October 11th: Quiet Skies

October 11th: Quiet Skies

Date: October 11, 2009 Title: Quiet Skies Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatories: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Radio astronomers study the radio waves produced by cosmic objects. Objects like comets, exploding stars, and even black holes in distant galaxies! But, radio waves made by your favorite radio station, your microwave oven, or […]

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October 10th: I Know Why it's Dark at Night. Do You?

October 10th: I Know Why it’s Dark at Night. Do You?

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Date: October 10, 2009 Title: I Know Why it’s Dark at Night. Do You? Podcaster: Terry Johnson, Jeremy Lusk, and Friends Organization: http://infinitewell.wordpress.com Description: 100 years ago astronomers pondered a question that they knew would eventually be solved, but the technology of the time wasn’t capable of producing the answer. Olbers’ Paradox was logical at […]

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October 9th: The Search for Distant Worlds

October 9th: The Search for Distant Worlds

Date: October 9, 2009 Title: The Search for Distant Worlds Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: In the past 14 years, we have gone from knowing of no other planets around other stars to cataloguing over 300 of them. The search for extrasolar planets is one of the hottest and most rapidly growing […]

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October 8th: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium

October 8th: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium

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Date: October 8, 2009 Title: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium Podcaster: Chuck Dibbs and Virginia Beach City Public Schools Organization: Virginia Beach City Public Schools www.planetarium.vbschools.com Description: Having taught Astronomy in the planetarium for a decade now, I’ve discovered that one topic continues to give students and adults of all ages trouble. That is, […]

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October 7th: Mira and the Pulsating Red Giants

October 7th: Mira and the Pulsating Red Giants

Date: October 7, 2009 Title: Mira and the Pulsating Red Giants Podcaster: Mike Simonsen with Virginia Renehan and Rebecca Turner Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers – http://www.aavso.org Description: Today we’re going to introduce you to a group of stars known as long period variables, or LPVs for short. The most prominent of the […]

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October 6th: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3

October 6th: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3

Date: October 6, 2009 Title: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3 Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: Planetary Society Description: A year ago today was the first time ever that a celestial object was discovered before it was to crash into Earth. 2008 TC3 was discovered by a telescope in Arizona and tracked […]

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October 5th: Postcards from the Universe: Behind the scenes at the launch of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition

October 5th: Postcards from the Universe: Behind the scenes at the launch of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition

Date: October 5, 2009 Title: Postcards from the Universe: Behind the scenes at the launch of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition Podcaster: Will Gater, Graham Southorn, Chris Bramley, and Nick Howes Organization: Sky At Night Magazine www.skyatnightmagazine.com Description: March 2009 saw the launch of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year […]

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October 4th: Measuring Time

October 4th: Measuring Time

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Date: October 4, 2009 Title: Measuring Time Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Organization: None Description: Most people think of astronomy as being completely unrelated to their daily lives. They couldn’t be more wrong. Our day-to-day lives are governed by clocks and calendars, devices that only exist because ancient man looked at and measured the movements of objects […]

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