Community radio is a channel for content that may otherwise not be heard on the airwaves.
Star Tours: The Night Sky produced by 2BAY FM focused on the wonders of astronomy. More than 200 episodes were aired, discussing the latest astronomy news. Episodes were broadcast on 42 stations across Australia and a podcast was downloaded by more than 1,000 people.
The team at Bay FM also hosted 12 astronomy viewing evenings, using multiple telescopes and inviting the community to meet the presenters.
This unique series helped to bring the wonders of the night sky to life, offering insights that were commended by teachers as invaluable learning experiences. We expect Start Tours: The Night Sky may have inspired the next generation of Australian astronomers!