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New Horizons 2009 video now online

All talks given at the New Horizons in Science conference at the University of Texas at Austin Oct. 18-20 have been captured as video streams and posted at Ustream.tv.

Video from all 16 talks is embedded here:

Or you can go to Ustream.tv and search for "casw." There are two streams at Ustream, labeled CASW 1 and CASW 2.

CASW thanks UT Austin's excellent videographers for making New Horizons 2009 available live online. Please send comments and feedback to Paul Raeburn. If you like this, we'll try to make it a regular feature of New Horizons.

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Workshop
Austin 2009 - Wednesday
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Field trip
Austin 2009 - Wednesday

Star Party

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20 Oct 2009 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Star Party

In celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, UT-Austin McDonald Observatory astronomers will host a Star Party. They will set up their telescopes and tell us what to look for as we view the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects (weather permitting).

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Obesity
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Neuroscience
Austin 2009 - Monday morning 11 AM
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Computation
Austin 2009 - Monday morning 11 AM
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Bats!

Every summer, more than 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats make their home in Austin under the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Their nightly exodus is a sight to be seen. An evening field trip during this year's New Horizons in Science meeting is your chance to be up close and personal as we go to the shores of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.

We’ll be joined by neurobiologist Dr. George Pollak, who studies how bats, such as the Mexican free-tailed bats, process sound information. His research yields insights into the way sound is analyzed by the brain and how the brain processes cues that allow animals to associate a sound with its a location of origin. Bats are ideal for his research because their auditory systems place a high premium on hearing.

For more information and to register for CASW and NASW events and field trips, visit the University of Texas New Horizons website.

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