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http://feeds2.feedburner.com/3801c17923a87bd214690b473a6d6aeb: Archimede’s Death Ray and Dante’s Inferno: The Real Story of How Galileo Ignited the Age of the Telescope
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8 Jul 2009, 00:11 UTC To this day, a debate continues concerning Galileo's role in fueling the so-called conflict between science and religion. But there is another debate, although thankfully it is being conducted with far less angst and vitriol among historians and academicians concerning the methods by which Galileo was able to improve upon an unusual optical device invented in the Netherlands 400 years ago which allowed faraway objects to been seen as if nearby. Website: Galileo 1610 http://www.galileo1610.com/ Bio: Mark Thompson, a professional cantor and amateur astronomer, has appeared as Galileo on radio, at community theatres and libraries, public schools, colleges and universities throughout the country. He has performed as Galileo for civic organizations, astronomy association conventions, marketing and outreach programs as well as private events and parties since 1996. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: Clockwork 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 episode ...
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/twan_07_02_09.html: NASA TV's This Week @NASA, July 2
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http://feeds2.feedburner.com/2d905da577563b114bbf949419b46c87: Herschel and Planck Set Sail into the Cold Universe
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2 Jul 2009, 00:32 UTC The successful launch of the Herschel Space Observatory and Plancksatellite on 18 May this year was an exhilarating and nerve-rackingexperience for those involved with these missions. We interviewed someof the astronomers and engineers involved at the launch event inCardiff University to find out their feelings, opinions andpredictions of discoveries to come. Name and organization:Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope and Cardiff University http://www.lcogt.nethttp://www.astro.cf.ac.uk Bios:Dr Edward Gomez works for Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope(http://lcogt.net) as the education and outreach manager. He isinvolved in many other science engagement projects, including the'Science or Fiction' podcast series, 'Teapots from Space' vodcasts andis a lay-editor for Portal to the Universe. Edward likes coffee and apaper on a Sunday morning, while listening to some baroque music. Dr Haley Gomez is a lecturer in Astrophysics at Cardiff University.She is part of the scientific groups who will use Herschel todiscover more about the cool Universe and is particularly interestedin finding out where cosmic dust comes from. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SPONSOR: AAVSO 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. ...

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