Date: July 22nd, 2012
Title: Encore: Downsizing the Universe!
Podcaster: Patrick McQuillan
Organization: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) – www.iris.edu
This podcast originally aired on October 2nd, 2010
Description: We always seem to be obsessed with discovering the largest, biggest examples of things in the Universe: the biggest star, the largest planet, the most massive black hole. In this episode we are going to look at all things astronomical to discover the SMALLEST versions of the components of the Universe.
Bio: Patrick McQuillan earned a B.S. degree in Physics from the College of William and Mary. His senior research project involved determining the period of variable stars, most notably Alpha Auriga. In the twenty plus years since then, he has explained astronomy to the general public as a Planetarium Director, the Education Manager for Challenger Center for Space Science Education, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, and currently explains Earth Science as the Education and Outreach Specialist for IRIS. You can view current earthquake activity using the Seismic Monitor located on the IRIS website.
Today’s sponsor: This episode of 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by iTelescope.net – Expanding your horizons in astronomy today. The premier on-demand telescope network, at dark sky sites in Spain, New Mexico and Siding Spring, Australia.”
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