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This week Derek has a chat with Joeseph Lazio, project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. To find out a bit more about what this next-generation radio telescope is going to attempt to find, and how it will address some of the fundamental questions in astrophysics, physics, and even astrobiology.
Show Notes
 

– Date – November 29th 2011
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Skeptic History Notes

– New age author & speaker James Arthur Ray was born November 22, 1957.
– Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” was published November 24, 1859.
– The Piltdown Man fossil was debunked in a November 21, 1953 article in the London Times.
– The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Epperson v. Arkansas on November 12, 1968.
– The “Lucy” specimen of Australopithecus afarensis was found November 24, 1974.
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– Scott Sigler book giveaway winner is Lathrop Preston (contact Derek on Facebook with your details!).
Brian Thompson the new Field Coordinator at the James Randi Educational Foundation.
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– Joseph W. Lazio is a project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
– The SKA will be able to do some pretty cool science.
Radio telescopes are a bit different than normal 'optical' scopes.
One famous radio telescope was seen in the movie Contact and Godeneye.
– The SKA will be using different types of antenna systems.
You can get involved in the SKA and further exciting science!

 



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