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By Paul M. Sutter on October 1, 2019 in

Why is infrared astronomy so hard? How do we fit giant telescopes into tiny rockets? What will the James Webb uncover?

By Martin Ratcliffe on November 6, 2009 in

Date: November 6, 2009 Title: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Organization: SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames Research Center Description: SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is about to begin detailed flight testing, leading to its official “First Light” flight. SOFIA houses a 2.5-meter telescope in the […]

By Bryan Mendez on November 2, 2009 in

Date: November 3, 2009 Title: WISE – Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light Podcaster: Bryan Mendez Organization: Center for Science Education at UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory Description: The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will capture invisible, infrared light from the universe to create a catalog of hundreds […]

By Jane Platt and Amy Mainzer on October 14, 2009 in

Date: October 14, 2009 Title: A WISE mission to Study Asteroids and Other Objects Podcaster: Jane Platt, with Dr. Amy Mainzer Organization: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Description: NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is scheduled for launch in December 2009, on a mission to survey the entire sky in four infrared wavelengths, hunting […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on September 10, 2009 in

Date: September 10, 2009 Title: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions MUSIC CREDITS: “Deep Blue” from Geodesium Fourth Universe “The Ocean of Space” from Geodesium West of the Galaxy. Description: ltraviolet light is the bane of sunbathers, but for astronomers, it opens up new windows on energetic […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on July 9, 2009 in

Date: July 9, 2009 Title: Measuring the Black Hole Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions ( Music by GEODESIUM ( Special thanks to Dr. Shep Doeleman for his advice about the script for this segment. Also Special thanks to Nicole Gugliucci for her script review. Description: A team of astronomers has used a […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 5, 2009 in

Date: July 5, 2009 Title: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description: If you go outside tonight or tomorrow night and locate the Moon, you will be looking toward a rather remarkable patch of the sky. You will be looking towards the center of our galaxy! On […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on June 19, 2009 in

Date: June 19, 2009 Title: A Modest Black Hole Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: Description: According to UCLA astronomer Mark Morris, the black hole at the center of our Galaxy might be modest, but it isn’t shy! From stars whizzing around it, to flares coming from it, listen as Mark describes some of […]