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January 18: Gosh Dim It All!

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Date:  January 18, 2009 Title:  Gosh Dim It All! Podcasters:  Chuck Bueter and the Let There Be Night Team Organization:  Let There Be Night Description:   Thousands of kids from one school district are preparing to quantify how much of the night sky has already been lost.  While students observe Orion to determine their limiting magnitude at […]

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January 17: January’s Garnet Star

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Date:  January 17, 2009 Title:  January’s Garnet Star Podcaster:  RapidEye Organization:   RapidEye Observatory – a private observatory in rural Lee County, NC Description:   A discussion about what are carbon stars, what they look like, and how to find winter’s nicest carbon star: R Leporis. Bio:   I’ve been captivated by astronomy ever since I was a […]

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January 16: What is Radio Astronomy?

Date:  January 16, 2009 Title:  What is Radio Astronomy? Podcaster:  Sue Ann Heatherly with Dr. Jay Lockman Organization:  National Radio Astronomy Observatory Description:   Sue Ann Heatherly from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia interviews astronomer Dr. Jay Lockman to answer some of the most common questions about radio astronomy. Transcript:  (more…)

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January 15: Have a Plan

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Date: January 15, 2009     Title: Have a Plan Podcaster: Ed Sunder Organization: Flintstone Stargazing Description: To get the most out of astronomy, it’s best to start with a plan. While it’s fun to just go outside and observe, it can also be quite frustrating, particularly for the beginner. I’ve found that by spending […]

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Spread the word!

Remember, the goal of the IYA is to bring astronomy to people who are otherwise not exposed to it. We all need to suggest this podcast to friends, family and co-workers even if they don’t know they like astronomy. You can help by suggesting an episode that you think they will like. Or burn them […]

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January 14: The Man Who Beat Galileo

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Date: January 14, 2009   Title: The Man Who Beat Galileo Podcaster: Allan Chapman Description: Everyone knows that Galileo was the first to look at the heavens through a telescope – but everyone might just be wrong. Best known as Sir Walter Raleigh’s tutor, Thomas Harriot mapped the moon in 1609 just as Galileo did. […]

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January 13: How to be an Armchair Astronaut

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Date: January 13, 2009 Title: How to be an Armchair Astronaut Podcaster: Bill Dunford Organization: Riding With Robots on the High Frontier Description: The golden age of space exploration did not end in the 1970s. It’s happening right now. In addition to the astronauts, more than a dozen robotic spacecraft from several nations are now […]

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January 12: Massive Stars

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Date:  January 12, 2009 Title:  Massive Stars:  with Dr. Roberta Humphreys and Dr. Kris Davidson Podcaster:  Slacker Astronomy Description:   Michael from Slacker Astronomy interviews Dr. Roberta Humphreys and Dr. Kris Davidson from the University of Minnesota about the most massive stars in the universe. Links:  Slacker Astronomy Bio:   Slacker Astronomy is a light-hearted podcast about […]

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