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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.
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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.

Apparent sun-track during equinox
Apparent sun-track during equinox

September Star Trekking?Morning Planets & the Autumnal Equinox

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about some of the highlights of the late summer and early autumn sky. Morning is the time to find planets. Venus and Saturn are easily visible and are putting on a predawn show in the eastern sky.  Go to full article
Planetoid <i>Sedna</i> as seen from Mt. Palomar

The Night Sky Behind the Clouds

Martha Foley looks skyward with astronomer and physicist Aileen O'Donogue of St. Lawrence University. They cover the spring equinox, Mercury on the horizon, and a "new" body beyond Pluto.  Go to full article

January's Night Sky: Cold Moon and Bright Saturn

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue explains the heavens during these cold January nights.  Go to full article

Adirondack Boosters Gleeful Over Mars Rock

NASA scientists are planning some serious trouble-shooting today, hoping to regain contact with the Mars rover "Spirit". It's been two days since we've heard from "Spirit",...  Go to full article

Star Talk: A Look at the December Sky

What is a solstice, anyway? Where's Mars these days? St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue considers the December sky and takes listener questions.  Go to full article

The Stellar Wonders of Autumn

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about solar storms, northern lights and a lunar eclipse.  Go to full article

Mars: A Close Encounter Call-in

Mars is closer to Earth than it's been in 60,000 years. Host Martha Foley and St. Lawrence University astronomers Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeff Miller held a special call-in on...  Go to full article

August's Night Sky: Catching Up with Mars

On August 27th, the planet Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in more than 50,000 years. Look for Mars rising in the east at twilight and setting in the west at...  Go to full article
Dark "freckles" southeast of Jupiter's Red Spot are stupendous impact craters from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Looking Up with Astronomer Dave Levy

David Levy has discovered 21 comets--8 from his own backyard. He's managed to turn a childhood fascination with science and the night-sky into a career as an author,...  Go to full article

Looking Skyward

Mars is a big show in the night sky this month, and there's a lunar eclipse coming soon. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about...  Go to full article

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