NY Times Goes ‘Out There’ with New Science Video Channel
The New York Times has launched a new video channel for its “Out There” science series, which takes viewers on a “scenic tour” of some of the most interesting mysteries about outer space.
The series debuted on NYTimes.com in May with a video titled “A Galaxy Far, Far Away…Will Hit Ours.” In it, The Times’ cosmic affairs report Dennis Overbye covers recent measurements conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope, which confirms that our galaxy, the Milky Way, will collide with a sibling galaxy known as the Andromeda nebula in about two billion years. (Fun!)
“Out There” has now premiered its second episode “Stalking the Shadow Universe,” which takes a look at dark matter.
A Times spokesperson says the site waited until the second installment before going live with the channel. Going forward, new episodes will roll out on a monthly basis, publishing on the first Wednesday of each month. The videos will also be paired with articles on the subject.
Overbye will remain the voice of “Out There.” The series is produced by Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford, who team up with Overbye to provide reporting for each episode. Nancy Donaldson, The Times’ deputy editor of video, and Soo-Jeong Kang, a picture editor, developed the idea and are overseeing the project.Tags: Dennis Overbye, NY Times, science, The New York Times, times video