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By Patrick & Ryan McQuillan on August 27, 2009 in
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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) www.iris.edu 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 Astronomy Cast on April 18, 2009 in
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Date: April 18, 2009 Title: Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? Podcaster: The Astronomy Cast team of Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay Organization: Astronomy Cast Description: This is our second contribution to 365 Days of Astronomy. This time, we’re going to give you a short explainer on why Pluto is no longer a planet. If […]

By Scott Kardel on February 26, 2009 in
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Date: February 26, 2009 Title: Palomar Sky Surveys on Your Desktop Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory / Caltech   www.palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Observatory has had a long tradition of performing sky surveys. Here’s a look at some old and new sky surveys that have been performed with the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar. The podcast […]

By Susan Murph on February 18, 2009 in
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Date: February 18, 2009 Title: Pluto – The Planet that isn’t a Planet Anymore Podcaster: Susan Murph Organization: How To Grow Your Geek  http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/ Description: Beginning with a convoluted discovery in 1930, then being named by an 11-year-old girl, Pluto got off to a rather non-traditional start as a planet. It continued to be largely uninvestigated until only […]