Superstars of Astronomy interviews begin with Jeff Hester

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, January 23, 2015

Yes, I have been extremely quiet on the blog front lately, with many special projects frantically moving forward. The Astronomy team has several special issues of the magazine coming up; we have a revamped video series you will see soon; we are about to unveil a new series of fancy, illustrated online stories; lots of work is going on with the Asteroid Day movement; and much more.

One announcement for today: Superstars of Astronomy, a new audio podcast interview series with the world’s leading astronomers, begins this morning. The first interview features a 60-minute conversation with Jeff Hester, one of the most influential Hubble Space Telescope scientists, in this 25th anniversary year of Hubble.

You can listen to his interview and all future Superstars of Astronomy podcasts at

I’ll be producing a new interview each month, featuring in-depth talks with astrophysicists, cosmologists, and planetary scientists. Among the upcoming interview subjects are Garik Israelian, founder and director of the Starmus Festival; Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto; and Debra Fischer, exoplanet discover and professor at Yale University.

I hope you’ll enjoy these meaningful conversations about modern astronomy, and I’ll be anxious to hear what you think.

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