@PaulMattSutter interviewed Dr. Emily Holt and talk about prehistoric and historic cultures, how they used astronomy, and how we know about it!
Date: October 23, 2009 Title: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 2 Podcaster: Visanu Euarchukiati Link: http://www.khaikhan.in.th Description: Part 2 gives an account of Thailand’s astronomy from the 20th Century to the present. Although initial achievements before 1900 were few and far between, the pace has picked up considerably. Public awareness is at […]
Date: October 4, 2009 Title: Measuring Time Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Organization: None Description: Most people think of astronomy as being completely unrelated to their daily lives. They couldn’t be more wrong. Our day-to-day lives are governed by clocks and calendars, devices that only exist because ancient man looked at and measured the movements of objects […]
Date: September 30, 2009 Title: The Delight of Stars Podcaster: Brother Guy Consolmagno Organization: The Vatican Observatory http://www.vaticanobservatory.org/ 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 […]
Date: July 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England Podcaster: Dave Wilton Link: www.wordorigins.org 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, […]
Date: March 11, 2009 Title History by Starlight Podcaster: Colin Stuart Description: Two subjects more than any others capture my attention and fire up my over-active imagination. Join me as I bring together history and astronomy to celebrate IYA 2009. The fact that the speed of light is finite means you aren’t looking at the stars […]
Date: March 7, 2009 Title: All About the AAVSO Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen. Organization: AAVSO http://www.aavso.org Description: The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is: to observe and analyze variable stars; to collect and archive observations for worldwide access; to forge strong collaborations between amateur and […]