This week we find out if moons around other planets could support life, if there’s anything out there between galaxies, and whether stars form rings.
Date: November 12, 2009 Title: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn Podcaster: Kevin Grazier Links: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov http://ciclops.org/?js=1 Description: Cassini has given us a whole new view of Saturn, Titan, and other moons of this amazing and beautiful ringed world. Kevin Grazier from Cassini provides an overview of what has been learned so far from the […]
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 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]
Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: 400 years ago Galileo turned his telescope towards Saturn and saw what he thought were three separate round bodies. For the next 50 years astronomers hotly debated the true nature of Saturn. Then, […]
Date: June 15, 2009 Title: Displaying Saturn Podcaster: Marek Kukula of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Organization: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich Description: Starting in June 2009 the Royal Observatory Greenwich is staging an exhibition of images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, currently in orbit around Saturn. In this podcast staff from the Observatory will talk about […]
Date: March 8, 2009 Title: Where are Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Ted Haulley Description: People new to telescope viewing love to look at Saturn and the rings. In the International Year of Astronomy we are trying to get as many people as possible to look through a telescope, perhaps for the first time. A quirk of cosmic fate […]