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By Allen Versfeld on December 10, 2019 in

Today we try to figure out just what an “orbit” actually is. How does gravity, which normally pulls things down, work to keep the Moon up in space?

By Richard B. Drumm on August 24, 2018 in

Most of us are familiar with magnets. But have you ever wondered how they work? more at #365DaysOfAstro Sunspots or Beauty Spots: The Sun’s More Attractive Than Ever! #spacescoop @unawe

By Steve Nerlich on September 19, 2009 in

Date: September 19, 2009 Title: Ed White’s Glove Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: Description: Lots of things in astronomy just go around and around – which is also known as an orbit. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website that puts the economy back in astronomy. No ads, no profit, just good science. Today’s […]

By Gordon Houston on September 13, 2009 in

Date: September 13, 2009 Title: Why We See The Same Side of the Moon Podcaster: Gordon Houston Organization: JPL/NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program Description: Have you ever wondered why we always see the same side of the Moon? Did you know that the Moon only rotates once each time it orbits the Earth? Today’s […]

By Larry Sessions on June 11, 2009 in

Date: June 11, 2009 Title: Round, Round, Round We Go Podcaster: Larry Sessions Links: Description: We are taught that the Earth circles the Sun once a year, but is this really true? If it is not true, where do we really end up each time the Earth completes an orbit? Motion in space […]

By Cameron Hummels on April 27, 2009 in

Date: April 27, 2009 Title: Will the World End in 2012? Podcaster: Cameron Hummels Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: Description: An increasing number of people believe that December 21, 2012, will mark the end of the world. Proponents of this idea cite diverse astronomical reasons for an imminent apocalypse: the end of the Mayan long-count […]

By David M. F. Chapman on March 23, 2009 in

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: David Chapman’s website: Description: Venus has appeared high in the western sky throughout the winter. As it nears Inferior Conjunction on March 27, it plunges into the sunset almost 8 degrees North of […]

By Robert Pearlman on February 20, 2009 in

Date: February 20, 2009 Title: John Glenn’s Fireflies and the Astronauts’ Constellation Podcaster: Robert Pearlman Link: Description: February 20, 2009 marks the 47th anniversary of the first American in orbit. Astronaut John Glenn circled the Earth three times and in the process, discovered a new stellar phenomena… or did he? recounts the tale of  John Glenn’s “fireflies” […]