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By Paul M. Sutter on July 16, 2019 in

Why is it so hard to predict solar eclipses? How did Newton and Halley team up to solve it? What have we learned from solar eclipses since then?

By Rob Webb on September 3, 2016 in

Podcaster: Rob Webb

Title: Observing With Webb in September 2016

By Learning Space on May 29, 2013 in

Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci & Rick Fienberg

By WSH team on May 24, 2013 in

Podcaster: Fraser Cain, Nicole Gugliucci, David Dickinson, Nancy Atkinson, Pamela Gay

By Emily Lakdawalla on August 11, 2009 in

Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]

By Mike Simonsen on August 7, 2009 in

Date: August 7, 2009 Title: Eclipsing Binaries Podcaster: AAVSO, with Mike Simonsen, Virginia Renehan and Rebecca Turner. Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Description: Today we will discuss eclipsing binaries, variable stars that are actually two stars in orbit around each other, where one star periodically eclipses the light from its companion. […]

By Dave Wilton on July 22, 2009 in

Date: July 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England Podcaster: Dave Wilton Link: 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, […]

By Jay Pasachoff on July 16, 2009 in

Date: July 16, 2009 Title: The July 22nd Total Solar Eclipse Podcaster: Jay Pasachoff Organization: Williams College, Working Group on Eclipses of the International Astronomical Union Description: The longest total eclipse of the 18-year interval of eclipses will occur on July 22. It will be mainly visible from China and India, and from some ships […]