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LRO/LCROSS ARE GO FOR LAUNCH

Launch of LRO and LCROSS is still set for June 17th, 2009 at 3:51 p.m. EDT.

Astrocast.TV Episode 15 – June 2009

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Greg talks about NASA LRO/LCROSS mission and the final upgrade of Hubble by the STS-125 crew.

Dr. Geller answers a viewer question about spectroscopy.

This episode of A Green Space – A Green Earth (GSGE in the menu tab) Bente reports on earthquakes, disaster mitigation and early warnings. Through a few examples we explain how space based technologies contributes to safe-guarding lives and property.

How are galaxies formed?  That’s a hot topic in astronomy these days.  In
this episode of The Astronomer’s Universe, called “Mergers and Acquisitions”,
Carolyn Collins Petersen explores the cosmic collisions that helped shape the
galaxies we see today. It’s a process that is still happening in our own Milky
Way Galaxy.  Come along and explore some beautiful scenes of galaxy mergers
from Hubble Space Telescope, The
European Southern Observatory
, Spitzer Space
Telescope
, and take a special ride through the future merger of the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy, courtesy of Dr. John Dubinski at the University of Toronto (TAU in the menu tab)

“This month in Our Night Sky, Tavi Greiner, discusses the
complexities of Virgo’s brightest star, Spica.  She also reveals how you
can see some of the many satellites orbiting our planet.  After the show,
check out Tavi’s blog for
additional reading about this month’s topics.

Virgo downloadable
chart
(pdf) from TUBA Software.  Available free from Phil Harrington
and Dean Williams at
target=”_blank”>http://www.philharrington.net/tuba.htm

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Astrocast.TV Episode 14 – May 2009

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Lori tell us we are in one of the quietest solar minimums in a century.

Greg talks about NASA STEREO mission and the seach for a planet-sized asteroid called Theia.

Bente reports on ESA’s GOCE mission and it’s bennefits to Geodesy in her new segment A Green Space – A Green Earth(GSGE in the menu tab).

Carolyn shows us what astronomers from CalTech and Yale call The Big Picture in her new segment called The Astronomer’s Universe (TAU in the menu tab)

Tavi takes over Our Night Sky (ONSin the menu tab) and reports on Bootes, the Big Dipper, M3 and the five morning planets all in the month of May

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Astrocast.TV Episode 13 – April 2009

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April 1, 2009 – Episode 13

- Greg Redfern reports on a the Cassini Equanox Mission, LRO, LCROSS and Ares launch vehicle testing.

Dr. Lori Feaga reports on Women in Aviation and Space from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. There she will talk with Anousheh Ansari the first female Private Space Explorer.

- Katie Moore tells us about the Constellation Gemini.Download the printable Gemini Star Chart PDF wide and close presented by Astrocast.TV and Tuba Software.

-Dr. Geller answers a viewers question about the Myan Calander and will the World really end in 2012

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Astrocast.TV Episode 12 – March 2009

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March 1, 2009 – Episode 12 – Check out Lori’s Blog for more links and coverage of IYA09.

- Greg Redfern reports on a NASA’s Ares 1 and Ares V rockets scheduled to replace the Space Shuttle and take us back to the Moon. STEREO gives us a wider look at the Sun and at the same time.

- Dr. Lori Feaga reports on European Southern Observatory in La Silla, Chile as it shows us the Carina Nebula seen like never before. IYA 09′s 100 Hours of Astronomy kicks off in April. Lori talks with Mike Simmons who will tell us all about it.

- Katie Moore tells us all about the Constellation Orion and M 42. Download the printable Orion Star Chart PDF presented by Astrocast.TV and Tuba Software.

-Dr. Geller tells answers a viewers question about the International Year of Astronomy 2009 or IYA 09

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Astrocast.TV Episode 11 – February 09

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February 1, 2009 – Episode 11 – Check out Lori’s Blog for more links and coverage of IYA09.

- Greg Redfern reports on a pair of rovers that were supposed to last 90 days on Mars and are now entering their FIFTH year of operations on the Red Planet. Greg will also discuss India’s Chandrayaan-1 which has been having some overheating problems but has been returning data using just one of the 11 instruments at a time to avoid additional problems.

- Dr. Lori Feaga reports on NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal six dead white dwarf stars with shredded material orbiting around them. Also looking for other solar systems and Earth analogs is NASA’s Kepler Mission set to launch from Cape Canaveral Florida on March 6, 2009.

- Katie Moore tells us all about Our Winter Hexagon.

-Dr. Geller tells answers a viewers question about a Black Hole

Part 2 with Dr. Phil Plait Now Available

Part 2 of Astrocast.TV’s interview with Dr. Phil Plait aka The Bad Astronomer is now on-line at:

http://astrocast.tv/plait/drplait.html

Astrocast.TV Episode 10 – January 2009

From all of us here at Astrocast.TV Happy New Year!

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January 1, 2009 – Episode 10STS-119 heads for ISS to install it’s the final backbone. IYA 09 is here and Lori gives us more on the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Check out Lori’s Blog for more links and coverage of IYA09.

Greg reports on Dark Energy and NASA’s recent findings on the effects of this mysterious energy. Also Asteroids are in the News, Greg fills us in.

Our Special Guest Dr. Phil Plait aka "The Bad Astronomer" talks about Bad Astronomy and his new book "Death From The Skies"

- Katie Moore tells us all about Our Winter Night sky.

-Dr. Geller tells answers a viewers question about binary Star Systems

 

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Astrocast.TV Episode 9 December 2008

 

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December 1, 2008 – Episode 9 – Astronomy activities for all ages! Lori kicks of our coverage of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 or IYA09. Check out Lori’s Blog for more links and coverage of IYA09.

- Greg reports on STS-126 and the Expansion of the International Space Station. Also down but not out, an update on the Hubble Space Telescope.

- Katie Moore tells us all about the Hubble’s first visual spectrum image of a Planet orbiting another Star. Katie will also update us on Our December Night sky.

-Dr. Geller tells us when the Sun will expand over 100 times its current diameter.

Astrocast.TV Episode 8

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November 1, 2008 – Episode 8 – An Asteroid, 2008 TC3 was predicted with 100% certanty to hit the Earth and yes, it did! Also an update on Hubble Service Mission 4.

- The Interstellar Boundery Explorer is on its way to explore the Solar Systems final frontier. Is Pluto a Planet? Follow the debate. For more information on IBEX and the great Pluto debate check out my Blog.

- Katie Moore from the U.S. National Air and Space Museum tells asks us all about the World Wide Star Count. Send Katie an e-mail and tell us what you saw. katiewwst@astrocast.tv. Katie will also update us on our November sky.

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