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There is now a video to go along with the theme song for The 365 Days of Astronomy. George Hrab has added some verses, mixed things up a bit and made a very entertaining video to go along with it. Why, here it is now! We have gotten a lot of email about the theme […]

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February 16: Steering by the Planets

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Date: February 16,2009 Title: Steering by the Planets Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://www.planetary.org/blog/ http://www.planetary.org/radio/ Description: Tomorrow, the Dawn spacecraft will pass close to Mars for a gravity-assist flyby. Gravity assists are one of the most important and under appreciated tools in space exploration. Without them, we wouldn’t have nearly as many spacecraft exploring nearly […]

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February 15: The Life and Achievements of Galileo Galilei

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Date: February 15, 2009 Title: The Life and Achievements of Galileo Galilei Podcaster: Ted Haulley Description: A short biography of Galileo, discussing some of the accomplishments that have made some call him the “Father of Modern Science.”  The main focus will be his writings on heliocentrism and conflicts with the Roman Catholic Church, but his […]

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February 14th: Astronomical References in Shakespeare

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Date: February 14, 2009 Title: Astronomical References in Shakespeare Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: The Meta Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Shakespeare’s plays are full of the occasional astronomical reference.  Whether it is a reference to “the stars”, a specific referenced to the number of stars in the Pleiades, or even a veiled reference to […]

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February 13: A scale model of the Earth-Moon system

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Date: February 13, 2009 Title: A scale model of the Earth-Moon system Podcaster: Bill Hudson Organization: Astrogeek  www.astrogeek.wordpress.com Description: How to make and use a scale model of the Earth-Moon system to emphasize the large distances to astronomical objects.  The audience for this podcast are school teachers or amateur astronomers who are involved in public […]

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February 12: Eta Carinae and Supernova Imposters

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Date: February 12, 2009 Title: Eta Carinae and Supernova Imposters Podcaster: Michael Koppelman Organization: Slacker Astronomy  http://www.slackerastronomy.org Description: Michael from Slacker Astronomy interviews Dr. Roberta Humphreys and Dr. Kris Davidson about one of the most interesting stars in the galaxy, Eta Carinae, a super massive star which became a “supernova imposter” in 1890 and may […]

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February 11: Exoplanet Remix

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Date: February 11, 2009 Title: Exoplanet Remix Podcaster: Davin Flateau Links: http://theperfectsilence.com Description: Sit back and relax, as we take a musical and scientific journey through a galaxy full of planets and possibilities.  Headphones recommended! Bio: Davin Flateau has been a planetarium director, writer, educator, and large format producer for over 20 years.  He is […]

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