All posts by Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer and show producer for Loch Ness Productions, a company that creates astronomy documentaries and other materials. She works with planetariums, science centers, and observatories on products that explain astronomy and space science to the public. Her most recent projects were the Griffith Observatory astronomy exhibits in Los Angeles and the California’s Altered State climate change exhibits for San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences. She has co-authored several astronomy books, written many astronomy articles, and is currently working on a new documentary show for fulldome theaters and a vodcast series for MIT’s Haystack Observatory.

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on October 24, 2012 in
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Date: October 24th, 2012 Title: Encore: Magnetar the Magnificent Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) This podcast originally aired on June 20th, 2009 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/06/20/june-20th-magnetar-the-magnificent/ Description: Magnetars sound like mysterious aliens from another dimension, but they’re not. I’ll discuss these powerfully magnetic beasts and talk about what we know about […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on May 27, 2012 in
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Date: May 27, 2012 Title: Encore: A Guide to the Stars and Planets Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Links: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by Geodesium (http://www.geodesium.com) This podcast originially aired on 14th March, 2010 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/03/14/march-14th-a-guide-to-the-stars-and-planets/ Description: TheSpacewriter reviews one of her favorite astronomy books – A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, by Jay […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on April 25, 2012 in
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Date: April 25, 2012 Title: Encore: You Can Do Astronomy Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions Links: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by Geodesium (http://www.geodesium.com) This podcast originally aired on January 14th, 2010: http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/01/14/january-14th-you-can-do-astronomy/ Description: TheSpacewriter talks with friend and colleague Noreen Grice, president of You Can Do Astronomy (http://www.youcandoastronomy.com/), a company that […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on February 18, 2012 in
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Date: February 18, 2012 Title: Encore: The Spacewriter’s Top Ten Reasons Stargazing is Cool Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions Links: Loch Ness Productions & GEODESIUM This podcast originally aired on January 6th, 2009: http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/01/06/january-6-the-spacewriters-top-ten-reasons-stargazing-is-cool/ Description: Are you new to stargazing? Or have you been doing it a while? Astronomy is a science […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on January 3, 2012 in
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Date: January 3, 2012 Title: Encore:Humans Are Star Stuff Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Links: Loch Ness Productions This podcast originally aired on February 10, 2009: http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/02/10/february-10-we-are-all-star-stuff/ Description: Most of the atoms in our body once existed inside a star. This podcast traces our journey from star stuff to the stuff of life – a process […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on December 6, 2011 in
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Date: December 6, 2011 Title: Top Ten Best Things to Look at in the Sky Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Peterson Organization: Loch Ness Productions Links: www.lochnessproductions.com Music from A Gentle Rain of Starlight by Geodesium: www.geodesium.com Description: Carolyn Collins Peterson, The SpaceWriter, talks about her top ten things to look at in the sky. Bio: Carolyn […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on November 10, 2011 in
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Date: November 10, 2011 Title: Galaxy Hunting Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions Link: Music from A Gentle Rain of Starlight, Stella Novus, and the new release, Arcturian Archives, by Geodesium. Description: Carolyn Collins Petersen, TheSpacewriter, talks about galaxies and how to spot the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Large and […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on July 20, 2011 in
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Date: July 20, 2011 Title: Encore: The Case of the Lobate Scarps Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Links: Music by Geodesium (http://www.geodesium.com) Description: Meet shadowy planetary science detective Caloris Basin as she outlines the case of Mercury’s lobate scarps. This tale of planetary science intrigue began with the Mariner mission and […]