All posts by Sue Ann Heatherly

Sue Ann Heatherly is the Education Officer at the NRAO Green Bank WV site. She comes to astronomy by way of biology (BA in 1981), and science education (MA in 1985) She visited the Observatory as a teacher in 1987 and knew she’d found Camelot. She has been employed with the NRAO since 1989.

By Sue Ann Heatherly on October 16, 2009 in
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Date: October 16, 2009 Title: Our Growing Galaxy Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Looking at images of the beautiful grand spiral galaxies in our Universe, it’s hard to imagine that they are dynamic – changing – and evolving. Our own Milky Way Galaxy is still growing – swallowing up […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on October 11, 2009 in

Date: October 11, 2009 Title: Quiet Skies Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatories: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Radio astronomers study the radio waves produced by cosmic objects. Objects like comets, exploding stars, and even black holes in distant galaxies! But, radio waves made by your favorite radio station, your microwave oven, or […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on September 18, 2009 in

Date: September 18, 2009 Title: Pulsar Search Collaboratory Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly from NRAO Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Join Lucas Bolyard, a sophomore at a small high school in West Virginia, and Rachel Rosen, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to learn about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, an NSF funded program that enables […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on June 19, 2009 in
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Date: June 19, 2009 Title: A Modest Black Hole Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: According to UCLA astronomer Mark Morris, the black hole at the center of our Galaxy might be modest, but it isn’t shy! From stars whizzing around it, to flares coming from it, listen as Mark describes some of […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on May 15, 2009 in
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Date: May 15, 2009 Title: Giant Pulses in the Crab Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: While M1 may have been a nuisance to Charles Messier as he attempted to discover new comets, the Crab Nebula is a fascinating object to astronomers today. Dr. Tim Hankins of New Mexico Tech talks about the […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on April 17, 2009 in
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Date: April 17, 2009 Title: Giant Molecular Clouds Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Can you say diazenylium three times fast? Dr. Yancy Shirley of the University of Arizona studies this strange little molecule and others in Giant Molecular Clouds. In this podcast we chat with Yancy on matters of star formation, intersteller […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on March 18, 2009 in
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Date: March 18, 2009 Title: Milky Way Just Got Bigger Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory   http://www.nrao.edu/ Description: This podcast features an interview with Dr. Mark Reid of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He chats about his recently announced discovery that our Milky Way is bigger, faster, and more likely to collide with the Andromeda […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on January 16, 2009 in

Date:  January 16, 2009 Title:  What is Radio Astronomy? Podcaster:  Sue Ann Heatherly with Dr. Jay Lockman Organization:  National Radio Astronomy Observatory Description:   Sue Ann Heatherly from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia interviews astronomer Dr. Jay Lockman to answer some of the most common questions about radio astronomy. Transcript: