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September 6th: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery

Date: September 6, 2009 Title: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery Podcaster: Mario Damasso Organization: Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA) Description: We are a group of astronomers working together, searching the sky above our observatory for new worlds, small solar system bodies, and super-massive black holes in […]

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September 5th: A-Hunting We Will Go!

Date: September 5, 2009 Title: A-Hunting We Will Go! Podcaster: Roz Brown & John Troeltzsch Organization: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. www.ballaerospace.com Description: The largest telescope ever built for a NASA mission soared beyond Earth’s orbit on March 7, 2009, looking not for ET, but rather ET’s home. The Kepler mission is hunting for planets […]

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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]

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September 3rd: Gravitational Lensing

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Date: September 3, 2009 Title: Gravitational Lensing Podcaster: SkyLK Organization: SkyLK http://skylk.com Description: A gravitational lens is created when the light from a distant source is bent due to the existence of a massive object between the observer and source. The object could be a galaxy, black hole, or a cluster of galaxies, and this […]

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September 2nd: STEREO/IMPACT: Our Un-Quiet Sun

Date: September 2, 2009 Title: STEREO/IMPACT: Our Un-Quiet Sun Podcaster: Dr. Janet Luhmann interviewed by Ms. Priya Desai Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/impact Description: STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is a two-spacecraft NASA mission orbiting the Sun near Earth’s orbit to study the dynamic eruptions of mass from […]

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September 1st: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky

Date: September 1, 2009 Title: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky Podcaster: Mark DeVito Link: www.stargazersfield.com Description: I recently had a unique experience, perhaps even an epiphany. Over a long Labor Day weekend, my family and I traveled to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. While there, I had the opportunity to reconnect with the […]

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August 31st: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer

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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

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August 30th: The Environments of Jupiter’s Moons

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Date: August 30, 2009 Title: The Environments of Jupiter’s Moons Podcaster: Amy Bowen Link: Amy Bowen’s website http://amybowen.wordpress.com/ Description: The moons of Jupiter are home to some of the most fascinating extraterrestrial environments known to science. They’re so fascinating, in fact, that this podcaster decided to set one of her earliest science-fiction stories there. In […]

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