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By Ivan Semeniuk on July 26, 2009 in
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Date: July 26, 2009 Title: Gravity Wave Astronomy Podcaster: Ivan Semeniuk Organization: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto http://www.di.utoronto.ca/journalist/ Description: Gravity waves promise an entirely new way to perceive the universe, more like hearing rather than seeing. So far no gravity waves have been detected, but this year the world’s biggest gravity […]

By Carolyn Collins Petersen on July 9, 2009 in
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Date: July 9, 2009 Title: Measuring the Black Hole Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) 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 Kenneth Johnston on June 30, 2009 in
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Date: June 30, 2009 Title: It’s All About the Reference Frames Podcaster: Kenneth Johnston Organization: United States Naval Observatory Description: We’re all used to finding directions here on Earth. We orient ourselves based on our local experience of “up-down”, “left-right”, “front-back”. But how do you orient yourself in space? You need a reference frame, and […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on April 17, 2009 in
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Date: April 17, 2009 Title: Giant Molecular Clouds Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Can you say diazenylium three times fast? Dr. Yancy Shirley of the University of Arizona studies this strange little molecule and others in Giant Molecular Clouds. In this podcast we chat with Yancy on matters of star formation, intersteller […]

By Rob Sparks on April 16, 2009 in
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April 16, 2009 Title: What is the World’s Largest Telescope? Podcaster: Rob Sparks Link: http://halfastro.wordpress.com Description: People are hooked on superlatives such as the “World’s Largest Telescope” or the “World’s Most Powerful Telescope”. It is a common question asked at star parties. When asked by the public, they are usually referring to ground based telescopes […]

By Nancy Atkinson on January 20, 2009 in
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Date:  January 20, 2009 Title:  Space Telescope of the Future:  SIM Podcaster:  Nancy Atkinson Organizations:  Universe Today, Space Lifestyle Magazine, Astronomy Cast, Solar System Ambassadors Description:  Nancy talks with Stephen Edberg from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is a System Scientist for the Space Interferometry Mission (also known as SIM Lite) discussing  how this future […]