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March 29th: A Magnitude of Confusion

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Date: March 29, 2009 Title: A Magnitude of Confusion Podcaster: Chris Marr Organization: The Astronomical Society of Western Australia http://aswa.info Description: Everything about star magnitudes, from the name to the numbers, seems to confuse the newcomer. However, that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try to explain them. In this podcast, magnitudes are explained in layman’s language, […]

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March 15th: The Messier Objects

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Date: March 15, 2009 Title:   The Messier Objects Podcaster:   Ed Sunder Organization:  Flintstone Stargazing http://flintstonestargazing.com Description:   When anyone gets interested in astronomy, one of the things that is talked about almost immediately are the Messier Objects. What are they? How do you observe them? Which are the most interesting? Where do they come from? These questions […]

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February 14th: Astronomical References in Shakespeare

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Date: February 14, 2009 Title: Astronomical References in Shakespeare Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: The Meta Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Shakespeare’s plays are full of the occasional astronomical reference.  Whether it is a reference to “the stars”, a specific referenced to the number of stars in the Pleiades, or even a veiled reference to […]

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