Do you like to blog about astronomy? Whether you just mention astronomy sometimes on your personal blog which is read by nobody but your cat, or a blog which reaches thousands of users, we’d like to invite you to grab a recent ATel, and blog about it.
Between now and September 30th, 2011, if you blog about an ATel on your own astronomy blog, we’ll add your blog link to our community site homepage. Also, we’ll pick the best blog entry, give you a call out here and on our twitter feed, and (if you provide an address) send you some Astronomers Telegram branded swag, with a retail value of anywhere up to $20!
- The blog must be publicly readable. No private blogs, or blogs requiring log-in or an account to read.
- Once you’ve written the entry, tweet a link to it, and include a “cc @astronomerstel” at the end, so that we see it. We’ll re-tweet it in our stream, so you’ll know we saw it.
- For picking the best entry, we’re looking for short (<2000 characters), well written pieces which link to the relevant ATel. Better entries provide descriptions of what’s going on with the object of interest — why it’s interesting and exciting – for the layperson, and provides links to other relevant work (regardless of where they appear, be that a telescope page, a wiki article, or whatever). How many people read your blog is not a consideration.
- Most of all, you should have fun with it.