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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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January 14: The Man Who Beat Galileo

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Date: January 14, 2009   Title: The Man Who Beat Galileo Podcaster: Allan Chapman Description: Everyone knows that Galileo was the first to look at the heavens through a telescope – but everyone might just be wrong. Best known as Sir Walter Raleigh’s tutor, Thomas Harriot mapped the moon in 1609 just as Galileo did. […]

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