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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - March 08, 2013

Phil Plait on Asteroids

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A few weeks ago, astronomy was back in the news after a meteor exploded over Russia, injuring scores of people, the same weekend that an asteroid narrowly missed the Earth. Phil Plait writes about these kinds of phenomenon for his Slate blog, Bad Astronomy. He says that, while we should be worried about extraterrestrial threats, in the end, there's only so much that we can prepare. Phil Plait is speaking at the University of Illinois on Friday, March 8th.


WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - May 30, 2012

The Transit of Venus

David Leake, Staerkel Planetarium Director; Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Parkland College
Illinois Public Media's Craig Cohen speaks with Staerkel Planetarium Director David Leake about the "Transit of Venus." The planet will pass across the sun for six hours, beginning at 5:09pm the evening of Tuesday, June 5th, and then not again until the year 2117. Parkland College invites the public to view the transit using Staerkel Planetarium telescopes. The public is invited to park in the C-4 parking lot on the west side of Parkland College, and south of the planetarium, and then walk to the telescopes

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - December 16, 2011

The National Audubon Christmas Bird Count Saturday December 17, 2011

Michael Ward, Ph.D., Scientist; Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - December 16, 2010

Star Struck: Astronomers Turn Their Telescopes to the Unbounded Beauty of the Milky Way” (National G

Star Struck: Astronomers Turn Their Telescopes to the Unbounded Beauty of the Milky Way" (National Geographic, (volume 218 number 6) December 2010
Star Struck: Astronomers Turn Their Telescopes to the Unbounded Beauty of the Milky Way" (National Geographic, (volume 218 number 6) December 2010

With Ken Croswell, Ph.D. (Astronomer; Writer)

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