My latest podcast for the 365 Days of Astronomy is up. You can check it out from their site directly or download it via iTunes too.
Error Correction: For some reason in the podcast I said the QUEST camera was 196-Megapixels. It was really only 161-Megapixels. Sorry about that.
Here are some links to go with the show:
Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope - Where it all happens
Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (aka POSS II) - some details on the second survey.
Google Sky & WorldWide Telescope - two ways to surf the sky from your desktop.
SkyFactory - home of some great images produced from the Second Palomar Sky Survey
High-Performance Wireless Research and Education Network - The high-speed network that allows astronomers to work remotely, far from Palomar.
Palomar-QUEST Survey - info on the survey completed last fall
Dwarf Planet Eris - Mike Brown's page on the world that "killed" Pluto