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March 6th: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution!

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Date: March 6, 2009 Title: GLOBE at Night: Shed Light on Light Pollution Podcaster: Connie Walker Organization: Globe at Night    www.globe.gov/globeatnight/ Description: Two out of every three people in the United States cannot see the Milky Way galaxy arch across a pristinely dark night sky. Light pollution is obscuring people’s long-standing natural heritage to view stars. GLOBE at […]

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March 5th: Cool Comets

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Date: March 5, 2009 Title: Cool Comets Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Description: Comets stir the imagination, and have for thousands of years. Comets and larger icy bodies on the outer solar system, the Kuiper Belt Objects, provide insight into the origin of our solar system. In this podcast I combine a personal reflection of observing famous comets […]

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March 4th: Happy Birthday Apollo!

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Date: March 4, 2009 Title: Happy Birthday Apollo! Podcaster: Cheryl Hurkett and Alun Salt Organization: University of Leicester, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science http://www.le.ac.uk/i-science Description: Today is the most likely date for Apollo’s Birthday. However it’s not just a matter of finding it marked in a calendar. For the ancient Greeks the calendar was used as much as a political […]

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March 3rd: Your Nook in the Incredible Universe

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Date: March 3, 2009 Title: Your Nook in the Incredible Universe Podcaster: Dave Mosher Organization: Discovery Space    http://dsc.discovery.com/space/ Description: The sight of the night sky from a place removed from the hazy city lights can be mind-blowing in of itself, but it makes one wonder: How big really is the universe? How many stars are in it? How […]

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Ouch! Site was down.

Media Temple, the hosting provider which hosts this site, had a major failure. It took this site with it. The podcast RSS feed and iTunes feed continued to work normally, but the main web site was down. All we could do was wait until Media Temple completed their restore. We apologize for the disruption, especially […]

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March 2nd: Astrosvenska for Anyone: Space Swedish in Ten Ridiculously Short Lessons

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Date: March 2, 2009 Title: Astrosvenska for Anyone: Space Swedish in Ten Ridiculously Short Lessons Podcaster: Robert Cumming Organization: Populär Astronomi     http://popast.nu/ Stockholm University     http://www.astro.su.se/ Description: Learn ten hard-to-pronounce new words and take part in a brief but exhilarating tour of astronomy Swedish style. Featuring, as likely as not, the midnight sun up close and […]

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March 1st: Exoplanet Roundup: Kepler’s Planetary Peeking

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Date: March 1, 2009 Title: Exoplanet Roundup: Kepler’s Planetary Peeking Podcaster: Davin Flateau Links:    Davin Flateau’s website, the Perfect Silence: http://theperfectsilence.com Description: We’ve found about 300 planets orbiting other stars so far, cataloging exotic species of ice giants, gas giants and hot earths – oh my! NASA’s Kepler mission, slated for a March 6 launch, will stare down […]

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February 28th: Edgar Allan Poe and the Riddle of Darkness at Night

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Date: February 28, 2009 Title: Edgar Allan Poe and the Riddle of Darkness at Night Podcaster: Paul Halpern Links: Paul Halpern’s website:    http://phalpern.com Description: The night sky is a dark canopy speckled with stars. Yet, as German astronomer Wilhelm Olbers pointed out in the 1820s, if the universe were spatially infinite and you looked in any direction you […]

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