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September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

September 28th: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies

Date: September 28, 2009 Title: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies Podcaster: Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Metals in astronomy refer to any element heavier than Helium on the periodic table. The abundance of metals, with the exception of a few, tells us the processing […]

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September 18th: Pulsar Search Collaboratory

Date: September 18, 2009 Title: Pulsar Search Collaboratory Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly from NRAO Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: Join Lucas Bolyard, a sophomore at a small high school in West Virginia, and Rachel Rosen, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory to learn about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, an NSF funded program that enables […]

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August 5th: What Do We See When We Look Up?

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Date: August 5, 2009 Title: What Do We See When We Look Up? Podcaster: Wayne Harris-Wyrick Organization: Oklahoma City Astronomy Club and Kirkpatrick Planetarium. Check out their website. Description: What do we detect when we look into space? Very little, actually. Almost all of what we know about the Universe comes from analysis of a […]

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August 3rd: Black Hole Street Smarts

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Date: August 3, 2009 Title: Black Hole Street Smarts Podcaster: Lia Corrales and David Tam Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: We will explore the history and legacy of the most publicly known yet misunderstood astronomical object. We’ll be interviewing people on the streets of New York City to highlight common questions and misconceptions about […]

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July 30th: A Tour through the Lives of the Stars

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Date: July 30, 2009 Title: A Tour through the Lives of the Stars Podcaster: André Gonçalves Link: Andre’s blog: http://astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.com/ Description: This podcast is about stellar evolution, how the stars are born, live, and die. I will talk about the reactions in the cores of the stars and I will try to explain the effects […]

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July 5th: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy

Date: July 5, 2009 Title: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: If you go outside tonight or tomorrow night and locate the Moon, you will be looking toward a rather remarkable patch of the sky. You will be looking towards the center of our galaxy! On […]

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June 26th: Palomar Transient Factory – a new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory

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Date: June 26, 2009 Title: Palomar Transient Factory – a new sky survey taking place at Palomar Observatory Podcaster: Scott Kardel Organization: Palomar Observatory http://palomar-observatory.org Description: The Palomar Transient Factory combines a large digital camera, a high-speed data network, and intelligent computing in a unique way that will uncover secrets of the universe in a […]

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June 20th: Magnetar the Magnificent

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Date: June 20, 2009 Title: Magnetar the Magnificent Podcaster: Carolyn Collins Petersen Organization: Loch Ness Productions (http://www.lochnessproductions.com/index2.html) Music by GEODESIUM (http://www.geodesium.com) Description: Magnetars sound like mysterious aliens from another dimension, but they’re not. I’ll discuss these powerfully magnetic beasts and talk about what we know about them from recent research and observations. Bio: Carolyn Collins […]

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