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By Mark Thompson on October 18, 2009 in

Date: October 18, 2009 Title: Geometry vs. Lunacy Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 – Description: Galileo’s Earliest Telescopic Observations of the Moon Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community theatres and libraries, public schools, colleges and universities throughout the country. He has performed […]

By Brother Guy Consolmagno on September 30, 2009 in

Date: September 30, 2009 Title: The Delight of Stars Podcaster: Brother Guy Consolmagno Organization: The Vatican Observatory The music “Ocean Blue” was written and performed by Warren Raiti Description: The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in the world, dating from the reform of the calendar in 1582 — when Galileo […]

By Kamal S. Prasad, Tiffany Schwab, Kevin John, and Logan Hill on September 16, 2009 in

Date: September 16, 2009 Title: Epo’s Chronicles Podcaster: Kamal S. Prasad, Tiffany Schwab, Kevin John, and Logan Hill Organization: Sonoma State University NASA Education and Public Outreach: Epo’s Chronicles Webcomic: Description: This is a special audio play of Epo’s Chronicles, a weekly web-comic series about Epo, a sentient spaceship in the future and […]

By Mark Thompson on August 23, 2009 in

Date: August 23, 2009 Title: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 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 […]

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 Adam Fuller on August 10, 2009 in

Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy 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, […]

By Mark Thompson on July 8, 2009 in

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 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 […]

By The Adler Planetarium on June 25, 2009 in

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 […]