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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.
 

Mars Call-in:
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.
Astronomy questions
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Dr. O'Donoghue's Sky Events page

Astronomy Resources - astronomy related news, books and web resources.

More Astronomy Resources - submitted by Bruce McClure.

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 different wavelengths of light.  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 latest on where the planets are, and the news that the sun cycle is building, with more sunspots and more northern lights expected in the rest of the year.  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 and planets. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the Summer Solstice, Saturn and the early summer night sky.  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

Wonders of the autumn night sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about autumn and the night sky. The fall equinox occurs Wednesday night and as the summer night...  Go to full article
A Perseid meteor streaks across Springfield, Vermont's early morning sky. (photo: Sky and Telescope)

The night sky during the "Dog Days of Summer"

On clear nights, there's always something to see when you look up. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe in the studio to talk about what's up...  Go to full article
Perseid meteors are also known as St. Lawrence's Tears, since the shower occurs near his August 10 feast day

Planets, Perseids and more in the night sky

Venus is high, planets on the inside track of the solar system will be moving through the night sky in the coming weeks, and there's the Perseid meteor shower to look for....  Go to full article
Moon and planets, 9 pm

Solstice, planets and more in the night sky

The summer solstice isn't until next Monday, but the earliest sunrise of the year was this morning, and the latest sunset isn't until later this month. St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

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