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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

Episodes

UNAWE Space Scoop - Saturn's Rings Are Warm and Fuzzy  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1708/

Our understanding of Saturn’s rings is still evolving. A team of researchers using observations made in 2008 have managed to measure the brightness and temperature of Saturn's rings in more detail than ever. More detail in mid-infrared images from the ground, that is.

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GAM: Global Astronomy Month 2017  

Hosted on Facebook Live by Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and it's coming up fast! If you own a telescope, or even if you don't, you can lend a hand to the festivities!

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Ask A Spaceman #52: Why is the Higgs Boson Important?  

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter hosts.

Part One! What does the Higgs Boson mean? What role does it play in the forces of nature? What makes it so special? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 443: Destroy & Rebuild Pt. 7: Tsunamis  

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

Streamed live March 10, 2017.

Surf's up! Today we're going to be talking about one of the most devastating natural disasters out there. Tsunamis. We're talking huge waves that wreck the seashore. But it turns out there are many ways you can get a tsunami, and one of those does have to do with space!

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 271 & 272: Race To Mars & Big Eye  

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 race to explore Mars is heating up. Numerous countries and even SpaceX are all planning missions to the red planet.

- The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST is under construction in Chile. It'll photograph most of the sky every 3 nights, revolutionizing our understanding of short lived phenomenon.

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Telescope Man - RA & Dec, Telrads & Charts  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrD6eDEg4sw

Hosted by Joe LaLumina.

Published on Aug 18, 2012.

TelescopeMan beginner class on Right Ascension and Declination. Two terms that beginner amateur astronomers always ask about.

http://www.custerobservatory.org/docs/messier1.pdf

http://wixey.com/anglegauge/index.html

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Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 10: Nic DiPalma & Spacetime Labs  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zw1zCD-Cc

Streamed live March 10, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Nic DiPalma, who is the head of Spacetime Labs (http://spacetimelabs.co/), a creative agency specializing in helping scientists and scientific institutes to communicate their work..

Regular Guests:

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

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- New images of Saturn's moon Pan

- Fermi bubbles

- The Europa Clipper

- Ancient stardust

- Update on Blue Origin

- A new date for reused SpaceX booster

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Trappist-1  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1707/

We’ve just found a new stellar system with seven, count em!, seven small, rocky planets. The new system is a record-breaker on two accounts: it has the most Earth-sized planets, and the most potentially life-bearing worlds.

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SPS - The Death of Sun-like Stars as Seen from Space  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL45SWwxS1k

Dr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Montez Jr. talks about planetary nebulae. He is an astrophysicist with the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. See http://www.rudyphd.com/

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Urban Astronomer - Ep. 01  

Hosted by Alan Versfeld.

The Urban Astronomer podcast is the audio version of the popular Urban Astronomer website, which has been sharing news and information about space science and astronomy since the year 2009.  The website has undergone several facelifts, and changes in editorial style and focus over the years, but it's always stayed true to its principles of honest science presented simply, without oversimplifying.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 442: Destroy & Rebuild Pt. 6: Magnetic Pole Flipping  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oma5Zdxi5L0

Streamed live March 2, 2017.

If we look back into the geologic record of the Earth, it appears that our planet's magnetic field flips polarity every few hundred thousand years or so. Why does this happen? When's it supposed to happen next? Is it dangerous?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 269 & 270: Gamma Ray Eyes & Space Opals  

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:

- If you could see in Gamma Rays you could see 2 huge things in the night sky that you can't see with normal eyes.

- Professor Hilary Downs of University College London has found opal in EET 83309, a meteorite from Antarctica.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 3: Dr. Alan Stern, PI on New Horizons  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFTUxv6SCs

Streamed live March 3, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Dr. Alan Stern ( @AlanStern / @NewHorizons2015 ), is the Principal Investigator on the New Horizons mission. He will be joining us today to update everyone on what we now know about Pluto now that all of the New Horizons data have been received.

Regular Guests:

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- Eclipse MegaMovie https://eclipsemega.movie/

- Interesting data from ALMA explains spirals around a star!

- SpaceX plans to go around the Moon!

- LUX-Zeplin (LZ): the next generation dark matter detector.

- The Moon occulted Aldebaran.

- Kimberly Cartier defends her PhD on May 9th! W00t!

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UNAWE Space Scoop - A Bridge Between Worlds  

Using the Gaia satellite launched by the ESA, we’re finally able to see our lmc & SMC galactic neighbors in fabulous detail. We’ve found something very exciting — the two galaxies appear to be connected by a cosmic bridge.

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Awesome Astronomy - March Episode  

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

Summary of content: 

The Discussion: Jeni’s been teaching the teachers of Wales how to include astronomy in their classroom exercises as part of the school curriculum. Ralph takes us on a historical tour of the King’s Observatory in Richmond which was the original Prime Meridian before it found its home in Greenwich. While Paul and Jen have a date this month at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.

The News:

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

- Hubble spies a comet breaking up around a distant white dwarf star

- A very special exoplanet discovery

- The Event Horizon Telescope takes aim

- Isolated extremophiles on Earth help with our search for alien life

- Is NASA accelerating its manned spaceflight program?

The Interview: This month we welcome back the European Space Agency’s project scientist on the Rosetta mission to Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, Matt Taylor to discuss the end of the mission, the data gathered, the discovery of Philae and what’s next for ESA.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we’re tackling a question about the Allais Effect which claims to have observed strange happenings during eclipses.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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Ask A Spaceman - #51: What has New Horizons learned about Pluto?  

What has New Horizons taught us about Pluto so far? What’s going on under the ice? Why does the “heart” of Pluto still beat? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 441: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.5 - Continental Drift  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPpE9YnODSM

Streamed live on Feb 27, 2017.

So you want to travel the world but you don't have a lot of money? No problem. Your continent is drifting across the surface of the Earth right now. In a few million years you'll reach "a" destination...

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 267 & 268: Hiding From E.T. & Mars Weather Report  

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:

- Some scientists are concerned that we should not contact extraterrestrials if we find them. It might be possible to mask a transit of Earth from an extraterrestrial planet that would see one. The same system could be used as a signal beacon to say "Hi!" instead.

- The Curiosity rover has amassed a 2 year Martian weather dataset. The temperatures swing wildly from day to night and summer to winter.

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Observing With Webb - March  

Events:

4th – Occultation of Aldebaran – Almost all of the U.S. will be able to watch a very bright star DISAPPEAR behind the Moon!  As the Moon slowly marches across the constellations, sometimes it passes in front of bright stars that we can see disappear and reappear, and on the night of the 4th the Moon will pass in front of Aldebaran in Taurus.

12th – Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2am

14th – Close Encounter – Moon, Jupiter, Spica – Look E after 10:00pm or SW before 6:00am.  On the 14th the Moon, Jupiter, and Spica will make a nice triangle in the sky, with Jupiter to the right of the Moon and Spica. 

20th – Close Encounter – Moon, Saturn – Look SE after 3am and before sunrise (7am).  Saturn will be the very bright point 2˚ below the waning crescent Moon on the 20th. 

20th – Spring Equinox - Astronomically the first day of Spring, even though meteorologically Spring starts in the beginning of March.  Here’s some more info.

29th – 30th – Close Encounter – Moon, Mercury, Mars – Sunset is right around 7:30pm.  On the 29th, if you have a clear view of the western horizon, you should be able to catch Mercury and the Moon about 15˚ above the horizon, 9˚ apart from each other.  Binoculars should help.  On the next night, the Moon will be higher, and about 7˚ to the left of Mars.

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