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February 9: Life and Death in Orion

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Date: February 9, 2009 Title: Life and Death in Orion Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description:  The constellation Orion is a highlight of winter evenings, never failing to impress with its brilliance and distinctive pattern. The Egyptians saw these stars as the celestial home of Osiris, the God of the Underworld. Just as Osiris […]

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February 8: The Paragould Meteorite of 1930

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Date: February 8, 2009 Title: The Paragould Meteorite of 1930 Podcaster: Kenneth Renshaw Organizations: NASA/JPL’s Solar System Ambassador program, Saturn Observation Campaign Description: Although much astronomical research is done by looking at things far away, some is performed here on Earth with meteorites that unexpectedly provide us with rock specimens from millions of miles away.  […]

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February 7: Observing Variable Stars

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Date: February 7, 2009 Title: Observing Variable Stars Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) http://www.aavso.org Description: There are tens of thousands of known variable stars. Professional astronomers don’t have the time or telescopes to keep track of the changes to thousands of stars, so amateurs […]

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More feed problems

We are having another problem with libsyn. We’ve uploaded all of the episodes on time but twice now libsyn has eaten them. We hope to track down why. Thank you for your patience. I warned you earlier that while we hope every episode is waiting for you when you wake up, there may be times, […]

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February 6: The 120th Anniversary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific: The First National Astronomy Organization in the U.S.

Date: February 6, 2009 Title: The 120th Anniversary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific: The First National Astronomy Organization in the U.S. Podcaster: Andrew Fraknoi Description: Tomorrow is the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which began as a small group of professional and amateur astronomers on the […]

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February 5: Motion through Space

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Date: February 5, 2009 Title: Motion through Space Podcaster: James A. Brown Description: This episode explores the varieties of ways those of us on Earth move through space, from the rotation of the Earth to the motion of our galaxy. It might be a surprise to discover just how fast we really are moving every […]

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February 4: ALMA – The Future of Millimeter Radio Astronomy

Date: February 4, 2009 Title: ALMA – The Future of Millimeter Radio Astronomy Podcaster: Richard B. Drumm Organization: The Astronomy Bum  http://theastronomybum.blogspot.com/ Description: I’ll interview NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory) personnel to obtain an overview and introduction to the new Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array that is being constructed in Chile’s Atacama desert. I’ll ask our […]

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February 3: Space Race

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Date: February 3, 2009 Title: Space Race Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: A brief history of manned spaceflight from Vostok 1 to Apollo 11. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website helping beginners develop an interest in astronomy without remortgaging their house. No ads, no profit, just good science. Today’s Sponsor: This […]

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