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By Michael Koppelman on November 11, 2009 in

Date: November 11, 2009 Title: An Amateur Goes Pro. Almost Podcaster: Michael Koppelman from Slacker Astronomy Organization: Slacker Astronomy Description: Michael from Slacker Astronomy discusses his journey from his first 4-inch telescope to working on data from HST, with stops at calculus and photometry along the way. Bio: Slacker Astronomy is a light-hearted podcast that […]

By Peter Grego, Alastair McBeath, Ian Morison, and Robin Scagell on October 3, 2009 in

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. 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. […]

By Patrick, Connor, and Ryan McQuillan on October 1, 2009 in

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) Description: What things would your kids place on their list of favorite things? How can you get astronomical topics on that list? […]

By Bob Crelin on September 24, 2009 in

Date: September 24, 2009 Title: Faces of the Moon Podcaster: Bob Crelin Organization: Crelin Creative, Bob Crelin/author 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 […]

By Rob Simbeck on September 21, 2009 in

Date: September 21, 2009 Title: Notes from a Parking Lot Podcaster: Rob Simbeck Link: 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 […]

By Robin Scagell on September 17, 2009 in

Date: September 17, 2009 Title: Top Ten Telescope Mistakes for Beginners Podcaster: Robin Scagell Link: 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! […]

By Ed Sunder on September 15, 2009 in

Date: September 15, 2009 Title: Interview with Star Trek’s Tim Russ Podcaster: Ed Sunder Organization: Flintstone Stargazing Description: Ed Sunder interviews Tim Russ, an amateur astronomer better known to Star Trek Voyager fans as Tuvok about his love of astronomy and how he participates in the hobby. Bio: Ed has been observing since he first […]

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: 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 […]