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By Nitza Santiago on November 8, 2009 in

Date: November 8, 2009 Title: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool Podcaster: Nitza Santiago Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Radio astronomy is an indispensable tool used by scientists to study the Universe. Throughout the years astronomers have used it to learn more about different sources of radio emission such as stars and galaxies. It was […]

By Adam Fuller on October 19, 2009 in
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Date: October 19, 2009 Title: When Galileo Fell into Jupiter Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy – http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: In December 1995, NASA’s unmanned spacecraft, Galileo, dropped a probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere and provided us with the first in situ observations of an outer planet’s atmosphere. Getting the probe into an […]

By Duane Lee on September 28, 2009 in

Date: September 28, 2009 Title: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies Podcaster: Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Metals in astronomy refer to any element heavier than Helium on the periodic table. The abundance of metals, with the exception of a few, tells us the processing […]

By Destry Saul on August 31, 2009 in
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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer Podcaster: Destry Saul Organization: Columbia University Astronomy: http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: The first detection of radio waves from space was made by Karl Jansky in 1932, but it was an amateur radio enthusiast in a suburb of Chicago that would continue Jansky’s work. His name was […]

By Holly Larson Capelo on August 24, 2009 in

Date: August 24, 2009 Title: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell Podcaster: Holly Larson Capelo from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: At the turn of the 20th Century, Percival Lowell published a series of books promoting the notion that there were advanced civilizations on Mars. His writing was particularly compelling […]