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#1 Cometman

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers now has a podcast, The Observers Notebook.

 

The podcasts that are currently online include a conversation with Matt Will about the history of the ALPO, Wayne Bailey talks about the Lunar Section programs, Rik Hill on the Solar section, Ken Poshedly gives us an update and history of the JALPO and I sit down and have a chat with Steve Tzakis, a past student and graduate of the ALPO Training Program, Mike Reynolds gives some valuable insights into the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Julius Benton and I have a chat about both the Venus and Saturn sections in two separate podcasts, Bob Lunsford tells me all about the Meteor section. Jerry Hubble from the Lunar Topographical Studies section enlightened us on the workings and observations within his section and in our longest podcast so far I had a very in depth discussion with Astronomy Historian Tom Williams on the History of Amateur Astronomy in the US.

 

Upcoming topics that have already been recorded include, The Remote Planets Section and Jupiter Section with Richard Schmude, Comets Section with Carl Hergenrother, Lunar Transient Phenomena and Tony Cook, Changes in Amateur Astronomy with John Westfall, Minor Planets section with Fredrick Pilcher, Dolores Hill also gives a very interesting perspective on the ALPO Meteorite section, and Frank Melillo of the Mercury section, plus many more.

 

The podcast is released every 2 weeks, and if you subscribe to it via iTunes it will automatically be downloaded to your device.

The podcast will also be used to ‘get the word out’ on any breaking astronomy news or events happening in the night sky. So let me know if you have any breaking news that you want out there.

 

You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Goggle Play just search for Observers Notebook, you can listen to it at the link below:

https://soundcloud.c...serversnotebook


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:43 PM

Thanks, just subscribed.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:19 PM

I just uploaded a new episode with an interview with Scott Roberts os Explore Scientific, check it out!

 

https://soundcloud.c...h-scott-roberts

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

I've been enjoying these over the past few months. A wonderful project, thank you.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:40 PM

Just subscribed...thank you, I'm looking forward to these!


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:54 AM

Join me on the Observers Podcast as I talk to Julius Benton of the Saturn Section as we discuss what's going on with Saturn right now!

 

https://soundcloud.c...urn-report-2017



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for the link.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 11:46 PM

Did someone say Mars? Here is our podcast talking to Jim Melka of the ALPO Mars section!

 

https://soundcloud.c...po-mars-section

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:17 PM

The one about the Orionids Meteor Shower!

 

https://soundcloud.c...s-meteor-shower



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

Here is one with John Westfall.

 

https://soundcloud.c...ry-of-astronomy



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:36 PM

Great interview with John...he joined ALPO the year I was born and has seen a whole lot of changes in his time.  Thanks of this podcast!  waytogo.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Here is one with Richard Schmude and the Remote Planets Section

 

https://soundcloud.c...planets-section



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here is one about the Lunar Meteoric Impact Program! Check it out!

 

https://soundcloud.c...-search-program


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:17 PM

Here is the one about the 2017 Geminds Meteor Shower! Enjoy.

 

https://soundcloud.c...s-meteor-shower



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:21 PM

Comets in 2018? Oh yes....

 

https://soundcloud.c...comets-for-2018



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:13 PM

Mars 2018.... are you ready?

 

https://soundcloud.c...mars-opposition



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

Here's the one with new Executive Director of the ALPO Richard Schmude discussing what's in store for 2018 and beyond with the ALPO.

 

https://soundcloud.c...2018-and-beyond



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

The one about the total lunar eclipse

 

https://soundcloud.c...l-lunar-eclipse



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:17 PM

Here's the one about the basics of lunar, solar, and planetary astrophotography!

 

https://soundcloud.c...strophotography



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

Here's the one about making light curves of minor planets...

 

https://soundcloud.c...f-minor-planets



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

Here's the one about the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

 

https://soundcloud.c...l-solar-eclipse



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

Here is the one about the upcoming SAS/ALPO conference.

 

https://soundcloud.c...as-and-the-alpo


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

Here's the one with Don Machholz

 

https://soundcloud.c...ervers-notebook



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

Here's the one with Damian Peach!

 

https://soundcloud.c...er-damian-peach



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

The one about the ALPO Lunar Dome Section

 

https://soundcloud.c...ar-dome-section




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