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By Susan and Amanda Murph on August 18, 2009 in

Date: August 18, 2009 Title: Helium and the Sun Podcasters: Susan and Amanda Murph Organization: How to Grow Your Geek Podcast Description: In honor of the anniversary of the discovery of Helium, Susan Murph and her 9 year old daughter, Amanda, give us a quick history lesson on what we know about that element […]

By Steve Nerlich on June 3, 2009 in

Date: June 3, 2009 Title: Why We Need Neutrino Telescopes Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Links: Cheap Astronomy Description: Cheap Astronomy says ‘yes we can’ to all those skeptics who doubt the universe’s one second old baby photo can ever be observed directly. Bio: Explore the universe on a shoestring. Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where […]

By Lyla's Uncle Johnny on May 29, 2009 in

Date: May 29, 2009 Title: Dear Lyla, This is where you came from Podcaster: Lyla’s Uncle Johnny Organization: None Description: May 29th will be my niece’s 1st birthday. I’ll write/read her a “letter” explaining where the heavier elements in her body came from, explaining how they were created millions of years ago in supernova explosions […]

By Nik Whitehead on May 18, 2009 in

Date: May 18, 2009 Title: The Life of a Proton Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Description: The universe around us is made up of many different types of atoms, yet only two types, hydrogen and helium, were created in the Big Bang. Other elements have been formed by a wide variety of fascinating astrophysical processes since then. […]

By Mike Simonsen on May 7, 2009 in

Date: May 7, 2009 Title: Variable Stars and the Stories They Tell Podcaster: Mike Simonsen Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Description: In this episode of Restless Universe we discuss why variable stars are so important to astronomers and the impact variable star research has had on all aspects of astronomy. Bio: The […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on April 2, 2009 in

Date: April 2, 2009 Title: Searching for Distant Hydrogen from the Australian Outback Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci Organization: PAPER (somewhat technical website): One Astronomer’s Noise (Nicole’s blog): Description: Astronomers are looking back to the earliest epoch of star and galaxy formation in our universe by mapping distant hydrogen gas. As the first stars and […]

By Robert Simpson on March 22, 2009 in

Date: March 22, 2009 Title: Star Formation Podcaster: Robert Simpson Organization: Orbiting Frog Description: Star formation is a vital and busy area of astronomical research. In 2009 two amazing new instruments — SCUBA-2 and Herschel — will begin operation. Together they will answer some of the burning questions of star formation and reveal the coldest […]