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By Sue Ann Heatherly on October 16, 2009 in

Date: October 16, 2009 Title: Our Growing Galaxy Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): Description: Looking at images of the beautiful grand spiral galaxies in our Universe, it’s hard to imagine that they are dynamic – changing – and evolving. Our own Milky Way Galaxy is still growing – swallowing up […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on October 11, 2009 in

Date: October 11, 2009 Title: Quiet Skies Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly of NRAO Organization: National Radio Astronomy Observatories: 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 […]

By Destry Saul on August 31, 2009 in

Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: 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 […]

By Christopher Crockett on July 5, 2009 in

Date: July 5, 2009 Title: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory Description: If you go outside tonight or tomorrow night and locate the Moon, you will be looking toward a rather remarkable patch of the sky. You will be looking towards the center of our galaxy! On […]

By Sue Ann Heatherly on June 19, 2009 in

Date: June 19, 2009 Title: A Modest Black Hole Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: Description: According to UCLA astronomer Mark Morris, the black hole at the center of our Galaxy might be modest, but it isn’t shy! From stars whizzing around it, to flares coming from it, listen as Mark describes some of […]