Podcaster: Rob Sparks. Guest: Tom Geballe

Title: The Mystery of CK Vulpeculae

Organization: NOIRLab (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

Links: ; @NOAONorth; ; ; ; ; ; @NOIRLabAstro

Description:  CK Vulpeculae was first observed hundreds of years ago and thought to be a nova. Modern observations have called this into question. In this podcast, Tom Geballe tells us about recent observations with the Gemini International Observatory which deepen the mystery of CK Vulpeculae.

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 (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at

Tom Geballe is retired from the Gemini International Observatory and he is still an active researcher.

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