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April 7th: Can Visual Observers Still Contribute to Science?

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Date: April 7, 2009 Title: Can Visual Observers Still Contribute to Science? Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner, Mike Simonsen Organization: AAVSO Description: There are those who claim the age of visual observers contributing to science is dead and gone. Certainly CCDs capable of more precision and all sky surveys at visual and other wavelengths have […]

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April 6th: Chandra: Contemplating Infinity

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Date: April 6, 2009 Title: Chandra: Contemplating Infinity Podcaster: Colin Stuart Description: The year is 1930. We’re in India, a country still under the iron grip of the British Raj. At the bustling docks of Madras a young nineteen-year-old Indian physicist is setting sail for English shores and Cambridge University. Voyaging westward Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Chandra […]

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April 5th: Astronomy in Canada Past, Present and Future

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Date: April 5, 2009 Title: Astronomy in Canada Past, Present and Future Podcaster: Alexander W. Hobson Organization: The National Research Council of Canada: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp Canadian Space Agency: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: http://www.rasc.ca/ Description: Astronomy in Canada, Past, Present and Future, and dives into […]

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April 4th: Census of the Solar System

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Date: April 4, 2009 Title: Census of the Solar System Podcaster: Darren Bennett Organization: South East Queensland Astronomical Society Description: When I grew up, there were nine planets, a couple of dozen moons, a hundred comets, and six thousand asteroids. But that was thirty years ago, and things have changed. This podcast combines a look […]

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April 3rd: Chicks in Space

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Date: April 3, 2009 Title: Chicks in Space Podcaster: Steve Nerlich of Cheap Astronomy Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: The number of people who’ve become astronauts is approaching 500. And the number of women? One, even two, hundred? Nope – less than fifty. Cheap Astronomy explores the glass ceiling that is low Earth orbit. Bio: […]

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April 2nd: Searching for Distant Hydrogen from the Australian Outback

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Date: April 2, 2009 Title: Searching for Distant Hydrogen from the Australian Outback Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci Organization: PAPER (somewhat technical website): http://astro.berkeley.edu/~dbacker/eor One Astronomer’s Noise (Nicole’s blog): http://gugnico.blogspot.com Description: Astronomers are looking back to the earliest epoch of star and galaxy formation in our universe by mapping distant hydrogen gas. As the first stars and […]

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April 1st: New Horizons, NASA’s First Mission to Pluto

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Date: April 1, 2009 Title: New Horizons, NASA’s First Mission to Pluto Podcaster: Andy Poniros Organization: Andy Poniros Productions. Future podcasts will be listed on The Solar System Ambassador Event web site at www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/events.html Description: NASA’s New Horizons Mission is speeding towards Pluto. How will it get there and what will it find? Bio: Andy […]

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March 31st: The Informative Dwarf Planet Haumea

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Date: March 31, 2009 Title: The Informative Dwarf Planet Haumea Podcaster: Darin Ragozzine Links: Info on Haumea: www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/2003EL61 Darin’s website: www.gps.caltech.edu/~darin Description: The Dwarf Planet Haumea orbits the Sun beyond Neptune and Pluto and is one of the largest known Kuiper Belt Objects. In many ways, Haumea is one of the most interesting objects in […]

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