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July 27th: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down

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Date: July 27, 2009 Title: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down Podcaster: Sarah Tuttle from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Scientific balloons are a (relatively) cheap and cheerful way to do novel astronomy and test ideas. I’ll be talking about our recent flight of FIREBall – Faint Intergalactic […]

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Daily sponsorships are full

The daily “on air” sponsorships that begin each episode are full until the end of the year! That is great news and many thanks to the many sponsors who have supported the podcast. You can still help! The $25/day sponsorships do not get all the bills paid. If your pockets are a bit deeper, you […]

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July 26th: Gravity Wave Astronomy

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Date: July 26, 2009 Title: Gravity Wave Astronomy Podcaster: Ivan Semeniuk Organization: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto http://www.di.utoronto.ca/journalist/ Description: Gravity waves promise an entirely new way to perceive the universe, more like hearing rather than seeing. So far no gravity waves have been detected, but this year the world’s biggest gravity […]

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July 25th: The Southern Cross

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Date: July 25, 2009 Title: The Southern Cross Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: Cheap Astronomy gives a detailed expose on one of the best known features of the southern hemisphere’s night sky. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website that gives you more big bang for your buck. No ads, no profit, […]

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July 24th: Astronomical Arts and Crafts for Kids

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Date: July 24, 2009 Title: Astronomical Arts and Crafts for Kids Podcaster: Amy Bowen Link: Amy Bowen’s website http://amybowen.wordpress.com/ Description: In today’s episode, we’ll learn about two astronomy-inspired creative projects that the podcaster did as a child, and one that she did while in college. We’ll find out how she did them, and what suggestions […]

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July 23rd: Everything Old is New Again

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Date: July 23, 2009 Title: Everything Old is New Again Podcaster: Roz Brown and Dennis Ebbets from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Organization: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. www.ballaerospace.com Description: The final servicing repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope was a 13-day undertaking in May 2009 that proved still more successful than NASA had […]

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July 22nd: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England

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Date: July 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England Podcaster: Dave Wilton Link: www.wordorigins.org Description: The history of astronomy in the Western world usually skips over the medieval period, jumping from Ptolemy straight to Copernicus. But there were medieval European astronomers who studied and wrote about the skies, particularly in England during the Anglo-Saxon era, […]

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July 21st: Moonstruck

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Date: July 21, 2009 Title: Moonstruck Podcaster: David Kurtz Links: Apollo 40th Anniversary , We Choose the Moon, The Apollo 11 Mission , Lunar Science Institute Description: Apollo 11 was a victory for all nations and peoples of the world. This is a look back, and look forward, at what is arguably mankind’s crowning glory […]

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