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August 24th: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell

Date: August 24, 2009 Title: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell Podcaster: Holly Larson Capelo from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: At the turn of the 20th Century, Percival Lowell published a series of books promoting the notion that there were advanced civilizations on Mars. His writing was particularly compelling […]

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August 23rd: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate

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Date: August 23, 2009 Title: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Galileo presents an eight-powered telescope to the Venetian Senate and is rewarded by a doubling of his salary and life tenure at the University of Padua, but he is disappointed by the fine print […]

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August 22nd: Astronomy for Beginners

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Date: August 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy for Beginners Podcaster: Assi S├╝er Organization: Observatory in Gothenburg, Sweden http://astronomi.blogg.se Description: There are many people who have never used a telescope, or who have had a telescope recently but do not know how to use it. I will tell you a little about telescopes, what you can see […]

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August 21st: Flying Around the Solar System

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Date: August 21, 2009 Title: Flying Around the Solar System Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson, with Neil Mottinger from JPL Description: Just how do you navigate a spacecraft to a specific destination in our solar system? Universe Today’s Nancy Atkinson talks with Neil Mottinger from JPL about his career of robotic spacecraft navigation for NASA. Links: Nancy’s […]

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August 20th: Walking With Planets

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Date: August 20, 2009 Title: Walking With Planets Podcaster: Andy Briggs Organization: Science File (http://www.sciencefile.org) Description: Astronomers blithely speak of the millions or billions of miles between the planets in the solar system, but our brains cannot comprehend what those distances actually look like. Andy Briggs suggests a new, and much more meaningful, way of […]

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August 19th: What Slammed Into Jupiter?

Date: August 19, 2009 Title: What Slammed Into Jupiter? Podcaster: SkyGuy, Tom Vilot Organization: SkyGuy, LLC: http://SkyGuy.com/ NOTE: As of December, 2016, the website SkyGuy.com is no longer active. Description: Something slammed into Jupiter on July 19, 2009. What was it? And does Jupiter protect Earth from being hit? SkyGuy talks with Dr. Hal Levison […]

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