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Paper: Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Developing a Series of Podcasts on Current Topics in Astronomy
Volume: 457, Connecting People to Science
Page: 275
Authors: Kruse, B.; Petersen, C. C.; Petersen, M. C.; Gurton, S.; Schmitt, A. H.; Fraknoi, A.; Proudfit, L.
Abstract: From 2009 to 2011, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific produced a series of podcasts for informal educators. Each episode gave a look behind the headlines in astronomy and space science, featuring interviews with leading astronomers involved in the research that made the news. Along with the interviews, links to related resources and activities were provided to help educators interpret the exciting topics for their audiences. We will describe the process of producing the podcasts and compiling the related resources, as well as the impact on podcast users.
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