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#1 wargrafix

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Posted 03 March 2021 - 02:35 PM

Hi all, on the 20th March, the Caribbean Institute of Astronomy (CARINA) will be doing a live broadcast of our 2021 star party. We will be doing it on our facebook page.

 

Last year we did a few live broadcasts but with only singular streams and 1 switching stream for a messier marathon.

 

This will be a first for our group and I have a few questions and will also welcome any advice.

 

1) Planning to use google meets. Will this be fine for managing the stream, or is there another application that does multiple screens better? The idea is multiple live views and livestacks running.

2) Would a facebook stream be better, or do a straight youtube stream?

 


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 07:33 AM

The Astronomical Society of South Australia recently conducted its first ever Online Star Party with live streaming by 5 telescope operators located across southern Australia sharing Live Stack views through their telescopes. Together with 2 hosts and an expert panel to guide viewers, the streaming software allowed up to 10 people to be connected all the time of which 5 were also sharing their screens (namely live stack telescope views). However, only a small number were usually on stage at any one time, the others being backstage ready to join the live stream with their telescope view once it was their turn.

 

The software we use for live streaming is StreamYard (https://streamyard.com). It can stream simultaneously to both YouTube and Facebook. We have been using StreamYard for almost 12 months for online meeting presentations and it works very well. https://www.youtube.com/c/AstronomySA/videos?view=2&live_view=503

 

The Online Star Party was recorded on YouTube: https://www.youtube....h?v=TFnH77NPd4c

 

I hope this helps. Best wishes with your event!


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Posted 14 March 2021 - 03:00 PM

Thank you kindly! I have been off and on here and haven't checked my post. I will jump in and check it asap!


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