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Plan Your Own Listening Party With Our ‘Look up and Listen!’ Kit

We've whipped up this nifty listening kit, complete with a playlist, cocktail recipe, picnic menu suggestions, and more, to help you plan the ultimate "Look Up and Listen!" evening.

While you set out on your own journey into nature to hear our “Look Up and Listen!” audio adventure, we want to make sure that you’re not lacking in inspiration!

In this listening kit, which you can access here or by clicking the photo below, you’ll find mouthwatering menu ideas from Francis Lam, the James Beard award-winning host of “The Splendid Table.” You can wash that down with a special cocktail inspired by Pluto’s discovery, thoughtfully developed in the shadow of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ.

Also, acclaimed musicians Sylvan Esso serve up an exclusive playlist for your pre-show or post-show hang. You’ll also find kid-friendly, mind-expanding bonus stories from the podcast “Brains On!” Finally, since (who are we kidding) we’re public radio nerds, we’ve got a trivia round for those who want to get their game faces on.

Want kick your “Look Up and Listen!” gathering up a notch? We’ve made a handy invitation you can copy and paste to send to your friends via email. Be sure to share your road trip, night picnic, and listening party photos with us by using the hashtag #LookUpAndListen. We’ll share your posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

(Ed note: This listening kit was made to be viewed on your mobile device to make it easier to take it with you outdoors.)