Podcast: Download Date: January 31, 2009 Title: Beyond Vision Podcaster: Chris Impey Organization: Steward Observatory, University of Arizona Description: In the 400 years since Galileo, astronomers have increased the light grasp of telescopes by a factor of ten billion. New technologies have allowed the creation of telescopes that would be unrecognizable to Galileo. They don’t use glass or mirrors or lenses and they often gather radiation that’s invisible to the eye. Astronomers have even managed to use the Earth as [...]
Podcast: Download Date: January 30, 2009 Title: Using Astronomy to Teach Kids about Science Podcasters: Terry and Stephen Whelan Description: We use observations of the constellation Orion to provide an example of critical thinking. The podcast includes a short dramatic presentation of the greek legend of Orion. Bio: Terry is a Software Engineer working in Southern California; Stephen is a high school drama student. Today’s Sponsor: This episode of “365 Days of Astronomy” is dedicated to Jordan and Madison Koza. [...]
Podcast: Download Date: January 29, 2009 Title: Telescopes in Space Podcaster: Pauline Barmby Organization: University of Western Ontario Description: Many people have heard of the Hubble Space Telescope. But it wasn’t the first telescope in space, and it’s not alone up there. Why do we put telescopes in space? What kinds of space telescopes are there? How do they work, and what do they observe? What have we learned from space telescopes, and what can we expect from future space [...]
Podcast: Download Date: January 28, 2009 Title: Galileo Musings on Ariosto, Trajectories, and Trebuchets Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: When Galileo returned from Florence to attend the wedding of his prized student, Prince Cosimo, in the summer of 1608, he embarked upon one of the most productive periods of his scientific career. In addition to his studies on hydrostatics and motion, Galileo sought to solve a dual problem concerning parabolic trajectories and the strength of materials. Following this [...]
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