Radio’s Guide to the Universe

Sandy Wood, voice of StarDateSandy Wood, the voice of StarDateStarDate debuted in 1978, making it the longest-running national radio science feature in the country. It airs on more than 300 radio stations.

StarDate tells listeners what to look for in the night sky, and explains the science, history, and skylore behind these objects. It also keeps listeners up to date on the latest research findings and space missions. And it offers tidbits on astronomy in the arts and popular culture, providing ways for people with diverse interests to keep up with the universe.

StarDate is a production of The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, which also produces the Spanish-language Universo Online web site and the bi-monthly StarDate magazine.

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Today on StarDate

July 21-27: Galactic Center

The center of the Milky Way wheels low across the south on summer nights, and we’ll have details. We’ll also talk about some prominent star clusters in that direction, plus a future cluster. Join us for this and more.

July 28-31: Success!

It took a while to do it, but the United States finally staged a successful mission to the Moon 50 years ago this week. Join us for this milestone, plus a look at what the Moon’s up to this weekend.


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