space http://wamc.org en Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 3/20/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-astronomy-bob-berman-32013 <p>On this edition of Vox Pop, we welcome renowned astronomer Bob Berman to the studio to field all of your Astronomy-related questions.</p><p>One of the best-known and most widely-read astronomers in the world, Bob can translate complex scientific concepts into terms that are easily understood by the casual stargazer, yet meaningful to the most advanced researchers.<em> </em>WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 60271 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Astronomy with Bob Berman : 3/20/13 Skywatch Lecture Series: Curiosity on Mars: Roving the Red Planet http://wamc.org/post/skywatch-lecture-series-curiosity-mars-roving-red-planet <p><a href="http://www.dudleyobservatory.org/">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Dudley Observatory</a> in Schenectady has a great program coming up next week at the <a href="http://www.proctors.org/events/dudley-leshin">Proctors GE Theater</a> as part of their Skywatch Lecture Series.</p><p>Just this past summer the rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars. That project has ties to this region. Dr. Laurie Leshin of RPI is an integral part of the project and she'll present an insider's view of the mission and share some of the exciting results to date at 7:30pm on Tuesday 1/22 at the Proctors GE Theater.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55765 at http://wamc.org Skywatch Lecture Series: Curiosity on Mars: Roving the Red Planet Massive "Phoenix Cluster" Supersizes Star Creation http://wamc.org/post/massive-phoenix-cluster-supersizes-star-creation Transcript <p>FLORA LICHTMAN, HOST: <p>For the rest of the hour, some supersized stargazing. Astronomers writing in the journal Nature say they've found a new massive galaxy cluster that's spitting out stars at a record-setting pace. The cluster is about 5.7 billion light years from Earth - OK, so not around the corner - in the constellation Phoenix and aptly named the Phoenix Cluster. Scientists studying the cluster say it creates more than 700 new stars a year. That's the highest number ever observed for a galaxy cluster. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:01:00 +0000 editor 45854 at http://wamc.org