Tonight on Astronomy.FM ~ TUESDAY (GMT)

December 10th, 2012 by Michael Foerster

IT’s ASTRONOMY NIGHT IN CANADA!  Most of our programming tonight hails from Oh, Canada!
SET #1: Discovery Now — An Astronomy.FM Original Program it’s “York∞Universe!”, from the observatory at York University, Toronto
SET #2: EarthSky — A Moment of Science — today’s 365 Days of Astro — An Astronomy.FM Original Program,  ”Western Worlds!”, from the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University, Ontario
SET #3: Science Update — A Moment of Science — Skeptically Speaking
SET #4: 60-Second Science — A Moment of Science — Quirks & Quarks

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SET #1:
UTC/GMT: 0200, 0600, 1000, 1400, 1800, 2200
US Eastern: 9pm, 1am, 5am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm
US Pacific: 6pm, 10pm, 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm
~ News at the top of the hour – Discovery Now:  Mysterious Magnetic Fields – Unraveling the mysteries of magnetic fields requires a closer look at plasma. ;90
~ An Astronomy.FM Original Program – “York∞Universe!”, from the observatory at York University, Toronto.

SET #2:
UTC/GMT: 0300, 0700, 1100, 1500, 1900, 2300
US Eastern: 10pm, 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm
US Pacific: 7pm, 11pm, 3am, 7am, 11am, 3pm
~ News at the top of the hour – “EarthSky”:  For Pandas, Bamboo Buffet May Run Short – China’s endangered wild pandas need bamboo to survive, but models show that climate change may kill it off in swaths.  ;90
~ More News – from WFIU / Indiana Public Radio: “A Moment of Science”:  The History Of Otis Elevators – In the 1850s, the height of buildings was limited by the number of stairs people were willing to climb… until Otis came along.  2;00
~ Today’s “365 Days of Astronomy”:  Was Einstein Right? by Stuart Clark 12;55
~ “Western Worlds!”, a co-production of The Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University, Ontario, and Astronomy.FM.  Tonight:  Mars has been much in the news as of late, so we have an encore broadcast of “A Dry & Frozen Version of Our Home, as reported by the Curiosity Science Team 32;00

SET #3:
UTC/GMT: 0400, 0800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 0000
US Eastern: 11pm, 3am, 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm
US Pacific: 8pm, 12am, 4am, 8am, 12pm, 4pm
~ News at the top of the hour – “Science Update”:  Komodo Dragon Housework – Housework may be killing female Komodo dragons at an early age.  ;60
~ More News – from WFIU / Indiana Public Radio: “A Moment of Science”:  How Similar Are Humans And Chimps? – I know that humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?  2;00
~ “Skeptically Speaking”:  Nobel Prize Women in Science [Part 2] – Author Sharon Bertsch McGrayne returns to tell us about more about the most influential women in the history of modern science.  60;00

SET #4:
UTC/GMT: 0500, 0900, 1300, 1700, 2100, 0100
US Eastern: 12pm, 4am, 8am, 12pm, 4pm, 8pm
US Pacific: 9pm, 1am, 5am, 9am, 1pm, 5pm
~ News at the top of the hour – Scientific American’s “60-Second Science”:  Short Interval Training Burns Big Calories ;77
~ More News – from WFIU / Indiana Public Radio: “A Moment of Science”:  Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks? – For billions of years, the Earth’s only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it’s been the target of space rocks in the past.  2;00
~ From the CBC, it’s “Quirks & Quarks”, presented by Bob MacDonald!  The Quirks & Quarks Question Roadshow from Calgary 53;30

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