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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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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 […]

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August 26th: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune

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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 […]

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August 20th: Walking With Planets

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Date: August 20, 2009 Title: Walking With Planets Podcaster: Andy Briggs Organization: Science File (http://www.sciencefile.org) Description: Astronomers blithely speak of the millions or billions of miles between the planets in the solar system, but our brains cannot comprehend what those distances actually look like. Andy Briggs suggests a new, and much more meaningful, way of […]

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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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