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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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January 11: The North Star

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Date:  January 11, 2009 Title:  The North Star Podcaster:  Christopher Crockett from the Lowell Observatory Description:  The North Star is arguably the most famous star in the sky and one of the most useful for finding one’s way around the heavens. In this podcast, I’ll introduce you to this jewel of the night. You will learn […]

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January 10: Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld

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Date:  January 10, 2009 Title:  Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld Podcaster:  Davin Flateau, University of Cincinnati Description:  Galileo’s discovery of the moons around Jupiter in 1610 was literally an earth shattering revelation.  But would it land him on the front of the Venetian Wheaties box? Links:  Davin’s website:  The Perfect Silence Bio: Davin Flateau has […]

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January 9: The Link Between Beer and Space Settlement

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Date: January 9, 2009 Title: The Link Between Beer and Space Settlement Podcaster: Ian O’Neill Description: 2008 was a landmark year for one Japanese beer producer. Sapporo Brewery bottled 100 litres of beer brewed from barley entirely grown on board the International Space Station. Although the “Space Beer” won’t actually be drunk in space (which […]

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Week 1 is done!

Hurray! We got through our first week of the podcast! We’re heard some great stuff already and a nice variety, too. We’ve received nice feedback about the podcast and lots of emails requesting to contribute podcasts. That’s great! Keep it up! I heard Pamela say we have less than 100 open days left. At the […]

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January 8: Pulsars

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Date: January 8, 2009 Title: Pulsars Podcaster: Stuart Lowe Description: In 1967 a young postgraduate student – Jocelyn Bell – spotted an annoying bit of scruff in data from her radio telescope. After careful investigation, Bell and her supervisor established that the signal was coming from over 200 light years away. Initially a mystery, that […]

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January 7: Understanding Variable Stars

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Date:  January 7, 2009 Title:  Understanding Variable Stars Podcasters:  Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner, Mike Simonsen Organization:  American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Description:   Variable stars are stars that change brightness. The brightness changes of these stars can range from a thousandth of a magnitude to as much as twenty magnitudes with periods ranging from […]

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