November 5th: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2

November 5th: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2

Date: November 5, 2009 Title: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2 Podcaster: Alan Perkins Organization: Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University: http://tornado.sfsu.edu/ Description: The disciplines of astronomy and geology, which used to be separate, are working together in the new field of planetary science. The episode also discusses how discoveries in […]

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November 3rd: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light

November 3rd: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light

Date: November 3, 2009 Title: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light Podcaster: Bryan Mendez Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/ Description: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will capture invisible, infrared light from the universe to create a catalog of hundreds […]

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November 2nd: Cassini's Deepest Plume Passage: The "E7" Flyby of Enceladus

November 2nd: Cassini’s Deepest Plume Passage: The “E7” Flyby of Enceladus

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Date: November 2, 2009 Title: Cassini’s Deepest Plume Passage: The “E7” Flyby of Enceladus Podcaster: Anne Verbiscer Organization: University of Virginia Astronomy Description: Today the Cassini Spacecraft makes its 7th flyby of Saturn’s enigmatic moon Enceladus. The trajectory takes the spacecraft deeper into the moon’s icy plumes than ever before, skimming a mere 100 kilometers […]

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November 1st: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

November 1st: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe

Date: November 1, 2009 Title: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe Podcaster: Gareth Jones Organization: Gravitational Physics Group, Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy http://www.astro.cf.ac.uk/research/gravity/ Description: In this podcast we provide a quick introduction to gravitational waves. A prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, gravitational waves are generated by the […]

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October 31st: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation

October 31st: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation

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Date: October 31, 2009 Title: The Fermi Paradox and The Drake Equation Podcaster: Al Ashworth Organization: None Description: Among reasonable people (and scientists) there is almost universal agreement that we earthlings cannot be the only intelligent life in the universe. With all the billions of stars in the galaxy and galaxy’s in the universe, it […]

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October 30th: Sky and Earth: Together at Last! Part 1

October 30th: Sky and Earth: Together at Last! Part 1

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Date: October 30, 2009 Title: Sky and Earth: Together at Last! Part 1 Podcaster: Alan Perkins Organization: Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University. http://tornado.sfsu.edu/ Description: The disciplines of astronomy and geology, which used to be separate, are working together in the new field of planetary science. The episode also discusses how discoveries in […]

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October 29th: The Deep Space Network

Date: October 29, 2009 Title: The Deep Space Network Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: www.cheapastro.com Description: We’ve sent our plucky robot explorers out to get close up pics of the moons of Saturn, crawl around on the surface of Mars and even discover water on the Moon. But when they need to phone home […]

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