Monthly Archives: June 2012

Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 24)

2012, Week 27 Audio (MP3, 70Mb) Galaxies in Collision Presenter: Dr. Rob Knop Professor of Physics, Quest University, Canada Stars within a galaxy like our own almost never collide with each other. Galaxies themselves, however, run into each other all … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 17)

2012, Week 26 The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) Presenter: Dr. Fiona Harrison Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Caltech and Principal Investigator for the NuSTAR Explorer Mission The new X-ray telescope NuSTAR was launched last week. This mission deploys … Continue reading

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More Venus transit images

The transit was such a photographic (and photographed) event, images are still coming into APOD. The variety is amazing, as you can see from the five images I’ve just posted here. I was clouded out (~~ sigh ~~), so am … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 10)

2012, Week 25 Audio (MP3, 37Mb) Dark Matter Presenter: Dr. Paul Doherty Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and director of The Splo Museum (in SL) A brief overview of what we know about dark matter, some history … Continue reading

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Astronomy Seminar of the Week (2012 June 3)

2012, Week 24 Audio (MP3, 64Mb) The World of Galaxies Presenter: Dr. George Djorgovski MICA Director, Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech Galaxies are the basic building blocks of the universe on … Continue reading

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APOD Editor Appears on Weekly Space Hangout

Dr. Robert Nemiroff, co-founder and co-editor of Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), appeared on Fraser Cain’s (Universe Today) May 31 Weekly Space Hangout; he talked about the history of APOD and discussed images recently featured on the site. You … Continue reading

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