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By Rob Webb on May 7, 2013 in

Podcaster: Rob Webb

By Augusto Valdés on August 12, 2009 in

Date: August 12, 2009 Title: Ancient Astronomy; The Mayans Podcaster: Augusto Valdés Organization: Instituto de Astronomía UNAM 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 […]

By The Adler Planetarium on June 25, 2009 in

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 […]

By Bruce Irving on June 4, 2009 in

Date: June 4, 2009 Title: JPL’s Greatest Hits Podcaster: Bruce Irving Organization: JPL Main Web Site: JPL Solar System Ambassadors: 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 […]

By David M. F. Chapman on March 23, 2009 in

Date: March 23, 2009 Title: Venus moves from the Evening Sky to the Morning Sky Podcaster: David M. F. Chapman Organization: Astronomy Nova Scotia: David Chapman’s website: 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 […]