November brings us earlier nights, all the naked-eye planets visible at some point near dusk or dawn, and a couple of close encounters between them. You might catch some Leonid meteors or a lineup of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars in the mornings.
Date: September 19, 2009 Title: Ed White’s Glove Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: www.cheapastro.com 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 […]
Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]
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 […]
Date: August 20, 2009 Title: Walking With Planets Podcaster: Andy Briggs Organization: Science File (http://www.sciencefile.org) Description: Astronomers blithely speak of the millions or billions of miles between the planets in the solar system, but our brains cannot comprehend what those distances actually look like. Andy Briggs suggests a new, and much more meaningful, way of […]
Date: July 28, 2009 Title: Opening Up the Sky to Kids Podcaster: Jeff Wood Organization: http://the-oort-cloud.blogspot.com/ Description: I’m a backyard astronomer, with no training or special knowledge. But I have been successful at getting my kids interested in astronomy, and I’d like to share my methods about explaining the interconnections between the sun, the moon, […]
Date: July 3, 2009 Title: Universe Awareness: Children’s Voices Podcaster: Carolina Ödman Organization: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) http://www.unawe.org/ Description: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is the only IYA2009 cornerstone project specifically for children. UNAWE started in 2005 and has now active groups in nearly 30 countries. The programme will continue beyond 2009. If you are interested in joining […]
Date: June 24, 2009 Title: Telescopes for Schools Podcaster: The Society for Popular Astronomy Organization: The Society for Popular Astronomy Description: To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, the Society for Popular Astronomy in the UK thought it would be a great idea to be able to give free telescopes to schools throughout the UK. […]