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August 12th: Ancient Astronomy: The Mayans


Date: August 12, 2009 Title: Ancient Astronomy; The Mayans Podcaster: Augusto Valdés Organization: Instituto de Astronomía UNAM www.astroscu.unam.mx. Description: A brief introduction on how the Mayans took advantage of their geographical location in order to study Venus, how they knew about other objects and the significance of their calendar. (and, briefly, how the world is […]

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June 25th: Galileo’s Telescope


Date: June 25, 2009 Title: Galileo’s Telescope Podcaster: The Adler Planetarium Organization: The Adler Planetarium Description: In 1609 when Galileo Galilei had fine-tuned his new instrument and turned it toward the night sky he revolutionized modern science. How great of an impact has his invention had on modern science and how did his discoveries change […]

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June 4th: JPL’s Greatest Hits


Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ JPL Solar System Ambassadors: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/ Description: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been involved in space exploration since 1958 when its Explorer 1 spacecraft became the United States’ first successful Earth-orbiting satellite. Operated for NASA by the California […]

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March 23rd: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: http://www.astronomynovascotia.ca/ David Chapman’s website: http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.chapman/astro_page2.html Description: Venus has appeared high in the western sky throughout the winter. As it nears Inferior Conjunction on March 27, it plunges into the sunset almost 8 degrees North of […]

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