StarDate on Claycord – April 6, 2013

April 6, 2013 19:00 pm · 7 comments


Click on the logo above to listen to today’s episode of StarDate on

StarDate is a daily two-minute audio program about astronomy. It is created by the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory and brought to you by is the only website in the World that broadcasts StarDate.

StarDate will be posted every day at 7pm on

CatWoman April 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Very nice!

Shasta Daisy April 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM
ClayDen April 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

It’s pretty amazing that you can see this with the naked eye. It took many Shuttle flights to get it all in orbit, and it’s about 200 x 300 feet and a million pounds with a crew of 6. The higher you are (in altitude), the better. I’ve seen it from Albuquerque (~6,000 ft) and it’s noticeably more visible than from here, thoug it’s very visible from here. A significant human achievement.

Anon April 7, 2013 at 12:27 AM

How refreshing to hear about the night sky instead of our little problems.

J. April 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM

The constellation Boötes … the herdsman … with its most famous star, the ice cream cone shaped Arcturus. Boötes created agriculture by using the Big Dipper to plow the land. Like many Greek myths the details of Bootes included tales of deception, betrayal, and even murder.

Thanks, Sandy Wood! Very cool stuff.

Sad Sack April 7, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Waste of time

Shasta Daisy April 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

……maybe that’s why you’re sad.

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