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October 24th: Encore: Magnetar the Magnificent

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Date: October 24th, 2012 Title: Encore: Magnetar the Magnificent Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) This podcast originally aired on June 20th, 2009 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/06/20/june-20th-magnetar-the-magnificent/ Description: Magnetars sound like mysterious aliens from another dimension, but they’re not. I’ll discuss these powerfully magnetic beasts and talk about what we know about […]

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October 23rd: Astronomy Word of the Week : Fusion

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Date: October 23rd, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Fusion Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description: Why does the sun shine?  Let’s take a peek at the nuclear reactions going on in the cores of stars and how they produce all the matter we see around […]

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October 22nd: Debunking 2012 Doomsday Prophecies with Dr. David Morrison

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Date: October 22nd, 2012 Title: Debunking 2012 Doomsday Prophecies with Dr. David Morrison Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson and Dr. David Morrison Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Links: NASA’s Ask an Astrobiologist Q&A page that discusses 2012 doomsday myths, Morrison’s video about 2012, a very complete and well-organized website with many links is 2012hoax , a series […]

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October 21st: Encore: Disney, Dr. Seuss and the World of Astronomy

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Date: October 21st, 2012 Title: Encore: Disney, Dr. Seuss and the World of Astronomy Podcasters: Michelle Meyer, Jacqueline Dennis, and Micol Christopher Organization: Mt. San Antonia College – www.mtsac.edu This podcast has been aired on July 12, 2010 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2010/07/12/july-12th-disney-dr-seuss-and-the-world-of-astronomy/ Description: Two astronomy students look at the connections between popular culture and astronomy. First, Disney’s famous line: […]

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October 20th: Encore: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes and Heat Haze

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Date: October 20th, 2012 Title: Encore: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes and Heat Haze Podcaster: Peter Grego, Alastair McBeath, Ian Morison, Robin Scagell. Organization: Society for Popular Astronomy. www.popastro.com This podcast has been aired on October 3rd, 2009 http://365daysofastronomy.org/2009/10/03/october-3rd-red-fireballs-quiet-quakes-and-heat-haze/ Description: Contributions from several section directors and advisers from the Society for Popular Astronomy, which was set up […]

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