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By Emily Lakdawalla on September 4, 2009 in

Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society 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 […]

By David Seal on August 28, 2009 in

Date: August 28, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus – Past, Present, and Future Podcaster: David Seal Organization: None Description: August 28th will be the 220th anniversary of William Herschel’s discovery of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. Enceladus is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting bodies in the Solar System, due in large part to jets of […]

By Martin Ratcliffe on August 26, 2009 in

Date: August 26, 2009 Title: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe and Dr. Ed Stone Organization: None Description: In August 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft performed the first reconnaissance with the solar system’s outermost major planet, Neptune. Now, 20 years later, the Voyager mission Project Scientist, Dr. Ed Stone, joined me […]

By Emily Lakdawalla on August 11, 2009 in

Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society 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 […]

By Adam Fuller on August 10, 2009 in

Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy 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, […]

By Brian Dunning on July 17, 2009 in

Date: July 17, 2009 Title: The Lucifer Project Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast 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 […]

By Marek Kukula on June 15, 2009 in

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 […]

By Bruce Irving on June 4, 2009 in

Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: JPL Solar System Ambassadors: 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 […]