Aug 12th: The First Year Dark Energy Survey Results

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks and Dr. Alistair Walker

NOAO-365--BIGTitle: EncoreThe First Year Dark Energy Survey Results

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.lsst.org/

Description: The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is being carried out by the Dark Enegy Camera (DeCAM) at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. This five year survey seeks to unravel the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter. In this podcast, Dr. Alistair Walker discusses the recently released results from an analysis of the first year data.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com. You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

Dr. Alistair Walker is an astronomer at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. He works on the Dark Energy Survey and supports visiting astronomers.

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