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October 8th: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium

October 8th: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium

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Date: October 8, 2009 Title: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium Podcaster: Chuck Dibbs and Virginia Beach City Public Schools Organization: Virginia Beach City Public Schools www.planetarium.vbschools.com Description: Having taught Astronomy in the planetarium for a decade now, I’ve discovered that one topic continues to give students and adults of all ages trouble. That is, […]

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July 17th: The Lucifer Project

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Date: July 17, 2009 Title: The Lucifer Project Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast http://skeptoid.com Description: It started with a fanciful story idea by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, and has grown into a detailed conspiracy theory. Some people believe the real reason for NASA’s deep space probes is to turn Saturn or Jupiter […]

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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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June 11th: Round, Round, Round We Go

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Date: June 11, 2009 Title: Round, Round, Round We Go Podcaster: Larry Sessions Links: http://home.comcast.net/%7Esternmann/index.htm http://twitter.com/NASkies Description: We are taught that the Earth circles the Sun once a year, but is this really true? If it is not true, where do we really end up each time the Earth completes an orbit? Motion in space […]

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May 25th: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat

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Date: May 25, 2009 Title: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat Podcaster: Robert Morehead from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Anyone who has spent a day on the beach knows about tides, but this cosmic phenomena is at play throughout the Universe. We’ll explore this gravitational tug-o-war and see its effect […]

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