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By Vance Weaver on June 28, 2009 in

Date: June 28, 2009 Title: Space Travel in Science Fiction Podcaster: Vance Weaver Organization: Its just little old me, Vance Weaver from Executive Painting and Texture Description: In this edition of the 365 Days of Astronomy, enthusiast Vance Weaver of Executive Painting and Texture in Santa Clarita, California takes us on a journey through […]

By Bruce Palmquist on May 23, 2009 in

Date: May 23, 2009 Title: A Cheap “Name a Star” Gift for College Graduates Podcaster: Bruce Palmquist Organization: Central Washington University Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Description: As graduation time approaches, everyone is looking for the perfect gift – a gift that is easy to find, inexpensive, and long lasting. The […]

By Harith, Rahul, and Rohith on April 19, 2009 in

Date: April 19, 2009 Title: Ancient Indian Astronomy Podcaster: Harith, Rahul, and Rohith Description: According to the Vedas, the holy scriptures of Ancient India, the birth of Indian astronomy dates to around second millennium BCE. India, who made the first mark in astronomy, had significant influence on other civilizations’ development in the field. Since then, […]

By Nancy Ross Dribin and Mark Webb on March 27, 2009 in

Date: March 27, 2009 Title: Observing the Sky: Pre-Telescope Podcaster: Nancy Ross Dribin and Mark Webb of the Adler Planetarium Organization: The Adler Planetarium Description: Prior to the age of the telescope man still looked to the sky. This podcast will explore the stories of the stars and how the night sky was observed in […]

By Christopher Crockett on March 13, 2009 in

Date: March 13, 2009 Title: Unlikely Twins in Gemini Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description: High over head in winter skies, the constellation Gemini represents the twins Castor and Pollux and contains the two bright stars of the same names. While ancient astronomers may have considered this pair to be “twin stars”, modern astrophysics has revealed that […]

By Cheryl Hurkett and Alun Salt on March 4, 2009 in

Date: March 4, 2009 Title: Happy Birthday Apollo! Podcaster: Cheryl Hurkett and Alun Salt Organization: University of Leicester, Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Description: Today is the most likely date for Apollo’s Birthday. However it’s not just a matter of finding it marked in a calendar. For the ancient Greeks the calendar was used as much as a political […]

By Christopher Crockett on February 9, 2009 in

Date: February 9, 2009 Title: Life and Death in Orion Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description:  The constellation Orion is a highlight of winter evenings, never failing to impress with its brilliance and distinctive pattern. The Egyptians saw these stars as the celestial home of Osiris, the God of the Underworld. Just as Osiris […]