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Slacker Chat for February 2011
We join the Slackers for some chit-chat about Kepler and exoplanets and a whole bunch of other stuff, too.
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Interview: Rachid Ouyed and Quark Novae
Doug talks with Dr. Rachid Ouyed about monstrous supernovae and the extremely interesting prospect that they may result from the transition from a neutron star to a strange star. Just when you thought things couldn't get any denser ...
Podcast: Chat show with guest Ryan Wyatt
A loud, chaotic at times but generally fun chit-chat show with Michael, Doug, Mike, Rebecca, Aaron and special guest Ryan Wyatt, directory of the planetarium at the California Acadamy of Sciences.
Podcast: Fun from the Sun
Michael, Doug and Mike discuss coronal mass ejections, solar flares, aurora and related topics.
The Extragalactic Distance Scale
Michael Koppelman interviews Dr. Lucas Macri about his work on the extragalactic distance scale using Cepheid variable stars and space telescopes.
AAVSONet with Dr. Arne Henden
Mike Simonsen interviews Dr. Arne Henden about AAVSONet, a global network of research telescopes, including APASS and the BSM.
Citizen Sky with Rebekah Turner
Michael, Doug and Mike regale us with their wit and humor and then Mike interviews Rebekah Turner about the Citizen Sky project.
Interview: Robert Naeye of Sky & Telescope Part 2
The conclusion of Mike Simonsen's interview with Robert Naeye, Editor-in-Chief of Sky & Telescope magazine. The topic today is science journalism and afterward Michael, Doug and Mike share their thoughts via their typical slacker banter.
Interview: Robert Naeye, Editor-in-Chief of Sky & Telescope
Mike Simonsen from Slacker Astronomy interviews Robert Naeye, Editor-in-Chief of Sky & Telescope magazine about the future of amateur astronomy. Michael, Mike and Doug also discuss various topics and provide brilliant insights and humorous commentary.
Interview: Kevin Krisciunas
Mike Simonsen interviews Kevin Krisciunas about his recent paper that describes how to measure the eccentricity of the moon's orbit with a yardstick and some cardboard and lots of other stuff.
Kepler and Extrasolar Asteroids
An interview with Steve Howell from NOAO about the Kepler mission, extrasolar asteroids and Ophiuchans.
Michael, Doug and Mike discuss heat, temperature, thermodynamics, black bodies and associated hot topics.
Supernovae and Caroline Moore
Mike interviews Caroline Moore, the youngest discoverer of a supernova and Michael, Doug and Mike dicuss supernovae in general in some detail.
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