Be sure to check out the International Dark-Sky Association's February 2, 2009 podcast from the 365 Days of Astronomy. They have lots of great dark-sky resources available for the International Year of Astronomy.
Speaking of podcasts . . . in another my friend Martin Ratcliffe discusses SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. One of its instruments, FORCAST (Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope), was first used on Hale Telescope back in 2006.
That's FORCAST below, before it was attached to the telescope's Cassegrain cage.