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ISSUE 17 - June 2015





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Communicating Astronomy with a Mass Audience — BBC’s Stargazing Live goes Dutch (page 05)
Marieke Baan

Key Words
Television, astronomy television series, broadcasting.

Summary

Following on from the hugely successful airing of Heel Nederland Kijkt Sterren — a Dutch stargazing event modelled on the BBC’s programme Stargazing Live — this article explores some of the issues involved in communicating astronomy directly to a mass audience. This includes the production process, co-sponsorship, content, the reach and lessons learned.