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September 14th: The Starry Night

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Date: September 14, 2009 Title: The Starry Night Podcaster: Sayward Duffano Organization: Saywardstudio / ArtLab www.saywardstudio.com Description: A look at how the heavens have inspired artists throughout history. Bio: My name is Sayward Duffano. I live in Gulfport, MS, and am an artist and amateur astronomer. Since seeing The Starry Night when I was 5 […]

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August 22nd: Astronomy for Beginners

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Date: August 22, 2009 Title: Astronomy for Beginners Podcaster: Assi Süer Organization: Observatory in Gothenburg, Sweden http://astronomi.blogg.se Description: There are many people who have never used a telescope, or who have had a telescope recently but do not know how to use it. I will tell you a little about telescopes, what you can see […]

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July 3rd: Universe Awareness: Children’s Voices

Date: July 3, 2009 Title: Universe Awareness: Children’s Voices Podcaster: Carolina Ödman Organization: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) http://www.unawe.org/ Description: Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is the only IYA2009 cornerstone project specifically for children. UNAWE started in 2005 and has now active groups in nearly 30 countries. The programme will continue beyond 2009. If you are interested in joining […]

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June 30th: It’s All About the Reference Frames

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Date: June 30, 2009 Title: It’s All About the Reference Frames Podcaster: Kenneth Johnston Organization: United States Naval Observatory Description: We’re all used to finding directions here on Earth. We orient ourselves based on our local experience of “up-down”, “left-right”, “front-back”. But how do you orient yourself in space? You need a reference frame, and […]

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May 29th: Dear Lyla, This is where you came from

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Date: May 29, 2009 Title: Dear Lyla, This is where you came from Podcaster: Lyla’s Uncle Johnny Organization: None Description: May 29th will be my niece’s 1st birthday. I’ll write/read her a “letter” explaining where the heavier elements in her body came from, explaining how they were created millions of years ago in supernova explosions […]

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May 18th: The Life of a Proton

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Date: May 18, 2009 Title: The Life of a Proton Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Description: The universe around us is made up of many different types of atoms, yet only two types, hydrogen and helium, were created in the Big Bang. Other elements have been formed by a wide variety of fascinating astrophysical processes since then. […]

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April 13th: Edward, Annie, and Williamina Discuss Spectral Classification

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Date: April 13, 2009 Title: Edward, Annie, and Williamina Discuss Spectral Classification Podcaster: Bruce Palmquist, Feliciti Fredsti, and Marilyn Magenis Organization: Central Washington University Physics department, http://www.cwu.edu/~physics Description: In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Harvard College Observatory Director Edward Pickering hired dozens of women, nicknamed the Harvard Computers, to process and analyze astronomical data. […]

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