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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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July 22nd: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England

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Date: July 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England Podcaster: Dave Wilton Link: www.wordorigins.org Description: The history of astronomy in the Western world usually skips over the medieval period, jumping from Ptolemy straight to Copernicus. But there were medieval European astronomers who studied and wrote about the skies, particularly in England during the Anglo-Saxon era, […]

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July 3rd: Universe Awareness: Children’s Voices

Date: July 3, 2009 Title: Universe Awareness: Children’s Voices Podcaster: Carolina Ödman Organization: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) http://www.unawe.org/ Description: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is the only IYA2009 cornerstone project specifically for children. UNAWE started in 2005 and has now active groups in nearly 30 countries. The programme will continue beyond 2009. If you are interested in joining […]

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May 21st: Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Galaxy Zoo

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Date: May 21, 2009 Title: Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Galaxy Zoo Podcaster: Ted Judah Organization: Sonoma County Astronomical Society http://www.sonomaskies.org Description: In 2007 Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel discovered a unique deep space object never before described… from the comfort of her computer chair! Learn about how her love of music led her down […]

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April 19th: Ancient Indian Astronomy

Date: April 19, 2009 Title: Ancient Indian Astronomy Podcaster: Harith, Rahul, and Rohith Description: According to the Vedas, the holy scriptures of Ancient India, the birth of Indian astronomy dates to around second millennium BCE. India, who made the first mark in astronomy, had significant influence on other civilizations’ development in the field. Since then, […]

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April 12th: Exploring Space from Space

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Date: April 12, 2009 Title: Exploring Space from Space Podcaster: Kenneth Renshaw Links: Solar System Ambassador Website: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/profiles/Kenneth_Renshaw.htm Saturn Observation Campaign Website: http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/members-state.cfm?state=AR Bio: Kenneth Renshaw is a college music instructor, piano teacher/tuner/technician, church choir director/pianist, photographer and videographer from the small town of Piggott, Arkansas. He graduated from Southern Baptist College and Arkansas State […]

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