the “product” and/or you can become a reader of the “blog“. The latter is really much more useful, so if you are on Facebook, come join us.

Also, just a small update — the audio is starting to flow in. If your podcast is in January please make sure you leave enough time to get us your audio 30 prior to your air date. At the very least, let us know if it will be late.

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To January…and Beyond!

The very cool Emily Lakdawalla recently sent The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast organizing committee (which she is a member of) an update on signups, from which I quote: The good news is THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY IS NOW FILLED. Everybody drink a celebratory libation...

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Let There Be Audio

As of this writing it is T-30 days until we start the podcast. That means the people who are doing shows the first week of January should be finishing up their audio and submitting it to us via ShareFile using instructions we are providing via email. We are asking all contributors to get us their audio 30 days in advance so we have time to plug holes if they appear. You’ve been warned! 🙂

Many thanks to those who volunteered for January. I’ll report back, but I think we may have filled it up. If not, we only have a day or two unaccounted for. If so, you’ll be hearing about it!

We are doing a special show for the 1st of the year that will include many ideas for those of you sitting on the fence. Go on sign up! You just might learn something.

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What you need to do, summarized

  1. You need to subscribe to the podcast and subscribe to the blog.
  2. You should really man up and volunteer to record a podcast. We’ll help you.
  3. You or your employer may wish to sponsor some podcasts.

You’ve probably noticed that 2009 is getting closer every day!

We’ll have some demo episodes up soon to further inspire you. We are going to be badgering people very soon to help us fill some dates in January. The good news is we have a lot of dates filled throughout the year. The bad news is, we haven’t filled January!

You can achieve #2 indirectly by badgering people you know that might be good candidates to make a podcast. It’s easy and fun and we’ve had a ton of people sign up. If they can do it so can you. Spread the word ’cause the more people that participate the more fun it will be for everyone.

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The Main, Final, Official Feeds

Podcast RSS feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/365DaysOfAstronomy

iTunes feed:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=295908830

Blog RSS feed:
http://365daysofastronomy.org/feed/

We’ll be using libsyn to post and host the podcasts, but we thought we would use a feedburner feed in case we ever need to change the feed URL. Note the podcast feed is for the podcasts only, you won’t see any of the blog posts on it. The blog feed will contain blog posts and podcasts. The goal is that a new episode will be posted automatically on each feed every day in 2009.

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About Our Podcast

The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. In 2013, we evolved to add video, and in 2015 we joined the International Year of Light.

Want to be part of our future? Email info@365daysofastronomy.org to learn how!