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By Brian Dunning on July 17, 2009 in

Date: July 17, 2009 Title: The Lucifer Project Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast 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 […]

By Kenneth Johnston on June 30, 2009 in

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 […]

By Larry Sessions on June 11, 2009 in

Date: June 11, 2009 Title: Round, Round, Round We Go Podcaster: Larry Sessions Links: 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 […]

By Robert Morehead on May 25, 2009 in

Date: May 25, 2009 Title: Tides: More Than What Floats Your Boat Podcaster: Robert Morehead from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy 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 […]

By Astronomy Cast on May 10, 2009 in

Date: May 10, 2009 Title: End of the Universe in 10 Minutes Podcasters: The Astronomy Cast team of Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain Summary: From the End of the Earth to the end of matter itself, come hear about how astrophysics predicts the universe will wind down. Don’t worry though, you have time to […]

By Marc West on April 21, 2009 in

Date: April 21, 2009 Title: The 6 Enduring Mysteries of the Universe Podcaster: Marc West Organization: The Mr. Science Show 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 […]

By David M. F. Chapman on March 23, 2009 in

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: David Chapman’s website: 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 […]