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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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Archive of call-in about the Mars near encounter.
Mars' path over Canton

St. Lawrence University Physics Professor Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue keeps an eye on the stars for North Country Public Radio.
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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 crescent moon to find what's moving in the west, Venus and Jupiter, over the next week--and lots more--in a conversation with Martha Foley.  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 this Friday. Also, Venus is up in the evening sky, and Jupiter is moving its way.  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 Riess and Brian Schmidt, were announced as this year's Nobel Prize winners in physics. Their analysis of exploding stars showed that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate.

She and Martha Foley talked about their work and its implications, and about other recent news that neutrinos have been measured at speeds faster than the speed of light. O'Donoghue also gave tips on what to see in the night sky, and how: Jupiter and its moons, with good binoculars.  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

Natural Selections: Why is the sky blue?

Martha Foley poses the classic child's question. According to Dr. Curt Stager, the answer lies in the composition of the atmosphere, and in the refractive qualities of...  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

The night sky: sun cycle is rising

St. Lawrence University physicist and astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue was in the studio this morning, with a heads-up on the night sky.

She gave Martha Foley the...  Go to full article

A summer sky of stars

Next Tuesday's solstice is usually taken as the beginning of summer in our region. The days are at their longest, but the short nights still remain awash with bright stars...  Go to full article

The mid-winter night sky

Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donohue of St. Lawrence University about what's happening with the stars this time of year.  Go to full article

Solstice, eclipse and a full moon

Next Monday night, December 20, is a big night: it's the solstice, and there'll be a full eclipse of the full moon. Here's hoping for clear skies! St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article
Animation of changing positions of Uranus and Jupiter Fall 2010. Click image for full size.

Lots to see in the night sky

Venus, Jupiter, the Square of Pegasus and the Circle of Picses are just a few of the highlights in the night sky this time of year. St. Lawrence University Physics Professor...  Go to full article

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