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 May 22, 2012 in
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Date: May 22, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Parallax Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: How do astronomers measure distances to the stars? The astronomy word of the week is “parallax”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory in Flagstaff, […]

By Christopher Crockett on May 15, 2012 in
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Date: May 15, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Obliquity Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: The tilt of our planet is about much more than the seasons. The astronomy word of the week is “obliquity”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United States […]

By Christopher Crockett on May 9, 2012 in
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Date: May 9, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Nova Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: Why do once invisible stars suddenly flare up and then slowly fade from view? The astronomy word of the week is “nova”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the […]

By Christopher Crockett on May 3, 2012 in
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Date: May 2, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Meridian Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: A simple line in the sky – from north to south – helps astronomers plan their observations and sets the standard for terrestrial time keeping. The astronomy word of the week is […]

By Christopher Crockett on April 24, 2012 in
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Date: April 24, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Light-Year Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: How do astronomers handle the immense distances between object in space? The astronomy word of the week is “light-year”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United States Naval […]

By Christopher Crockett on April 17, 2012 in
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Date: April 17, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Kuiper Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: In this word of the week podcast, we travel beyond the orbit of Neptune into an icy realm from our solar system’s distant past. This week’s word is “Kuiper”. Bio: Dr. […]

By Christopher Crockett on April 11, 2012 in
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Date: April 11, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Jansky Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: US Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com Description: What does the center of the galaxy have to do with long distance telephone calls? The astronomy word of the week is Jansky. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the […]

By Christopher Crockett on April 3, 2012 in
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Date: April 3, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Inflation Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: You might want to sit down for this one. This week we journey back to our Universe’s earliest moments when it experienced a growth spurt the likes of which would never […]