18. Tony Hoffman and Citizen Science

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18. Tony Hoffman and Citizen Science
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In this episode Kat interviews Tony Hoffman, AAA Member and Citizen Scientist. Tony recounts his adventures photographing eclipses from airplanes in Africa, in northern Norway and wherever else the path of the sun and moon has taken him. He also gives tips on finding comets and even exoplanets. Kat and Stan discuss citizen science more generally and…

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17. Bell’s Theorem and Quantum Strangeness with George Greenstein

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In this episode Stanley interviews physicist and astronomer George Greenstein about Quantum Mechanics, how he became fascinated with the subject and why this highly successful theory still defies visualization and remains essentially strange to us.  It is precisely the unfamiliarity of the quantum world which George captures and explains in his book, Quantum Strangeness. Links…

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16. The Great Debate – Public vs. Private Space Launches with Brian Berg and Bart Fried

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16. The Great Debate - Public vs. Private Space Launches with Brian Berg and Bart Fried
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In this episode we mix it up! Join AAA President Brian Berg and Executive Vice President Bart Fried as they debate the merits and demerits of public vs. private space launches. From Sean Connery to Elon Musk, from Apollo to Artemis, our adversaries discuss the operations, financing and legality of putting people and robots into space. And…

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15. Follow Your Bliss! – The Astronomical Journey of Matthias Schmitt

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15. Follow Your Bliss! - The Astronomical Journey of Matthias Schmitt
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In this episode Maggie discovers the amazing personal and professional journey of astronomer Matthias Schmitt, Dark Sky Coordinator at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah and an astronomy guide for Stargazing Zion. He is an avid eclipse chaser with observations in Oregon, Argentina, Oman, the Antarctic, and other locations.  Find out how joining an astronomy club, surrounding yourself with passion, and following your bliss, can change your life forever.  Read about Matthias’s most recent eclipse adventure to the Antarctic in an upcoming issue of the AAA newsletter, Eyepiece.In this episode Maggie discovers the amazing personal and professional journey of astronomer Matthias Schmitt, Dark Sky Coordinator at Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah and an astronomy guide for Stargazing Zion. He is an avid eclipse chaser with observations in Oregon, Argentina, Oman, the Antarctic, and other locations.  Find out how joining an astronomy club, surrounding yourself with passion, and following your bliss, can change your life forever.  Read about Matthias’s most recent eclipse adventure to the Antarctic in an upcoming issue of the AAA newsletter, Eyepiece.

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14. The History of Telescope-making in NYC with Bart Fried

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14. The History of Telescope-making in NYC with Bart Fried
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In this episode telescope historian Bart Fried recounts how New York City became the nation’s center for telescope-making in the early 19th century, and he discusses with Stan some impressive early observatories located in the city.  An episode chock full of anecdotes! And Maggie and Stan discuss Cassegrain telescopes and 19th century light pollution as well as their first telescope experiences.

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13. Photographing the Space Shuttle with Stan Honda

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13. Photographing the Space Shuttle with Stan Honda
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Have you ever dreamed of photographing rocket launches at Cape Canaveral? In this episode Maggie interviews renowned photographer Stan Honda about his experiences shooting launches of the Space Shuttle. Stan takes us to the Kennedy Space Center and recounts some humorous anecdotes all while giving us useful photography tips and techniques. And Maggie and Stan discuss why Florida’s weather is worth enduring.

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12. Making Astronomy Accessible to Everyone: The Advent of Smart Telescopes with Cyril Dupuy

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12. Making Astronomy Accessible to Everyone: The Advent of Smart Telescopes with Cyril Dupuy
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A telescope for the rest of us. In this first episode of AAASky’s second season, Staninterviews Vaonis founder Cyril Dupuy about his company’s Stellina and smarttelescopes in general. Cyril’s dream is to open up astronomy and astrophotography tothe greater population. Can smart telescopes eliminate the learning curve forobservational astronomy or astrophotography? And welcome to Maggie…

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11. Skywatching in NYC with John Bills

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11. Skywatching in NYC with John Bills
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For our last episode of the season and our first post-pandemic in-person interview, Irene and Stan together speak with John Bills, Chairman of the AAA, about the technology of and his experience in observing from the heart of the city that never sleeps. And we announce the winner of the last Listener Challenge of the season.

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10. Full Steam Ahead

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10. Full Steam Ahead
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In this episode Irene interviews David Pentecost about building and using a Planetarium at the Lower East Side Girls Club. Stanley and Irene discuss how the organization takes advantage of the Planetarium for more than just astronomy. And we announce our first winner of the AAASky Listener Challenge!

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9. Hungry, Hungry Galaxies

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9. Hungry, Hungry Galaxies
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In this episode Stanley interviews Dr. Allyson Sheffield about the Milky Way’s history of interactions with satellite galaxies and the clues left behind in each galaxy by such encounters. And Irene and Stanley introduce a new feature to AAASky.

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