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Lunar 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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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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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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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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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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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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