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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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