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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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March 17th: Echoes from a 430-year-old Supernova

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Date: March 17, 2009 Title: Echoes from a 430-year-old Supernova Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: Meta-Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Tycho’s supernova was observed in 1572, more than 430 years ago. Today, we see its remnant, the expanding gasses left behind by this historical stellar explosion. We had already good evidence, from observing the remnant, and from […]

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February 14th: Astronomical References in Shakespeare

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Date: February 14, 2009 Title: Astronomical References in Shakespeare Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: The Meta Institute of Computational Astronomy www.mica-vw.org Description: Shakespeare’s plays are full of the occasional astronomical reference.  Whether it is a reference to “the stars”, a specific referenced to the number of stars in the Pleiades, or even a veiled reference to […]

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