About Us

Astronomy.FM was founded in 2009 by a group of like-minded professional and amateur astronomers as an outreach organization. AFM*Radio was launched shortly thereafter and is currently the group’s primary outreach medium. AFM*Radio is the only 24-hour internet radio station in the Known Universe dedicated to astronomy and other sciences.

The fundamental mission of our organization is to educate and inspire our listening audience through original AFM*Radio programming, live event coverage, and selected syndicated content. We currently broadcast to approximately 20,000 unique English-speaking listeners, in 85 countries, every month.

AFM is entirely funded through donations from our audience. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization. All revenue is spent on hardware, software, radio programming, and broadcast bandwidth.

AFM is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, 4 of whom are officers of the organization and responsible for operations. Board members include founders and other individuals who were invited to participate in the strategic direction of Astronomy.FM.