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October 23rd: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand, Part 2

October 23rd: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand, Part 2

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Date: October 23, 2009 Title: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 2 Podcaster: Visanu Euarchukiati Link: http://www.khaikhan.in.th Description: Part 2 gives an account of Thailand’s astronomy from the 20th Century to the present. Although initial achievements before 1900 were few and far between, the pace has picked up considerably. Public awareness is at […]

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October 22nd: The Armchair Universe

October 22nd: The Armchair Universe

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Date: October 22, 2009 Title: The Armchair Universe Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by Geodesium (http://www.geodesium.com) Description: Looking for a good astronomy book? Come along on a short tour of Carolyn Collins Petersen’s bookshelves as she recommends some good books for stargazing and armchair astronomy. Bio: Carolyn Collins Petersen is […]

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October 1st: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List

October 1st: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List

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Date: October 1, 2009 Title: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List Podcaster: Patrick McQuillan with help from Connor and Ryan McQuillan Organization: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) www.iris.edu Description: What things would your kids place on their list of favorite things? How can you get astronomical topics on that list? […]

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September 30th: The Delight of Stars

September 30th: The Delight of Stars

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Date: September 30, 2009 Title: The Delight of Stars Podcaster: Brother Guy Consolmagno Organization: The Vatican Observatory http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/ The music “Ocean Blue” was written and performed by Warren Raiti Description: The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in the world, dating from the reform of the calendar in 1582 — when Galileo […]

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September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

Date: September 28, 2009 Title: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies Podcaster: Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Metals in astronomy refer to any element heavier than Helium on the periodic table. The abundance of metals, with the exception of a few, tells us the processing […]

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