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March 25th: Selenography: Naming and Mapping the Moon

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Date: March 25, 2009 Title: Selenography: Naming and Mapping the Moon Podcaster: Mark Tillotson, amateur astronomer, lunar enthusiast, author of Today in Astronomy blog, member of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society and IYA_US team member. Links: Today in Astronomy: http://todayinastronomy.blogspot.com/ Lunar Mark: http://lunarmark.blogspot.com/ The Astronomy Compendium: http://astronomycompendium.wikispaces.com/ LVAAS: http://www.lvaas.net/ Description: It all started with the second person who […]

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March 24th: Ptolemaic Cosmology – the Universe before Copernicus

Date: March 24, 2009 Title: Ptolemaic Cosmology – the Universe before Copernicus Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Organization: None Description: Nowadays we are all used to the idea that the Earth is nothing particularly special, just another planet orbiting a fairly average star in a pretty normal galaxy. This worldview is thanks to the work of Nicholas Copernicus, who published his […]

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March 23rd: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: http://www.astronomynovascotia.ca/ David Chapman’s website: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.chapman/astro_page2.html Description: Venus has appeared high in the western sky throughout the winter. As it nears Inferior Conjunction on March 27, it plunges into the sunset almost 8 degrees North of […]

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March 22nd: Star Formation

Date: March 22, 2009 Title: Star Formation Podcaster: Robert Simpson Organization: Orbiting Frog  http://www.orbitingfrog.com/blog/ Description: Star formation is a vital and busy area of astronomical research. In 2009 two amazing new instruments — SCUBA-2 and Herschel — will begin operation. Together they will answer some of the burning questions of star formation and reveal the coldest […]

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March 21st: The March Equinox: All Latitudes Are Illuminated

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Date: March 21, 2009 Title: The March Equinox: All Latitudes Are Illuminated Podcaster: Judith Young Organization: The Foundation for Astronomy and Spirituality, Inc. http://www.astronomyandspirituality.com Description: What are the astronomical characteristics of the March Equinox? This podcast covers the uniqueness of the Equinox in terms of the sunrise and sunset directions, the length of time the Sun is above the […]

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March 20th: The Tradition of Looking Up

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Date: March 20, 2009 Title: The Tradition of Looking Up Podcaster: Chad Moore and Angie Richman Organization: U.S. National Park Service   http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/lightscapes/ Description: As long as humans have been on the Earth we have identified a part of ourselves and our culture by how we interact with the heavens above. In modern times we have come to rely […]

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March 19th: Living with a Star: Space Weather and Its Effects

Date: March 19, 2009 Title: Living with a Star: Space Weather and Its Effects Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: The Spacewriter’s Ramblings   http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ Loch Ness Productions   http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html Description: What are scientists learning as they study the effects the Sun has on our planet? Bio: Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer and show producer for Loch Ness Productions, […]

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March 18th: Milky Way Just Got Bigger

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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 […]

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