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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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September 24th: Faces of the Moon

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Date: September 24, 2009 Title: Faces of the Moon Podcaster: Bob Crelin Organization: Crelin Creative, Bob Crelin/author http://BobCrelin.com Watch a video interview of Bob about his book from WFSB TV. Description: In our modern times, the word “astronomical” is often used to describe things that are dauntingly large, or difficult to comprehend. To the average […]

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September 23rd: Looking for a reason. Why Astronomy?

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Date: September 23, 2009 Title: Looking for a reason. Why Astronomy? Podcaster: Richard Saunders of Skeptic Zone Organization: The Skeptic Zone Podcast: www.skepticzone.tv Description: Richard Saunders asks leading astronomers and others why they think people choose a career in star gazing. Bio: The Skeptic Zone Podcast – The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason, […]

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September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

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Date: September 21, 2009 Title: Notes from a Parking Lot Podcaster: Rob Simbeck Link: www.robsimbeck.com Description: I was attending a meeting in a church in downtown Nashville to talk about a series of discussions on race. I had my binoculars with me, as I’d been hoping to catch my first glimpse of Hale-Bopp. In the […]

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September 14th: The Starry Night

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Date: September 14, 2009 Title: The Starry Night Podcaster: Sayward Duffano Organization: Saywardstudio / ArtLab www.saywardstudio.com Description: A look at how the heavens have inspired artists throughout history. Bio: My name is Sayward Duffano. I live in Gulfport, MS, and am an artist and amateur astronomer. Since seeing The Starry Night when I was 5 […]

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