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By Sue Ann Heatherly on October 16, 2009 in
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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 […]

By Mark DeVito on September 1, 2009 in

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 […]

By Destry Saul on August 31, 2009 in
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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 […]

By Chad Moore on August 25, 2009 in

Date: August 25, 2009 Title: The Scenery of the Night Podcaster: Chad Moore Organization: U.S. National Park Service Description: Today is the 92nd Birthday of the US National Park Service (NPS). The U.S. National Park Service was established in 1916 “to conserve the scenery, the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein, and […]

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 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 http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ 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
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Date: June 19, 2009 Title: A Modest Black Hole Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ 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 […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on May 5, 2009 in
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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 […]