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Astronomy on the Airwaves

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"Explora el Universo - UNAWE en Español" …

"Explora el Universo - UNAWE en Español"
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Presentation given at the 3rd UNAWE Multidisciplinary Workshop

Date: June 16, 2008

Published in: Education

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  • 1. Astronomy on the airwaves UNAWE : 25 Feb 2008 Laura Durnford
  • 2. Kinds of sound! Voice! Music! Sound effects! Wildtrack
  • 3. Limitations of radio! No pictures! Can’t ‘re-read’! Ephemeral
  • 4. Strengths of radio! No pictures / Mental images! Can’t ‘re-read’ / Repeat, re-phrase! Ephemeral / Culture of story-telling! The human voice
  • 5. Why radio for kids?! Basic rules and more so! Sound before sight (voice)! Used to hearing stories
  • 6. Clip 1‘Eclipse journal’ - Radio Netherlandsdocumentary ‘diary’ of 1999 solar eclipse
  • 7. Why radio for astronomy?! Everyday experience / unusal! Not limited by pictures - scale - invisible (X-ray)
  • 8. Clip 2‘Portrait of the sun’ - Radio Netherlandsspecial edition science show
  • 9. Radio ‘formats’! Sound-bite! Interview! Crafted feature! 1st person report! Eavesdrop! Phone-in! Montage
  • 10. Clip 3‘Eclipse journal’A family evening
  • 11. Radio basics! Write for radio! Appropriate level for your audience! Talk, don’t read! Talk to one person (usually)! KISS (keep it short and simple)
  • 12. What you need! Recording gear! Access to music / sounds (?)! Editing software (Audacity)! Broadcast / distribution…but that’s another story!
  • 13. Clip 4! ‘Eclipse journal’Live coverage of the event - 1st personEnd of the show
  • 14. Remember… Have fun!Thanks for listening.
  • 15. Phone-ins! Brief speakers! Advertise topics! Pre-record callers! Backup q’s & points prepared! Line up callers! Interactive comment

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