ann0705 - Announcement
Welcome to Hubblecast!!!
7 March 2007
Now you can follow the latest and coolest news and images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope anytime, anywhere, for free! Just subscribe to the Hubblecast (see the links below).
Hubblecast is a Vodcast produced by the ESA/Hubble team in Germany. A Vodcast is a short name for Video On Demand and casting, and is a term used for the online delivery of video clips content, often distributed via so-called RSS feeds.
By starting to spread astronomical news using this new technology, we hope to reach and inspire an even broader range of the community, providing the most recent and interesting discoveries made by the "eyes" of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Video podcasts can be downloaded and watched from a portable media player (for example video iPods), and also with a computer as a file or a stream.
All you need is iTunes, or a similar programme to play video podcasts, or an RSS software (like Doppler, DTV, FireANT, iPodderX, PenguinTV, etc.). Sign up to the Hubblecasts and receive the new files automatically every time they are released.
The young enthusiastic host of the Hubblecast is Dr. J. He is a German astronomer working at the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO). His scientific interests are in cosmology, particularly on galaxy evolution and quasars. Dr. J's real name is Joe Liske and he has a PhD in astronomy.
Lars Lindberg Christensen
Hubble/ESA, Garching, Germany