The Jodcast 20 Jul 2009, 20:17 UTC We choose the Moon. With it being the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Earth's Moon, we dedicate most of this episode to things lunar. We mention the latest amazing images from NASA's LRO showing the Apollo landing sites from orbit, Sir Bernard Lovell describes Jodrell Bank's involvement with the space race including tracking the Soviet's Luna probes and involvement with Apollo [04:35-32:00]. As always we put your astronomical questions to Dr Tim O'Brien [32:05-42:46] and round-up the feedback we've received since the last show.
Science@NASA podcast 20 Jul 2009, 06:00 UTC The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century takes place this Wednesday, July 22nd. The path of totality crosses many major cities, setting the stage for possibly the best-observed eclipse in human history. Please vote for this podcast at PodcastAlley! Get this podcast story.
The Planetary Society Radio Podcast 20 Jul 2009, 04:00 UTC The beloved author, poet, dramatist, and visionary Ray Bradbury revisits Planetary Radio to share his memories of the first Moon landing forty years ago this week. Ray also talks about Mars and other favorite topics. Bill Nye joins our celebration of one of the greatest days in all of human history. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan learn what listeners might have said if they had been in Neil Armstrong's boots. That's after
365 Days of Astronomy 20 Jul 2009, 00:00 UTC Ted Haulley On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. 40 years later we look back on the Apollo 11 mission. This podcast will describe some of the basics about the mission, along with some things about Apollo 11 that may not be as well known. email@example.com An amateur astronomer and historian, Ted is proud to provide his third contribution to the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast. He lives in Waldorf, Maryland with his wife, Tammie, and two daughters, 5 year old Tanda and Trillian, who was born on January 15, the same day as the premiere of his first podcast. Ted still hopes to become a teacher or have some other career in public history so he can share his joy of teaching and love of learning with as many people as possible. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SPONSOR: This episode of 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by Valcato Hosting. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, Valcato Hosting is offering one year of free web hosting for any and all astronomy web sites! All accounts come with tools to make it easy to set up blogs, forums, photo galleries, and more. Sign up now, and start sharing your astronomy ...
Astronomy Cast 20 Jul 2009, 00:00 UTC For those non-scientists trying to get their original ideas accepted by the scientific community, you've got to have thick skin. It might seem like there's a vast conspiracy, or a general attitude that drives away original, but unorthodox ideas. But that's not true, the reality is that great ideas in science come from everywhere, even amateurs. In this episode we'll help you understand what scientists will be looking for, and the best ways to be taken seriously.
365 Days of Astronomy 17 Jul 2009, 00:00 UTC It started with a fanciful story idea by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick, and has grown into a detailed conspiracy theory. Some people believe the real reason for NASA's deep space probes is to turn Saturn or Jupiter into a second sun. Brian Dunning Skeptoid Podcast http://skeptoid.com Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (skeptoid.com), applying critical thinking to paranormal and pseudoscientific subjects promoted by the mass media. Skeptoid has a weekly audience of 70,000 listeners. Brian is also the author of two books based on the podcast, Skeptoid and Skeptoid II. A Silicon Valley computer scientist by trade, Brian now uses new media to promote critical thinking. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: NRAO 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 individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 ...
AstroPod 15 Jul 2009, 21:53 UTC Welcome to the July edition of the AstroPod! This month we're talking with Dr Nic Ross from Penn State University about the elusive dark energy and how astronomers have designed a new survey that hopes to determine its nature. With Anna away, Michelle tells us about the turbulent history of the cosmological constant, and Alex gives out some tips on observing the night sky this month. Be sure to catch Quinton as the unwilling victim for the Joke of the Month! Sit back, enjoy and don't forget you can find more info on our website at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/astropod
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Video and Audio Podcasts 15 Jul 2009, 07:00 UTC Engineers continue crab-driving a test rover at JPL in an effort to plan how to dislodge Spirit from loose sand on Mars. Engineers at JPL continue to test maneuvers on a test rover at JPL in order to free Spirit from a sand trap on Mars.