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March 11th: History by Starlight

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Date: March 11, 2009 Title History by Starlight Podcaster: Colin Stuart Description: Two subjects more than any others capture my attention and fire up my over-active imagination. Join me as I bring together history and astronomy to celebrate IYA 2009. The fact that the speed of light is finite means you aren’t looking at the stars […]

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March 10th: Talking to the Aliens

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Date: March 10, 2009 Title: Talking to the Aliens Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Links:  Cheap Astronomy http://www.cheapastro.com/ Description: You’ve probably heard of SETI, but it takes two to have a conversation. What messages have we been transmitting out to the cosmos? Fortunately some clever astronomers have been working hard to ensure the full richness of human culture and […]

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March 9th: Voyager: Sailing to the Edge of Our Solar System

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Date: March 9, 2009 Title: Voyager: Sailing to the Edge of Our Solar System Podcaster: Jane Platt, with Dr. Ed Ston Organization: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory   www.jpl.nasa.gov Description: NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977, are headed toward our solar system’s “exit sign” en route to becoming the first human-made objects to enter interstellar space. […]

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March 8th: Where are Saturn’s Rings?

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Date: March 8, 2009 Title: Where are Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Ted Haulley Description: People new to telescope viewing love to look at Saturn and the rings. In the International Year of Astronomy we are trying to get as many people as possible to look through a telescope, perhaps for the first time. A quirk of cosmic fate […]

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March 7th: All About the AAVSO

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Date: March 7, 2009 Title: All About the AAVSO Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen. Organization: AAVSO  http://www.aavso.org Description: The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is: to observe and analyze variable stars; to collect and archive observations for worldwide access; to forge strong collaborations between amateur and […]

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March 6th: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution!

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Date: March 6, 2009 Title: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution Podcaster: Connie Walker Organization: Globe at Night    www.globe.gov/globeatnight/ Description: Two out of every three people in the United States cannot see the Milky Way galaxy arch across a pristinely dark night sky. Light pollution is obscuring people’s long-standing natural heritage to view stars. GLOBE at […]

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March 5th: Cool Comets

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Date: March 5, 2009 Title: Cool Comets Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Description: Comets stir the imagination, and have for thousands of years. Comets and larger icy bodies on the outer solar system, the Kuiper Belt Objects, provide insight into the origin of our solar system. In this podcast I combine a personal reflection of observing famous comets […]

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March 4th: Happy Birthday Apollo!

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Date: March 4, 2009 Title: Happy Birthday Apollo! Podcaster: Cheryl Hurkett and Alun Salt Organization: University of Leicester, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science http://www.le.ac.uk/i-science Description: Today is the most likely date for Apollo’s Birthday. However it’s not just a matter of finding it marked in a calendar. For the ancient Greeks the calendar was used as much as a political […]

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