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October 16th: Our Growing Galaxy

October 16th: Our Growing Galaxy

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Date: October 16, 2009 Title: Our Growing Galaxy Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Looking at images of the beautiful grand spiral galaxies in our Universe, it’s hard to imagine that they are dynamic – changing – and evolving. Our own Milky Way Galaxy is still growing – swallowing up […]

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September 1st: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky

Date: September 1, 2009 Title: Re-discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky Podcaster: Mark DeVito Link: www.stargazersfield.com Description: I recently had a unique experience, perhaps even an epiphany. Over a long Labor Day weekend, my family and I traveled to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. While there, I had the opportunity to reconnect with 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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