Tune in to Hawaii Public Radio Stargazer Program

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Hawaii has long been a terrific location in the world of astronomy – early Hawaiians used the stars to navigate to the islands across the Pacific Ocean, and that endeavor to study and observe the heavens continues in the multiple observatories present on the Big Island. So it’s not surprising that local news organizations would dedicate airtime to understanding and communicating the findings of these research organizations present in the state.

Enter Stargazer. A brief, entertaining look at the world of astronomy produced once weekly by Hawaii Public Radio, Stargazer is an excellent listen for astronomy buffs and lay people alike. Here’s why you should tune in:

It’s Quick
It’s only two and a half minutes per week – what are you waiting for?

It’s Super Informative
Taking the top one or two topics in the world of astronomy and whittling it down to a bite-sized, quick-listen format, Stargazer keeps you up to date on the latest developments in humanity’s continued efforts in space exploration and the understanding of the origins of the universe.

It Features Two Great Hosts
Hosted by Dave Lawrence, a veteran broadcaster with more than 25 years of experience, he’s not an astronomer – but neither are his listeners. Instead, he uses his broadcast experience to ask important, interesting questions of his counterpart in Christopher Phillips, an astronomer who works with the University of Washington’s astrophysical research institute and the Institute of Astronomy in Hawaii. They have great rapport and the balance between thoughtful query and informed, yet understandable answer makes for a joyful listen.

You Can Listen Anytime, Anywhere
While they don’t have a dedicated podcast feed for Stargazer (come on, guys!), there’s a bevy of ways listeners can keep up with the weekly episodes. Public radio players on your smartphone are certainly one option, but you’ll need to listen live as the show airs each week. Luckily, Stargazer airs throughout the day every Monday, so you’ll often catch it attached to your favorite public radio programs. Otherwise, you can always listen to the latest – and every previously released episode – on their website.

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