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May 9th: What’s in a Day?

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Date: May 9, 2009 Title: What’s in a Day? Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy www.cheapastro.com Description: Everyone knows there’s 24 hours to a day, but astronomers know there’s a whole different time scale required to make sense of the night. Every night our night sky orientates itself to the previous night’s configuration 4 minutes […]

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May 7th: Variable Stars and the Stories They Tell

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Date: May 7, 2009 Title: Variable Stars and the Stories They Tell Podcaster: Mike Simonsen Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Description: In this episode of Restless Universe we discuss why variable stars are so important to astronomers and the impact variable star research has had on all aspects of astronomy. Bio: The […]

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May 6th: All Aboard the Milky Way Railroad

Date: May 6, 2009 Title: All Aboard the Milky Way Railroad Podcaster: Colin Stuart Description: In today’s podcast we jump aboard The Milky Way Railroad and explore the children’s book of the same name by Kenji Miyazawa. We also look at the Japanese star festival of Tanabata on which the book is based. Bio: Colin […]

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May 5th: Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light

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Date: May 5, 2009 Title: Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci Links: Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves from NRAO, along with a picture of his Bruce array antenna – http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml Nicole’s Podcast Page – http://astronoise.wordpress.com/365‐days‐of‐astronomy/ Nicole Gugliucci (UVa/NRAO) – http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml Description: May 5th is the anniversary […]

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May 3rd: Webcam Astrophotography

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Date: May 3, 2009 Title: Webcam Astrophotography Podcaster: Alexander Hobson Organization: Discovery Space http://space.discovery.com Links: Astrosnap: http://www.astrosnap.com/ Registax: http://www.astronomie.be/registax/ K3 CCD Tools: http://www.pk3.org/Astro/ Mogg Adapters: http://moggadapters.com/astro/adapter.asp Webcam Astroimaging on DVD: www.webcamimaging.com Description: In this podcast, Alexander Hobson talks about webcam astrophotography and how easy it is to get started imaging with a simple webcam, some […]

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