Podcaster: Rob Sparks and Dr. Lori Allen
Description: The Dark Energy Camera has a large field of view and is attached to a relatively large telescope. This combination makes it ideal for studying faint near earth objects (NEOs). In this podcast, Dr. Lori Allen discusses the 4 million 10 meter-sized NEOs were found using the DECam’s unique combination of large aperture and wide field of view!
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.
Dr. Lori Allen is the director of Kitt Peak National Observatory
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