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man on the moon
2008-Dec-02, 09:21 PM
Fraser and/or Pamela, I do enjoy astronomy cast, but I have a quick question/suggestion for the show.

What would it take to put in a 30 second or 1 minute piece just announcing some of the cool sky events happening in the next week or two such as meteor showers, conjunctions, eclipses, etc? Not discussions of them so much as:

"Be sure to look for Venus and Jupiter approaching each other in the west the next few nights. If you are in Europe or North Africa, look for the crescent Moon to pass in front of Venus at (insert time), and in three weeks we have the solstice. Until (Sunday) the Space Shuttle will be visiting the space station for you spotters...

On the table for today's show..."

Or something like that. Just general interest stuff. If you don't want to, no worries (at least from me) but the thought crossed my mind so I thought I'd throw it out there.

(Ignore the fact that I wrote this as though I were speaking last week, sorry!)

abo999
2008-Dec-10, 09:30 PM
Gotta disagree here! Hey, it'd be boring if we all thought the same ;)

There are a few podcasts doing this:

http://www.jodcast.net/amp/nightsky.html
http://www.whatsupinastronomy.com/site/News/News.html

Are a couple I listen to

man on the moon
2008-Dec-12, 08:28 AM
Whoa! I'll check those out. Not just for the news thing, but might be interesting. Thanks abo999!