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August 23rd: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate

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Date: August 23, 2009 Title: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Galileo presents an eight-powered telescope to the Venetian Senate and is rewarded by a doubling of his salary and life tenure at the University of Padua, but he is disappointed by the fine print […]

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August 11th: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings

Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog 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 […]

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August 10th: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings?

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Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: 400 years ago Galileo turned his telescope towards Saturn and saw what he thought were three separate round bodies. For the next 50 years astronomers hotly debated the true nature of Saturn. Then, […]

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July 8th: Archimedes’ Death Ray and Dante’s Inferno: The Real Story of How Galileo Ignited the Age of the Telescope

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Date: July 8, 2009 Title: Archimedes’ Death Ray and Dante’s Inferno: The Real Story of How Galileo Ignited the Age of the Telescope Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: To this day, a debate continues concerning Galileo’s role in fueling the so-called conflict between science and religion. But there is another debate, although […]

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June 25th: Galileo’s Telescope

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Date: June 25, 2009 Title: Galileo’s Telescope Podcaster: The Adler Planetarium Organization: The Adler Planetarium Description: In 1609 when Galileo Galilei had fine-tuned his new instrument and turned it toward the night sky he revolutionized modern science. How great of an impact has his invention had on modern science and how did his discoveries change […]

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June 22nd: Galileo and His Lute

Date: June 22, 2009 Title: Galileo and His Lute Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Music played not only a unique, but an essential role in leading Galileo to his new physics. Because it is an art demanding precise measurement and exact divisions, music reflected the spirit of Galileo’s science. This podcast includes […]

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June 4th: JPL’s Greatest Hits

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Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ JPL Solar System Ambassadors: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/ Description: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been involved in space exploration since 1958 when its Explorer 1 spacecraft became the United States’ first successful Earth-orbiting satellite. Operated for NASA by the California […]

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May 19th: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope?

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Date: May 19, 2009 Title: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope? Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Galileo hears about the invention of devices in the Netherlands for seeing faraway things as though nearby. Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community […]

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