Category | Palomar Observatory/Caltech

By Scott Kardel on November 19, 2009 in
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Date: November 19, 2009 Title: A Ceremony Celebrating Dark Skies Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory: http://palomar-observatory.org Description: Borrego Springs, CA was just named the world’s second International Dark-sky Community. Palomar Observatory’s Scott Kardel, a member of the Borrego Springs Dark-sky Coalition, takes this podcast to the ceremony where the community was officially recognized and […]

By Scott Kardel on June 26, 2009 in
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Date: June 26, 2009 Title: Palomar Transient Factory – a new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory http://palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Transient Factory combines a large digital camera, a high-speed data network, and intelligent computing in a unique way that will uncover secrets of the universe in a […]

By Scott Kardel on May 26, 2009 in
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Date: May 26, 2009 Title: Astronomer George Ellery Hale Podcaster: Scott Kardell from Palomar Observatory Organization: Palomar Observatory http://palomar-observatory.org Description: Astronomer George Ellery Hale built the largest telescope in the world four times and has had a profound influence on modern astronomy. This podcast tells some of the story of Hale and the big telescopes […]

By Scott Kardel on April 26, 2009 in
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Date: April 26, 2009 Title: A New Sky Survey at Palomar Observatory Podcaster: Scott Kardel Link: http://palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Transient Factory (http://www.astro.caltech.edu/ptf/index.html), is new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory. It is a fully-automated, wide-field survey that is unique in a variety of ways and is already returning important discoveries. This pod cast […]

By Scott Kardel on March 26, 2009 in
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Date: March 26, 2009 Title: Adaptive Optics Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory / Caltech palomar-observatory.org Description: Recently astronomers have been clearing the air and achieving remarkable results with a technique known as adaptive optics. In this pod cast I will explain the problem that adaptive optics needs to correct, how it is done on […]