November 12th: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn

November 12th: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn

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Date: November 12, 2009 Title: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn Podcaster: Kevin Grazier Links: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov http://ciclops.org/?js=1 Description: Cassini has given us a whole new view of Saturn, Titan, and other moons of this amazing and beautiful ringed world. Kevin Grazier from Cassini provides an overview of what has been learned so far from the […]

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November 11th: An Amateur Goes Pro.  Almost.

November 11th: An Amateur Goes Pro. Almost.

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Date: November 11, 2009 Title: An Amateur Goes Pro. Almost Podcaster: Michael Koppelman from Slacker Astronomy Organization: Slacker Astronomy Description: Michael from Slacker Astronomy discusses his journey from his first 4-inch telescope to working on data from HST, with stops at calculus and photometry along the way. Bio: Slacker Astronomy is a light-hearted podcast that […]

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November 10th: Wake Up and Smell the Baloney!

November 10th: Wake Up and Smell the Baloney!

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Date: November 10, 2009 Title: Wake Up and Smell the Baloney! Podcaster: Larry Sessions Organization: None Description: Some people, upon seeing something unusual in the sky, jump to the conclusion that it must be the result of an extraterrestrial visitation, inter-dimensional travel, or perhaps some secret and sinister government experiment. Carl Sagan used to say, […]

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November 9th: Celebrate Carl Sagan's 75th With Longtime Collaborator Ann Druyan

November 9th: Celebrate Carl Sagan’s 75th With Longtime Collaborator Ann Druyan

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Date: November 9, 2009 Title: Celebrate Carl Sagan’s 75th With Longtime Collaborator Ann Druyan Podcaster: Mat Kaplan Organization: Planetary Radio http://planetary.org/radio “A Glorious Dawn” video on You Tube Description: This would have been Carl Sagan’s 75th birthday. Ann Druyan tells us how she’ll be celebrating on Capitol Hill with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Jim […]

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November 8th: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool

November 8th: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool

Date: November 8, 2009 Title: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool Podcaster: Nitza Santiago Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Radio astronomy is an indispensable tool used by scientists to study the Universe. Throughout the years astronomers have used it to learn more about different sources of radio emission such as stars and galaxies. It was […]

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November 7th: Bright Bolide

November 7th: Bright Bolide

Date: November 7, 2009 Title: Bright Bolide Podcaster: Michael Koppelman Organization: Slacker Astronomy http://www.slackerastronomy.org/ Description: Michael, Doug and Mike from Slacker Astronomy discuss the bright meteor fireball (bolide) captured on multiple cameras by the Southern Ontario Meteor Network (SOMN) on September 25, 2009. Bio: Slacker Astronomy is a light-hearted podcast that wanders the astronomical road-less-traveled. […]

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November 6th: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science

November 6th: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science

Date: November 6, 2009 Title: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Organization: SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames Research Center Description: SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is about to begin detailed flight testing, leading to its official “First Light” flight. SOFIA houses a 2.5-meter telescope in the […]

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November 5th: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2

November 5th: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2

Date: November 5, 2009 Title: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Part 2 Podcaster: Alan Perkins Organization: Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University: http://tornado.sfsu.edu/ Description: The disciplines of astronomy and geology, which used to be separate, are working together in the new field of planetary science. The episode also discusses how discoveries in […]

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