As we’ve gone through the sessions here about Astronomy and New Media (aka the internet), the example I keep returning to (apart from Galaxy Zoo) is Phoenix’s use of the internet. The way they’ve distributed images and talked to the public has been exemplary, and the most fun example of this is their use of twitter.
Here’s a sample response which made be laugh, mentioned in the New York Times today :
“Wow, @MarsPhoenix must be really bored. He posts, like, all the time!”
Go and follow along…