articles tagged "Blakesley Burkhart"

Star Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Thursday, 6 December 2012 | Radio Astronomy
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 (top) and NGC 290 (bottom) in the Small Magellanic Cloud -- two sparkling sets of gemstones in the southern sky. These brilliant open star clusters are located about 200,000 light-years away and are roughly 65 light-years across.  Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI

UW Madison Astronomy PhD student Jenna Ryon explains the importance of star clusters for studies of galaxy evolution. Listen and learn! more »

Presidential Election Night 2012 -Fund Basic Science!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 | Radio Astronomy
Funding basic science is critical for the USA's future leadership in innovation. Image Credit NASA

Voters head to the polls tonight to decide the next president of the United States. What will their choice mean for basic science funding in the future? more »

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 | Radio Astronomy
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In this episode:Why isn’t Pluto a planet? What is a planet? P5, A new moon of Pluto! New Horizons Spacecraft is on its way to the far end of the solar system! more »

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