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November 17th: What’s in a Science Meeting?

Date: November 17, 2010 Title: What’s in a Science Meeting? Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Description: Fun stuff from the 42nd annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Today’s sponsor: This episode of “365 Days of Astronomy” is sponsored by David Rossetter on behalf of the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association: A goofy […]

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October 6th: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3

October 6th: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3

Date: October 6, 2009 Title: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3 Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: Planetary Society Description: A year ago today was the first time ever that a celestial object was discovered before it was to crash into Earth. 2008 TC3 was discovered by a telescope in Arizona and tracked […]

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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]

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August 11th: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings

Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]

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February 16: Steering by the Planets

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Date: February 16,2009 Title: Steering by the Planets Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://www.planetary.org/blog/ http://www.planetary.org/radio/ Description: Tomorrow, the Dawn spacecraft will pass close to Mars for a gravity-assist flyby. Gravity assists are one of the most important and under appreciated tools in space exploration. Without them, we wouldn’t have nearly as many spacecraft exploring nearly […]

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January 23: Voyage Past the Sideways Planet

Date:  January 23, 2009 Title:  Voyage Past the Sideways Planet Podcaster:  Emily Lakdawalla Organization:  The Planetary Society Description:   Twenty-three years ago tomorrow, Voyager 2 flew past Uranus.  It’s still the only time we’ve ever seen the sideways planet and its retinue of moons up close.  But the unique event received little public attention because, just […]

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January 3: Five Years of Spirit on Mars

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Date:  January 3, 2009 Title:  Five Years of Spirit on Mars Podcaster:  Emily Lakdawalla, from the Planetary Society Description:   The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has been operating on Mars for an amazing five years as of today.  The robotic geologist has lived twenty times as long as its guarantee, driven up and down mountains, and […]

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