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Discovery - Tribes of Science 3 

Peter Curran meets the volcanologists, holders of what one British magazine claimed was the second coolest job in the world after being an astronaut.

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Tribes of Science 2 - 17 Oct 11

  • Mon, 17 Oct 11

    Duration: 18 mins

    Discovery - Tribes of Science - Peter Curran meets the beam line scientists, the guides to the UK's largest particle accelerator.

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Ed Stone, Caltech's Morrisroe Professor of Physics and vice chairman of the TMT board, discusses his career and, in particular, his involvement with the Voyager I and II spacecraft.
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Podcast host Steve Mirsky talks with human evolution expert Kate Wong about the small group of humans who survived tough times beginning about 195,000 years ago gave rise to all of us, a story told in the cover article of the August issue of Scientific American, our 165th anniversary edition
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Podcast from The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (UK) about an interview with Jan Tauber (ESA) on using data from the Planck satellite.

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CoRoT : le satellite chercheur dexoplanètes prolongé pour 3 ans
Le CNES, en accord avec ses partenaires nationaux (INSU-CNRS et Observatoire de Paris) et internationaux  (Autriche, Allemagne, Belgique, Brésil, ESA, Espagne), va prolonger de trois ans les opérations du satellite CoRoT, jusqu'au 31 mars 2013. La décision a été prise le 23 octobre de cette année.

Corot, quelle aventure !
Annie Baglin, Responsable scientifique de la mission Corot, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris

Le satellite Corot, d'origine française, est célèbre pour être le premier engin spatial spécifiquement conçu pour détecter de nouvelles planètes. Dont certaines pourraient ressembler à la Terre. Pourtant, il n'était pas prévu qu'il remplisse cette mission à l'origine...

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120th Anniversary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Tomorrow is the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, which began as a small group of professional and amateur astronomers on the Pacific Coast, but has become one of the largest and most active astronomical organizations in the world. The Society's library and offices were completely destroyed in the great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, but they recovered and rebuilt and are still going strong.

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Why wait until November 4th? Vote now!
Spitzer's maverick video series "IRrelevant Astronomy" has been nominated for a 2008 Podcast Award, in the Technology/Science category. The series uses CG animation and comedy to bring astronomy news & science to a general audience in a fun way.

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Podcast from The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (UK) about the Jodrell Bank Meteor Detector (By Eddie Blackhurst); and feature on Roberta Paladini about her studies of astronomical objects - such as our own galaxy - that obscure observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation.


  • MP3 - the whole show
    [Duration 61:56, 28.4 MB]
  • MP3 - Interview with Eddie Blackhurst (Jodrell Bank Observatory)
    [Duration 09:32, 4.4 MB]
  • MP3 - Ask an astronomer - new to observing, Moon viewing, black holes and neutron stars
    [Duration 18:05, 8.3 MB]
  • MP3 - Interview with Dr Roberta Paladini (IPAC)
    [Duration 29:56, 13.7 MB]


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