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September 13th: Why We See The Same Side of the Moon

Date: September 13, 2009 Title: Why We See The Same Side of the Moon Podcaster: Gordon Houston Organization: JPL/NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/ Description: Have you ever wondered why we always see the same side of the Moon? Did you know that the Moon only rotates once each time it orbits the Earth? Today’s […]

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September 12th: Slacker Astronomy Interview with George Hrab

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Date: September 12, 2009 Title: Slacker Astronomy Interview with George Hrab Podcaster: Michael Koppelman of Slacker Astronomy Organization: Slacker Astronomy Description: Michael from Slacker Astronomy interviews musician George Hrab, creator of the 365 Days of Astronomy theme song, including a live version of the theme song, complete with boisterous audience participation! Video for “Far!” Bio: […]

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September 11th: Pluto, Stand Thou Still!

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Date: September 11, 2009 Title: Pluto, Stand Thou Still! Podcaster: Larry Sessions Organization: None Description: Pluto, the only object ever to be demoted from full planet status, is stationary today, even though it currently is traveling at about 5 kilometers per second! It never stops, so how can it be “stationary?” Motion – or lack thereof […]

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September 10th: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues

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Date: September 10, 2009 Title: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html MUSIC CREDITS: “Deep Blue” from Geodesium Fourth Universe “The Ocean of Space” from Geodesium West of the Galaxy. http://www.geodesium.com. Description: ltraviolet light is the bane of sunbathers, but for astronomers, it opens up new windows on energetic […]

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September 9th: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory

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Date: September 9, 2009 Title: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory Podcaster: Main narration by Joy Pollard, with voice overs by Julian Cristou, Christian Marois, and Michael Liu Organization: Gemini Observatory www.gemini.edu Description: The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes built and operated by a consortium consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, […]

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September 8th: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire

Date: September 8, 2009 Title: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire Podcaster: Wayne Harris-Wyrick Organization: Kirkpatrick Planetarium of Science Museum Oklahoma. Visit the Museum’s site at www.sciencemuseumok.org. Description: With apologies to Meredith Vieira (and Regis Philbin), here is my version of “Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire”, a game-show-like quiz on some basic astronomy-related concepts. […]

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September 7th: Cataclysmic Variables

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Date: September 7, 2009 Title: Cataclysmic Variables Podcasters: Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner of AAVSO Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers www.aavso.org Description: Today we are going to talk about cataclysmic variable stars, CVs for short. Because hundreds of CVs get bright enough to study with even modest telescopes, and due to […]

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September 6th: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery

Date: September 6, 2009 Title: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery Podcaster: Mario Damasso Organization: Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) Description: We are a group of astronomers working together, searching the sky above our observatory for new worlds, small solar system bodies, and super-massive black holes in […]

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