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May 25th: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat

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Date: May 25, 2009 Title: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat Podcaster: Robert Morehead from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Anyone who has spent a day on the beach knows about tides, but this cosmic phenomena is at play throughout the Universe. We’ll explore this gravitational tug-o-war and see its effect […]

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May 24th: We’re Expanding – and Accelerating!

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Date: May 24, 2009 Title: We’re expanding – and accelerating! Podcaster: Brains Matter Organization: Brains Matter http://www.brainsmatter.com Description: There have been multiple theories of the ongoing evolution of the universe. Solid state, the big crunch – but hardly anyone expected the universe to not only expand, but to accelerate in it’s expansion. The Ordinary Guy […]

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May 23rd: A Cheap “Name a Star” Gift for College Graduates

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Date: May 23, 2009 Title: A Cheap “Name a Star” Gift for College Graduates Podcaster: Bruce Palmquist Organization: Central Washington University Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, http://www.cwu.edu/~cesme Description: As graduation time approaches, everyone is looking for the perfect gift – a gift that is easy to find, inexpensive, and long lasting. The […]

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May 21st: Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Galaxy Zoo

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Date: May 21, 2009 Title: Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Galaxy Zoo Podcaster: Ted Judah Organization: Sonoma County Astronomical Society http://www.sonomaskies.org Description: In 2007 Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel discovered a unique deep space object never before described… from the comfort of her computer chair! Learn about how her love of music led her down […]

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May 20th: The Missing Cosmonauts

Date: May 20, 2009 Title: The Missing Cosmonauts Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast Description: In 1961, young Italian amateur radio enthusiasts Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia recorded transmissions they say are from Soviet cosmonauts dying in space, on missions covered up by the Soviets. Is their story plausible? Bio: Brian Dunning is the host and […]

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May 19th: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope?

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Date: May 19, 2009 Title: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope? Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Galileo hears about the invention of devices in the Netherlands for seeing faraway things as though nearby. Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community […]

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May 18th: The Life of a Proton

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Date: May 18, 2009 Title: The Life of a Proton Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Description: The universe around us is made up of many different types of atoms, yet only two types, hydrogen and helium, were created in the Big Bang. Other elements have been formed by a wide variety of fascinating astrophysical processes since then. […]

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