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Are you new to the whole podcasting thing?

Skywatch is like a very small radio station that broadcasts shows over the Internet. Thanks to podcasting, our shows are available to watch anywhere as long as you have a portable MP3 player (iPods, cell phones, etc.). You can also listen to our podcasts on your computer.

Listen to on your computer

The easiest way to listen to Skywatch is on your computer. All you need is a Web browser (you're using one now to see this page — examples are Internet Explorer or Firefox) and, for users of Internet Explorer 8 and below, Adobe's free Flash Player plug-in. In addition, our shows can be downloaded and listened to in iTunes, Windows Media Player, or with other audio software.

Skywatch to go

If you'd like to have the latest Skywatch show delivered automatically to your computer upon its release, or you want to listen to the show on an MP3 player, then you must install podcasting software, such as iTunes. The orange RSS icons link to a special file, called an "RSS feed," that podcasting software understands. The page isn't meant for you to read. It's just a lot of computer programming code.

How to subscribe to RSS feeds

First, download an RSS or podcast viewer. Next, most podcasting applications need you to cut and paste the appropriate link into their subscription form.

Need more information about podcasting and what software to use?

Numerous podcasting applications are available, but choosing one may take some research. The Wikipedia Web site has a good overview of podcasting and can point you in the direction of available podcasting applications. Wikipedia is a collaborative Internet encyclopedia and is not affiliated with HubbleSite.org.

Learn more at Wikipedia.