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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

Autumn Night Sky: Venus and Mars are the Star Attractions

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about sky watching this month.  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", other than a quick "hello" yesterday. But when we last had significant news from Mars, the rover was contemplating a rock named "Adirondack" by NASA. The name has this region's tourism officials pumped up. But why the name "Adirondack"? Martha Foley talks with Orlando newsman Pat Duggins, who reports on NASA news regularly for NPR.  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

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 what's up in the sky and why. They took listener questions about Mars and other night and daytime phenomena.  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 dawn. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about our close encounter with the Red Planet.  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 the May night sky.  Go to full article

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