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Date: December 5th, 2012 Title: A New Way to Explore the Lunar Farside Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. Jack Burns Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Links: Science Paper: A Lunar L2-Farside Exploration and Science Mission Concept with the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and a Teleoperated Lander/Rover Music: “Amelia” by Ben Bedford Description: We’ve been to the […]

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Date: December 4th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Retrograde Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Planets loop back in their orbits, moons go the wrong way around their home worlds, and entire solar systems are turned around backwards.  The astronomy word of the week is “retrograde”. […]

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Date: December 3rd, 2012 Title: Astronomers Without Borders Helps Open the Universe Podcaster: April Jubett, Kimberly Arcand, Amelia Ortiz-Gil Organization: Astronomers Without Borders Links:GAM Programs for People with Disabilities The Sky in Your Hands Resources for People With Disabilities Description: AWB has recently started a program to compile resources for educators and anyone who communicates astronomy […]

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Date: December 2nd, 2012 Title:Encore: The Truth in Science and Astronomy Podcaster: Elmar von Agris, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany This podcast has been aired on September 11th, 2011 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2011/09/11/september-11th-the-truth-in-science-and-astronomy/ Description: This is an enjoyable philosophical 10-minute review about theories in science and especially astronomy. Can scientists prove that a theory is “true”? Maybe they can’t. And what is […]

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Date: December 1st, 2012 Title: Encore: Life in the Universe: Odds and Expectations Podcaster: André Gonçalves Link: André’s blog: http://astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.com/ This podcast originally aired on October 4th, 2010 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/10/04/october-4th-life-in-the-universe-odds-and-expectations/ Description: This podcast is about the odds of life emerge in our Universe. We will seek for the conditions a planet must have to support life and […]