This week we find out if moons around other planets could support life, if there’s anything out there between galaxies, and whether stars form rings.
Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]
Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]
Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: 400 years ago Galileo turned his telescope towards Saturn and saw what he thought were three separate round bodies. For the next 50 years astronomers hotly debated the true nature of Saturn. Then, […]
Date: April 4, 2009 Title: Census of the Solar System Podcaster: Darren Bennett Organization: South East Queensland Astronomical Society Description: When I grew up, there were nine planets, a couple of dozen moons, a hundred comets, and six thousand asteroids. But that was thirty years ago, and things have changed. This podcast combines a look […]
Date: February 18, 2009 Title: Pluto – The Planet that isn’t a Planet Anymore Podcaster: Susan Murph Organization: How To Grow Your Geek http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/ Description: Beginning with a convoluted discovery in 1930, then being named by an 11-year-old girl, Pluto got off to a rather non-traditional start as a planet. It continued to be largely uninvestigated until only […]
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 […]
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 […]