Jul 13th: The Eddington Experiment: Eclipse Day

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Podcaster: Rob Sparks

NEID spectrometer is being installed and it will soon start to search for exoplanets by using the Doppler, or Radial Velocity (RV), effect. 

Title: The Eddington Experiment: Eclipse Day

Organization: NOAO

Links: www.noao.edu ; @NOAONorth; http://www.lsst.org/ ; https://www.noao.edu/news/2019/pr1906.php

Description: On July 2nd, a total solar eclipse passed over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. A team of students from the University of La Serena attemped to recreate the Eddington Experiment that provided the first experimental evidence for Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. In this podcast, we go to CTIO to hear how it went.

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.

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