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August 11th: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings

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 […]

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August 10th: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings?

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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, […]

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July 17th: The Lucifer Project

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Date: July 17, 2009 Title: The Lucifer Project Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast http://skeptoid.com Description: It started with a fanciful story idea by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, and has grown into a detailed conspiracy theory. Some people believe the real reason for NASA’s deep space probes is to turn Saturn or Jupiter […]

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June 15th: Displaying Saturn

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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 […]

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June 4th: JPL’s Greatest Hits

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Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ JPL Solar System Ambassadors: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/ Description: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been involved in space exploration since 1958 when its Explorer 1 spacecraft became the United States’ first successful Earth-orbiting satellite. Operated for NASA by the California […]

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May 2nd: It’s the Season for Eclipses in the Jupiter System

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Date: May 2, 2009 Title: It’s the Season for Eclipses in the Jupiter System Podcaster: Jason Perry Organization: The Gish Bar Times http://gishbar.blogspot.com Description: In 2009, as it does every six years, the Jupiter system experiences equinox. While Jupiter’s low axial tilt makes the passing of season much less noticeable than on Earth, Mars, or […]

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March 8th: Where are Saturn’s Rings?

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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 […]

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