November 7th: Bright Bolide

Date: November 7, 2009 Title: Bright Bolide Podcaster: Michael Koppelman Organization: Slacker Astronomy http://www.slackerastronomy.org/ Description: Michael, Doug and Mike from Slacker Astronomy discuss the bright meteor fireball (bolide) captured on multiple cameras by the Southern Ontario Meteor Network (SOMN) on September 25, 2009. Bio: Slacker Astronomy is a light-hearted podcast that wanders the astronomical road-less-traveled. […]

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November 6th: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science

Date: November 6, 2009 Title: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Organization: SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames Research Center Description: SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is about to begin detailed flight testing, leading to its official “First Light” flight. SOFIA houses a 2.5-meter telescope in the […]

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November 5th: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2

Date: November 5, 2009 Title: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2 Podcaster: Alan Perkins Organization: Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University: http://tornado.sfsu.edu/ Description: The disciplines of astronomy and geology, which used to be separate, are working together in the new field of planetary science. The episode also discusses how discoveries in […]

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November 3rd: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light

Date: November 3, 2009 Title: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light Podcaster: Bryan Mendez Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/ Description: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will capture invisible, infrared light from the universe to create a catalog of hundreds […]

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November 2nd: Cassini's Deepest Plume Passage: The "E7" Flyby of Enceladus

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Date: November 2, 2009 Title: Cassini’s Deepest Plume Passage: The “E7” Flyby of Enceladus Podcaster: Anne Verbiscer Organization: University of Virginia Astronomy Description: Today the Cassini Spacecraft makes its 7th flyby of Saturn’s enigmatic moon Enceladus. The trajectory takes the spacecraft deeper into the moon’s icy plumes than ever before, skimming a mere 100 kilometers […]

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November 1st: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

November 1st: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

Date: November 1, 2009 Title: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe Podcaster: Gareth Jones Organization: Gravitational Physics Group, Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy http://www.astro.cf.ac.uk/research/gravity/ Description: In this podcast we provide a quick introduction to gravitational waves. A prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, gravitational waves are generated by the […]

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October 31st: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation

October 31st: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation

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Date: October 31, 2009 Title: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation Podcaster: Al Ashworth Organization: None Description: Among reasonable people (and scientists) there is almost universal agreement that we earthlings cannot be the only intelligent life in the universe. With all the billions of stars in the galaxy and galaxy’s in the universe, it […]

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