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Show all from this expertLunar Observing Tips and the King of the Planets
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Welcome in 2009 with the king of the planets, Saturn. Saturn is slowly rising in the east and is gearing up for a great show in the next few months. Lunar observing tips are also discussed.
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Show all from this expertDecember Sky Highlights
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Pull up a chair and settle in for a great month of astronomy! The sky is quickly changing and our winter constellations are marching in. This month we have a lot of celestial events happening including the moon and pleiades occultation, the Geminid meteor shower pick, and Saturn coming into view early in the morning. Pull up a blanket, a cup of coffee, and your favorite chair for a great month of observing!
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Show all from this expertJanuary Sky Tour
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Join us for the return of Backyard Astronomy and the January Sky Tour! Sorry for the delay, but Backyard Astronomy is back, so tune in and tell all of your friends!!
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Show all from this expertRising and Setting Constellations for September
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Tonight we talk about my favorite rising constellation of Orion, and the soon to set constellation of Hercules. We also cover a few deep sky objects and the autumnal equinox! So sit back and enjoy another edition of Backyard Astronomy!
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Show all from this expertRising and Setting Constellations for September
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Tonight we talk about my favorite rising constellation of Orion, and the soon to set constellation of Hercules. We also cover a few deep sky objects and the autumnal equinox! So sit back and enjoy another edition of Backyard Astronomy!
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Show all from this expertSeptember Sky
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Were back! Come join us as we discuss what the end of the September sky has to offer. We also give you a few good deep sky objects to try and find on your own! We hope you come join us for this weeks edition of Backyard Astronomy. Were back, and ready to go!!
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Show all from this expertSeptember Sky
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Were back! Come join us as we discuss what the end of the September sky has to offer. We also give you a few good deep sky objects to try and find on your own! We hope you come join us for this weeks edition of Backyard Astronomy. Were back, and ready to go!!
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Show all from this expertKeeping your own observing logs
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I got the idea for this episode from when I made my audio obsering log show a few episodes past. Today we talk about why it is good to create and keep your own personal observing logs. Think of it as your diary to the sky. I also provide a free template that you can download over on my blog. Be sure to listen to the full episode for all of the details!
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Show all from this expertKeeping your own observing logs
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I got the idea for this episode from when I made my audio obsering log show a few episodes past. Today we talk about why it is good to create and keep your own personal observing logs. Think of it as your diary to the sky. I also provide a free template that you can download over on my blog. Be sure to listen to the full episode for all of the details!
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Show all from this expertSETI@Home
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SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Learn how you can use your spare CPU cycles to help search for stray radio signals in outerspace!
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SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Learn how you can use your spare CPU cycles to help search for stray radio signals in outerspace!
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Show all from this expertObserving Logs!
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This is a new feature for the show. I thought it would be fun to do a voice version of my observing logs. Now when I am done observing, I can report to you on what I saw, what I thought was wrong, and some good objects you can find for yourself. I hope this will make your observing more enjoyable. This is installment one for our backyard astronomy observing log series!
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Show all from this expertObserving Logs!
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This is a new feature for the show. I thought it would be fun to do a voice version of my observing logs. Now when I am done observing, I can report to you on what I saw, what I thought was wrong, and some good objects you can find for yourself. I hope this will make your observing more enjoyable. This is installment one for our backyard astronomy observing log series!
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Show all from this expertThe July Sky
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Today we discuss a few fun objects that you can easily spot naked eye. Be sure to bring the scopes out during your bbqs and let all of the kids take a look at some of the great planest we will be able to see this month!!
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Show all from this expertThe July Sky
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Today we discuss a few fun objects that you can easily spot naked eye. Be sure to bring the scopes out during your bbqs and let all of the kids take a look at some of the great planest we will be able to see this month!!
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Show all from this expertPlanispheres
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Before we get started, I just wanted everyone to know that starting this episode, I am officially renaming the show to "Backyard Astronomy!"
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Show all from this expertPlanispheres
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Before we get started, I just wanted everyone to know that starting this episode, I am officially renaming the show to "Backyard Astronomy!"
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Show all from this expertJust An Update Show
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Hi everybody! Its been a long time since I got behind the mic. I just wanted to give you an update on whats going on since we have so many new listeners. Thank you to all who have downloaded the shows! We will still be around; I'm not planning on going anywhere. Feel free to download the episode, and send me any questions you might have to daniel at rigelastronomy dot com. Thanks!!
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Show all from this expertBlue Moon
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Once in a Blue Moon a very famous expression. Tonight the moon is a blue moon. Where did the name come from and how often does this occur? The moon won't really turn blue, but it did once before!
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Show all from this expertBlue Moon
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Once in a Blue Moon a very famous expression. Tonight the moon is a blue moon. Where did the name come from and how often does this occur? The moon won't really turn blue, but it did once before!
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Show all from this expertThe Beautiful Northern Lights
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They are beautiful, and dance through our sky! Where can you see them, what causes them, and why are they green? The auroras are one of the great mysteries of the astronomy world and we are still questioning them today!
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Show all from this expertThe Beautiful Northern Lights
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They are beautiful, and dance through our sky! Where can you see them, what causes them, and why are they green? The auroras are one of the great mysteries of the astronomy world and we are still questioning them today!
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Show all from this expertVirgo Cluster
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This beautiful section in our sky that consists of some 2000 galaxies. You don't want to miss the chance to see it this summer!
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Show all from this expertVirgo Cluster
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This beautiful section in our sky that consists of some 2000 galaxies. You don't want to miss the chance to see it this summer!
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Show all from this expertAccessories for your telescope
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So many to choose from, what is right for me? Today we discuss telrads, eyepieces, and filters all that will help you with night time viewing. If you have any questions, don't forget to ask! We dont bite! :) If your looking for a full tour of the night sky, head on over to talkshoe.com ID # 4866 for our full sky tour of the month!
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Show all from this expertAccessories for your telescope
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So many to choose from, what is right for me? Today we discuss telrads, eyepieces, and filters all that will help you with night time viewing. If you have any questions, don't forget to ask! We dont bite! :) If your looking for a full tour of the night sky, head on over to talkshoe.com ID # 4866 for our full sky tour of the month!
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Show all from this expertConstellations
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Even though our constellations appear as objects and figures to us here on Earth, they do not look like that in space. We talk about why in this episode as well as background information, and how we use them to sky hop. P.S. Sorry for the pronunciations again!
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Show all from this expertConstellations
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Even though our constellations appear as objects and figures to us here on Earth, they do not look like that in space. We talk about why in this episode as well as background information, and how we use them to sky hop. P.S. Sorry for the pronunciations again!
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Show all from this expertMeteor Showers
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We all saw the great show this past weekend. Now we take a look at what exactly causes a shower to happen, as well as some popular showers throughout the year. P.S. Sorry for some of my pronunciations, they may have been a little off :)
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Show all from this expertMeteor Showers
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We all saw the great show this past weekend. Now we take a look at what exactly causes a shower to happen, as well as some popular showers throughout the year. P.S. Sorry for some of my pronunciations, they may have been a little off :)
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Show all from this expertSPECIAL EDITION: Lyrid Meteor Shower
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This is our first ever special edition of Your Quick and Simple Astronomy Lesson. Be sure to catch the Lyrid Meteor Shower all this weekend for those in the Northern Hemisphere! P.S. Sorry for saying comet at the end, I realized this after I uploaded the show and listened to it again. Thanks!
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Show all from this expertSPECIAL EDITION: Lyrid Meteor Shower
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This is our first ever special edition of Your Quick and Simple Astronomy Lesson. Be sure to catch the Lyrid Meteor Shower all this weekend for those in the Northern Hemisphere! P.S. Sorry for saying comet at the end, I realized this after I uploaded the show and listened to it again. Thanks!
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Show all from this expertThe Goddess of Love
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Venus is the brighest object in the night time sky, besides our moon. We also cover National Astronomy Day 2007
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Show all from this expertThe Goddess of Love
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Venus is the brighest object in the night time sky, besides our moon. We also cover National Astronomy Day 2007
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Show all from this expertStellarium
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Stellarium - the free powerful open source planetarium software! Looking for a better way to find objects? Give Stellarium a try!
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Show all from this expertStellarium
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Stellarium - the free powerful open source planetarium software! Looking for a better way to find objects? Give Stellarium a try!
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Show all from this expertNew Ad information
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Please listen to this episode for some changes to our show. We have a little change coming, but it's nothing major!
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Those big and bright things up in the sky; what are they and how long have we been observing them for? Come listen for some interesting history on our heavenly stars and what they exactly are.
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Those big and bright things up in the sky; what are they and how long have we been observing them for? Come listen for some interesting history on our heavenly stars and what they exactly are.
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Show all from this expertSky-Map.org
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This is a really cool site that I've just come across. There is an extremely great amount of information on this site and it is well worth checking it out! There are so many fun things to play around with, so you definitely do not want to miss this show!
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This is a really cool site that I've just come across. There is an extremely great amount of information on this site and it is well worth checking it out! There are so many fun things to play around with, so you definitely do not want to miss this show!
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Show all from this expertOur Seasons
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For this week, I talk about why we have our seasons and were their names came from!
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Show all from this expertOur Seasons
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For this week, I talk about why we have our seasons and were their names came from!
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Show all from this expertTen Observing Tips
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Ten good observing tips to help your nighttime star gazing more enjoyable!
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Show all from this expertTen Observing Tips
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Ten good observing tips to help your nighttime star gazing more enjoyable!
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Show all from this expertClear Dark Skies / Woodland Hills Hosting
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In this episode, I talk to you about the free clear dark sky service located at http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/ and free astronomy web hosting by the Woodland Hills Hosting Grant Program.
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Show all from this expertClear Dark Skies / Woodland Hills Hosting
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In this episode, I talk to you about the free clear dark sky service located at http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/ and free astronomy web hosting by the Woodland Hills Hosting Grant Program.
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Show all from this expertTelescope Mini-Series - Part Three
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In part three of the series, we discuss the difference between newtonian and Cassegrain model of telescopes.
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Show all from this expertTelescope Mini-Series - Part Three
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In part three of the series, we discuss the difference between newtonian and Cassegrain model of telescopes.
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Show all from this expertTelescope Mini-Series Part Two
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In part two, I discuss what the difference is between reflector and refractor telescopes. I also mention the advantages and disadvantages of both.
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