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The Astronomical Almanac

Hosted by Bob Antol

(Pawling Public Radio 103.7 FM)


Outline of Show



"In" Music: Oxygene Part IV by Jean Michel Jarre 3:30

Introduction: Welcome to The Astronomical Almanac.
I am your host - Bob Antol. I am a local astronomer in the Pawling area (Poughquag specifically), with a passion for all things astronomical.

Astronomy is the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. This show, The Astronomical Almanac, will make you more comfortable with these concepts so you will be able to recognize, grasp and appreciate the universe around us.

This is the The Astronomical Almanac on WPWL - Pawling Public Radio - 103.7 FM - Pawling, New York.
And today's episode is entitled __________ and __________.


Music: The Day the Earth Stood Still by Bernard Herrmann 3:50
1. Old Business: This portion of the program will be devoted to answering any questions from the previous episodes or to correct anything I may have said in error.
Music: Starflight 1 by Kevin Braheny 3:00
2. Expanding Your Astronomical Vocabulary: Each week, a term (or two) will be defined laying the groundwork for a more general understanding of astronomy.
Music: First Men in the Moon by Laurie Johnson 2:35
3. What's Up in the Sky This Week? I will highlight events in the sky that are of interest to the average person.
Music: Cosmos Space-Time Continuum by Vangelis 9:01
4. Astronomical Curiosities: Each week, a unique and different aspect of the world of astronomy will be explored.
Music: Mysterious Island by Bernard Herrmann 14:40
5. Did You Know? This portion of the program will be devoted to little bits of trivia that can be shared at parties, family get-togethers, reunions. Hey, the next time you are at a bar and there is a lull in the conversation, simply yell out Did You Know ... and share the following!
Music: Starman by Jack Nitzsche 4:46
6. The Buffer Zone: If there is still time left in the program, this portion will be devoted to 'personal recollections' of the things that initially got me interested in astronomy.

The Astronomical Almanac can be found on the web at http://www.stargate4173.com/wpwl/.

You will be able to see:

  • The format of the show
  • Links to the music from the show
  • Links to the notes for each episode
  • My bio

"Out" Music: Oxygene Part IV by Jean Michel Jarre 3:30

Exit: This has been The Astronomical Almanac
on WPWL - Pawling Public Radio - 103.7 FM - Pawling, New York.
I have been your host - Bob Antol.
I hope you enjoyed today's show and are a little more comfortable with the topics I discussed so you can now more easily recognize, grasp and appreciate the universe around us.
On next week's show, the episode will be entitled __________ and __________.

Clear skies ... and don't forget ... to look up!



Episodes


Episode # Original
Air Date
Show Title Mixcloud Recording Link
(Must be signed in to listen to older episodes.)
1 3 Oct 2017 Magnitudes and The Painted Globe Link
2 10 Oct 2017 Celestial Coordinates and Different Types of Telescopes Link
3 17 Oct 2017 Astronomical Units and Astronomical Apps Link
4 24 Oct 2017 Bayer Designations and Astronomical Apps (Part 2) N/A
5 31 Oct 2017 Positional Astronomy and Messier Objects N/A
6 7 Nov 2017 ????? and ????? N/A
copyright © 2017 Robert A. Antol