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 July 11, 2012 in
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Date: July 11th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : White Dwarf Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: After a star exhausts its fuel supply, it evaporates into space and leaves behind a hot, dense core. The astronomy word of the week is “white dwarf”. Bio: Dr. […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 3, 2012 in
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Date: July 3rd, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : VLBI Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: By linking together radio dishes across continents, astronomers can build powerful telescopes that reveal the universe in unprecedented detail.  The astronomy word of the week is “VLBI”. Bio: Dr. Christopher […]

By Christopher Crockett on June 25, 2012 in
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Date: June 25th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : ULIRG Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Why are some galaxies blindingly bright in infrared light? The astronomy word of the week is “ULIRG”! Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory […]

By Christopher Crockett on June 21, 2012 in
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Date: June 21st, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Trojan Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Four of the planets have captured families of asteroids and comets in clouds that lead and trail their orbits around the sun.  The astronomy word of the week is “Trojan”. […]

By Christopher Crockett on June 13, 2012 in
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Date: June 13th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Siderial Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: How do astronomers keep time on this – and other – planets?  The astronomy word of the week is “sidereal”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United […]

By Christopher Crockett on June 6, 2012 in
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Date: June 6th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Redshift Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Unraveling the motion of the cosmos depends on the ability to measure subtle changes in the color of starlight. The astronomy word of the week is “redshift”. Bio: Dr. Christopher […]

By Christopher Crockett on June 4, 2012 in
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Date: June 4, 2012 Title: Transit of Venus Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: On June 5, Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun in a very rare celestial alignment. Come learn what a “transit of Venus” tells us about our place in the Universe and how […]

By Christopher Crockett on May 29, 2012 in
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Date: May 29, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Quasar Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: In the distant past, the Universe produced galaxies whose cores lit up with the energy of a trillion suns. The astronomy word of the week is “quasar”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett […]