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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual

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Travelers in the Night - 307 & 308 - Stepping it Up & Planning For Impact  

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- From 2005 to 2013 the Catalina Sky Survey team led the world in NEO discovery. Meanwhile PanSTARRS was gearing up to compete & then pulled ahead in the friendly race. Then in 2016 a new camera at CSS and the Catalina team pulled ahead again!

- The CSS team spotted 2008 TC3 before it entered our planet's atmosphere. It was harmless, but there might be bigger rocks that are much more deadly. NASA & FEMA are preparing plans for evacuation of cities should one be threatened. It's only a matter of time and it's best to be prepared.

 

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Folklore - Orion, Alpha & Beta Centaurus and Crux  

Avivah Yamani hosts.

For centuries, Javanese people have known Orion as Waluku or the Plough.

Now don't get confused here. In England the constellation Ursa Major is called the plough. But this plough is Orion instead.

This story is related to the agriculture life of Javanese people. So when Waluku appears in the eastern sky at sunset, it means that the rainy season is beginning. You see, Waluku is used to determine when to plant rice.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Is it a Star, is it a Planet? No! It’s a Brown Dwarf!  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1721/

As clouds of cosmic gas shrink, they grow denser and hotter. When the temperature at the core reaches a scorching 10 million degrees Centigrade, the clump officially flares into life as a bright new star.

But not all collapsed clouds are massive enough to manage to reach the extreme temperatures needed to be born as a star. Those that don’t are known as failed stars, or ‘Brown Dwarfs’.

Brown dwarves are half way between gas giant planets, like Jupiter and Saturn, and stars. They have from 13 to 75 times the mass of Jupiter.

 

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SPS: Space Launch System and our Journey to Mars  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BR7Qr8mqg

Streamed live on Sep 23, 2016.

In 1978 Ralph Carruth accepted a position at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Advanced Concepts Group conducting research in electric propulsion, particularly ion thrusters. He led advances in measurement of thruster charge-exchange plasmas and their interaction with materials, systems and particularly high voltage spacecraft systems. After almost 2.5 years he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and worked on electric propulsion and the effects of the space environment and spacecraft induced environments on spacecraft materials and systems. Accepting positions of increasing responsibility, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2002. He was Manager of the Materials and Processes Laboratory from 2004 until being named Manager of Test Laboratory at MSFC in 2011. He has had significant involvement in such programs as Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Tethered Satellite System, Shuttle-Mir, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Space Launch System (SLS).

 

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 60: What's the Deal with Time Crystals?  

What’s the deal with time crystals? Do they break physics as we know it? Or are they merely…neat? What do symmetries and the conservation of energy have to do with it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 33: Choosing & Using a Telescope  

http://www.astronomycast.com/2007/04/episode-33-coosing-and-using-a-telescope/

From April 23, 2007.

Buying your first telescope can be a nerve-wracking experience filled with buyer’s remorse. This week we discuss the basics of purchasing your first binoculars and telescope. What to look for, how to clean older equipment, and how to use it for the first time. Let’s make sure your first investment in this wonderful hobby is money well-spent.

 

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Folklore - The Moon Man  

Avivah Yamani hosts.

This story comes from Nias Island. It is about residents of the Moon and to how they relate to the local people's view of death.

There was a restless man called Lawaendröna who lived on Nias Island. He did not want to die; he wanted to live forever.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 305 & 306: Murky & Egg Rock  

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Our host, Al Grauer, found 2016 VA in a hole in the clouds on a murky night. The rock passed 59,000 miles away from Earth, traveling 13 miles/sec. It'll be back in 2024.

- NASA's Curiosity rover has studied a shiny, smooth rock on Mars' Mt. Sharp. Nicknamed "Egg Rock" it appears to be a nickel/iron meteorite.

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - Ron Garan & Nicole Stott  

Hosted by Mike Simmons. His guests today are retired NASA Astronauts Ron Garan ( https://www.facebook.com/RonGaran?fref=mentions ) & Nicole Passonno Stott ( https://www.facebook.com/nicole.p.stott?fref=mentions ), who share their views on "The Orbital Perspective" ( https://www.facebook.com/OrbitalPerspective/?fref=mentions ) and how they are supporting programs that allow everyone to make a difference with world-wide issues affecting each of us.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Asteroid Day: Look Out for Rocks Falling From the Sky!  

On June 30th, 1908, a fireball was seen streaking across the morning sky in a remote area of Siberia in Russia. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through the air with enough energy to destroy an area of forest almost the size of Tokyo, flattening about 80 million trees. The earth trembled and many windows were smashed at the Vanavara trading post 65 kilometers away. And the people there felt the heat from the blast.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - July Edition  

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Combating light pollution for the AstroCamp in the Welsh Brecon Beacons and fighting to help the National Park retain its International Dark Sky Reserve status. Then we turn our attention to politics in space science and listeners’ views on politics in podcasts.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

Another gravitational wave detection and what we’re learning from it The European Space Agency’s latest mission approvals NASA’s last exoplanet data dump from the Kepler mission China’s experiment observing long distance quantum entanglement Britain’s ambitious space ambitions and Europe freezing out the UK Has the origin of the Wow Signal finally been solved? How common are the ingredients for life in the universe?

The Hat of Woo: This month we look at EM drives and NASA’s cover up hiding the warp drive they’ve developed at their super-secret Eagleworks and aren’t using but they definitely, definitely have it. Honestly.

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Urban Astronomer Ep.8: Venus, Kelt-11b & Pregnant Eclipse?  

Welcome to the 8th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast!  This week, Cathrine continues her series on The Planets with the hottest world in our Solar System: Venus.  Allen then reports on the discovery, by a telescope at SAAO's facility in Sutherland, of KELT-11b, an unusually inflated exoplanet.  And finally we look at what is apparently a common question in parts of the world: Is it safe to watch a Lunar Eclipse, while pregnant?

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 55: The Asteroid Belt  

http://www.astronomycast.com/2007/09/episode-55-the-asteroid-belt/

From September 24, 2007.

In the last few weeks we’ve had many emails saying that our tour of the solar system would not be complete without a show on the asteroid belt. Your wish is our command! We talked about Mars in episode 52, and now that we’re back on track our next stop is the asteroid belt.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 303 & 304: CRASH & Close One  

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The Schiaparelli lander crashed on Mars. It was a joint mission by the ESA and Roscosmos. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter that ferried it to Mars, however, fared better and is ready to do good science in orbit.

- Rose Matheny is still at it! She discovered 2016 RB1, which was on a very close pass by Earth. The metal-rich and 20' diameter object is not big enough to cause any significant damage to the planet, though. It would have made some nice meteorites, however.

 

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NOAO - The Citizen Cate Project  

From Aug 13, 2016.

Description: On August 21st, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on a path crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina. This eclipse presents a rare opportunity to study the Sun’s inner corona. The Citizen Continental-American Telescopic Eclipse Experiment (Citizen CATE) will station 60 telescopes across the country to capture a continuous, uninterrupted movie of the Sun’s corona during totality. Four Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) students have spent the summer at the National Solar Observatory in Tucson analyzing date from telescope tests done in Indonesia during the March 9th, 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia and preparing for the 2017 total solar eclipse. This podcast explores the Citizen CATE Experiment and lets you learn how to get involved in this exciting citizen science project.

Website(s) you want to have a link to:

www.noao.edu

www.nso.edu

https://sites.google.com/site/citizencateexperiment/

 

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Cheap Astronomy - #228: Never Assume Anything, Or Everything.  

Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

Nicolaus Copernicus is commonly acknowledged for establishing the heliocentric model of the solar system – and indeed the general principle that the Earth is not only not the centre of the Universe, but that it does not occupy any kind of central or privileged position. There’s no doubt Copernicus was a polymath and a jolly-clever fellow, but did it all really start with him?

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Throwing Rocks in Space  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1210/

Over several years, astronomers using the Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory have noticed mysterious flares of X-ray light coming from Sgr A*.

Not only that, but the flashes are also seen in the infrared by the ESO's VLT at Chile's Paranal Observatory.

Now, astronomers think that these flares of light may be caused by Sgr A* gobbling up asteroids, just like the streak of light that we see in the night sky when meteors burn up.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - July Sky Guide  

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in July.

July is here and the summer solstice is just behind us, meaning we’re on the glide slope to every lengthening nights. So the team’s here to pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

Ralph – Saturn shows off its moons and favourably tilted rings

Jeni – Mercury is low in the sky but nicely placed to observe this July

Paul – Comets C/2015 er61 Panstarrs and C/2015 V2 Johnson

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – The Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpens

Jeni –  Colourful binary star Albireo in Cygnus

Paul – Messier 8, The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

And we finish this sky guide with July’s moon phases.

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep.59: Do Black Holes Exist?  

Hosted by Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Do black holes exist, or are they merely theoretical constructs? What’s the evidence? And what about the singularity, surely that doesn’t happen, right? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 26: The Largest Structures in the Universe  

From March 5, 2007.

This week we continue the story of galaxy formation, learning how groups of galaxies come together to form the biggest structures around – galaxy superclusters. And when you look at the Universe at this scale, environment is everything.

 

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