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Summer Time Astronomy!

07/30/13 12:00 PM | Radio Astronomy

washburn Summer is here and it is one of the best times of the year to get outside and see the night time sky! Astronomers at UW Madison offer several programs for the public to get involved in night time viewing, including the Universe in the Park program and at the Washburn Observatory. Listen now!

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Citizens Arrested for Singing at Capitol

07/24/13 6:51 PM | Molly Stentz

Capitol Police sign On Wednesday, Wisconsin State Capitol Police arrested people associated with the Solidarity Sing Along, a loose-knit group of Wisconsinites who gather to sing protest songs in the Capitol rotunda each day at noon.

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Black Holes Suck

07/17/13 3:34 PM | Radio Astronomy

Image credit: NASA APOD From the center of the Galaxy to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Black Holes are one of the most mysterious topics of astronomy and physics. In this clip we discuss some aspects of black holes and why it is difficult to create one in the LHC.

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Part IV: Revenge of the Sloan!

07/9/13 3:19 PM | Radio Astronomy

sloan fermilab UW Madison Astronomers build new instrument for the 4th edition of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

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Stormy Neptune

07/2/13 7:00 PM | Radio Astronomy

Neptune Neptune experiences the highest winds ever recorded in the solar system! How are these winds produced? Does it have something to do with diamond rain? Listen to find out!

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Strange and frigid Uranus

06/25/13 7:00 PM | Radio Astronomy

Tilted Uranus and its rings. Credit: NASA and Erich Karkoschka, U. of Arizona What is Uranus made of? Why is Uranus tilted? Can the Radio Astronomers keep a straight face while reporting on Uranus? Listen to find out!

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Saucy Saturn Takes a Tour of the Madison Skies!

06/20/13 7:50 PM | Radio Astronomy

saturn Saturn is up tonight on Radio Astronomy! Listen now!

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Jupiter, Big Boss!

06/17/13 3:44 PM | Radio Astronomy

Jupiter_by_Cassini-Huygens Planet features continue with Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System!

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Vacation to Mars!

06/6/13 12:41 PM | Radio Astronomy

Global images taken by the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 on the Hubble Space Telescope. The image  is of the Syrtis Major region (centered on roughly 270 degrees longitude).  Image credit: NASA & NSSDC Win a vacation to Mars when you pledge during the 2013 Summer Pledge Drive!

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A very brief history of Earth

05/28/13 7:00 PM | Radio Astronomy

Earth Tonight on The Planets we discuss our home planet. How did Earth form? How do we know how old it is? Where did the oceans come from? Listen in to find out!

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