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October 12th: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik

October 12th: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik

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Date: October 12, 2009 Title: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik Podcaster: Stuart Lowe and Tim O’Brien Organization: Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/ Description: On this day in 1957, the newly constructed Mark I telescope at Jodrell Bank became involved in the dawn of the space age when it picked up a radar echo from the […]

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August 31st: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer

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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

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May 5th: Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light

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Date: May 5, 2009 Title: Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci Links: Karl Jansky and the Discovery of Cosmic Radio Waves from NRAO, along with a picture of his Bruce array antenna – http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml Nicole’s Podcast Page – http://astronoise.wordpress.com/365‐days‐of‐astronomy/ Nicole Gugliucci (UVa/NRAO) – http://www.nrao.edu/whatisra/hist_jansky.shtml Description: May 5th is the anniversary […]

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