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CalTech Symposium

October 31, 2009 admin 0

You’re invited to the Sagan/Michelson Fellows Symposium, Nov 12–13 (Thurs-Fri) at Caltech.  The symposium highlights cutting edge research being conducted by current Sagan postdoctoral fellows and past Michelson postdoctoral and graduate student fellows. In addition to keynote talks by Dr. Jeremy Kasdin and Dr. Chas Beichman, there will be presentations [Read More…]

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Hubble’s Top Ten

October 28, 2009 admin 0

This is a neat presentation of the March 2005 teleconference on the Hubble Top 10. It comes bundled with a power point presentation, MP3 audio, and PDF written transcripts. Be sure to download all three before you get started. Best enjoyed with a bowl of popcorn. You can play the [Read More…]

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What if the Earth Had a Backwards Orbiting Moon?

October 27, 2009 admin 0

Astronomy Beat #34 What If the Earth Had a Backwards-Orbiting Moon: The Art and Science of “What If?” Questions (PDF, 692 KB) by Neil F. Comins (University of Maine) Click on the link above to view the pdf, or right-click (PC)/control-click (Mac) the link to download the file to your [Read More…]

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Is There Life Out There?

October 21, 2009 admin 0

Dr. Laurance Doyle from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and Dr. John Keller from Cal Poly discuss the possibility of life on other planets. You can click PLAY on the audio player below or download the MP3 file. Download the MP3 file here.

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Guest Speaker and Movie Night!

October 14, 2009 admin 0

Our next CCAS meeting is Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 7-9 PM. Guest Speaker and Movie Night! We’ll be watching one of Aurora’s favorite astronomy movies (45 min.) as well as being treated to a short Guest Speaker topic. Popcorn and laughs provided – you bring yourself and a friend. [Read More…]