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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."
Mar 23, 2014 — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is everywhere these days. And his current stature is remarkable, in part because he's a black astrophysicist — seemingly as elusive a phenomenon as the Higgs boson.
Mar 6, 2014 — An astrophysicist is using something called the Z machine at Sandia National Lab to recreate the conditions on a white dwarf star — only for a few nanoseconds, but still, enough to study.
Feb 27, 2014 — The astrophysicist says that participating in a "great unfolding of a cosmic story" should make us feel large, not small. This spring, Tyson hosts a TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

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Mars' path over Canton

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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 solar eclipse can begin on May 21st and end on May 20th; Mars is on the move, and we'll have a once-in-a-century chance to see Venus "transit" in front of the Sun on June 5.  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 morning to share the news about Mars, Saturn and Venus. O'Donoghue also had a tip for a good view of the waxing crescent Moon and the Pleiades on April 23. She spoke with Martha Foley.  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 University astronomer Jeffrey Miller says it should be easy to spot with the naked eye, even in the bright early-nighttime sky.  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
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

Planets on the move in the night sky

Planets are "zooming" across the night sky, according to St. Lawrence University astronomer and physic professor Aileen O'Donoghue. She sketched out how to follow the waxing...  Go to full article
The sky at sunset on December 27, 2011

Venus, Jupiter, and about Fridays the 13th

St. Lawence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue talks astronomy with Martha Foley. She's got a lot to say about this year of Fridays the 13th; the first one is...  Go to full article

Physics in the news, Jupiter in the sky

St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue was in the NCPR studio this morning, just after two Americans and one Australian-American, Saul Perlmutter, Adam...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Moon Watching

Why does the moon look bigger when it's on the horizon, than it does when it is high in the sky? Curt Stager shares some theories with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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