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Mars Desert Research Station

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Podcaster:  Diane Turnshek but Recorded by Matt Turnshek Organization: Carnegie Mellon University Physics Department

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December 28th: Misson Accomplished for GRAIL

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Date: December 28th, 2012 Title: Mission Accomplished for GRAIL Organization: NASA Lunar Science Institute Links: NLSI, GRAIL mission website, GRAIL team Description: It’s mission accomplished and mission success for the twin GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) spacecraft, Ebb and Flow. David Lehman, GRAIL Project Manager joins Nancy Atkinson to take a look back at the […]

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Physicist Kip Thorne Tells How Carl Sagan Opened a Wormhole

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Date: December 27th, 2012 Title: Physicist Kip Thorne Tells How Carl Sagan Opened a Wormhole Podcaster: Mat Kaplan Organization: The Planetary Society Links: Planetary Society: http://planetary.org http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2012/20121112-celebrating-carl-sagan.html Description: On November 9th of this year, the anniversary of his birth, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate Dr. Carl Sagan. Among them was famed CalTech physicist Kip Thorne. […]

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Winter Observing Highlights

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Date: December 26th, 2012 Title:: Winter Observing Highlights Podcaster: Katie Peterson Organization: Adler Planetarium Links: www.adlerplanetarium.org and www.adlerplanetarium.org/podcasts Description: There’s a whole lot happening in the night sky over the next few months. Larry and Katie of the Adler Planetarium talk about what to look for and how to find it! Bio: The Adler Planetarium – […]

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Astronomy Word of the Week : Wolf-Rayet

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Date: December 25th, 2012 Title: Astronomy Word of the Week : Wolf-Rayet Podcaster: Dr. Christopher Crockett Organization: United States Naval Observatory Link: http://christophercrockett.com http://earthsky.org/team/christophercrockett Description:Numbering only in the hundreds, the most massive and brightest stars known are also among the most rare.  And they make our sun look like a candle next to a searchlight.  The […]

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