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March 20th: The Tradition of Looking Up

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Date: March 20, 2009 Title: The Tradition of Looking Up Podcaster: Chad Moore and Angie Richman Organization: U.S. National Park Service   http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/lightscapes/ Description: As long as humans have been on the Earth we have identified a part of ourselves and our culture by how we interact with the heavens above. In modern times we have come to rely […]

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March 19th: Living with a Star: Space Weather and Its Effects

Date: March 19, 2009 Title: Living with a Star: Space Weather and Its Effects Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: The Spacewriter’s Ramblings   http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ Loch Ness Productions   http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html Description: What are scientists learning as they study the effects the Sun has on our planet? Bio: Carolyn Collins Petersen is a science writer and show producer for Loch Ness Productions, […]

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March 18th: Milky Way Just Got Bigger

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Date: March 18, 2009 Title: Milky Way Just Got Bigger Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory   http://www.nrao.edu/ Description: This podcast features an interview with Dr. Mark Reid of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He chats about his recently announced discovery that our Milky Way is bigger, faster, and more likely to collide with the Andromeda […]

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March 17th: Echoes from a 430-year-old Supernova

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Date: March 17, 2009 Title: Echoes from a 430-year-old Supernova Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: Meta-Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Tycho’s supernova was observed in 1572, more than 430 years ago. Today, we see its remnant, the expanding gasses left behind by this historical stellar explosion. We had already good evidence, from observing the remnant, and from […]

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March 15th: The Messier Objects

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Date: March 15, 2009 Title:   The Messier Objects Podcaster:   Ed Sunder Organization:  Flintstone Stargazing http://flintstonestargazing.com Description:   When anyone gets interested in astronomy, one of the things that is talked about almost immediately are the Messier Objects. What are they? How do you observe them? Which are the most interesting? Where do they come from? These questions […]

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March 14th: Globular Star Clusters: How Old Am I? Where Are You?

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Date: March 14, 2009 Title: Globular Star Clusters: How Old Am I? Where Are You? Podcaster: Richard Kinne Organization: AAVSO  http://www.aavso.org/ Description: Globular Star Clusters – big, beautiful balls of stars orbiting our Galaxy – have special properties that not only are able to tell us how old they are, but were we, ourselves, are in the Galaxy. Some […]

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March 13th: Unlikely Twins in Gemini

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Date: March 13, 2009 Title: Unlikely Twins in Gemini Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory  http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: High over head in winter skies, the constellation Gemini represents the twins Castor and Pollux and contains the two bright stars of the same names. While ancient astronomers may have considered this pair to be “twin stars”, modern astrophysics has revealed that […]

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