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Date: October 8, 2009 Title: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium Podcaster: Chuck Dibbs and Virginia Beach City Public Schools Organization: Virginia Beach City Public Schools www.planetarium.vbschools.com Description: Having taught Astronomy in the planetarium for a decade now, I’ve discovered that one topic continues to give students and adults of all ages trouble. That is, […]
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: 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 […]
Date: April 19, 2009 Title: Ancient Indian Astronomy Podcaster: Harith, Rahul, and Rohith Description: According to the Vedas, the holy scriptures of Ancient India, the birth of Indian astronomy dates to around second millennium BCE. India, who made the first mark in astronomy, had significant influence on other civilizations’ development in the field. Since then, […]
Date: January 5, 2009 Title: The Seasons and Solar System Geometry Podcasters: Doug Welch and Michael Koppleman from Slacker Astronomy Description: Doug and Michael from Slacker Astronomy discuss the cause of the seasons here on earth and other aspects of the night sky as explained by simple geometry. Organization: Slacker Astronomy Bio: Slacker Astronomy is […]