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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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April 21st: The 6 Enduring Mysteries of the Universe

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Date: April 21, 2009 Title: The 6 Enduring Mysteries of the Universe Podcaster: Marc West Organization: The Mr. Science Show www.mrscienceshow.com Description: Marc West talks to Australian Science writer Bianca Nogrady about the 6 enduring mysteries of our mysterious Universe. Bio: Marc is a freelance science writer and podcaster who works in operations analysis in […]

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March 23rd: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: http://www.astronomynovascotia.ca/ David Chapman’s website: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.chapman/astro_page2.html Description: Venus has appeared high in the western sky throughout the winter. As it nears Inferior Conjunction on March 27, it plunges into the sunset almost 8 degrees North of […]

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