Sinopse

Learn to identify the brightest stars, planets, and constellations overhead each month, as Chabot College Astronomy Professor Scott Hildreth gives you a personal tour of the sky on your iPod or favorite MP3 player. Each short episode will highlight a few bright objects you can see, without a telescope, around 9 or 10 PM at night early in the month. And the comnpanion website (http://www.chabotcollege.edu/faculty/shildreth/astronomy/skycasts/index.htm) provides skymaps and links.While written for observers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and especially for astronomy students at Chabot College in Hayward, California, the podcast will be useful for anyone located anywhere in the world around 40 degrees North Latitude. As long as you can find a location outside free from really bright street and city lights, you can enjoy the stars.

Episódios

  • Skies for July 2009

    Skies for July 2009

    18/06/2009 Duração: 10min

    Learn to spot the bright stars of Denebola in Leo, Spica in Virgo, Antares in Scorpius, and the stars of the Summer Triangle: Vega, Deneb, and Altair, as well as the constellation Hercules. We'll also explore how Polaris marks our planet's rotation axis, and discuss the reasons for summertime - and why the reason is NOT that Earth is closer to the sun now! Be sure to check out the companion website for skycharts. Music this month from Reklein ("Robb" available at http://www.reklein.org/) and Saul Stokes ("Bursts and Blooms" and "Spy Cinema" from Vast, available at http://www.saulstokes.com/store.html)

  • Skies for June 2009

    Skies for June 2009

    02/06/2009 Duração: 09min

    Learn to spot the bright stars of Algieba in Leo, Spica in Virgo, Antares in Scorpius, and the stars of the Summer Triangle: Vega, Deneb, and Altair. And learn two of bright stars near Polaris, Pherkad and Kochab. Be sure to check out the companion website for skycharts. Music this month from Reklein ("Robb" available at http://www.reklein.org/) and Saul Stokes ("Bursts and Blooms" and "Spy Cinema" from Vast, available at http://www.saulstokes.com/store.html)

  • Skies for May 2009

    Skies for May 2009

    05/05/2009 Duração: 08min

    Learn to spot the bright stars of Procyon in Canis Minor, Capella in Auriga, Regulus in Leo, Arcturus in Bootes, and Spica in Virgo. And, find the planet Saturn near the constellation of Leo! Music this month from Reklein ("Robb" available at http://www.reklein.org/) and Saul Stokes ("Gliders" from Vast, and "Embedded in Amber" from Villa Galaxia available at http://www.saulstokes.com/store.html)

  • Skies for April 2009

    Skies for April 2009

    05/04/2009 Duração: 08min

    Learn to spot the bright stars of Taurus the Bull, the Pleiades cluster, Orion the Hunter, Gemini, find the planet Saturn near the constellation of Leo, and use the Big Dipper, part of the constellation of Ursa Major, to locate Arcturus, in the constellation of Bootes. Music this month from Reklein ("Robb" available at http://www.reklein.org/) and Saul Stokes ("Gliders" and "Lighthaus" from Vast, available at http://www.saulstokes.com/store.html)

  • Skies for March 2009

    Skies for March 2009

    23/03/2009 Duração: 06min

    Learn to spot the bright stars of Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, the Pleiades cluster, Orion the Hunter, Sirius in Canis Major, Saturn near the constellation of Leo, and Ursa Major, the Big Dipper. Music this month from Reklein ("Robb" available at http://www.reklein.org/) and Digital Grey Orchestra Crystal Audio ("Distant Memories" available at http://podsafeaudio.com/jamroom/bands/2890/)

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