'Science on Saturday' gains a following on UCTV

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov

The Lab's popular lecture series "Science on Saturday" attracts large audiences when held each year at the Bankhead Theater.  Now, the program is gaining a lot of attention online as well.

Videos of lectures were first aired on University of California Television (UCTV) in 2006.  During the past year alone, there have been 1.4 million downloads. Since 2006, Science on Saturday programs have been viewed more than 2.8 million times, either from UCTV's Website, the YouTube channel and podcast downloads from the UC site and iTunesU.

In addition, Science on Saturday programs occupied 11 slots in UCTV's Top 20 downloads for April.  And, iTunes has selected the Science on Saturday series as a "Noteworthy" feature on their iTunesU Website.

"This collaboration has added to the public's awareness of the University, the Lab and the excitement of scientific discovery," said Bruce Darling, executive vice president for university affairs for the University of California.

To view Science on Saturday lectures on UCTV, go to the Web

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