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March 31st: The Informative Dwarf Planet Haumea

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Date: March 31, 2009 Title: The Informative Dwarf Planet Haumea Podcaster: Darin Ragozzine Links: Info on Haumea: www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/2003EL61 Darin’s website: www.gps.caltech.edu/~darin Description: The Dwarf Planet Haumea orbits the Sun beyond Neptune and Pluto and is one of the largest known Kuiper Belt Objects. In many ways, Haumea is one of the most interesting objects in […]

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February 26th: Palomar Sky Surveys on Your Desktop

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Date: February 26, 2009 Title: Palomar Sky Surveys on Your Desktop Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory / Caltech   www.palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Observatory has had a long tradition of performing sky surveys. Here’s a look at some old and new sky surveys that have been performed with the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar. The podcast […]

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February 18: Pluto – The Planet that isn’t a Planet Anymore

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Date: February 18, 2009 Title: Pluto – The Planet that isn’t a Planet Anymore Podcaster: Susan Murph Organization: How To Grow Your Geek  http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/ Description: Beginning with a convoluted discovery in 1930, then being named by an 11-year-old girl, Pluto got off to a rather non-traditional start as a planet. It continued to be largely uninvestigated until only […]

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