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By Rob Sparks on April 16, 2009 in

April 16, 2009 Title: What is the World’s Largest Telescope? Podcaster: Rob Sparks Link: 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 Scott Kardel on March 26, 2009 in

Date: March 26, 2009 Title: Adaptive Optics Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory / Caltech Description: Recently astronomers have been clearing the air and achieving remarkable results with a technique known as adaptive optics. In this pod cast I will explain the problem that adaptive optics needs to correct, how it is done on […]