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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."
 

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.

The Lunar Eclipse from an Adirondack Mountain

Last night, the earth passed between the sun and the full moon, creating a spectacular lunar eclipse. The moon glowed orange over the north country. Clear skies in much of our listening area made for wonderful viewing. Brian Mann and a friend climbed a mountain in the Adirondacks to get a slightly closer look. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Total lunar eclipse. NASA

Wednesday's Night Sky: Eclipse of the Hunter's Moon

According to folklore, October's full moon is called the "Hunter's Moon." Wednesday night at 9:14 pm the moon will begin moving toward total eclipse. Martha Foley and St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue talk about the last eclipse of the year.  Go to full article
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...  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

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