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September 10th: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues

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Date: September 10, 2009 Title: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html MUSIC CREDITS: “Deep Blue” from Geodesium Fourth Universe “The Ocean of Space” from Geodesium West of the Galaxy. http://www.geodesium.com. Description: ltraviolet light is the bane of sunbathers, but for astronomers, it opens up new windows on energetic […]

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September 9th: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory

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Date: September 9, 2009 Title: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory Podcaster: Main narration by Joy Pollard, with voice overs by Julian Cristou, Christian Marois, and Michael Liu Organization: Gemini Observatory www.gemini.edu Description: The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes built and operated by a consortium consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, […]

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September 8th: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire

Date: September 8, 2009 Title: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire Podcaster: Wayne Harris-Wyrick Organization: Kirkpatrick Planetarium of Science Museum Oklahoma. Visit the Museum’s site at www.sciencemuseumok.org. Description: With apologies to Meredith Vieira (and Regis Philbin), here is my version of “Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire”, a game-show-like quiz on some basic astronomy-related concepts. […]

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September 7th: Cataclysmic Variables

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Date: September 7, 2009 Title: Cataclysmic Variables Podcasters: Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan, and Rebecca Turner of AAVSO Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers www.aavso.org Description: Today we are going to talk about cataclysmic variable stars, CVs for short. Because hundreds of CVs get bright enough to study with even modest telescopes, and due to […]

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September 6th: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery

Date: September 6, 2009 Title: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery Podcaster: Mario Damasso Organization: Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) Description: We are a group of astronomers working together, searching the sky above our observatory for new worlds, small solar system bodies, and super-massive black holes in […]

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September 5th: A-Hunting We Will Go!

Date: September 5, 2009 Title: A-Hunting We Will Go! Podcaster: Roz Brown & John Troeltzsch Organization: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. www.ballaerospace.com Description: The largest telescope ever built for a NASA mission soared beyond Earth’s orbit on March 7, 2009, looking not for ET, but rather ET’s home. The Kepler mission is hunting for planets […]

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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]

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September 3rd: Gravitational Lensing

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Date: September 3, 2009 Title: Gravitational Lensing Podcaster: SkyLK Organization: SkyLK http://skylk.com Description: A gravitational lens is created when the light from a distant source is bent due to the existence of a massive object between the observer and source. The object could be a galaxy, black hole, or a cluster of galaxies, and this […]

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