YorkUniverse broadcasts 300th radio show probing unknown night skies

York University astronomy students and faculty will broadcast the YorkUniverse radio program live for the 300th time on Astronomy.FM as they point a 40-cm telescope at celestial targets and transmit images live to the Internet. The episode will air Monday, Jan. 23.

York University's 40-cm telescope

York University’s 40-cm telescope

It’s a milestone that highlights the enthusiasm of York U students and faculty to share their fascination for such celestial concepts as dark energy, black holes and variable stars with a worldwide audience. The live radio show runs in tandem with the York University Observatory Online Public Viewing program, allowing listeners to view images from the telescopes and chat online with the students who are wielding them and live with the show’s host.

Paul Delaney

Paul Delaney

Those hosts include faculty, such as Professor Paul Delaney of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at York University, along with current and former students, who spark lively discussions about all things unknown in the Universe.

Tune in on Monday, from 9 to 10:30pm, to hear lead host Delaney start the 300th episode off with how the universe of astronomy and space science has changed in the last seven years.

YorkUniverse has been on the air since 2009 and is the anchor program for Astronomy.FM’s Astronomy Night in Canada, the only all-astronomy radio station in the known Universe with about 100,000 listeners in 150 countries.

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