Category | Columbia University Astronomy

By Adam Fuller on August 10, 2009 in
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Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: 400 years ago Galileo turned his telescope towards Saturn and saw what he thought were three separate round bodies. For the next 50 years astronomers hotly debated the true nature of Saturn. Then, […]

By Lia Corrales and David Tam on August 3, 2009 in
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Date: August 3, 2009 Title: Black Hole Street Smarts Podcaster: Lia Corrales and David Tam Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: We will explore the history and legacy of the most publicly known yet misunderstood astronomical object. We’ll be interviewing people on the streets of New York City to highlight common questions and misconceptions about […]

By Sarah Tuttle on July 27, 2009 in
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Date: July 27, 2009 Title: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down Podcaster: Sarah Tuttle from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Scientific balloons are a (relatively) cheap and cheerful way to do novel astronomy and test ideas. I’ll be talking about our recent flight of FIREBall – Faint Intergalactic […]

By Josh Schroeder on June 17, 2009 in
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Date: June 17, 2009 Title: The Big Bang! Podcaster: Josh Schroeder from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The universe used to be a very different place, billions of years ago. The temperature and density was so high that galaxies, stars, planets, and even atoms could not exist. Luckily, for us, the universe […]

By Erika Hamden on June 8, 2009 in
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Date: June 8, 2009 Title: The Universe in Ultraviolet! Podcaster: Erika Hamden from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Looking at different wavelengths of light can yield new information about the universe around us. By observing ultraviolet radiation, astronomers find regions of recent star formation, as well as stars in the end stages […]