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October 12th: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik

October 12th: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik

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Date: October 12, 2009 Title: Lovell Telescope Detects Sputnik Podcaster: Stuart Lowe and Tim O’Brien Organization: Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/ Description: On this day in 1957, the newly constructed Mark I telescope at Jodrell Bank became involved in the dawn of the space age when it picked up a radar echo from the […]

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October 11th: Quiet Skies

October 11th: Quiet Skies

Date: October 11, 2009 Title: Quiet Skies Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatories: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Radio astronomers study the radio waves produced by cosmic objects. Objects like comets, exploding stars, and even black holes in distant galaxies! But, radio waves made by your favorite radio station, your microwave oven, or […]

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September 22nd: The First Female Radio Astronomer

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Date: September 22, 2009 Title: The First Female Radio Astronomer Podcaster: The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter podcast Organization: Brains Matter http://www.brainsmatter.com Description: The first female in radio astronomy was the Australian physicist, Ruby Payne Scott. Not only was she a female pioneer in this area, but one of the first radio astronomers of […]

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August 31st: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer

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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

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August 14th: The Cosmos from the Outback

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Date: August 14, 2009 Title: The Cosmos from the Outback Podcaster: Carolyn Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) Description: There’s a brand new radio array going up in the Outback Western Australia. It’s called the Murchison Wide-field Array and it’s soon going to be giving astronomers an unobstructed (radio-quiet) low-frequency portal […]

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