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April 11th: The ALMA Deep Field Experiment

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Date: April 11, 2009 Title: The ALMA Deep Field Experiment Podcaster: Richard Drumm Description: I interview Dr. Al Wootten, project scientist for ALMA North America (and scientist at the NRAO, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory) about the ALMA Deep Field experiment that will augment the groundbreaking Hubble Deep Field experiment. The ALMA Deep Field will […]

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April 10th: Build it and They Will Come: Tale of an Observatory

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Date: April 10, 2009 Title: Build it and They Will Come: Tale of an Observatory Podcaster: Ted Judah Organization: The Sonoma County Astronomical Society Website http://www.sonomaskies.org/ Ted Judah email: judahted@comcast.net Description: Last fall I was given permission to convert an old barn on a dairy ranch into an observatory. The retired dairyman that owns the […]

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April 9th: SkyLab and the Apollo Telescope Mount

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Date: April 9, 2009 Title: SkyLab and the Apollo Telescope Mount Podcaster: Josh Fuchs and Travis Rasor Organization: Rhodes College Department of Physics http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/7560.asp NASA IYA Student Ambassador Program http://www.spacegrant.org/niya/ Description: SkyLab was the first space station and hosted three crews of astronauts in the early 1970’s. In this podcast, we will focus on what […]

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April 8th: Drifting Through the Zodiac

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Date: April 8, 2009 Title: Drifting Through the Zodiac Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: Flip through your local paper and you’re bound to find a daily horoscope whose Zodiac signs share their names with twelve constellations. But have you ever wondered what’s so special about these constellations? And how did astrologers arrive […]

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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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