How do sunspots work? What do magnetic fields have to do with it?
In which constellation does our Sun belong? If any, can you please provide the constellation name?
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, […]
Date: August 18, 2009 Title: Helium and the Sun Podcasters: Susan and Amanda Murph Organization: How to Grow Your Geek Podcast http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/ Description: In honor of the anniversary of the discovery of Helium, Susan Murph and her 9 year old daughter, Amanda, give us a quick history lesson on what we know about that element […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]