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August 3rd: Black Hole Street Smarts

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Date: August 3, 2009 Title: Black Hole Street Smarts Podcaster: Lia Corrales and David Tam Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: We will explore the history and legacy of the most publicly known yet misunderstood astronomical object. We’ll be interviewing people on the streets of New York City to highlight common questions and misconceptions about […]

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August 2nd: Stardust@home: the Search for Interstellar Dust

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Date: August 2, 2009 Title: Stardust@home: the Search for Interstellar Dust Podcaster: Dr. Andrew Westphal and Anna Butterworth Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ Description: The Stardust spacecraft returned the first samples of extra-solar interstellar dust (“star dust”) ever collected as well as dust samples from comet Wild 2 […]

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August 1st: How I Got Into Astronomy

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Date: August 1, 2009 Title: How I Got Into Astronomy Podcaster: Robert Simpson of Orbiting Frog Organization: Orbiting Frog www.orbitingfrog.com Description: Astronomy is often like a bug that a person catches at some point in their life. Many of us remember the first time we saw Saturn’s rings or the moons of Jupiter. In this […]

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July 31st: Now Tweet This: Reaching Beyond Mainstream Media

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Date: July 31, 2009 Title: Now Tweet This: Reaching Beyond Mainstream Media Podcaster: Rob Keown and Tavi Greiner Link: A Sky Full of Stars – http://blog.askyfullofstars.com Description: With the ever-increasing neglect of Astronomy and Space Science in mainstream media reporting, enthusiasts and professionals alike are finding ways to share the night sky and all its […]

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July 30th: A Tour through the Lives of the Stars

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Date: July 30, 2009 Title: A Tour through the Lives of the Stars Podcaster: André Gonçalves Link: Andre’s blog: http://astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.com/ Description: This podcast is about stellar evolution, how the stars are born, live, and die. I will talk about the reactions in the cores of the stars and I will try to explain the effects […]

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July 29th: Why Should We Teach Astronomy in High Schools?

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Date: July 29, 2009 Title: Why Should We Teach Astronomy in High Schools? Podcaster: Colin Jagoe Link: http://www.badeducation.net Description: The podcast episide looks at the state of astronomy education in high schools. A discussion with Dr. Larry Krumenaker on the research he did as his PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia. The focus question […]

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July 28th: A Stellar Playground: Getting Kids Interested in Astronomy

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Date: July 28, 2009 Title: Opening Up the Sky to Kids Podcaster: Jeff Wood Organization: http://the-oort-cloud.blogspot.com/ Description: I’m a backyard astronomer, with no training or special knowledge. But I have been successful at getting my kids interested in astronomy, and I’d like to share my methods about explaining the interconnections between the sun, the moon, […]

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July 27th: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down

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Date: July 27, 2009 Title: Astronomical Ballooning – Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down Podcaster: Sarah Tuttle from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Scientific balloons are a (relatively) cheap and cheerful way to do novel astronomy and test ideas. I’ll be talking about our recent flight of FIREBall – Faint Intergalactic […]

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