Friday, May 2, 2008

In the News . . .

Here's a sampling of some of the recent media activity associated with the observatory.

We had three documentary film crews here in April. National Geographic Channel's new series Known Universe was here to interview Caltech's Mike Brown. San Diego City College's Newscene was here to do a story on light pollution. A production crew for the History Channel's Modern Marvels was here to do a story on JPL's Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program & asteroid "crashes".

Here they are filming in the data room for Palomar's 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope. Look for the show to air sometime in July.

Yesterday the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper ran a story, Dark skies, bright future, on light pollution and the effort (supported by Palomar Observatory) to make Borrego Springs the next International Dark-Sky Community.

Finally, I just did an interview about the observatory for the Treehuggers International with Tommy Hough radio show. Look for that to most likely air early (5:30 am PDT!) on Mother's Day (May 11) and on their website soon after.

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