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October 3rd: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes, and Heat Haze

October 3rd: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes, and Heat Haze

Date: October 3, 2009 Title: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes and Heat Haze Podcaster: Peter Grego, Alastair McBeath, Ian Morison, Robin Scagell. Organization: Society for Popular Astronomy. www.popastro.com Description: Contributions from several section directors and advisers from the Society for Popular Astronomy, which was set up in 1953 to help beginners to astronomy of all ages. […]

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October 1st: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List

October 1st: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List

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Date: October 1, 2009 Title: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List Podcaster: Patrick McQuillan with help from Connor and Ryan McQuillan Organization: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) www.iris.edu Description: What things would your kids place on their list of favorite things? How can you get astronomical topics on that list? […]

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September 24th: Faces of the Moon

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Date: September 24, 2009 Title: Faces of the Moon Podcaster: Bob Crelin Organization: Crelin Creative, Bob Crelin/author http://BobCrelin.com Watch a video interview of Bob about his book from WFSB TV. Description: In our modern times, the word “astronomical” is often used to describe things that are dauntingly large, or difficult to comprehend. To the average […]

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September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

September 21st: Notes from a Parking Lot

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Date: September 21, 2009 Title: Notes from a Parking Lot Podcaster: Rob Simbeck Link: www.robsimbeck.com Description: I was attending a meeting in a church in downtown Nashville to talk about a series of discussions on race. I had my binoculars with me, as I’d been hoping to catch my first glimpse of Hale-Bopp. In the […]

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September 17th: Top Ten Telescope Mistakes for Beginners

Date: September 17, 2009 Title: Top Ten Telescope Mistakes for Beginners Podcaster: Robin Scagell Link: www.stargazing.org.uk Description: You’ve just bought your very first telescope, and you’re excited by all the wonders you’re going to see and the things you’re going to discover. But then – what’s gone wrong? Instead of sparkling stars, you see absolutely nothing! […]

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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 22nd: Astronomy for Beginners

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Date: August 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy for Beginners Podcaster: Assi Süer Organization: Observatory in Gothenburg, Sweden http://astronomi.blogg.se Description: There are many people who have never used a telescope, or who have had a telescope recently but do not know how to use it. I will tell you a little about telescopes, what you can see […]

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