[astronomyed] [Fwd: *FRAC* New podcast - Astronomy Behind the Headlines]

  • From: Mary-Frances Bartels <ki0dz@xxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 21:49:37 -0400


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  • From: Andrea Schweitzer <schweitz@xxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:32:15 -0600 (MDT)
The ASP is known for producing high-quality
educational programs.  Here is their latest!

Andrea

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Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 16:15:54 -0700
From: Anna Hurst <ahurst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [AAE AstroEd_News] new podcast - Astronomy Behind the Headlines

Astronomy Behind the Headlines - A Podcast for Informal Science
Educators from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is happy to announce the
first episodes of Astronomy Behind the Headlines, a series of
podcasts for informal science educators. Each month, we'll give you a
look behind the latest headlines in astronomy and space science and
provide links to related resources and activities so you can
interpret these exciting topics for your audiences!

Visit our webpage to listen to the latest episode, access related
resource and subscribe via iTunes or XML:
http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/

Episode 01 explores astrobiology and the search for life in the
universe, and includes an interview with Dr. Chris McKay from NASA
Ames Research Center. Dr. McKay researches  the evolution of the
solar system and the origin of life and is actively involved in
planning for future Mars missions including human exploration.
http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH01.html

Episode 02 explores cosmic debris - meteors, asteroids, and comets -
and includes an interview with Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI
Institute. In 2008, Dr. Jenniskens tracked a small asteroid that hit
the Earth and was able to locate pieces of it in the Nubian Desert.
This was the first example of a chunk of cosmic material that was
both seen coming in and found on the ground after it crashed.
http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH02.html

Stay tuned for a new episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines each
month!


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