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By Christopher Crockett on October 9, 2009 in

Date: October 9, 2009 Title: The Search for Distant Worlds Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description: In the past 14 years, we have gone from knowing of no other planets around other stars to cataloguing over 300 of them. The search for extrasolar planets is one of the hottest and most rapidly growing […]

By Joy Pollard, Julian Cristou, Christian Marois, and Michael Liu on September 9, 2009 in

Date: September 9, 2009 Title: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory Podcaster: Main narration by Joy Pollard, with voice overs by Julian Cristou, Christian Marois, and Michael Liu Organization: Gemini Observatory Description: The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes built and operated by a consortium consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, […]

By Roz Brown and John Troeltzsch on September 5, 2009 in

Date: September 5, 2009 Title: A-Hunting We Will Go! Podcaster: Roz Brown & John Troeltzsch Organization: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Description: The largest telescope ever built for a NASA mission soared beyond Earth’s orbit on March 7, 2009, looking not for ET, but rather ET’s home. The Kepler mission is hunting for planets […]

By Patrick & Ryan McQuillan on August 27, 2009 in

Date: August 27, 2009 Title: Need a Unique Birthday Gift? “Buy” a Birthday Star Podcaster: Patrick McQuillan and Ryan McQuillan Organization: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Description: Every year around Christmas time we are bombarded with advertisements suggesting you “name-a-star” for a loved one. If you purchase a “Name-a-Star” kit, your loved one’s […]

By Holly Larson Capelo on August 24, 2009 in

Date: August 24, 2009 Title: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell Podcaster: Holly Larson Capelo from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy Description: At the turn of the 20th Century, Percival Lowell published a series of books promoting the notion that there were advanced civilizations on Mars. His writing was particularly compelling […]

By Daniel Raffaele on July 4, 2009 in

Date: July 4, 2009 Title: New World Ordered Podcaster: Daniel Raffaele Organization: None Description: Daniel Raffaele talks about exoplanets: the discoveries so far, the potential for new discoveries, and what it is that we are actually looking for. New technologies, such as Infra-Red, allow us to see much smaller planets orbiting closer to their stars, […]

By Robert Morehead on May 25, 2009 in

Date: May 25, 2009 Title: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat Podcaster: Robert Morehead from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy 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 […]

By Davin Flateau on March 1, 2009 in

Date: March 1, 2009 Title: Exoplanet Roundup: Kepler’s Planetary Peeking Podcaster: Davin Flateau Links:    Davin Flateau’s website, the Perfect Silence: Description: We’ve found about 300 planets orbiting other stars so far, cataloging exotic species of ice giants, gas giants and hot earths – oh my! NASA’s Kepler mission, slated for a March 6 launch, will stare down […]