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By Ted Judah on June 23, 2009 in

Date: June 23, 2009 Title: Star Parties: Fun in the Dark Podcaster: Ted Judah Organization: None Description: All about star parties. From organized astronomy club outings to intimate star gazing and the grand opening star party of a newly built home-made observatory. Bio: Ted Judah is a total amateur. Amateur astronomer, carpenter, surfer, artist, designer, […]

By Erika Hamden on June 8, 2009 in

Date: June 8, 2009 Title: The Universe in Ultraviolet! Podcaster: Erika Hamden from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy Description: Looking at different wavelengths of light can yield new information about the universe around us. By observing ultraviolet radiation, astronomers find regions of recent star formation, as well as stars in the end stages […]

By Martin Ratcliffe on June 5, 2009 in

Date: June 5, 2009 Title: Beginner’s Guide to Observing Jupiter Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe Organization: None Description: Today’s topic is observing Jupiter with a telescope. And if your telescope is the Hubble, this podcast isn’t for you (newbies only!) And as a bonus, you’ll get to spot Neptune too. Bio: Martin Ratcliffe received his BSc in […]

By Ed Sunder on April 15, 2009 in

Date: April 15, 2009 Title: Stargazing with Kids Podcaster: Ed Sunder Organization: Flintstone Stargazing Description: One of the most fun and rewarding parts of astronomy is sharing it with others. In particular, sharing the night sky with kids is particularly fun because in many cases, you can be the first person to share the […]

By American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) on April 7, 2009 in

Date: April 7, 2009 Title: Can Visual Observers Still Contribute to Science? Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner, Mike Simonsen Organization: AAVSO Description: There are those who claim the age of visual observers contributing to science is dead and gone. Certainly CCDs capable of more precision and all sky surveys at visual and other wavelengths have […]

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 American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) on February 7, 2009 in

Date: February 7, 2009 Title: Observing Variable Stars Podcaster: Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen Organization: American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) Description: There are tens of thousands of known variable stars. Professional astronomers don’t have the time or telescopes to keep track of the changes to thousands of stars, so amateurs […]

By Kim Patten on February 2, 2009 in

Date: February 2, 2009 Title: Educational Outreach Activities and Materials for Dark Skies Awareness Description: The International Dark-Sky Association is combining 20 years of educational outreach on the importance of dark skies for the International Year of Astronomy Dark Skies Awareness Cornerstone project. This podcast will present the programs available, for free, from both the […]