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March 24, 2007
Mike Holstine, Business Manager and engineer at the NRAO in Green Bank, describes the project to replace the GBT track this summer.
February 10, 2007
Dr. Jay Lockman of NRAO discusses how bubbles can form in the Milky Way, and tells us we might be in one.
January 20, 2007
Dr. Jules Harnett describes her work, daily life and other adventures at the South Pole.
December 9, 2006
Dr. Jim Condon of NRAO chats about what we know and what we DON'T know about the universe.
November 11, 2006
Dr. Frank Ghigo of NRAO, talks about the founding of NRAO in 1956 and the Observatory's early years
October 14, 2006
Bruce Campbell, National Air and Space Museum astronomer, describes how he maps the moon through the use of radar.
September 9, 2006
Scott Ransom, NRAO astronomer, describes his research on a bizarre type of neutron star called a Magnetar.
July 8, 2006
Glen Langston, NRAO astronomer, is searching for H-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-N. Glen talks about how the discovery will impact our knowledge about pre-biotic molecules.
June 10, 2006
Jeff Mangum, NRAO astronomer, describes NRAO's newest telescope project, ALMA , as well as his research looking for formaldehyde in nearby galaxies.
May 13, 2006
Ron Maddalena, discusses other solar systems, how they differ from our own, and what a new radio telescope called ALMA will be able to teach us about extrasolar planets.
April 8, 2006
Rachel Osten, University of Maryland, discusses her research on M-dwarf stars, which can produce flares that are much stronger than solar flares.
March 25, 2006
Tom Troland, University of Kentucky, chats about the role magnetic fields play in forming stars, his life as an astronomy professor, and how his dad got him started.
February 11, 2006
Not only does Andy Harris (U. Maryland) search for distant galaxies, but he designs his own equipment with which to do it. Learn more about Harris' work on a Z machine that will enable him and others to search for the most distant galaxies.
February 3, 2006
What a Gem! During a recent spring-cleaning at the local radio station, a recording of a 1996 interview with the father of radio astronomy, Grote Reber was found. Enjoy learning about the science AND the man!
January 14, 2006
Astronomer Yuri Kovalev, chats about growing up in Russia and using the largest telescope on Earth to image radio jets in the most distant objects in the universe: quasars. You'll also hear from amateur astronomer Bob Anderson who describes the January-February night sky.
December 10, 2005
Astronomer Kristy Dyer, Naval Research Lab is using the GBT to image M82, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major. Her goal: to learn what triggers star formation.
November 12, 2005
Astronomer Mike Hollis of NASA-Goddard and colleagues are searching for large organic molecules in the interstellar medium. Learn more about these molecules of prebiotic significance.
October 8, 2005
Astronomer Scott Ransom has discovered 30 pulsars and counting in a globular cluster known as Terzan 5. Learn more about these bizarre spinning neutron stars.
September 10, 2005
Kirsten Knudson describes galaxies containing super massive black holes and her work to detect Carbon Monoxide in the surrounding gas and dust.
July 9, 2005
Astronomer Amy Lovell (Agnes Scott College), takes time from observing to describe how she uses the GBT to detect evidence of water in Comet Tempel 1-- post collision with the NASA Impactor.
April 9, 2005
U.C. Berkeley graduate student, and avid Red Socks fan, Tim Robishaw explores elusive magnetic fields in our Milky Way.
March 12, 2005
Thomas Greve of Cal Tech describes his quest to understand star formation in galaxies far far away.
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