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September 8th: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire

Date: September 8, 2009 Title: Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire Podcaster: Wayne Harris-Wyrick Organization: Kirkpatrick Planetarium of Science Museum Oklahoma. Visit the Museum’s site at www.sciencemuseumok.org. Description: With apologies to Meredith Vieira (and Regis Philbin), here is my version of “Who Wants To Be An Astronomaire”, a game-show-like quiz on some basic astronomy-related concepts. […]

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August 16th: An African Boy’s Heavenly Dream

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Date: August 16, 2009 Title: An African Boy’s Heavenly Dream Podcaster: Abraham Samma Organization: None Description: This is an account of my experience in Africa with astronomy and a message of support for young scientists in developing nations. Bio: Abraham is an African youth of 18 years studying in college in Tanzania. Abraham’s podcast was […]

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August 15th: Chaucer’s Astronomy & Treatise on the Astrolabe

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Date: August 15, 2009 Title: Chaucer’s Astronomy & Treatise on the Astrolabe Podcaster: Dave Wilton Links: http://www.wordorigins.org http://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/ Description: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400) is most famous for writing The Canterbury Tales, but relatively few know that he also wrote the oldest surviving technical manual in English, The Treatise on the Astrolabe, which describes how to […]

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August 8th: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 1

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Date: August 8, 2009 Title: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 1 Podcaster: Visanu Euarchukiati Organization: Khaikhan Nithan Dao http://www.khaikhan.in.th Description: Part 1 tells about Thailand’s astronomy before the 20th Century. Not long after the advent of the telescope, late 17th Century Siam (former name of Thailand) built the first modern astronomical observatory […]

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August 6th: UNAWE: Experiences with children

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Date: August 6, 2009 Title: UNAWE: Experiences with children Podcaster: Deirdre Kelleghan, Gijs Verdoes Kleijn, Kevin Govender, Amine Abdellatif, and Carolina Ödman Organization: Universe Awareness Description: Universe Awareness and their experiences with children. Bio: Deirdre Kelleghan is an amateur astronomer and an artist. She is the former President of the Irish Astronomical Society (2005 – […]

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