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June 25th: Galileo’s Telescope

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Date: June 25, 2009 Title: Galileo’s Telescope Podcaster: The Adler Planetarium Organization: The Adler Planetarium Description: In 1609 when Galileo Galilei had fine-tuned his new instrument and turned it toward the night sky he revolutionized modern science. How great of an impact has his invention had on modern science and how did his discoveries change […]

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June 5th: Beginner’s Guide to Observing Jupiter

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Date: June 5, 2009 Title: Beginner’s Guide to Observing Jupiter Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Organization: None Description: Today’s topic is observing Jupiter with a telescope. And if your telescope is the Hubble, this podcast isn’t for you (newbies only!) And as a bonus, you’ll get to spot Neptune too. Bio: Martin Ratcliffe received his BSc in […]

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June 4th: JPL’s Greatest Hits

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Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ JPL Solar System Ambassadors: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/ Description: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been involved in space exploration since 1958 when its Explorer 1 spacecraft became the United States’ first successful Earth-orbiting satellite. Operated for NASA by the California […]

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May 2nd: It’s the Season for Eclipses in the Jupiter System

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Date: May 2, 2009 Title: It’s the Season for Eclipses in the Jupiter System Podcaster: Jason Perry Organization: The Gish Bar Times http://gishbar.blogspot.com Description: In 2009, as it does every six years, the Jupiter system experiences equinox. While Jupiter’s low axial tilt makes the passing of season much less noticeable than on Earth, Mars, or […]

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April 28th: A Galaxy of Astronomical Birthdays

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Date: April 28, 2009 Title: A Galaxy of Astronomical Birthdays Podcaster: Patrick McQuillan Organization: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): www.iris.edu. Description: Happy Birthday! Today we have a star clustering of astronomically important birthdays. A total of five birthdays are celebrated today that have astronomical significance. Three are universally famous: Jan Oort, Bart Bok, and […]

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March 9th: Voyager: Sailing to the Edge of Our Solar System

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Date: March 9, 2009 Title: Voyager: Sailing to the Edge of Our Solar System Podcaster: Jane Platt, with Dr. Ed Ston Organization: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory   www.jpl.nasa.gov Description: NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, launched in 1977, are headed toward our solar system’s “exit sign” en route to becoming the first human-made objects to enter interstellar space. […]

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January 27: Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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Date:  January 27, 2009 Title:  Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Podcaster:  Kevin Graham Description: The Great Red Spot has been circling the planet Jupiter for over 300 years. What is it? And what makes it so great? Bio:  I have a passion for Astronomy, Space travel and all things Star Trek, that started on a July […]

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January 10: Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld

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Date:  January 10, 2009 Title:  Galileo Discovers Jupiter’s Moons; Going to Disneyworld Podcaster:  Davin Flateau, University of Cincinnati Description:  Galileo’s discovery of the moons around Jupiter in 1610 was literally an earth shattering revelation.  But would it land him on the front of the Venetian Wheaties box? Links:  Davin’s website:  The Perfect Silence Bio: Davin Flateau has […]

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