All posts by Christopher Crockett

Christopher Crockett is a University of California, Los Angeles graduate student currently working as a predoctoral fellow at Lowell Observatory. His research involves searching for planets and brown dwarfs around very young stars (“only” a few million years old). It is hoped that the results from this research will help constrain models of planet formation and lead to a better understanding of where, when, and how often planets form. Chris is also passionate about astronomy outreach and education and will talk for hours about the Universe if you let him.

By Christopher Crockett on October 16, 2012 in
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Date: October 16th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Elliptical Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: The largest galaxies in the universe come from the destruction of many smaller galaxies.  The astronomy word of the week is “elliptical”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the […]

By Christopher Crockett on September 12, 2012 in
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Date: September 12th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Cepheid Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Astronomers have many tricks up their sleeves when it comes to measuring distances to stars and galaxies. Sometimes, variable stars come to the rescue. The astronomy word of the week is […]

By Christopher Crockett on August 28, 2012 in
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Date: August 28th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Black Hole Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: What happens when the most massive stars in existence blow themselves apart in violent supernova explosions?  Their cores are left behind to create possibly the most forbidding environments in the […]

By Christopher Crockett on August 21, 2012 in
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Date: August 21, 2012 Title: The North Star Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Description: The North Star is arguably the most famous star in the sky and one of the most useful for finding one’s way around the heavens. In this podcast, I’ll introduce you to this jewel of the night. You will learn how you can […]

By Christopher Crockett on August 7, 2012 in
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Date: August 7th, 201 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Apogalacticon Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: The earth goes around the sun, but what does the sun go around?  Let’s follow our nearest star on its journey around the galaxy!  The astronomy word of the week is […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 31, 2012 in
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Date: July 31st, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Zodiac Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Aries or Gemini, Aquarius or Leo.  Whatever your sign, I predict great knowledge of the motion of the earth and the sun in your immediate future.  The astronomy word of […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 24, 2012 in
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Date: July 24th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Yarkovsky Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Have any of Earth’s mass extinctions been caused by mere sunlight pushing asteroids around the solar system? The astronomy word of the week is “Yarkovsky”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 17, 2012 in
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Date: July 17th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : X-Ray Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: A Black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, and colliding galaxies all heat interstellar gas to extreme temperatures. How do astronomers learn about some of the most violent places in the universe? […]