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July 5th: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy

Date: July 5, 2009 Title: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: If you go outside tonight or tomorrow night and locate the Moon, you will be looking toward a rather remarkable patch of the sky. You will be looking towards the center of our galaxy! On […]

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May 25th: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat


Date: May 25, 2009 Title: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat Podcaster: Robert Morehead from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Anyone who has spent a day on the beach knows about tides, but this cosmic phenomena is at play throughout the Universe. We’ll explore this gravitational tug-o-war and see its effect […]

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April 6th: Chandra: Contemplating Infinity


Date: April 6, 2009 Title: Chandra: Contemplating Infinity Podcaster: Colin Stuart Description: The year is 1930. We’re in India, a country still under the iron grip of the British Raj. At the bustling docks of Madras a young nineteen-year-old Indian physicist is setting sail for English shores and Cambridge University. Voyaging westward Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Chandra […]

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