Cassini: What's Up Podcasts Supporting Museums, Amateur Astronomers and International Year of Astronomy

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Cassini: What's Up Podcasts Supporting Museums, Amateur Astronomers and International Year of Astronomy
E/PO Project Name:
Cassini Mission to Saturn Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Program
Contact Information:
Mail Stop 230-260
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Short Description:
A two-minute monthly JPL podcast about a night sky view and its NASA connection geared to amateur astronomers, museum community, public
First podcast April 2007, nearly 4 million downloads since its debut
Podcasts available on NASA, NASA IYA, JPL, Solar System, mission websites
Download automatically via iTunes (the most popular format) http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/whatsup_index.html
The focus is always determined by what is A) going on in the night sky and B) mission events we can tie in.
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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM