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By Jane Platt and Amy Mainzer on October 14, 2009 in
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Date: October 14, 2009 Title: A WISE mission to Study Asteroids and Other Objects Podcaster: Jane Platt, with Dr. Amy Mainzer Organization: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Description: NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is scheduled for launch in December 2009, on a mission to survey the entire sky in four infrared wavelengths, hunting […]

By Christopher Crockett on August 9, 2009 in
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Date: August 9, 2009 Title: Perseids Meteor Shower Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: On August 12, the annual Perseids meteor shower will light up the night sky with up to 60 meteors per hour. But before you head out to experience this display, you might want to listen to this podcast! I […]

By Scott Kardel on June 26, 2009 in
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Date: June 26, 2009 Title: Palomar Transient Factory – a new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory http://palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Transient Factory combines a large digital camera, a high-speed data network, and intelligent computing in a unique way that will uncover secrets of the universe in a […]

By Scott Kardel on April 26, 2009 in
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Date: April 26, 2009 Title: A New Sky Survey at Palomar Observatory Podcaster: Scott Kardel Link: http://palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Transient Factory (http://www.astro.caltech.edu/ptf/index.html), is new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory. It is a fully-automated, wide-field survey that is unique in a variety of ways and is already returning important discoveries. This pod cast […]