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May 26th: Astronomer George Ellery Hale

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Date: May 26, 2009 Title: Astronomer George Ellery Hale Podcaster: Scott Kardell from Palomar Observatory Organization: Palomar Observatory http://palomar-observatory.org Description: Astronomer George Ellery Hale built the largest telescope in the world four times and has had a profound influence on modern astronomy. This podcast tells some of the story of Hale and the big telescopes […]

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May 19th: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope?

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Date: May 19, 2009 Title: When Did Galileo Really Learn About the Telescope? Podcaster: Mark Thompson Organization: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Description: Galileo hears about the invention of devices in the Netherlands for seeing faraway things as though nearby. Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community […]

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May 1st: Galileo, the Moon, and the Visual Arts

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Date: May 1, 2009 Title: Galileo, the Moon, and the Visual Arts Podcaster: James Clifton Organization: The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Description: Galileo was a skilled draftsman, a respected critic of painting, and a member of the Florentine art academy. His observations of the Moon led to an […]

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April 22nd: Don’t Forget Kepler

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Date: April 22, 2009 Title: Don’t Forget Kepler Podcaster: David Powell Organization: None Description: I will give biographical information on Kepler and Galileo telling stories about each of their lives, foibles and major contributions. I will focus on how Kepler’s contributions are not always recognized, as being just as important as Galileo’s. I will then […]

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April 16th: What is the World’s Largest Telescope?

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ht Date: April 16, 2009 Title: What is the World’s Largest Telescope? Podcaster: Rob Sparks Link: http://halfastro.wordpress.com Description: People are hooked on superlatives such as the “World’s Largest Telescope” or the “World’s Most Powerful Telescope”. It is a common question asked at star parties. When asked by the public, they are usually referring to ground […]

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April 9th: SkyLab and the Apollo Telescope Mount

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Date: April 9, 2009 Title: SkyLab and the Apollo Telescope Mount Podcaster: Josh Fuchs and Travis Rasor Organization: Rhodes College Department of Physics http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/7560.asp NASA IYA Student Ambassador Program http://www.spacegrant.org/niya/ Description: SkyLab was the first space station and hosted three crews of astronauts in the early 1970’s. In this podcast, we will focus on what […]

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January 31: Beyond Vision

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Date:  January 31, 2009 Title:  Beyond Vision Podcaster:  Chris Impey Organization:  Steward Observatory, University of Arizona Description:  In the 400 years since Galileo, astronomers have increased the light grasp of telescopes by a factor of ten billion. New technologies have allowed the creation of telescopes that would be unrecognizable to Galileo. They don’t use glass […]

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January 15: Have a Plan

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Date: January 15, 2009     Title: Have a Plan Podcaster: Ed Sunder Organization: Flintstone Stargazing Description: To get the most out of astronomy, it’s best to start with a plan. While it’s fun to just go outside and observe, it can also be quite frustrating, particularly for the beginner. I’ve found that by spending […]

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