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May 16th: Back to the Dark Ages: Responsible Nighttime Lighting

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Date: May 16, 2009 Title: Back to the Dark Ages: Responsible Nighttime Lighting Podcaster: Connie Walker and Rob Sparks Organization: National Optical Astronomy Observatory (www.noao.edu) and the IYA2009 Dark Skies Working Group (www.darkskiesawareness.org) Description: With half the world’s inhabitants living in cities as of 2008, mankind’s urban constellations are fast obscuring nature’s stellar constellations. To […]

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May 14th: A Tour of Sydney Observatory

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Date: May 14, 2009 Title: A Tour of Sydney Observatory Podcaster: The Skeptic Zone Podcast Links: www.skepticzone.tv Description: A tour of Sydney Observatory with reporter Tiffany Day and Geoff Wyatt, the Senior Astronomy Educator. We learn about the history and research of the Observatory. Bio: The Skeptic Zone Podcast – The Podcast from Australia for […]

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May 13th: Messier’s First Unique Find – Globular Cluster M3

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Date: May 13, 2009 Title: Messier’s First Unique Find – Globular Cluster M3 Podcaster: RapidEye Observatory Organization: RapidEye Observatory Description: A brief overview of Globular Clusters, discuss Charles Messier and his list (brief), and observing Messier’s first unique find, M3. Bio: I’ve been captivated by astronomy ever since I was a kid, living in NW […]

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May 12th: Michael Turner on Dark Energy

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Date: May 12, 2009 Title: Michael Turner on Dark Energy Full, unedited interview available at Slacker Astronomy! Podcaster: Michael Koppelman of Slacker Astronomy Organization: Slacker Astronomy http://www.slackerastronomy.org/ Description: Slacker Astronomy talks with cosmologist Dr. Michael Turner about Dark Energy. Bio: Slacker Astronomy is ranked as one of the top 10 astronomy podcasts. Today’s sponsor: This […]

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May 11th: The Magnetosphere

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Date: May 11, 2009 Title: The Magnetosphere Podcaster: Terry and Stephen Whelan Organization: None Description: This is a short non mathematical introduction to some important elements of space plasma physics. Stephen plays the role of a confused student to allow a pedagogical dialog to progress. Bio: Terry did graduate research in space physics at the […]

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May 9th: What’s in a Day?

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Date: May 9, 2009 Title: What’s in a Day? Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: Everyone knows there’s 24 hours to a day, but astronomers know there’s a whole different time scale required to make sense of the night. Every night our night sky orientates itself to the previous night’s configuration 4 minutes […]

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