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2012-03-17 23:01:23

AstroPodcast - a new astronomy podcast launches with a world famous guest as the first interviewee. Coonabarabran, Australia (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 Today saw the official launch of the newest astronomy podcast - AstroPodcast. Local resident of Coonabarabran and keen amateur astronomer Allison Reynolds started the podcast to highlight the human side of astronomy. "I am a big believer that getting to know that scientists are just people like anyone else will encourage more people into...

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2010-06-09 12:45:47

Comet McNaught C/2009 R1 will become brighter than first thought and will be visible to the naked eye over the next few weeks. Australian astronomer Robert McNaught discovered the comet last September using the 0.5-meter Uppsala Schmidt telescope and a CCD camera.  Enough observations were made of the comet to allow Brian Marsden of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to calculate its orbit. Comet McNaught is expected to pass closest to the sun at 37 million...