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August 2nd: Stardust@home: the Search for Interstellar Dust

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Date: August 2, 2009 Title: Stardust@home: the Search for Interstellar Dust Podcaster: Dr. Andrew Westphal and Anna Butterworth Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ Description: The Stardust spacecraft returned the first samples of extra-solar interstellar dust (“star dust”) ever collected as well as dust samples from comet Wild 2 […]

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July 7th: The Mysterious Epsilon Aurigae

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Date: July 7, 2009 Title: The Mysterious Epsilon Aurigae Podcaster: Mike Simonsen of AAVSO Organization: AAVSO www.aavso.org Description: In this episode Mike interviews Rebecca Turner from the AAVSO to find out all about the strange star Epsilon Aurigae and the AAVSO’s Citizen Sky project to study it. This will be the largest citizen science research […]

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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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May 17th: Citizen Scientists – Making a Difference and Having Fun

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Date: May 17, 2009 Title: Citizen Scientists – Making a Difference and Having Fun Podcaster: Tavi Greiner and Rob Keown Organization: None Description: Tavi Greiner and Rob Keown discuss the ways that ordinary citizens are contributing to real science through fun projects like Galaxy Zoo, StarDust, and even NEO searches. They offer brief descriptions of […]

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