Monthly Archives: May 2012

Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 May 27)

2012, Week 23 The 2012 Transit of Venus Presenter: Dr. Sten Odenwald Goddard Spaceflight Center SpaceMath@NASA Astronomy Cafe On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus will move across the face of the sun. Such transits of Venus are among the … Continue reading

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Solar eclipse images keep coming in!

Did you check the Annular Eclipse Gallery thread the day or two after the eclipse? Yes? Time to check it again, as more images (and a sweet short story) recently hit the APOD mailbox and have now been added to … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 May 20)

2012, Week 22 Audio (MP3, 53Mb) The Great Debate, Part II: How Mistakes Can Correct Each Other Presenter: Dr. Giuseppe Longo Department of Physics, University of Napoli Federico III In this second talk, Dr. Longo describes what happened during the … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 May 13)

2012, Week 21 Audio (MP3, 60Mb) The Great Debate, Part I Presenter: Dr. Giuseppe Longo Department of Physics, University of Napoli Federico III In 1920, Harlow Shapley and Heber D. Curtis held what became known as The Great Debate: Are … Continue reading

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Streaming audio for the seminars

All of the seminars in the MICA series posted here should have streaming audio available when you click on the audio link (if you have Javascript enabled). Sometimes this function disappears. If you are not getting streaming audio, please post … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 May 6)

2012, Week 20 Audio (MP3, 57Mb) Neptune and Vulcan: Dark Matter in the Solar System Dr. Rob Knop Professor of Physics, Quest University, Canada The cosmological Dark Matter is one example of a more general thing that we might call … Continue reading

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