Talk: Adventures in Astronomy Live-Streaming

When:  Apr 1, 2023 from 14:00 to 15:00 (UTC)

Come and join's Eclipse broadcast duo, Graham Jones and Anne Buckle in a lively chat about what it's like to broadcast live. Veteran broadcaster Matt Woods will be joining them from the Perth Observatory to share stories about how to best live stream an astronomy event.

Astronomy is considered a visual science. Since the advent of the internet, scientists and amateurs astronomers have found a home on this media to share and educate a large audience.

Astronomers Without Borders has been online since its inception and has brought together all nations together using astronomy using websites, social media and streaming shows to highlight events and the astronomy community.

Take part in this talk to make your broadcasts their best or contribute your tips and tricks and a story or two about your experiences!

This event will be simultaneously webcast via AWB Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Guest Speakers:

Anne Buckle hosts timeanddate’s live streams of solar and lunar eclipses. She joined timeanddate in 2014, bringing over ten years of experience as a photojournalist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management and a journalism degree from the University of Stavanger. Her first solar eclipse experience was in New Orleans, 1984.

Graham Jones was timeanddate’s guy on the ground in Angola for the 2017 annular eclipse; he went on to become part of their team for all things astronomy. He has a BSc in astrophysics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MSc in science communication from the University of Edinburgh. Before joining timeanddate, he taught at a university in Japan.

Matt Woods — an astronomy nut! — runs astronomy nights at Perth Observatory and around Western Australia. He’s been a live-stream partner with timeanddate for five years. Matt started off at Perth Observatory as a volunteer, and became Tour Administrator in 2016. He’d always wanted to live stream astronomy to the public, and the first COVID19 lockdown allowed him time to start doing it regularly.



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