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Radio’s Guide to the Universe

StarDate announcer Sandy WoodStarDate 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.

Today on StarDate

March 19-25: Planet hunters

A new planet-hunting spacecraft is set for launch soon, and we’ll have details. We’ll also talk about a tiny spacecraft that’s looking for a single planet to make a move. Join us for planet hunting and more.

March 26-31: Déjà vu

The second Blue Moon of the year is coming up this week, and we’ll have details. We’ll also talk about the Milky Way’s empire and about a group of galaxies that shows our own galactic future. Join us for this and more.