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Jul 26, 2014 — Two large radio telescopes have detected very brief, powerful bursts of radio waves, and so far, scientists have no idea what's causing them.
Jun 23, 2014 — On Titan, summer is almost three years away. But in a dark, placid ocean of natural gas, scientists have spotted something that could be the first inkling of springtime.
May 20, 2014 — Fifty years ago today, two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.
Apr 14, 2014 — Audie Cornish speaks with Fred Espenak, scientist emeritus at NASA Goddard, also known as "Mr. Eclipse," about the lunar eclipse that will happen Monday night.
Apr 8, 2014 — Scientist Lawrence Krauss says clips of him were "mined" to lend credibility to The Principle, a film he describes as "stupid" and "unbelievable."

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Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue, St. Lawrence University
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue, St. Lawrence University

In the night sky: stars, planets and a meteor shower

Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue stopped by the studios this morning with an update on stars and planets to watch for this summer. Venus has risen in the morning sky. Mars, Saturn and Spica are near the horizon after sunset. And the Perseid meteor shower is on its way in the next two weeks.

O'Donoghue teaches physics at St. Lawrence University. She told Martha Foley she's also looking forward to the landing of NASA's "Curiosity" science lab on Mars August 6.  Go to full article
Using parallax to measure stellar distance

Natural Selections: stellar distances

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about stars and the very clever ways we can tell their distance from the earth.  Go to full article
Pleiades Star Cluster. Photo: NASA, Palomar Observatory

Natural Selections: the Pleaides

The Greeks called them "The Seven Sisters," but a look at the Subaru logo shows the Japanese saw them differently. This familiar star cluster constellation actually contains thousands of stars when viewed through a telescope, as well as brown dwarf proto-stars and dust nebulae and newly-forming solar systems. Martha Foley and Curt Stager look at the night sky.  Go to full article
The view through one of the St. lawrence University telescopes last evening.  Venus is the little black dot. Photo: Melissa Burchard.

Earthlings watch the Venus Transit

Yesterday evening Venus made its last journey across the face of the sun, as seen from Earth, until the year 2117. People of all ages covered the southeast corner of the St....  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

News from the solar system

St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue shared news of big events in the solar system in conversation with Martha Foley this morning. She explained how a...  Go to full article
Pleiades Star Cluster as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo: NASA

Night sky full of planets, on the move

It's been a great year for planet-watching. So says astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue, who teaches physics at St. Lawrence University.

She was in the NCPR studio this...  Go to full article
The International Space Station (not actual size). Photo:

International Space station will be visible Friday night over North Country

Stargazers will have the chance tonight to take a look at the International Space Station. The space station will be visible this evening just after sunset--but St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Planting vegetables by the moon

It says in the Bible that there is a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Right now, it's time to plant, some things anyway. On this past Easter Sunday...  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

Why it's warm, and more about the night sky

Physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue's visit to NCPR studios this morning was a two-fer. O'Donoghue teaches astronomy and climate at St. Lawrence University. So this morning,...  Go to full article
Northern Lights over the St. Lawrence River in Massena. Archive Photo of the Day: Scott Anderson.

Northern lights should be on the rise

Alerts went out this week about solar activity that could be a predictor of northern lights. In the studio this morning, St. Lawrence University astronomer, and physics...  Go to full article

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