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Date: December 18th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Parsec Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Astronomers don’t typically use light-years when talking about distances to stars, nebulae, and quasars. They use a unit of measurement more closely related to how cosmic distances are actually measured—and depends […]

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Date: December 17th, 2012 Title: The Dark Skies Crusader Retires! GLOBE at Night Returns! Podcasters: Connie Walker, Rob Sparks, Chuck Dugan, Carmen Austin, Chris Dunlop and Cameron Capara Organization: NOAO Links: www.globeatnight.org, www.globeatnight.org/webapp/, www.facebook.com/GLOBEatNight, twitter.com/GLOBEatNight, www.darksky.org, and www.twanight.org/contest Description:With half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced the wonderment of pristinely […]

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Date: December 16th, 2012 Title: Encore: Dr. Debunko Podcaster: Mark W. and Katie from Adler Planetarium, also joined by Dr. Mark Hammergren Organization: Adler Planetarium – www.adlerplanetarium.org/ www.adlerplanetarium.org/podcasts Description: Just what is the science behind all of those outrageous stories? Dr. Mark Hammergren gets the tough questions about crop circles, Nibiru, 2012, and more! This podcast […]

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Date: December 15th, 2012 Title: Encore: The Science of Sunshine Podcaster: Rob Berthiaume Organization: York Observatory – www.yorkobservatory.com Link: www.youdontfreezeinspace.com This podcast has been aired on May 6th, 2011 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2011/05/06/may-6th-the-science-of-sunshine/ Description: Sunshine drives the global water cycle, allows plants to photosynthesize, and creates warm spots by the window where my cat likes to sleep. But just […]

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Date: December 14th, 201 Title: Testing Einstein Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy Links: http://cheapastro.com Description: Cheap Astronomy runs through the classic experiments that delivered strong evidence to support Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity. Not surprisingly they are all about astronomy. Bio: Cheap Astronomy has a poke around in the sub-atomic world and […]