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By Rapid Eye Observatory on November 16, 2009 in

Date: November 16, 2009 Title: Caroline Herschel’s White Rose – NGC 7789 Podcaster: RapidEye Observatory Organization: RapidEye Observatory – a private observatory in rural Lee County, NC Description: A brief overview of Open Clusters, discussing Caroline Herschel and her unique finds while working with her brother, and observing one of Caroline’s prettiest finds, NGC […]

By kortney.hogan on November 15, 2009 in

Date: November 15, 2009 Title: The Royal Family of Astronomy Podcaster: Ted Haulley Organization: None Description: November 15 is the birthday of William Herschel, who may have been the finest observational astronomer of all time. He was just one in a line of Herschels who left a mark on astronomy. This podcast will take a […]

By Nitza Santiago on November 8, 2009 in

Date: November 8, 2009 Title: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool Podcaster: Nitza Santiago Organization: Columbia University Astronomy Description: Radio astronomy is an indispensable tool used by scientists to study the Universe. Throughout the years astronomers have used it to learn more about different sources of radio emission such as stars and galaxies. It was […]

By Destry Saul on August 31, 2009 in

Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

By David Powell on August 29, 2009 in

Date: August 29, 2009 Title: My Life With Charlie Podcaster: David Powell Organization: None Description: This podcast takes a look at the life and times of Charles Messier from his human foibles to his contributions to astronomy. The podcast also takes a look at how Charlie’s catalog influenced my career in amateur astronomy and perhaps […]

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 Holly Larson Capelo on August 24, 2009 in

Date: August 24, 2009 Title: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell Podcaster: Holly Larson Capelo from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy Description: At the turn of the 20th Century, Percival Lowell published a series of books promoting the notion that there were advanced civilizations on Mars. His writing was particularly compelling […]

By Mark Thompson on August 23, 2009 in

Date: August 23, 2009 Title: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 Description: Galileo presents an eight-powered telescope to the Venetian Senate and is rewarded by a doubling of his salary and life tenure at the University of Padua, but he is disappointed by the fine print […]