A History and Informal Assessment of the Slacker Astronomy Podcast

Price, Aaron and Gay, Pamela L. and Searle, Travis and Brissenden, Gina (2006) A History and Informal Assessment of the Slacker Astronomy Podcast. Astronomy Education Review, 5 (1). ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

Slacker Astronomy is a weekly podcast that covers a recent astronomical news event or discovery. The show has a unique style consisting of irreverent, over-the-top humor combined with a healthy dose of hard science. According to our demographic analysis, the combination of this style and the unique podcasting distribution mechanism allows the show to reach audiences younger and busier than those reached via traditional channels. We report on the successes and challenges of the first year of the show, and provide an informal assessment of its role as a source for astronomical news and concepts for its approximately 15,500 weekly listeners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/977

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