September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

Date: September 28, 2009 Title: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies Podcaster: Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Metals in astronomy refer to any element heavier than Helium on the periodic table. The abundance of metals, with the exception of a few, tells us the processing […]

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September 27th: The Phobos LIFE Experiment

September 27th: The Phobos LIFE Experiment

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Date: September 27, 2009 Title: The Phobos LIFE Experiment Podcaster: Mat Kaplan and Bruce Betts Links: http://planetary.org/radio http://raybradbury.com Description: Mat Kaplan and Bruce Betts discuss the Planetary Society’s Phobos LIFE Experiment: Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment that will take organisms to Mars’ moon Phobos and back again. Bio: Mat Kaplan hosts and produces Planetary Radio, the […]

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September 26th: The IAU Stategy

September 26th: The IAU Stategy

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Date: September 26, 2009 Title: The IAU Stategy Podcaster: Carolina Ödman Organization: Universe Awareness: http://www.unawe.org/ Description: This episode features interviews of past and present IAU presidents as well as other stakeholders with an interest in the International Astronomical Union’s newly adopted strategic plan “Astronomy for the Developing World”. Bio: Carolina Ödman is the international project […]

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September 25th: Modern Telescopes and Observation Techniques

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Date: September 25, 2009 Title: Modern Telescopes and Observation Techniques Podcaster: Demi, Mark Webb, and Dr. Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium Organization: Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org/podcasts Description: From the Hubble Space Telescope to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, how are we looking at the night sky today? Bio: The Adler Planetarium — America’s First Planetarium […]

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September 24th: Faces of the Moon

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Date: September 24, 2009 Title: Faces of the Moon Podcaster: Bob Crelin Organization: Crelin Creative, Bob Crelin/author http://BobCrelin.com Watch a video interview of Bob about his book from WFSB TV. Description: In our modern times, the word “astronomical” is often used to describe things that are dauntingly large, or difficult to comprehend. To the average […]

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September 23rd: Looking for a reason. Why Astronomy?

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Date: September 23, 2009 Title: Looking for a reason. Why Astronomy? Podcaster: Richard Saunders of Skeptic Zone Organization: The Skeptic Zone Podcast: www.skepticzone.tv Description: Richard Saunders asks leading astronomers and others why they think people choose a career in star gazing. Bio: The Skeptic Zone Podcast – The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason, […]

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September 22nd: The First Female Radio Astronomer

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Date: September 22, 2009 Title: The First Female Radio Astronomer Podcaster: The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter podcast Organization: Brains Matter http://www.brainsmatter.com Description: The first female in radio astronomy was the Australian physicist, Ruby Payne Scott. Not only was she a female pioneer in this area, but one of the first radio astronomers of […]

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September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

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Date: September 21, 2009 Title: Notes from a Parking Lot Podcaster: Rob Simbeck Link: www.robsimbeck.com Description: I was attending a meeting in a church in downtown Nashville to talk about a series of discussions on race. I had my binoculars with me, as I’d been hoping to catch my first glimpse of Hale-Bopp. In the […]

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