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February 14th: Astronomical References in Shakespeare

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Date: February 14, 2009 Title: Astronomical References in Shakespeare Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: The Meta Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Shakespeare’s plays are full of the occasional astronomical reference.  Whether it is a reference to “the stars”, a specific referenced to the number of stars in the Pleiades, or even a veiled reference to […]

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February 13: A scale model of the Earth-Moon system

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Date: February 13, 2009 Title: A scale model of the Earth-Moon system Podcaster: Bill Hudson Organization: Astrogeek  www.astrogeek.wordpress.com Description: How to make and use a scale model of the Earth-Moon system to emphasize the large distances to astronomical objects.  The audience for this podcast are school teachers or amateur astronomers who are involved in public […]

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February 12: Eta Carinae and Supernova Imposters

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Date: February 12, 2009 Title: Eta Carinae and Supernova Imposters Podcaster: Michael Koppelman Organization: Slacker Astronomy  http://www.slackerastronomy.org Description: Michael from Slacker Astronomy interviews Dr. Roberta Humphreys and Dr. Kris Davidson about one of the most interesting stars in the galaxy, Eta Carinae, a super massive star which became a “supernova imposter” in 1890 and may […]

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February 11: Exoplanet Remix

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Date: February 11, 2009 Title: Exoplanet Remix Podcaster: Davin Flateau Links: http://theperfectsilence.com Description: Sit back and relax, as we take a musical and scientific journey through a galaxy full of planets and possibilities.  Headphones recommended! Bio: Davin Flateau has been a planetarium director, writer, educator, and large format producer for over 20 years.  He is […]

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February 9: Life and Death in Orion

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Date: February 9, 2009 Title: Life and Death in Orion Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description:  The constellation Orion is a highlight of winter evenings, never failing to impress with its brilliance and distinctive pattern. The Egyptians saw these stars as the celestial home of Osiris, the God of the Underworld. Just as Osiris […]

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February 8: The Paragould Meteorite of 1930

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Date: February 8, 2009 Title: The Paragould Meteorite of 1930 Podcaster: Kenneth Renshaw Organizations: NASA/JPL’s Solar System Ambassador program, Saturn Observation Campaign Description: Although much astronomical research is done by looking at things far away, some is performed here on Earth with meteorites that unexpectedly provide us with rock specimens from millions of miles away.  […]

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February 7: Observing Variable Stars

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Date: February 7, 2009 Title: Observing Variable Stars Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) http://www.aavso.org Description: There are tens of thousands of known variable stars. Professional astronomers don’t have the time or telescopes to keep track of the changes to thousands of stars, so amateurs […]

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