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October 9th: The Search for Distant Worlds

October 9th: The Search for Distant Worlds

Date: October 9, 2009 Title: The Search for Distant Worlds Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: In the past 14 years, we have gone from knowing of no other planets around other stars to cataloguing over 300 of them. The search for extrasolar planets is one of the hottest and most rapidly growing […]

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September 19th: Ed White’s Glove

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Date: September 19, 2009 Title: Ed White’s Glove Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Organization: Cheap Astronomy: www.cheapastro.com Description: Lots of things in astronomy just go around and around – which is also known as an orbit. Bio: Cheap Astronomy is an educational website that puts the economy back in astronomy. No ads, no profit, just good science. Today’s […]

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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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