All posts by Steve Nerlich

Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where you’re only as cheap as the telescope you’re looking through.

By Steve Nerlich on October 29, 2009 in

Date: October 29, 2009 Title: The Deep Space Network Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: www.cheapastro.com Description: We’ve sent our plucky robot explorers out to get close up pics of the moons of Saturn, crawl around on the surface of Mars and even discover water on the Moon. But when they need to phone home […]

By Steve Nerlich on October 25, 2009 in
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Date: October 25, 2009 Title: The TDRS System Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy – www.cheapastro.com Description: You know how when you’re in space, you can just go ‘Ah Houston…’ and there’s a team of people with PhDs ready to solve all your problems? Here’s how that works. Bio: Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website […]

By Steve Nerlich on September 19, 2009 in
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Date: September 19, 2009 Title: Ed White’s Glove Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: www.cheapastro.com Description: Lots of things in astronomy just go around and around – which is also known as an orbit. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website that puts the economy back in astronomy. No ads, no profit, just good science. Today’s […]

By Steve Nerlich on July 25, 2009 in
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Date: July 25, 2009 Title: The Southern Cross Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: Cheap Astronomy gives a detailed expose on one of the best known features of the southern hemisphere’s night sky. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website that gives you more big bang for your buck. No ads, no profit, […]

By Steve Nerlich on June 3, 2009 in
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Date: June 3, 2009 Title: Why We Need Neutrino Telescopes Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Links: Cheap Astronomy Description: Cheap Astronomy says ‘yes we can’ to all those skeptics who doubt the universe’s one second old baby photo can ever be observed directly. Bio: Explore the universe on a shoestring. Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where […]

By Steve Nerlich on May 9, 2009 in
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Date: May 9, 2009 Title: What’s in a Day? Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: Everyone knows there’s 24 hours to a day, but astronomers know there’s a whole different time scale required to make sense of the night. Every night our night sky orientates itself to the previous night’s configuration 4 minutes […]

By Steve Nerlich on April 3, 2009 in
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Date: April 3, 2009 Title: Chicks in Space Podcaster: Steve Nerlich of Cheap Astronomy Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: The number of people who’ve become astronauts is approaching 500. And the number of women? One, even two, hundred? Nope – less than fifty. Cheap Astronomy explores the glass ceiling that is low Earth orbit. Bio: […]

By Steve Nerlich on March 10, 2009 in
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Date: March 10, 2009 Title: Talking to the Aliens Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Links:  Cheap Astronomy http://www.cheapastro.com/ Description: You’ve probably heard of SETI, but it takes two to have a conversation. What messages have we been transmitting out to the cosmos? Fortunately some clever astronomers have been working hard to ensure the full richness of human culture and […]