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 March 27, 2012 in
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Date: March 27, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Heliopause Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://christophercrockett.com http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: We explore another word of the week as we travel along with the Voyager space probes to the very edge of the solar system and the boundary of interstellar space […]

By Christopher Crockett on March 19, 2012 in
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Date: March 19, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Globular Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: Come learn about some of the oldest relics in our Milky Way Galaxy and how they helped forever change humanity’s view of its place in the Universe. The astronomy word […]

By Christopher Crockett on March 14, 2012 in
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Date: March 14, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Fraunhofer Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: How did a Bavarian glass-maker stumble upon one of the most powerful tools in astrophysics? The word of the week is: “Fraunhofer”. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the […]

By Christopher Crockett on March 8, 2012 in
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Date: March 8, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Ecliptic! Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: Chase the sun across the sky and take a ride on a carousel around our solar system as we explore the next word of the week – ecliptic! Bio: Dr. […]

By Christopher Crockett on February 28, 2012 in
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Date: February 28, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Declination Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Description: In this astronomy word of the week podcast, we’ll start to explore the tools that astronomers use to chart the night sky. If you’ve ever wondered how an astronomer knows how to point a telescope exactly where she wants […]

By Christopher Crockett on February 21, 2012 in
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Date: February 21, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week: Constellation Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: The astronomy word of the week for Februrary 21, 2012 is: Constellation. In this podcast, will learn about the history of the constellations, what they are, and how the night sky […]

By Christopher Crockett on February 15, 2012 in
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Date: February 15, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Barycenter Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: Today’s astronomy word-of-the-week is ‘barycenter’ where we learn what see-saws can tell us about finding distant planets. Bio: Dr. Christopher Crockett is an astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory […]

By Christopher Crockett on February 8, 2012 in
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Date: February 8, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Aberration Podcasters: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Links: http://astrowow.wordpress.com/ Description: This week we introduce a new feature: the Astronomy Word of the Week! For the inaugural episode we introduce the word “aberration” and learn about the first observations to definitely demonstrate […]