365 Days of Astronomy - Weekly Edition
The weekly podcast from the International Year of Astronomy 2009. This podcast comes out weekly and includes each daily episode of the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast.
Ep. 563: White Dwarf MergersMar 30, 2020 01:00:48
White dwarfs are usually about 60% the mass of the Sun, so it was a bit of a surprise when astronomers found one that was almost exactly twice that. What happens when white dwarfs merge?
Ep. 562: Dealing with COVID-19 and the Changes it will BringMar 23, 2020 01:00:19
Ep. 561: Remembering Katherine JohnsonMar 6, 2020 01:00:21
We lost a bright star here on planet Earth last week. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 101, after an incredible career of helping humans land on the Moon. If you saw the movie Hidden Figures, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Ep. 560: BetelgeuseFeb 24, 2020 01:06:26
You might be surprised to hear that we've never done an episode of Astronomy Cast featuring Betelgeuse. Well, good news, this is that episode. Let's talk about the star, why it might be dimming, and what could happen if it explodes as a supernova.
Ep. 559: The Surface of the SunFeb 17, 2020 58:07
A brand new telescope has completed on Maui's Haleakala, and it has just one job: to watch the Sun in unprecedented detail. It's called the Daniel K. Inouye telescope, and the engineering involved to get this telescope operational are matched by the incredible resolution of its first images.
Ep. 558: Supernova SN 2006gyFeb 10, 2020 53:11
We've been following this story for more than a decade, so it's great to finally have an answer to the question, why was supernova 2006gy so insanely bright? Astronomers originally thought it was an example of a supermassive star exploding, but new evidence provides an even more fascinating answer.
Ep. 557: Red Dwarfs: Friend or FoeFeb 3, 2020 54:51
On the one hand, red dwarfs are the longest lived stars in the Universe, the perfect place for life to hang out for trillions of years. On the other hand, they're tempestuous little balls of plasma, hurling out catastrophic flares that could wipe away life. Are they good or bad places to live?
Ep. 556: Multi Messenger AstronomyJan 27, 2020 01:00:16
For the longest time astronomers could only study the skies with telescopes. But then new techniques and technologies were developed to help us see in different wavelengths. Now astronomers can study objects in both visible light, neutrinos, gravitational waves and more. The era of multi-messenger astronomy is here.
Ep. 555: Satellite Constellations and the Future of AstronomyJan 19, 2020 29:58
The other big issue at the AAS was the challenge that astronomy is going to face from all the new satellite constellations coming shortly. There are already 180 Starlinks in orbit, and thousands more are coming, not to mention the other constellations in the works. What will be the impact on astronomy, and what can we do about it?
Ep. 554: Big Telescope Controversy in Hawai'iJan 13, 2020 30:37
This week we're live at the American Astronomical Society's 235th meeting in Honolulu, Hawai'i. We learned about new planets, black holes and star formation, but the big issue hanging over the whole conference is the protests and politics over the new Thirty Meter Telescope due for construction on Mauna Kea.
Ep. 553: What To Look Forward To In 2020Dec 30, 2019 57:47
It's hard to believe it, but we survived another trip around the Sun. Now it's time to take the whole journey all over again, but with new news. Let's take a look at some of the space and astronomy stories we're looking forward to in 2020.
Ep. 552: Boyajian's star (and other strange stars)Dec 23, 2019 52:47
Huge surveys of the sky are finding more and more planets, stars and galaxies. But they're also turning up strange objects astronomers have never seen before, like Boyajian's star. Today we're going to talk about some unusual objects astronomers have discovered, and why this number is only going to go way way up.
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Ep. 551: Missing Epochs - Observing before the CMBRDec 16, 2019 43:45
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is the earliest moment in the Universe that we can see with our telescopes, just a few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang itself. What will it take for us to be able to fill in the missing gap? To see closer to the beginning of time itself?
Ep. 550: Missing Epochs - Observing the Cosmic Dark AgesDec 7, 2019 38:28
Powerful observatories like Hubble and the Very Large Telescope have pushed our vision billions of light-years into the Universe, allowing us to see further and further back in time. But there are regions which we still haven't seen: the Cosmic Dark Ages. What's it going to take to observe some of these earliest moments in the Universe?
Ep. 549: Stellar nucleosynthesis revisited: In and on and around dead starsDec 2, 2019 34:13
Last week we gave you an update on the formation of elements from the Big Bang and in main sequence stars like the Sun. This week, we wrap up with a bang, talking about the death of the most massive stars and how they seed the Universe with heavier elements.
Ep. 548: Stellar nucleosynthesis revisited: In stellar cores & atmospheresNov 25, 2019 41:36
Ep. 547: Why Astronomy Still Needs HumansNov 18, 2019 58:27
Few sciences have been able to take advantage of the power of computers like astronomy. But with all this computing power, you might be surprised to learn how important a role humans still play in this science.
Ep. 546: Weird Issues: Planetary MigrationNov 11, 2019 50:27
Before we discovered other planets, our Solar System seemed like a perfectly reasonable template for everywhere. But now we see massive planets close to their stars, which leads you to the question, how does it all get there. Do the planets form in place or do they migrate around?
Ep. 545: Weird Issues: Are comets asteroids or are asteroids comets?Nov 5, 2019 39:45
Things used to be so simple. Comets were snowballs from the outer Solar System, and asteroids were rocks from the inner Solar System. But now everything's all shades of grey. Astronomers have found asteroids that behave like comets and comets that behave like asteroids.
Ep. 544: Weird Issues: BiosignaturesOct 28, 2019 56:33
Ep. 543: Weird Issues: The Habitable ZoneOct 20, 2019 01:01:04
Our series on Universe weirdness marches on. This week we take a look at the habitable zone, and how things aren't as simple as we thought.
Ep. 542: Weird Issues: The Age of the UniverseOct 14, 2019 37:27
Our series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe.
Ep. 541: Weird Issues: Expansion Rate of the UniverseOct 7, 2019 33:37
Ep. 540: Weird Issues: How Do (or Don't) Planets Form?Sep 30, 2019 58:49
As astronomers started to discover planets orbiting other stars, they immediately realized that their expectations would need to be tossed out. Hot jupiters? Pulsars with planets? We're now decades into this task, and the Universe is continuing to surprise us.
Ep. 539: Weird Issues: Why We Don't Know the Age of Saturn's RingsSep 23, 2019 59:30
How old are Saturn's rings? They could be brand new, or they could be as ancient as the Solar System itself. Planetary scientists thought they knew the answer thanks to new data from Cassini, but new ideas are calling even that into question.
Ep. 538: Asteroids: Rubble piles of the Solar SystemSep 16, 2019 37:38
Thanks to all the work from Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-REx, astronomers are getting a much better look at the smaller asteroids in the Solar System. It turns out, they're piles of rubble... but fascinating piles of rubble. Let's talk about what we've learned so far.
Ep. 537: Reusable Rocket RevolutionSep 9, 2019 01:00:19
We took a hiatus this summer, but SpaceX sure didn't, with the tests of the Starhopper prototype. Today we're going to talk about the revolution in reusable rocketry and quest to build a fully reusable two-stage rocket.
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Astronomy Cast on Hiatus until Sept 2019Jul 1, 2019 02:03
Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don't worry, we'll be back in September, and we might just have surprises for you all along this summer! Don't forget you can still catch Pamela with Daily Space, rocket launches and specials on CosmoQuest's Twitch channel, and you can find all the space news and videos from Fraser at Universe Today!
We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm PDT / 19:00 UTC. You can watch us live on here on AstronomyCast.com, or the AstronomyCast YouTube page.
Ep. 536: Everyday RelativityJul 1, 2019 49:09
Relativity is used in more day to day situations than you may realize. In this episode, we will count (some of) the ways. This episode is brought to you live from the All-Stars Star Party in Indian Wells, California.
Ep. 535: Astronomy-Related Things To Do This SummerJun 24, 2019 58:32
Ep. 534: Modern South African AstronomyJun 17, 2019 59:16
Ep. 533: Indigenous South African AstronomyJun 10, 2019 36:20
Ep. 532: Modern Astronomy of AustraliaJun 3, 2019 01:00:57
Last week we talked about how well the indigenous Australians followed the night sky. Well, it turns out, Australia is still an amazing place for astronomy. There are so many powerful observatories in Australia, and even more in the works.
Ep. 531: Australian Indigenous AstronomyMay 27, 2019 01:00:39
This week, we focus on the archaeoastronomy of another part of the world, this time from the indigenous people of Australia. Another group of people whose lives depended on knowing what was happening in the sky from season to season.
Ep. 530: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 2May 12, 2019 31:20
South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world to put a telescope. It's dry, high, and the nights are clear. Today we'll talk about the monster telescopes already in operation in this region, and the big ones coming soon.
Ep. 529: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 1May 6, 2019 28:23
The Andes mountains in South America are a hotspot of astronomy today, but ancient peoples knew it was a great place for astronomy and lived their lives in tune with the night sky. Today we'll learn all about what they knew, and how they mapped the movements of the stars and planets.
Ep. 528: Modern Astronomy of the American SouthwestApr 29, 2019 43:38
Last week we talked about the ancient astronomy of the American Southwest. But this is actually Pamela's stomping grounds, and she's spent many a night perched atop mountains in this region staring in the night sky with gigantic telescopes. How does astronomy get done in this region today?
Ep. 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American SouthwestApr 22, 2019 01:01:13
Ancient peoples had no light pollution, and they knew the night skies very well. In fact, they depends on them to know when to plant and when to harvest. Today Pamela talks about the archeoastronomical sites of the American Southwest.
Ep. 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87Apr 15, 2019 57:10
Today, of course, we're going to talk about the announcement from the Event Horizon Telescope and the first photograph of a black hole's event horizon.
Ep. 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical UnionApr 8, 2019 01:03:39
Even though they might be scattered around our planet, astronomers have way to come together to work out issues that face their entire field of study. It's called the International Astronomical Union, and they're the ones who work out the new names for stars, and sometimes de-planet beloved Kuiper Belt Objects.
Ep. 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 - Beyond Our SystemApr 1, 2019 01:00:41
We learned how to figure out the ages of objects in the Solar System, now we push out into the deeper Universe. What about stars, galaxies, and even the Universe itself? How old is it?
This episode is part 3 of a series.
Ep. 523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar SystemMar 25, 2019 01:01:27
Today we push our aging curiosity out into the Solar System to ask that simple question: how old is it and how do we know? What techniques do astronomers use to age various objects and regions in the Solar System?
This is part two of a series.
Ep. 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 - Earth RocksMar 18, 2019 40:15
People always want to know how old everything is. And more specifically, they want to know how we know how old everything is. Well, here at Astronomy Cast, it's our job to tell you now only what we know, but how we know what we know. And today we'll begin a series on how we know how old everything is.
This is part one of a double episode.
Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul SutterMar 17, 2019 21:10
Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of dust and BICEP 2's claim of discovering primordial gravitational waves.
Ep. 521: The Deep Space NetworkMar 11, 2019 44:52
We always focus on the missions, but there's an important glue that holds the whole system together. The Deep Space Network. Today we're going to talk about how this system works and how it communicates with all the spacecraft out there in the Solar System.
Ep. 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter, Part 2Mar 1, 2019 32:10
This is our second episode in a two part series where we look at Transients in astronomy. In last week's episode, we talked about things that change here in our own Solar System. Now we'll talk about everything else in the Milky Way and beyond.
Ep. 519: Transients: What They Are and Why They MatterFeb 25, 2019 34:27
Astronomers have found that sometimes the Universe changes. Things move, things explode, things get brighter or dimmer. In fact, knowing this has helped astronomers discover some very important aspects of the Universe. Today we begin a two part series on Transients and their role in astronomy.
Ep. 518: When the Universe tried to Declare WarFeb 18, 2019 01:01:19
We always say the Universe is trying to kill us. But there was this one time, when the Universe used our own fear of nuclear attack against us, nearly setting off a global nuclear war. Nice try Universe, we're on to you now.
Ep. 517: Fritz Zwicky and the Zwicky Transient FacilityFeb 11, 2019 58:29
One of the most influential astronomers in the 20th Century was Fritz Zwicky. He had his hand in the discovery of dark matter, gravitational lensing, supernovae and neutron stars. And he also worked on a few more controversial ideas like, uh, tired light. Let's learn more about Zwicky.
Ep. 516: Polar VorticesFeb 4, 2019 43:59
It's cold right now. Okay, fine, here on Vancouver Island, it's actually pretty warm. But for the rest of Canada and big parts of the US, it's terrifyingly cold. Colder than Mars or the North Pole cold. This is all thanks to the break up of the polar vortex. What are polar vertices, how do they form, and where else to we find them in the Solar System?
Ep. 515: Space RadiationJan 28, 2019 55:35
Space is a hostile environment in so many ways. But one of its worst features is the various kinds of radiation you can find. When astronauts go back beyond the protective environment of the Earth's magnetosphere, what are the various kinds of radiation they'll encounter. And is there anything we'll be able to do about it?
Ep. 514: Planetary Protection ProtocolsJan 21, 2019 01:01:15
As we send rovers and landers to other worlds, we have to think about the tiny microbial astronauts we're sending along with us. In fact, NASA is so concerned about infecting other worlds that it has established the planetary protection protocols. Just to be safe.
Ep. 513: Stellar FusionJan 14, 2019 55:23
The Sun. It's a big ball of fire, right? Apparently not. In fact, what's going on inside of the Sun took us some time and knowledge of physics to finally figure out: stellar fusion. Let's talk about the different kinds of fusion, and how we're trying to adapt it to generate power here on Earth.
Ep. 512: Direct Imaging of ExoplanetsJan 7, 2019 59:36
Finding planets is old news, we now know of thousands and thousands of the places. But the terrible irony is that we can only see a fraction of the planets out there using the traditional methods of radial velocity and transits. But the new telescopes will take things to the next level and image planets directly.
Ep. 511: Predictions for 2019Dec 31, 2018 59:48
We did it, we made it through 2018 in space. Now let’s look forward to the incredible launches, discoveries and astronomical events happening in 2019.
Ep. 510: 2018 - Year in ReviewDec 23, 2018 56:00
2018 was an incredible year in space news. Rockets launched, landers landed, spacecraft were born and died. We learned tremendous new things about Universe around us, and today we're here to look back fondly over the last 12 months to review the year in space that was.
Ep. 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D PrintersDec 10, 2018 37:37
The technology of 3D printing is taking off. From tiny home-based 3D printers to larger manufacturing. And of course, 3D printing is going to space with the International Space Station and beyond.
Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift GuideDec 3, 2018 59:25
We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it's time to wonder what gifts to get your beloved space nerds. We've got some suggestions. Some are brand new this year, others are classics that we just can't help but continue to suggest. Let's get into it.
Ep. 507: From Fiction to Fact : Ion DriveNov 28, 2018 56:16
Ion engines are a mainstay of science fiction, featured in both Star Trek and Wars. But this is a very real technology, successfully used on several missions out there in the Solar System right now. How do they work and what are the limits?
Ep. 506: It's not Aliens, Unless it's AliensNov 18, 2018 31:08
Did you hear that astronomers from Harvard think that the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua was actually an alien solar sail? Is it aliens? Of course it's not aliens. But some day, it'll actually be aliens.
Ep. 505: SeismologyNov 12, 2018 58:25
We're always interested in the surface features of the planets and moons in the Solar System, but that's only skin deep. It turns out, these worlds have an interesting inner life too. Thanks to the science of seismology, we can peer into our planet and learn how it works... inside. And we're about to take that technology to Mars.
Ep. 504: Radar, Lidar, and SonarNov 5, 2018 39:30
To really study something, you want to reach out and touch it. But what can you do if you're separated by a huge distance? You reach out with electromagnetic or sound waves and watch how they bounce back. Thanks to radar, sonar and lidar.
Ep. 503: Gravity MappingOct 29, 2018 32:41
The Earth looks like a perfect sphere, but down here on the surface we see that there are mountains, rivers, oceans, glaciers, all kinds of features with different densities and shapes. Scientists can map this produce a highly detailed gravity map of our planet. And it turns out, this is very useful for other worlds too.
Ep. 502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds RemotelyOct 22, 2018 50:48
How do you know what something is made of if you can't reach out and touch it? How do we know what planets lights years away have in their atmosphere? What about the rocks all around Curiosity? Or the geysers coming out of Europa and Enceladus? Scientists have a few handy tricks.
Ep. 501: Water Worlds RevisitedOct 10, 2018 55:21
We're not learning that the vast majority of potentially habitable worlds out there are actually icy moons like Europa and Enceladus. Good news, there are hundreds, if not thousands of times more of them than worlds like Earth. Bad news, they're locked in ice. What have we learned about water worlds and their potential for habitability?
Ep. 500: Live Celebration!Sep 18, 2018 01:51:09
Welcome to episode 500 of Astronomy Cast. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're going to look back 500 years into the past to see what we learned about the Universe. And then we're going to look 500 years into the future.
Astronomy Cast celebrated their 500th episode on Sept 15-16, 2018. We broadcasted from our celebration, in front of a live audience! And we debuted our new theme music by composer, fan and friend David Joseph Wesley!
Ep. 499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law?Sep 10, 2018 01:01:43
We started out Astronomy Cast with the controversal decision to de-planet Pluto. And here we are, more than a decade later, at the brink of recording our 500th episode when another big decision is coming down from the IAU: whose name goes on the concept that our Universe is expanding: Hubble or Lemaître? It’s a big deal and Pamela knows all about it.
Ep. 498: Dwarf Galaxy UpdateJul 2, 2018 01:00:49
The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we're going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers. And what we've discovered about dwarf galaxies in general.
Ep. 497: Update on Globular ClustersJun 26, 2018 01:03:31
Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn't matter, they're awesome and we're here to update you on them.
Ep. 496: Update on Stellar Populations (I, II, & III)Jun 18, 2018 55:44
Another update show, this time on the various generations of stars, let's get into it.
Ep. 495: Update on Asteroids & Prospects of Asteroid MiningJun 12, 2018 01:00:45
Our knowledge of space is starting to match up with our ability to get out there an explore it. There are several companies working on missions and techniques to harvest minerals from asteroids. What other resources are out there that we can use?
Ep. 494: Icy Moons Update 2018Jun 4, 2018 58:05
Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we've learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter's Europa to Saturn's Enceladus, to Pluto's Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. What new things have we learned about these places?
Ep. 493: Mars Update 2018May 28, 2018 01:01:36
If there's one place we've learned more about in the last 10 years, it's Mars. Thanks to all those rovers, orbiters, landers which are flying overhead, crawling around the surface, and digging into the rich Martian regolith. What have we learned about Elon Musk's future home?
Ep. 492: Comets, Asteroids and KBO’sMay 21, 2018 01:03:21
Another topic with plenty of updates. Since we started Astronomy Cast we’ve visited many smaller objects in the Solar System up close, from Ceres and Vesta to Pluto, not to mention a comet. What have we learned?
Ep 491: Exoplanet Update 2018May 14, 2018 36:43
Finally, a big update. Have there been news in the realm of exoplanets? More news that we can possibly cover. But we'll try our best.
Ep 490: What's New with SupernovaeMay 7, 2018 57:12
Time for another update, this time we're going to look at what's new with supernovae. And once again, we've got good news, lots of new stuff to report.
Ep 489: Black Hole UpdateApr 30, 2018 53:32
Another update episode, this time we look at what’s new and changed in the research of black holes. And it’s here that we find a lot of substantial new discoveries in the field, so much has been discovered since we first covered black holes a decade ago.
Ep 488: Dark Energy: 2018 EditionApr 24, 2018 37:51
The updates continue. Last week we talked about dark matter, and this week we continue with its partner dark energy. Of course, they're not really partners, unless you consider mysteriousness to be an attribute. Dark energy, that force that's accelerating the expansion of the Universe. What have we learned?
Ep 487: Dark Matter: 2018 EditionApr 16, 2018 01:00:34
Last week, we gave you an update in particle physics. This week it's time to see what's new in the world of dark matter. Spoiler alert, we still have no idea what it is, but maybe a few more ideas for what it isn't.
Ep 486: Particle Physics UpdateApr 9, 2018 59:33
It's time for a news update. This time from the field of particle physics. It turns out there have been all kinds of new and interesting particles discovered by the Large Hadron Collider and others. Let's get an update from Pamela.
Ep 485: Docking, Refueling, and TransferringMar 30, 2018 49:33
It's one thing to get to space. But once you've made it there, what do you want to do? You'll probably want to dock with another space ship, deliver cargo, refuel. Today we'll talk about how all that happens.
Ep. 484: Transfer Orbits and Gravitational AssistsMar 26, 2018 58:10
If you want to get around in the Solar System, you'll want to take advantage of natural gravitational speed boosts and transfer orbits. Whether you're heading to the outer Solar System or you want to visit the Sun itself, the planets themselves can help you in your journey.
Ep 483: Stopping in SpaceMar 20, 2018 57:06
It's one thing to get from Earth to space, but sometimes you want to do the opposite. You want to get into orbit or touch down gently on the surface of a planet and explore it. How do spacecraft stop? And what does that even mean when everything is orbiting?
Ep 482: Alternative Ways to SpaceMar 13, 2018 32:58
Getting to space is all about rockets, but people are trying to figure out other methods that could carry payloads to orbit and beyond. Railguns, airplanes, tethers and more. Today we’ll talk about alternative methods of spaceflight.
Ep 481: Rockets pt. 3 - Going Faster, Higher, Farther after Fairing SeparationMar 6, 2018 01:00:17
We've seen rockets blast off from here on Earth. But that's only half the story. Rockets have additional stages to push them into trajectories, like transfer orbits and various orbital maneuvers. Let's talk about what happens after the rocket is long gone, beyond our sight.
Astronomy Cast Special: Q & A with Dr. Pamela GayMar 6, 2018 58:59
Pamela will be on to answer your space and astronomy questions live, as Fraser enjoys auroras in Iceland this week!
Ep 480: Rockets pt. 2- Multi-stage BoostersFeb 27, 2018 58:41
The vast majority of rockets are multi-staged affairs. Why is this? What makes this kind of rocket so successful? Today we look at the ins and outs of multi-stage rockets.
Ep. 479: Rockets pt. 1- What Does “Single Stage To Orbit” Really Mean?Feb 21, 2018 40:19
To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy, we figured it was time for an all new series, this time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today we're going to talk about why single stage to orbit rockets are so difficult to carry out.
Ep. 478: Apollo 8 with Paul HildebrandtFeb 13, 2018 47:10
On Christmas Day, 1968 Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human being to see the far side of the Moon. Their mission, of course, was Apollo 8, the first time human beings had ever left Earth orbit and seen the far side of the Moon. Today we talk all about Apollo 8, with special guest Paul Hildebrandt, director of a new documentary about the mission.
Ep. 477: The State of Exploration: Return to the MoonFeb 6, 2018 57:35
Description:It's been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well, it's time to go back, in theory. Of course, we've heard this all before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time. What hardware will we use, and what other strategies are in the works to make this happen?
Ep. 476: The Overview EffectJan 30, 2018 59:44
After they’ve been to space, many astronauts report that seeing the world from above has given them a totally new perspective on humanity and the state of our planet. It’s called the Overview Effect. Today we’ll talk about this, and what this perspective can teach us all.
Ep. 475: Fast Radio BurstsJan 24, 2018 01:00:40
You know what’s fun? Mysteries. Here’s one: fast radio bursts. Astronomers have been detecting mysterious one-time signals from across the sky. What’s causing them? Nobody knows for sure, but the search is on to get to the bottom of them.
Ep. 474: Predictions for 2018Jan 16, 2018 54:56
Phew, 2018, time to press the reset button and enjoy a whole new year of space exploration and space science. What’s coming up this year? What should we expect to launch, and what will we see in the sky?
Ep. 473: Remembering the Best Space Science of 2017Jan 9, 2018 59:36
2017 was a crazy year for, well, you know. But, it was a great year for space science, a kilonova, extrasolar planets, reusable rockets and more. Let's look back at the year that was and remember our favorite space science.
Ep. 472: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 4: BioscienceJan 2, 2018 59:47
What happens when the future meets biology? Bioscience science fiction, of course. And that's our focus today as we continue our journey though science-based science fiction.
Ep. 471: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 3: Human Computer RelationsDec 27, 2017 55:44
It's time to talk computers, and how we're going to be dealing with them in the future. In our next segment on modern sci-fi, we talk about the future of the human-computer interface.
Ep. 470: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover – Part 2: 3D PrintingDec 20, 2017 56:28
Our journey through interesting science fiction, this time we talk about speculative fiction dealing with materials science, nanotechnology and 3D printing. It’s a staple in Star Trek, but what other stories deal with it?
Ep. 469: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 1 Space ExplorationDec 12, 2017 58:51
We've always been fans of science fiction, but we really like our science. Today we'll talk about some books we've been reading recently that do a good job of dealing with the science in science fiction.
Ep. 468: Simulations for Science and FunDec 5, 2017 58:08
Astronomers depend on simulations to study the Universe. From relatively straightforward orbital simulations to vast simulations that try to recreate the large scale structure of the Universe from the Big Bang. Today we're going to talk about some of those simulations, as well as tools you can use simulate the Universe.
Ep. 467: ResonanceNov 28, 2017 44:12
Many of the moons and planets across the Universe are in resonance with each other and their star. What causes this resonance, and how can it help us understand the history of planetary formation and migration?
Ep. 466: Origins of Zero (0)Nov 21, 2017 01:00:47
We depend on zero for our math to work right, but this number was actually invented in fairly recent times. Why do we need zero? Was it inevitable?
Ep. 465: Exploiting Interfering LightNov 11, 2017 55:10
Electromagnetic radiation, also known as "light" is pretty handy for astronomers. They can use it to directly and indirectly observe stars, nebula, planets and more. But as you probably know, light can act like a wave, creating interference patterns tto teach us even more about the Universe.
Ep. 464: Why the Hype over an Exorock?Nov 7, 2017 57:42
Astronomers this week announced that they had discovered an asteroid or comet on a trajectory that brought it from outside the Solar System? Is this the first case of an object from deep space? And what can we learn from this discovery?
Ep. 463: Pareidolia and the MoonOct 31, 2017 57:31
The man in the moon, the pyramids on Mars. Every cloud, ever. Humans have a tendency to pattern match when they're looking around the Universe - it's called pareidolia. What causes this behavior, and how can we use this to debunk some hilarious conspiracy theories?
Ep. 462: Modeling the WeatherOct 24, 2017 44:39
Have you noticed that weather forecasting has gotten much better in the last few years? Thanks to weather satellites, weather stations, and better forecasting techniques. How do scientists predict the weather with any kind of accuracy days or even weeks in the future.
Ep. 461: Measuring the Weather with SatellitesOct 17, 2017 40:23
What's the weather doing? Is it going to rain today? How much? What about temperatures? We depend on modern weather forecasting, thanks, in part to the vast network of weather satellites. What instruments do they have, what orbits do they use.
Ep. 460: Earth from Afar: Remote SensingOct 10, 2017 59:02
The space age has given us the ability to look at every corner of the globe in every wavelength. It's revolutionized our ability to predict the weather, keep track of environmental damage, and watch the world change. Today we look at what missions and technologies give us the ability to watch our world from afar.
Ep. 459: Arecibo ObservatoryOct 3, 2017 45:07
The iconic Arecibo Radio Observatory has been a mainstay in science and science fiction. This Puerto Rico-based radio telescope was already in an uncertain level of funding. But now with the damage from Hurricane Maria, it might be shut down forever.
Ep. 458: The Science of CassiniSep 26, 2017 01:02:34
And now Cassini’s gone. Smashed up in the atmosphere of Saturn. But planetary scientists are going to be picking through all those pictures and data for decades. Let’s look back at some of the science gathered up by Cassini so far, and we can still learn from this epic journey.
Ep. 457: Why Did Cassini Have To Die? In MemoriamSep 19, 2017 40:33
It's time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system since 2004. But why does a seemingly healthy spacecraft and mission need to come to an end? Today we look back at the mission, some of the amazing discoveries, and why its finale was necessary.
Ep. 456: Pluto RevisitedSep 12, 2017 01:00:11
This week, we return to our starting point, where Astronomy Cast began: Pluto. 11 years on, we have a whole new appreciate for the dwarf planet Pluto. We've visited it, probed it and taken pictures. It's time for an update.
Ep. 455: Your Practical Guide to Colonizing the Milky Way!Aug 29, 2017 28:55
This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017. Listen as we discuss how humans might be able to colonize the Milky Way!
Ep. 454: Things We're Looking Forward ToJun 20, 2017 01:04:00
As we wrap up season 10 of Astronomy Cast, we look forward to all the instruments, missions and science results on the distant horizon. Think astronomy is exciting already? Just you wait.
Ep. 453: Favorite Things We've Done These 10 YearsJun 12, 2017 57:58
10 years of Astronomy Cast... wow. It's been a long, fun journey. What are some of our favorite episodes and adventures over the decade we've been doing this show.
Ep. 452: Summer Observing ChallengesJun 7, 2017 59:50
Ep. 451: When Can I Buy My Ticket To Space?May 30, 2017 59:46
Like most of us, you probably want to know what it would be like to travel to space. Maybe not to live, but just to visit. You want to be a space tourist. Good news, there are a bunch of companies working hard to give you the opportunity to fly to space. How long until you can buy a ticket?
Astronomy Cast Ep. 450: Inflatable HabitatsMay 23, 2017 01:00:34
In order to live in space, we'll need to live in a habitat that simulates the temperature, pressure and atmosphere of Earth. And one of the most interesting ideas for how to do this will be with inflatable habitats. In fact, there are a few habitats in the works right now, including one attached to the International Space Station.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 449: Robots in Space!May 9, 2017 59:44
When you think of a robot, you're probably imagining some kind of human-shaped machine. And until now, the robotic spacecraft we've sent out into space to help us explore the Solar System look nothing like that. But that vision of robots is coming back, thanks to a few new robots in development by NASA and other groups.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 448: Prepping for the EclipseMay 2, 2017 59:48
On Monday, August 21, 2017, there's going to be a total eclipse of the Sun, visible to path that goes right through the middle of the United States. You should be making plans to see this, and we're here to help you know where to go and what to do.
Ep. 447: Animals in Space Pt. 3: Dogs, Monkeys and MoreApr 25, 2017 57:33
For the final episode in our 3-part episode about animals in space, we look at the largest animals to go to orbit. And I'll just warn you now, this is going to be a really sad episode.
Ep. 446: Animals in Space Pt. 2: Mice and Other Small AnimalsApr 18, 2017 01:03:19
Last week we talked about how the smallest creatures behave in space, but now we move up in size a little to small animals, like mice. What missions have they flown on, and how does microgravity affect their biology?
Ep. 445: Animals in Space Pt. 1: Insects and ArachnidsApr 11, 2017 01:03:17
Ep. 444: FractalsApr 4, 2017 01:15:27
For this historic 444th episode of Astronomy Cast, we talk about fractals. Those amazing mathematical visualizations of recursive algorithms. What are they, how do you get them? Why are they important?
Ep. 441: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 5: Continental DriftMar 25, 2017 01:00:13
Want to travel the world but you don't have a lot of money? No problem, your continent is drifting across the surface of the Earth right now. In a few million years, you'll reach your destination.
Ep. 440: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 4: Supervolcanoes!Mar 25, 2017 39:50
There are regular volcanoes, and then there are the supervolcanoes. Massive calderas of hot magma of incomprehensible size. Bad news, these things explode randomly and catastrophically. Worse news, there are a bunch around the Earth.
Ep. 439: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 3: How Do We Terraform Earth?Mar 25, 2017 52:52
Ep. 438: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 2: GeoengineeringMar 25, 2017 01:01:10
Ep. 437: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 1: The Torino ScaleMar 25, 2017 51:18
Ep. 443: Destroy and Rebuild Pt. 7: TsunamisMar 25, 2017 58:11
Surf's up! Today we're going to be talking about one of the most devastating natural disasters out there: tsunamis. We're talking huge waves that wreck the seashore. But it turns out, there many ways you can get a tsunami, and one of those has to do with space.
Ep. 442: Destroy and Rebuild Pt. 6: Magnetic Pole ReversalMar 8, 2017 01:01:04
If we look back into the geologic record of the Earth, it appears that our planet’s magnetic field flips polarity every few hundred thousand years or so. Why does this happen? When’s it supposed to happen next? Is it dangerous?
Astronomical Night Before Christmas, pt. 3, by Pamela GayDec 29, 2011
Astronomical Night Before Christmas, pt. 3, by Pamela Gay
Week 154 (Dec 08 - Dec 14)Dec 14, 2011
This week the shows include: Dec 08: A New Look at the Drake Equation by David Black; Dec 09: Mercury’s Volcanoes by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Dec 10: Aryabhatta by Brains Matter; Dec 11: Europa's Oceans and Possible Life by AstronomyCast; Dec 12: 'Twas the Observer's Day Before Christmas by Pamela Gay; Dec 13: Encore: Exploring Space with Your Computer by Bruce Irving; Dec 14: Aliens in Fact and Fiction by Walden School.
Week 153 (Dec 01 - Dec 07)Dec 13, 2011
This week the shows include: Dec 01: Familiarity Breeds Apathy by Manoharan Karthigasu; Dec 02: Naming Stars by Walden School; Dec 03: The Yerkes Telescope and Observatory by Alan Agrawal; Dec 04: Encore: The Tradition of Looking Up by Chad Moore and Angie Richman; Dec 05: Light Speed by Steve Nerlich; Dec 06: Top Ten Best Things to Look at in the Sky by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Dec 07: Astronomy for Everybody by John Johnson.
Week 152 (Nov 24 - Nov 30)Dec 1, 2011
This week the shows include: Nov 24: Mars Science Laboratory by Tony Rice; Nov 25: Encore: Seeing the Universe in a Whole New Light by Nicole Gugliucci; Nov 26: Black Holes: Everyone's favorite physics experiment by Steve Nerlich; Nov 27: Black Holes: The Supermassive Ones by Steve Nerlich; Nov 28: Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg by Adam Fuller; Nov 29: Four Small Constellations in the Northern Hemisphere by L. Cate Kendal; Nov 30: Observing With Webb in December 2011 by Rob Webb.
Week 151 (Nov 17 - Nov 23)Nov 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Nov 17: Solar Cycles by NOAO; Nov 18: Indigenous Australian Astronomy by Steve Nerlich; Nov 19: Under a Story Sky by David Ault; Nov 20: How Cold is the Moon? by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Nov 21: Observing With Webb: Telescopes For Christmas For Beginners by Rob Webb; Nov 22: Encore: Globular Star Clusters: How Old Am I? Where Are You? by Richard Kinne; Nov 23: Flying to Mars by Rob Knop.
Week 150 (Nov 10 - Nov 16)Nov 24, 2011
This week the shows include: Nov 10: Galaxy Hunting by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Nov 11: MESSENGER Overturns Origin of Mercury by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Nov 12: Questions from Class 2R by Steve Nerlich; Nov 13: An Astronomical Trifecta in 2012 by Michael Zeiler; Nov 14: Countdown for Upcoming Solar Eclipses by Jay Pasachoff; Nov 15: CMU Physics Concepts Program: Decades-long Outreach to Middle Schools by Diane Turnshek; Nov 16: October 25th 2011 Solar Show by RapidEye.
Week 149 (Nov 03 - Nov 09)Nov 17, 2011
This week the shows include: Nov 03: ALMA: The building blocks of something great by Adam Avison; Nov 04: The Role of Spruce Pine Quartz in Astronomy by David Biddix; Nov 05: An Inside Look at the NASA Lunar Science Institute by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Nov 06: Observing With Webb in November 2011 by Rob Webb; Nov 07: Dirty Snowballs & Giant Planets: X-Ray Secrets of Our Solar System Revealed by The Chandra X-Ray Observatory; Nov 08: Open Notebook Astronomy by Sandy Antunes; Nov 09: Encore: Celebrating Carl Sagan's Birthday with Longtime Collaborator Ann Druyan by Matt Kaplan.
Week 148 (Oct 27 - Nov 02)Nov 8, 2011
This week the shows include: Oct 27: Space Dust by Jackie Villadsen; Oct 28: Introduction to Astrophotography by Adam Pender; Oct 29: Bang! A Comic About How All Things Came To Be by Paul Caggegi; Oct 30: Encore: An African Boy's Heavenly Dream by Abraham Samma; Oct 31: Sprite: A Spacecraft for All by Maurizo Moribito; Nov 01: Why the LHC Won't Kill You by Steve Nerlich; Nov 02: Black Hole Formation in the Early Universe: Q & A with Marta Volonteri by Chris Lindsay.
Week 147 (Oct 20 - Oct 26)Nov 3, 2011
This week the shows include: Oct 20: Plan for a Sustainable Lunar Base by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Oct 21: Stargazing 101: Help Topics for Beginners by Julio Vannini; Oct 22: Encore: How Lunar Cycles Affect Wildlife by Wild Ideas; Oct 23: Encore: Warp Drive by Renata and Damian Handzy; Oct 24: Don Quixote by Steve Nerlich; Oct 25: Visualizing the Expanding Universe by Rob Knop; Oct 26: Saturn's Moon Phoebe by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski.
Week 146 (Oct 13 - Oct 19)Oct 24, 2011
This week the shows include: Oct 13: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Color Views of the Sun by George Cooper and Mike Edwards; Oct 14: Hollows on Mercury by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Oct 15: Encore: Voyager: Sailing to the Edge of our Solar System by Jane Platt from JPL, with Dr. Ed Stone; Oct 16: An Account of Truman Kohman's Life and Love of Astronomy, 1916-2010 by Diane Turnshek; Oct 17: The Acclerating Universe and the Nobel Prize by The National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Oct 18: The Vital Importance of the Moon for Life on Earth by Damian Lima; Oct 19: An Interview with George Diller, the Voice of NASA by Tony Rice.
Week 145 (Oct 06 - Oct 12)Oct 17, 2011
This week the shows include: Oct 06: Encore: Looking for a reason. Why Astronomy? by Richard Saunders; Oct 07: What's up in Planetary Exploration in October 2011 by Emily Lakdawalla; Oct 08: Magnification by Telescope Man; Oct 09: Encore: Stars That Fell Like Rain by John Johnson; Oct 10: Critical Density by Steve Nerlich; Oct 11: Technology Boosts Astronomy Education and Outreach by The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast 2011; Oct 12: The Discovery of the Accelerating Universe by Rob Knop.
Week 144 (Sep 29 - Oct 05)Oct 7, 2011
This week the shows include: Sep 29: Science Fiction and Science Fact by Katie Peterson/Adler Planetarium; Sep 30: Observing With Webb in October 2011 by Rob Webb; Oct 01: Look for the Bunny Girl: How NASA's Missions to the Moon Influence the Imagination by Jessica Santascoy; Oct 02: Encore: Kepler Keeps on Giving by Roz Brown/Ball Aerospace; Oct 03: ALMA Opens Her Eyes by Tania Burchell/NRAO; Oct 04: Why Comet Elenin is NOT a Brown Dwarf Star by Tony Darnell; Oct 05: International Observe the Moon Night 2011 by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 143 (Sep 22 - Sep 28)Sep 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Sep 22: Carnival of Space #215 -- the podcast by Steve Nerlich; Sep 23: A Star Party With A Noisy Astronomer – An Interview With Nicole Gugliucci by Kylie Sturgess; Sep 24: Wonders from Class, Part 4: Labs by Diane Turnshek; Sep 25: Historical Maps of Solar Eclipses from 1654 to Today by Michael Zeiler; Sep 26: Light Pollution by Telescope Man; Sep 27: Wavelengths - More than Meets the Eye by Steve Nerlich; Sep 28: Wavelengths - The Long and the Short of It by Steve Nerlich.
Week 142 (Sep 15 - Sep 21)Sep 25, 2011
This week the shows include: Sep 15: Encore: New World Ordered by Daniel Raffaele; Sep 16: Can Habitable Planets Be Found Orbiting White Dwarf Stars: Q & A with Eric Agol by Chris Lindsay; Sep 17: Planet Host Stars by The National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Sep 18: Encore: Mars and the Red Stars by Tavi Greiner; Sep 19: New Uses for Old Radio Dishes by Colm Ryan and Niall Smith; Sep 20: New Looks at the Apollo Landing Sites by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Sep 21: A Backyard Boom: Thermonuclear Supernova in M101 by Rob Knop.
Week 141 (Sep 08 - Sep 14)Sep 16, 2011
This week the shows include: Sep 08: Astronomy Outreach by Steve Nerlich; Sep 09: Menu for Mars by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Sep 10: Measure the Sun by Sandy Antunes; Sep 11: The Truth in Science and Astronomy by Elmar von Agris; Sep 12: Astronomy Clubs: The How, What and Why by Daniel Elbert Herron; Sep 13: September Observing by Telescope Man; Sep 14: Measuring the Stars' Light by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski.
Week 140 (Sep 01 - Sep 07)Sep 8, 2011
This week the shows include: Sep 01: The Moon Does not Spin on its Axis by Steve Nerlich; Sep 02: The Dark Energy Survey Project: Q & A with David Gerdes by Chris Lindsay; Sep 03: Fobos-Grunt by Steve Nerlich; Sep 04: The Dwarf Planets of the Outer Solar System by Joe Scaife; Sep 05: ENCORE: Observing Variable Stars by Travis Searle, Rebecca Turner and Mike Simonsen; Sep 06: The LCROSS Revolution by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Sep 07: Encore: How Amazingly Unlikely Is Your Birth? by Larry Sessions.
Week 139 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)Sep 1, 2011
This week the shows include: Aug 25: Henrietta Swan Leavitt by Steve Arnold; Aug 26: The Conditions Needed for the Inception by Life by Liminility; Aug 27: Wonders from Class, Pt. 3 by Diane Turnshek; Aug 28: Light - and a Bit of Dark by Steve Nerlich; Aug 29: Light - Wibbly, Wobbly Spacey-Timey Stuff by Steve Nerlich; Aug 30: Encore: The Magnetosphere by Terry and Stephen Whelan; Aug 31: Observing With Webb in September 2011 by Rob Webb.
Week 138 (Aug 18 - Aug 24)Aug 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Aug 18: Wonders from Class, Pt. 1 by Diane Turnshek; Aug 19: Wonders from Class, Part 2 by Diane Turnshek; Aug 20: David Kring: Making an Impact on Earth and the Moon by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Aug 21: ENCORE: Drifting Through the Zodiac by Christopher Crockett; Aug 22: Songs of Distant Earth by Darren Landrum; Aug 23: Detection of Visible Light from the Darkest World by David Kipping; Aug 24: Stars at a Glance by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski.
Week 137 (Aug 11 - Aug 17)Aug 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Aug 11: Apollo 11: Coming Home by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski; Aug 12: Orbiting Between the Fire and Frying Pan by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Aug 13: August Observing Tips by Telescope Man; Aug 14: Flock of Worlds by Adrian Morgan; Aug 15: Encore: Ptolemaic Cosmology - the Universe before Copernicus by Nik Whitehead; Aug 16: On the Success of Big Bang Cosmology by Rob Knop; Aug 17: The REU Program at NOAO by NOAO.
Week 136 (Aug 04 - Aug 10)Aug 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Aug 04: Juno, New Frontiers to Jupiter by Tony Rice; Aug 05: A Look at NASA's Future Through an Astronaut's Eyes by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Aug 06: What is a DOB? by Telescope Man; Aug 07: Encore: Adaptive Optics by Scott Kardel; Aug 08: Luminiferous Aether by Jim Bell from Sounds of Science; Aug 09: Encore: Why We Must Go to Mars by Robert Zubrin; Aug 10: A Tour of the Crab Nebula by The Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
Week 135 (Jul 28 - Aug 03)Aug 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Jul 28: Tumble Into Darkness by Jeff Wood; Jul 29: Encore: Location, Location, Location! by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Jul 30: Webb, James Webb by Steve Nerlich; Jul 31: Observing With Webb in August of 2011 by Rob Webb; Aug 01: The Planets in August by The Tecnocasters; Aug 02: Shakespeare’s Secret Knowledge of Astronomy by Mick Vagg; Aug 03: Apollo 11 Mission: On the Moon by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski.
Week 134 (Jul 21 - Jul 27)Aug 10, 2011
This week the shows include: Jul 21: Apollo11: Part 2 - The Landing by Steve Nerlich; Jul 22: Auroras and the Solar Storm of 1859 by Liminality; Jul 23: The Sky Through Two Telescopes by George Kristiansen; Jul 24: Apollo11: Part 3 - Getting Back Again by Steve Nerlich; Jul 25: A Planet is a Peculiar Place by Maurizo Moribito; Jul 26: High School Teams Compete in Lunar Research by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jul 27: Ripped Apart by a Black Hole by Rob Knop.
Week 133 (Jul 14 - Jul 20)Aug 10, 2011
This week the shows include: Jul 14: Iridium Flares by Kyle Kneisl; Jul 15: Discovery of Neptune's Thirteen Moons, Part 1 by Diane Turnshek; Jul 16: Apollo11: Part 1 - Getting There by Steve Nerlich; Jul 17: The Galactic Star Thief by NOAO; Jul 18: The Discovery of Neptune's Thirteen Moons, Part 2 by Diane Turnshek; Jul 19: The Mars Hoax by Telescope Man; Jul 20: Encore: The Case of the Lobate Scarps by Carolyn Collins Petersen.
Week 132 (Jul 07 - Jul 13)Aug 9, 2011
This week the shows include: Jul 07: What's up in Planetary Exploration in July 2011 by Emily Lakdawalla; Jul 08: Prize Winning Planetary Research by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Jul 09: Solar Cosmic Katrina and Chicken Little by Sandy Antunes; Jul 10: My Favorite Space Shuttle Missions by Steve Nerlich & Nancy Atkinson; Jul 11: Stargazing and Our Atmosphere by Maurice Kemp; Jul 12: A Bigger Boom by Rob Knop; Jul 13: Apollo 11: Flight to the Moon by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski.
Week 131 (Jun 30 - Jul 06)Aug 9, 2011
This week the shows include: Jun 30: The Dark Side by Steve Nerlich; Jul 01: The Making of Makemake by Brains Matter; Jul 02: Holst's Planets by Michael Vagg; Jul 03: Apollo 11 Preparations by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski; Jul 04: A Research Station on Mars - The Boreas Project, Pt. 3 by British Planetary Society; Jul 05: Moon Zoo Science Update by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jul 06: Impact! by Megan Argo.
Week 130 (Jun 23 - Jun 29)Jul 7, 2011
This week the shows include: Jun 23: How to see the Last Space Shuttle Launch by Daniel Elbert Herron; Jun 24: One Giant Leap For Mission Design by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Jun 25: Astronomers are People, Too! by 'Ask An Astronomer!' Team; Jun 26: Astronomy Rant by Telescope Man; Jun 27: Snoopy the Space Beagle by Maurizo Moribito; Jun 28: A Research Station on Mars - The Boreas Project, Pt. 2 by British Planetary Society; Jun 29: Citizen Science and the Zooniverse Project by The Adler Planetarium.
Week 129 (Jun 16 - Jun 22)Jun 28, 2011
This week the shows include: Jun 16: Space Travel or Health and Safety by Maurizo Moribito; Jun 17: The Data from the LSST by NOAO; Jun 18: Remembering the Spirit Rover with Scott Maxwell by Nancy Atkinson; Jun 20: Mentoring in Astronomy by Diane Turnshek; Jun 21: Apollo 11 -- The Astronauts' Backgrounds by Thomas Hofstätter and Leon Dumbroski; Jun 22: A Research Station on Mars - The Boreas Project, Pt. 1 by British Planetary Society.
Week 128 (Jun 09 - Jun 15)Jun 21, 2011
This week the shows include: Jun 09: June Observing List by Telescope Man; Jun 10: Encore: Learning about Seasons in a Planetarium by Chuck Dibbs; Jun 11: Why I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming! by Richard Drumm; Jun 12: Encore: Mysterious Moon Rocks by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jun 13: The Biggest Things in the Universe by Matthew Francis; Jun 14: Probing the Kuiper Belt and Beyond by Meg Schwamb and Brooke Simmons; Jun 15: Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion by Steve Nerlich.
Week 127 (Jun 02 - Jun 08)Jun 9, 2011
This week the shows include: Jun 02: Has Saturn Swallowed His Children? by Michael Vagg; Jun 03: Herschel Space Observatory Science Update by Haley and Edward Gomez; Jun 04: Encore: What is Astronomy? by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Jun 05: Transit of Venus by Jay Pasachoff; Jun 06: An Unexplored World: Dawn Approaches Vesta by Emily Lakdawalla; Jun 07: Pillownauts by Heather Archuletta; Jun 08: James Webb: Inestimable Expectations by Ball Aerospace.
Week 126 (May 26 - Jun 01)Jun 5, 2011
This week the shows include: May 26: Gravitational Waves by Rob Knop; May 27: Pan-STARRS1 by Niall Deacon; May 28: The Universe in your Phone by Pam Griffin; May 29: How to Build a Solar System by Steve Nerlich; May 30: 2011 Congressional Visits Day with the AAS by Diane Turnshek; May 31: End of an Endeavour by Pam Griffin; Jun 01: Taking Pictures of Mars with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter by Tanya Harrison.
Week 125 (May 19 - May 25)May 25, 2011
This week the shows include: May 19: Encore: Pulsars by Stuart Lowe; May 20: Big Bang Pt. 1 - One Crowded Second by Steve Nerlich; May 21: Big Bang Pt. 2 - When the Dust Settled by Steve Nerlich; May 22: Gaze at the Moon Online by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; May 23: Binocular Astronomy by RapidEye; May 24: Fun Things to do in Our Solar System, Our Cosmic Paddling Pool by Paul Jones; May 25: The Square Kilometre Array for Australia by Brains Matter.
Week 124 (May 12 - May 18)May 22, 2011
This week the shows include: May 12: How we Measure Distances to Stars and Galaxies by Damian Lima; May 13: Planetary Portraits and Spacescapes by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; May 14: Binoculars: A Low Cost Way to Start Observing by Telescope Man; May 15: Encore: Star Formation by Robert Simpson; May 16: Why the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 Experiment is Really Cool by Marcel-Jan Krijgsman; May 17: Big Black Holes by Rob Sparks and Dr. Dara Norman; May 18: Light Pollution: Causes, Effects and Solutions by Jason Davis.
Week 123 (May 05 - May 11)May 15, 2011
This week the shows include: May 05: Alan Shepard: Astronaut and Moonwalker by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; May 06: The Science of Sunshine by Robert Berthiaume; May 07: Belinda Nicholson - The Stars Are Her Laboratory by Kylie Sturgess; May 08: The Night Sky in May 2011 by Telescope Man; May 09: What is the Future of Paid Science Journalism? by Sandy Antunes; May 10: Encore: The Informative Dwarf Planet Haumea by Darin Ragozzine; May 11: Planet Hunters by Meg Schwamb and Chris Lintott.
Week 122 (Apr 28 - May 04)May 14, 2011
This week the shows include: Apr 28: A Thermal Tour of the Universe by L. Cate Kendal; Apr 29: The NASA Radio Jove Project by Steve Arnold; Apr 30: If You Are an Alien, Call Back Later by The Tecnocasters; May 01: Carolyn Herschel’s White Rose – NGC 7789 by RapidEye; May 02: Making Things Shorter and Slower by Steve Nerlich; May 03: Tracing Planetary Atmospheric Evolution Using Isotopes from Life, Pt. 2 by Adam Fuller; May 04: A Tale of Two Comets by Nick Howes.
Week 121 (Apr 21 - Apr 27)May 5, 2011
This week the shows include: Apr 21: The Trans-en-Provence UFO Case by Michel Abrassart; Apr 22: Seeing With the Lens of Gravity by Matthew Francis; Apr 23: Encore: John Glenn’s Fireflies and the Astronauts’ Constellation by Robert Pearlman; Apr 24: Dusty Mysteries by The Witty Astronomers; Apr 25: Goodbye, Pioneer Anomaly by Kate Becker; Apr 26: Tracing Planetary Atmospheric Evolution Using Isotopes from Life by Adam Fuller; Apr 27: The Yuma Star Party by Rob Sparks.
Week 120 (Apr 14 - Apr 20)May 2, 2011
This week the shows include: Apr 14: Central Florida for the Space Buff by Tony Rice; Apr 15: Our Sun by Brittani Taylor and Timothy Reilly; Apr 16: Aesthetics & Astronomy by Chandra X-Ray Observatory; Apr 17: Supermassive Black Hole Research by NOAO; Apr 18: Encore: Build it and They Will Come: Tale of an Observatory by Ted Judah; Apr 19: What are Those Strange Abbreviations on Star Charts? by Telescope Man; Apr 20: The Moon's Mysterious Exosphere by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 119 (Apr 07 - Apr 13)Apr 25, 2011
This week the shows include: Apr 07: Unmanned Space Exploration in 2011, Pt. 2 by Emily Lakdawalla; Apr 08: The Venera Missions by Steve Nerlich; Apr 09: The Lion and The Ghosts by Ben Lillie; Apr 10: Ariane Rockets by Lycée Henri Moissan; Apr 11: Counting Lunar Craters by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Apr 12: 108 Minutes by Artyom Doljikov; Apr 13: Exploring the Solar System: Asteroid Belt by Thomas Hofstätter.
Week 118 (Mar 31 - Apr 06)Apr 13, 2011
This week the shows include: Mar 31: The life of Stars – A View of Orion by L. Cate Kendal; Apr 01: The Great Moon Hoax by Rob Knop; Apr 02: Exploring the Solar System: Mars by Thomas Hofstätter; Apr 03: Exótico Cielo Profundo: Through Markarian’s Chain by Sur Astronómico Julieta De Simone Shecre; Apr 04: A Copernican Gallop by Maurizo Moribito; Apr 05: Happy Nights: Dark Skies and Global Astronomy Month by The National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Apr 06: The Whole World in Your Hands by Rob Berthiaume.
Week 117 (Mar 24 - Mar 30)Apr 13, 2011
This week the shows include: Mar 24: Project Icarus: Aiming for the Stars by Maurizo Moribito; Mar 25: Lunar Origins and Evolution with CLOE by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Mar 26: Encore: Jupiter's Great Red Spot by Kevin Graham; Mar 27: Travel and Astronomy by Mr. Moose; Mar 28: Space Junk by Kate Becker; Mar 29: Solar Activity and Space Weather by The Adler Planetarium; Mar 30: The Universe and Your Computer by The Tecnocasters.
Week 116 (Mar 17 - Mar 23)Mar 31, 2011
This week the shows include: Mar 17: The New Mosaic Imager at Kitt Peak by National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Mar 18: Sun-Earth Day 2011: Ancient Mysteries - Future Discoveries by Troy Cline; Mar 19: The Interplanetary Transport Network by Steve Nerlich; Mar 20: CMB: Origin of the Universe by Thomas Hofstätter; Mar 21: Galaxy Zoo 2 - Do Bars Kill Spirals? by Karen Masters and Chris Lintott; Mar 22: A Sneak-Peak on Variable Stars by Julio Vannini; Mar 23: MESSENGER Orbit Live! by Bob Hirshon, AAAS.
Week 115 (Mar 10 - Mar 16)Mar 21, 2011
This week the shows include: Mar 10: Continuing Astronomy, pt. 2 by Stephen Uitti; Mar 11: MESSENGER Meets Mercury by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Mar 12: Sunrise In Greenland by Rob Sparks; Mar 13: Space Music by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Mar 14: A MESSENGER to Mercury by Emily Lakdawalla; Mar 15: Stargate Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation by Diane Turnshek; Mar 16: SCOPE – Citizen Science in Spectroscopy by Christi Whitworth.
Week 114 (Mar 03 - Mar 09)Mar 14, 2011
This week the shows include: Mar 03: Meteorites in Antarctica by Brains Matter; Mar 04: The Origin of the Oceans by Steve Nerlich; Mar 05: The Lunar Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector: Over 40 Years and Going Strong! by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Mar 06: Buying Your First Telescope by Telescope Man; Mar 07: GLOBE at Night 2011 by The National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Mar 08: Exploring the Solar System: Venus by Thomas Hofstätter; Mar 09: Musical Monkey Satellite-ing by Sandy Antunes.
Week 113 (Feb 24 - Mar 02)Mar 3, 2011
This week the shows include: Feb 24: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun by L. Cate Kendal; Feb 25: Exploring the Solar System: Mercury by Thomas Hofsttter; Feb 26: Sneak Peek of the Springtime Skies by Jane Platt from JPL; Feb 27: Stardust at Tempel 1: The first Second Trip to a Comet by Emily Lakdawalla; Feb 28: Encore: Why Isn?t Pluto a Planet? by AstronomyCast; Mar 01: Supernovae at a Glance by Thomas Hofsttter; Mar 02: Getting into Astronomy, Pt. 1 by Stephen Uitti.
Week 112 (Feb 17 - Feb 23)Feb 27, 2011
This week the shows include: Feb 17: Buckyballs in Space! by NOAO; Feb 18: Finding Exoplanets, Pt. 4 by Thomas Hofstätter; Feb 19: ARES: sleep, stress and space on the way to Mars by Maurizo Moribito; Feb 20: Going to the Moon with the Google Lunar X PRIZE by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Feb 21: MyMoon: Engaging the Missing Link in Lunar Science and Exploration by The Lunar and Planetary Institute; Feb 22: Black Holes and the Cosmos by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Feb 23: More Things in Heaven and Earth by Rob Knop.
Week 111 (Feb 10 - Feb 16)Feb 17, 2011
This week the shows include: Feb 10: Observing Galaxies from Radio Waves to Gamma-rays by Melanie Gendre; Feb 11: Super Sun Day by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Feb 12: Studying Extremophiles on Earth to Understand Life in Space by Adam Fuller; Feb 13: Encore: We Are All Star Stuff by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Feb 14: Stardust: A Love Story by Kate Becker; Feb 15: Black Holes by The Carnegie Mellon University Astronomy Class; Feb 16: Twilight by Stephen Uitti.
Week 110 (Feb 03 - Feb 09)Feb 14, 2011
This week the shows include: Feb 03: Backyard Astronomy in Leo by Martin Fanning; Feb 04: Junk Telescopes by Stephen Uitti; Feb 05: Drive a Rover with Exploration Uplink! by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Feb 06: Junk Telescopes by Stephen Uitti; Feb 07: Hey, Light, Get Off of My Lawn! by NOAO; Feb 08: The “Other Stuff” in the Solar System by Rob Berthiaume; Feb 09: Encore: How Did the Earth Form by Stuart Clark.
Week 109 (Jan 27 - Feb 02)Feb 4, 2011
This week the shows include: Jan 27: Astroimaging Under Light-Polluted Skies by Robert J. Vanderbei; Jan 28: StardustNeXT's Valentine's Day Date by Jane Platt from JPL; Jan 29: Light from Distant Galaxies by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Jan 30: Favorite Episodes from 2010 by The Tecnocasters; Jan 31: Life on Titan by Chris Impey; Feb 01: The Solar System Gets A Whole New Groove by Daniel Pendick; Feb 02: Meteor Detection by Radar for the Amateur Observer by Steve Carter.
Week 108 (Jan 20 - Jan 26)Jan 30, 2011
This week the shows include: Jan 20: The Legacy of Apollo, with Andrew Chaikin by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jan 21: Finding Exoplanets, Pt. 2 by Thomas Hofsttter; Jan 22: Telescope Eyepieces by Edgardo Molina; Jan 23: Moon Colonies by Maurizo Moribito; Jan 24: It's All Downhill From Here by Steve Nerlich; Jan 25: Bringing NASA into your Classroom by Tony Rice; Jan 26: 7th Anniversary of Opportunity?s Arrival on Mars by Ken Brandt.
Week 107 (Jan 13 - Jan 19)Jan 24, 2011
This week the shows include: Jan 13: Encore: The End of the Universe in 10 Minutes by AstronomyCast; Jan 14: Celebrate Your Favorite Solar System by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Jan 15: 2012: The End of the World? by Diane Turnshek; Jan 16: Planck Releases its First Data by Chris North & Stuart Lowe; Jan 17: Staragazing With the Galileoscope by Rob Sparks, NOAO; Jan 18: What's New With Supermassive Black Holes by Rob Knop; Jan 19: Are We Alone? by Kate Becker.
Week 106 (Jan 06 - Jan 12)Jan 15, 2011
This week the shows include: Jan 06: Shooting Stars Are Not Stars by Rob Berthiaume; Jan 07: Finding Exoplanets, Part 1 by Thomas Hofstätter; Jan 08: Untangling the Entanglement by Steve Nerlich; Jan 09: Music in a Rational Universe by Sandy Antunes; Jan 10: So you got a telescope? Pt. 2 by Jeff Gortatowsky; Jan 11: The Kepler Observatory at a Glance by Thomas Hofstätter; Jan 12: Unmanned Space Exploration in 2011 by Emily Lakdawalla.
Week 105 (Dec 30 - Jan 05)Jan 8, 2011
This week the shows include: Dec 30: Earth-like Planet Hunters by The Tecnocasters; Dec 31: So You Got a Telescope? Part 1 by Jeff Gortatowsky; Jan 01: Welcome to 2011! by The 365 Days of Astronomy Team; Jan 02: Deep Into the Dipper! by Rob Keown and Tavi Greiner; Jan 03: Looking Up by Andy Briggs; Jan 04: Algol by Laura Higginbotham; Jan 05: Planetesimal-Driven Migration by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 104 (Dec 23 - Dec 29)Dec 30, 2010
This week the shows include: Dec 23: Basic Spectroscopy for Amateurs, Pt. 2 by Mark DeVito and Tom Field; Dec 24: The Color of Stars by Rob Knop; Dec 25: Why Winter is So Cold by Rob Berthiaume; Dec 26: Mexico's First Exoplanet Discovery Using Life Sciences Algorithm by Edgardo Molina; Dec 27: Small Worlds by Emily Lakdawalla; Dec 28: The Eastern Sky by Natalie Hildebrandt & Grace Thornton; Dec 29: It Happened in 2010! by The Adler Planetarium.
Week 103 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)Dec 25, 2010
This week the shows include: Dec 16: Celebrating the Light off Solstice by Judith Young; Dec 17: Planetary Science at AGU 2010 Conference by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Dec 18: Is There Cosmological Evidence for God? by Stuart Clark; Dec 19: 2012: New Opportunities by Bill Hudson & Tiare Rivera; Dec 20: Aristarchus: The Copernicus of Antiquity by Adam Fuller; Dec 21: SpaceFest by Charles F. Dibbs; Dec 22: The Stay-at-Home?s Guide to the Galaxy by Steve Nerlich.
Week 102 (Dec 09 - Dec 15)Dec 17, 2010
This week the shows include: Dec 09: Titan and the Saturnian System by Brains Matter; Dec 10: The Perils of Science News! by Sandy Antunes; Dec 11: The Mother of Love Imitates Cynthia’s Shapes by Mark Thompson; Dec 12: NASA’s Flying Observatory Begins Science Flights by Martin Ratcliffe; Dec 13: Art of Space by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Dec 14: The Death of a Universe by Ben Lillie; Dec 15: Lunar Crater Clues by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 101 (Dec 02 - Dec 08)Dec 10, 2010
This week the shows include: Dec 02: 21st Century Thinking by Steve Nerlich; Dec 03: This Day In Astronomy History, Shatner Style by Arkle; Dec 04: The High End World of Reflector Telescope Optics by Edgardo Molina; Dec 05: The Birth, Life, and Death of Alien Planets by Daniel Pendick; Dec 06: Participating in Professional Science by Thomas Hofstätter; Dec 07: Ancient Astronomy; The Mayans by Augusto Valdés; Dec 08: Basic Spectroscopy for Amateurs by Mark DeVito.
Week 100 (Nov 25 - Dec 01)Dec 4, 2010
This week the shows include: Nov 25: Showing the Family Around the Night Sky by Jeff Gortatowsky; Nov 26: The Space Shuttle Enterprise by Steve Nerlich; Nov 27: The Fight Against Light Pollution by Thomas Hofstätter; Nov 28: ALMA Update with Dr. Carole Lonsdale by Richard Drumm; Nov 29: Questions of a Stellar Nature by The Witty Astronomers; Nov 30: Oxygen at Rhea by The Tecnocasters; Dec 01: One Hundred Years of Citizen Science by Mike Simonsen.
Week 99 (Nov 18 - Nov 24)Nov 26, 2010
This week the shows include: Nov 18: Are There Alternative Universes? by Stuart Clark; Nov 19: Gifts from the Sky by Sandy Antunes; Nov 20: Under a Dark Sky by David Ault; Nov 21: Astronomical Pictures of Science by Ben Lillie; Nov 22: The Most Massive Neutron Star by Rob Knop; Nov 23: Mysterious Moving Moon Dust by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Nov 24: Differentiating Science From Spectacle by Jon A. McIntire.
Week 98 (Nov 11 - Nov 17)Nov 17, 2010
This week the shows include: Nov 11: Too Much Light! by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Nov 12: Mercury is for Art Lovers by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Nov 13: Harry Potter and the Night Sky by Bev Levene; Nov 14: Symmetries in the Universe by Renee Hlozek and David Marsh; Nov 15: The Mayan Calendar by Zachary Kessin and Julia Smith; Nov 16: Aliens in the Eyepiece by RapidEye; Nov 17: What's In a Science Meeting? by Emily Lakdawalla.
Week 97 (Nov 04 - Nov 10)Nov 12, 2010
This week the shows include: Nov 04: A Tour of GOODS by Chandra X-Ray Observatory; Nov 05: Alpha-Omega presentation at Dragon*Con 2010 by Richard Drumm; Nov 06: The Mauna Kea Observatories by Thomas Hofstätter; Nov 07: New, Popular and Technical Astronomy Books by Slacker Astronomy; Nov 08: Powering Deep Space Missions by Steve Nerlich; Nov 09: Encore Edition: What is the World’s Largest Telescope? by Rob Sparks; Nov 10: Howling at the Moon, Pt. 2 by Richard Wright.
Week 96 (Oct 28 - Nov 03)Nov 8, 2010
This week the shows include: Oct 28: Cassini?s Amazing Voyage to Saturn, it's Moons, and it's Rings by Andy Poniros; Oct 29: A Primer on High End Refractor Telescope Optics, Pt. 3 by Edgardo Molina; Oct 30: Spaceport America by The Tecnocasters; Oct 31: Space: What is it? by Alvin Ashworth; Nov 01: The Changing Universe by Jesse Rogerson; Nov 02: The "Goldilocks" Planet and Finding Planets by Rob Knop; Nov 03: The Art of Bringing Astronomy to the Public by Thomas Hofsttter.
Week 95 (Oct 21 - Oct 27)Oct 28, 2010
This week the shows include: Oct 21: Connecting to Big by Ben Lillie; Oct 22: SETI Then and Now by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Oct 23: Encore Edition: What if the Moon did not Exist? by Patrick McQuillan; Oct 24: Triple the Mission, Triple the Fun by Roz Brown/Ball Aerospace; Oct 25: SNOLab by Robert Berthiaume; Oct 26: Janet Mattei by Mike Simonsen; Oct 27: LCROSS and the Land of the Lunar Shadows by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 94 (Oct 14 - Oct 20)Oct 21, 2010
This week the shows include: Oct 14: The Outer Limits by Steve Nerlich; Oct 15: Plutonomicon by Sandy Antunes; Oct 16: How the Sun Affects Us by Thomas Hofstäter; Oct 17: Can the Laws of Physics Change? by Stuart Clark; Oct 18: Criticism of the Drake Equation by Diane Turnshek; Oct 19: Goddard Dream Day by Daniel Pendick; Oct 20: Mysteria About Tycho Brahe by Thomas Hofstäter.
Week 93 (Oct 07 - Oct 13)Oct 14, 2010
This week the shows include: Oct 07: Visualizing Epsilon Aurigae with Ryan Wyatt by Slacker Astronomy; Oct 08: Student Experiments Riding Aboard Shuttle by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Oct 09: A Primer on High End Refractor Telescope Optics, Pt. 2 by Edgardo Molina; Oct 10: Astronews by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Oct 11: Why I Don’t Believe in UFOs: My Burning Questions by C. Augusto Valdés; Oct 12: Encore Edition: When the Universe Was Young by Richard Drumm; Oct 13: How to be a Lunar Scientist by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 92 (Sep 30 - Oct 06)Oct 6, 2010
This week the shows include: Sep 30: Big Impact? by The Tecnocasters; Oct 01: The Gregorian Calendar by Zachary Kessin & Julia Smith; Oct 02: Downsizing the Universe! by Patrick McQuillan; Oct 03: Transiting Extra Solar Planets by Brains Matter; Oct 04: Life in the Universe: Odds and Expectations by André Gonçalves; Oct 05: Your Stellar Neighborhood by Steve Nerlich; Oct 06: Extrasolar Planet Problems by AstronomyCast.
Week 91 (Sep 23 - Sep 29)Oct 1, 2010
This week the shows include: Sep 23: Howling at the Moon by Richard Wright; Sep 24: A GPS System for Cosmic Images by Chandra X-Ray Observatory; Sep 25: A Closer Look at Galaxy Clusters by Thomas Hofstätter; Sep 26: A Primer on High End Refractor Telescope Optics, Part 1 by Edgardo Molina; Sep 27: Greenhouse Earth, Pt. 2 - The Restless Planet by Steve Nerlich; Sep 28: Near Earth Objects -- Not if, but When? by Roz Brown/Ball Aerospace; Sep 29: Mark and Marv's Excellent Egyptian Adventure by The Adler Planetarium.
Week 90 (Sep 16 - Sep 22)Sep 23, 2010
This week the shows include: Sep 16: Is There Life on Mars? by Stuart Clark; Sep 17: Desert RATS: Humans and Robots Working Together by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Sep 18: The Secrets of Star Birth by Daniel Pendick; Sep 19: They're Everybody's Stars by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Sep 20: Citizen Outreach in Astronomy by BOINC SETI; Sep 21: More Australian Archaeoastronomy by Steve Nerlich with Duane Hamacher; Sep 22: The September Equinox: All Latitudes Are Illuminated by Judith Young.
Week 89 (Sep 09 - Sep 15)Sep 17, 2010
This week the shows include: Sep 09: Astronomy Club by Ben Lillie; Sep 10: Googling The Solar System by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Sep 11: Amateur Astrophotography For Beginners by Richard Drumm; Sep 12: The Flight of Hayabusa by Emily Lakdawalla; Sep 13: How Much Damage Can You Do from Space? by Sandy Antunes; Sep 14: A Tribute to John Dobson on his 95th Birthday by Andy Poniros; Sep 15: Star Parties by RapidEye.
Week 88 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)Sep 10, 2010
This week the shows include: Sep 02: Exótico Cielo Profundo: By the border of Vulpecula-Sagitta by Julieta De Simone Shecre; Sep 03: Joining forces and collaboration: FEDAM by Edgardo Molina; Sep 04: Exoplanet Roundup by Davin Flateau; Sep 05: The Nordlinger Ries: A Deep Impact in the Heart of Europe by Colm Ryan; Sep 06: Astronomy Vacations by Diane Turnshek; Sep 07: Greenhouse Earth Part 1 - The Inconstant Sun by Steve Nerlich; Sep 08: Discovering the Beauty of the Sky by Alexis Dwyer, Janet Barajas, Drew Olvey, and Micol Christopher.
Week 87 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)Sep 2, 2010
This week the shows include: Aug 26: The search for extraterrestrial life ? vox pops by Marc West; Aug 27: Fom Galileo to Pluto's Demotion- two good reads for the end of summer by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Aug 28: An Introduction to Space Exploration by Gordon Houston; Aug 29: The Search for Intelligent Life by Marc West; Aug 30: Astronomy and the iPhone by The Tecnocasters; Aug 31: Apollo 11 Conspiracy by Thomas Hofsttter; Sep 01: International Observe the Moon Night by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 86 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)Aug 25, 2010
This week the shows include: Aug 19: Spacecraft Navigation by Steve Nerlich; Aug 20: Music on a Planetary Scale by Sandy Antunes; Aug 21: Astrophysics from the Moon by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Aug 22: String Theory by Micol Christopher; Aug 23: A Letter from Nikola Tesla by Ben Lillie; Aug 24: Peering Into the Future- The Decadal Survey by Mike Simonsen; Aug 25: Can I Look Through Your Telescope? by Rob Berthiaume.
Week 85 (Aug 12 - Aug 18)Aug 22, 2010
This week the shows include: Aug 12: Kepler Keeps on Giving by Ball Aerospace; Aug 13: Bringing Children to Mercury by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Aug 14: Amazing Water! by Todd Gonzales; Aug 15: Mars in August by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Aug 16: How to Get Kids Interested in Science by Zachary and Richard Kessin; Aug 17: Are We Made of Stardust? by Stuart Clark; Aug 18: Lunar Dust and Dreams by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 84 (Aug 05 - Aug 11)Aug 11, 2010
This week the shows include: Aug 05: The Soul of Astronomy by Brendan Casey ; Aug 06: Expanding Horizons by Bill Hudson of 2012 Hoax ; Aug 07: Aurora and Solar Coronal Mass Ejections by Slacker Astronomy; Aug 08: How to Successfully Chase a Solar Eclipse by Edgardo Molina ; Aug 09: Fascination Astronomy by The Hidden Space Project ; Aug 10: Astronomy for Non - human Life Forms by Steve Nerlich & The Ordinary Guy ; Aug 11: Encore Podcast : The Brightest Stars In The Sky by The American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Week 83 (Jul 29 - Aug 04)Aug 6, 2010
This week the shows include: Jul 29: Astronomy and iPad by Tecnocasters by The Tecnocasters; Jul 30: A Brief Introduction to Galaxy Dynamics by Edgardo Molina; Jul 31: Space Medicine by Mick Vagg; Aug 01: Discussing the issues of Knowledge through Astronomy by Manoharan Karthigasu; Aug 02: Solar System Nomenclature by Brian Gray; Aug 03: A Friends' Salute to the Blue Collar Scientist, Jeff Medkeff by Mark DeVito and Friends; Aug 04: Red Light and Night Vision by Alice Enevoldsen.
Week 82 (Jul 22 - Jul 28)Jul 29, 2010
This week the shows include: Jul 22: On Being a Black Hole by Steve Nerlich, with Graham Nerlich; Jul 23: Interesting Moons of our Solar System by Bollix!; Jul 24: A Gargantuan Infrared Telescope Project for Mexico by Edgardo Molina by Edgardo Molina; Jul 25: Galileo -- Eclipse Chaser? by Mark Thompson; Jul 26: Another demotion for Pluto? Or is it about to become King of the Dwarfs? Part 2 by Marc West; Jul 27: Interesting Comets by Ted Judah; Jul 28: Origins of the Moon by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 81 (Jul 15 - Jul 21)Jul 23, 2010
This week the shows include: Jul 15: Black Holes & more Megamasers! by Richard Drumm; Jul 16: Your Head is Jupiter by Sandy Antunes; Jul 17: What Were the First Celestial Objects by Stuart Clark; Jul 18: Lunar Forum 2010 Preview by NLSI by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jul 19: Where Do We Come From? by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Jul 20: Spelling Her Way into Space by Elizabeth Howell; Jul 21: One and a Half Percent by Ben Lillie.
Week 80 (Jul 08 - Jul 14)Jul 15, 2010
This week the shows include: Jul 08: Eta Carinae and Supernova Imposters by Slacker Astronomy; Jul 09: A Champion at Keeping Cool by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Jul 10: Total Solar Eclipse in Easter Island by Jay Pasachoff; Jul 11: A Zoo of Active Galaxies by Chris Lintott and Kevin Schawinski; Jul 12: Disney, Dr. Seuss and the World of Astronomy by Michelle Meyer, Jacqueline Dennis, and Micol Christopher; Jul 13: Dr. Lucas Macri on the Extragalactic Distance Scale by Slacker Astronomy; Jul 14: Project CLEA by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO.
Week 79 (Jul 01 - Jul 07)Jul 9, 2010
This week the shows include: Jul 01: Tachyons by Craig Robertson; Jul 02: How to Enjoy a Meteor Shower by AstronomyCast; Jul 03: The Legacy of Paris Pismis by Edgardo Molina; Jul 04: Astronomy in Colonial America by Alvin Ashworth; Jul 05: Another demotion for Pluto? Or is it about to become King of the Dwarfs? Part 1 by Marc West; Jul 06: What Goes Up, Must Come Down (Most Times)! by Patrick McQuillan; Jul 07: A 365 Days Classic: Will the World End in 2010? by Cameron Hummels.
Week 78 (Jun 24 - Jun 30)Jun 30, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jun 24: Observing Between the Ground and Orbit by Rob Berthiaume; Jun 25: Mysterious Magnetar XTE J1810-197 by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Jun 26: Dark Matter: Not Like the Luminiferous Ether by Rob Knop; Jun 27: My Favorite Space Shuttle Missions by Steve Nerlich and Nancy Atkinson; Jun 28: Is There Life on Titan? by Adam Fuller; Jun 29: The Adler Planetarium Sky Theater at 80 by The Adler Planetarium; Jun 30: Wet Mars by The Tecnocasters.
Week 77 (Jun 17 - Jun 23)Jun 25, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jun 17: How Did the Universe Form? by Stuart Clark; Jun 18: A Spaceport of Her Own by Dr. Alex (Sandy) Antunes; Jun 19: Second Place Vesta by Brains Matter; Jun 20: The June Solstice: The Week the Sun Stood Still by Judith Young; Jun 21: Diane Duane by Diane Duane; Jun 22: Pictures of Science by Ben Lillie; Jun 23: Pickering's Women by Mike Simonsen.
Week 76 (Jun 10 - Jun 16)Jun 17, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jun 10: Hayabusa by Steve Nerlich; Jun 11: Spirit Won?t Give Up The Ghost by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Jun 12: The Great Millimeter Telescope at Sierra Negra in Mexico by Edgardo Molina; Jun 13: Matariki Rising by Ron Fisher; Jun 14: Astropoetry and Literature by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Jun 15: The "Little Lark" that Propelled Canada into the Space Age by Elizabeth Howell; Jun 16: Education, Illiteracy, and Hoaxes, Oh My! by Emily Temple-Wood.
Week 75 (Jun 03 - Jun 09)Jun 12, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jun 03: Mysterious Moon Rocks by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Jun 04: Starrytelling at Alice Deal Middle School by Giraffe 'n Ant Productions; Jun 05: The Unknown Face of Baja: High-End Astronomy by Edgardo Molina; Jun 06: Thinking Outside the Box by Bill Hudson of 2012 Hoax; Jun 07: Dark Skies, Bright Kids by Nicole Gugliucci; Jun 08: AAVSONet by Slacker Astronomy; Jun 09: NASA Finds NEEMO by Nancy Atkinson.
Week 74 (May 27 - Jun 02)Jun 5, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: May 27: Famous Physicians in Astronomy by Mick Vagg; May 28: Watch This Space by Steve Nerlich; May 29: What's In a Name? The Story of Parsecs by Olaf Davis; May 30: Astronomy on Twitter by The Tecnocasters; May 31: The 75th Anniversary of the David Dunlap Observatory by The Royal Astronomocial Society of Canada; Jun 01: 35 Years Under the Stars by Bob Moler; Jun 02: The Journey of Astronomy by Megan Argo.
Week 73 (May 20 - May 26)May 26, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: May 20: Going Hollywood by Sandy Antunes; May 21: Common Questions and Answers by RapidEye; May 22: Carl Sagan by Craig Robertson; May 23: Were the fundamental constants of physics different in the early Universe? by Rob Knop; May 24: A Mexican Name on the Moon by Edgardo Molina; May 25: Hypervelocity Stars by Brains Matter; May 26: StarryTelling from Takoma Park Middle School by Giraffe 'n Ant Productions.
Week 72 (May 13 - May 19)May 20, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: May 13: The Square Kilometre Array by the SKA Outreach Team; May 14: Next Generation Space Materials by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; May 15: Griffith Birthday by Carolyn Collins Petersen; May 16: Thermostat by Ben Lillie; May 17: What are Black Holes? by Stuart Clark; May 18: Our Place in Space by Pamela Gay; May 19: It's a Zoo Out There On the Moon! by The NASA Lunar Science Institute.
Week 71 (May 06 - May 12)May 14, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: May 06: Warp Drive Part 2 by Renata and Damian Handzy; May 07: Citizen Sky by Slacker Astronomy; May 08: How Lunar Cycles Affect Wildlife by Wild Ideas; May 09: Up Close with the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano by Col Maybury and Snaevarr Gudmundsson; May 10: The Late Heavy Bombardment -- was it real? by Emily Lakdawalla; May 11: Speculative Fiction: How The Russians landed on the Moon by C. Augusto Valdés; May 12: Reach for the stars: Advice on a career in astrophysics by Renee Hlozek and Sarah Miller.
Week 70 (Apr 29 - May 05)May 9, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Apr 29: Water on the Moon! by The NASA Lunar Science Institute; Apr 30: Astrotips by The Tecnocasters; May 01: Noche de las Estrellas, Mexico's Nationwide Star Party by Edgardo Molina; May 02: Astronomy in your Pocket: Astronomy Apps for iPhone by Mark DeVito; May 03: Hippocrates meets Hipparchus by Mike Vagg; May 04: Lapetus and the Cassini Regio by Alice Enevoldsen; May 05: The Continuing Copernican Revolution by Rob Knop.
Week 69 (Apr 22 - Apr 28)Apr 29, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Apr 22: A Space Journalist's Big Adventure by Col Maybury; Apr 23: Location, Location, Location! by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Apr 24: Ophiuchus- the 13th Sign of the Zodiac by Mike Simonsen; Apr 25: The Moon-Our Sidekick by Rob Berthiaume; Apr 26: Mariners, Cancer and Bombs by Ben Lillie; Apr 27: The Green Flash by Rob Sparks; Apr 28: StarryTelling (TM) at the British School of Washington by The British School of Washington.
Week 68 (Apr 15 - Apr 21)Apr 24, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Apr 15: Creativity and Astronomy by Tatiana Ouvarova; Apr 16: Building Your Career in Astronomy by AstronomyCast; Apr 17: Was Einstein Right? by Stuart Clark; Apr 18: Uranus: Not Just the Butt of Jokes by Emily Temple-Wood; Apr 19: Starry-Telling at Parkland Middle School by Elizabeth Wallace; Apr 20: Megamasers by Richard Drumm; Apr 21: Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances by Jim Stratigos.
Week 67 (Apr 08 - Apr 14)Apr 17, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Apr 08: Making the VASIMR Engine by Sawyer Rosenstein and Montserrat Cordero; Apr 09: NASA’s Basement Tapes by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Apr 10: Introduction to Practical Astronomy by Justin Clayden; Apr 11: Celestial Coordinates by Mark DeVito; Apr 12: A Planetary Defense System by Steve Nerlich; Apr 13: The Rescue of Apollo 13, with NASA Engineer Jerry Woodfill by Nancy Atkinson; Apr 14: What is Astronomy? by Carolyn Collins Petersen.
Week 66 (Apr 01 - Apr 07)Apr 10, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Apr 01: BREAKING NEWS! Pluto Regains Planet Status! by Patrick McQuillan; Apr 02: Richard Emmons by Brian Gray; Apr 03: Interview with Robert Naeye of Sky & Telescope, Part 2 by Slacker Astronomy; Apr 04: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Jovian Radio Astronomy by Edgardo Molina; Apr 05: Sightings: Seth Shostak and SETI by Ted Judah; Apr 06: Cosmology and Creation - Many Stories, Many Skies At Perth's Gravity Discovery Centre by Kylie Sturgess; Apr 07: Wooden Satellites by Sandy Antunes.
Week 65 (Mar 25 - Mar 31)Apr 1, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Mar 25: The Mirrors that Make James Webb by Roz Brown/Ball Aerospace; Mar 26: Whence Supernovae by Rob Knop; Mar 27: A Scale Model of the Universe by Rob Wolfram; Mar 28: How Long Can the International Space Station Operate? by Nancy Atkinson; Mar 29: Dr. Debunko by The Adler Planetarium; Mar 30: Fred Hoyle by Craig Robertson; Mar 31: Dr. Who and the Silver Spiral by Megan Argo.
Week 64 (Mar 18 - Mar 24)Mar 24, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Mar 18: Father and Son at the Eyepiece by Edward Gomez; Mar 19: Why Go to the Zoo? by Dr. Alex (Sandy) Antunes; Mar 20: The March Equinox: International Unity Day by Judith Young; Mar 21: Dark Skies Crusader Sheds Light on Light Pollution by Constance Walker; Mar 22: Detecting Moons Around Extrasolar Planets by Adam Fuller; Mar 23: What Can the Dark Matter Be? by Steve Nerlich; Mar 24: Broken Teeth and the Fate of the Universe by Ben Lillie.
Week 63 (Mar 11 - Mar 17)Mar 21, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Mar 11: Go on a Spacewalk with Astronaut Chris Hadfield by Nancy Atkinson; Mar 12: The Hunt for Vulcanoids by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Mar 13: I "Heart" Hartley 2! by Elizabeth Warner; Mar 14: A Guide to the Stars and Planets by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Mar 15: Julius Caesar and Calendar Reform by Zachary Kessin and Julia Smith; Mar 16: Scouting Merit Badge by Damian Handzy; Mar 17: Why Do the Planets Stay in Orbit? by Stuart Clark.
Week 62 (Mar 04 - Mar 10)Mar 14, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Mar 04: Dinosaurs and Asteroids by Damian and Sofia Handzy; Mar 05: A Conversation with George Diller of NASA TV by Nancy Atkinson; Mar 06: What to do in case of a total solar eclipse and an overcast sky: Mexico City 1991 by Edgardo Molina; Mar 07: Interview with Robert Naeye, Editor-in-Chief of Sky & Telescope by Slacker Astronomy; Mar 08: The Folklore Surrounding the Aurora by Craig Robertson; Mar 09: Adaptive Optics Saves Earth by Rob Sparks; Mar 10: 2012: The Profits of Doom by Bill Hudson.
Week 61 (Feb 25 - Mar 03)Mar 6, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Feb 25: Where's the Best Place for the Biggest Telescopes? by Robert Berthiaume; Feb 26: Playing Hide and Seek with a Binary Pulsar by Sue Ann Heatherly, of NRAO; Feb 27: Ceres: Dwarf Planet or Very Big Asteroid? by Steve Nerlich; Feb 28: The Universe in 15 Minutes by The Tecnocasters; Mar 01: Our Nearest Variable Star by Mike Simonsen; Mar 02: The Parkes Dish by Eran Segev; Mar 03: A 6 Year Old's Question on Star Quakes by Brains Matter.
Week 60 (Feb 18 - Feb 24)Feb 26, 2010
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 60. This week the shows include: Feb 18: The Discovery of Pluto by Ted Haulley; Feb 19: 4 Astronomers on Why They Do It by Sandy Antunes; Feb 20: Mars and the Red Stars by Tavi Greiner; Feb 21: An Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei by Olaf Davis & Renee Hlozek; Feb 22: Jonathan McDowell Visits Thayer Academy by Jamie Formato; Feb 23: Where IS the Center of the Universe? by Rob Knop; Feb 24: Sidewalk Astronomy by Jay Horowitz.
Week 59 (Feb 11 - Feb 17)Feb 18, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Feb 11: Nature's Most Precise Clocks May Make 'Galactic GPS' Possible by Kevin John and Paul Ray; Feb 12: 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Preview by Bob Hirshon, AAAS; Feb 13: BLAST! by Nancy Atkinson; Feb 14: Look For Me Up There by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Feb 15: The First Astronomers by Brains Matter; Feb 16: How Did the Earth Form? by Stuart Clark; Feb 17: 80th Anniversary of the Paragould Meteorite by Ken Renshaw.
Week 58 (Feb 04 - Feb 10)Feb 12, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Feb 04: Spectroscopy 101 by Richard Drumm; Feb 05: Getting Started in Astronomy: Then and Now by David Chapman and Andrew Misner; Feb 06: Expanding an Already Very Large Array by Nicole Gugliucci; Feb 07: Retro Science: Determining the Eccentricity of the Moon's Orbit by Slacker Astronomy; Feb 08: The Supernova that Bounces by Rob Bowman; Feb 09: Things That Go Bump in the Night by Patrick McQuillan; Feb 10: Astronomical Lessons for Life by Mark Jones.
Week 57 (Jan 28 - Feb 03)Feb 4, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jan 28: A Series of Spectacular Events by Colm Ryan; Jan 29: The Dreamtime Meteor Crater by Steve Nerlich, with Duane Hamacher; Jan 30: The Universe in 10 Minutes by The Tecnocasters; Jan 31: 2012: The Impact by Bill Hudson; Feb 01: Migration by Celestial Navigation by Wild Ideas; Feb 02: Amateur Astronomy's Affliction: Aperture Fever by RapidEye; Feb 03: The GLOBE at Night Campaign: Our Light or Starlight? by Connie Walker.
Week 56 (Jan 21 - Jan 27)Jan 29, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jan 21 Ilgarijiri: Aboriginal Art Meets Modern Astronomy by Megan Argo; Jan 22 Black Holes and the Formation of Galaxies by Rob Knop; Jan 23 A Brief Biography of George Gamov by Craig Robertson; Jan 24 Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander by Mike Simonsen; Jan 25 6th Anniversary of Opportunity's Arrival on Mars by Ken Brandt; Jan 26 Once Upon a Lonely Sun by Pamela Gay; Jan 27: Earth Clones by Chris Impey.
Week 55 (Jan 14 - Jan 20)Jan 23, 2010
Description:This week the shows include: Jan 14 You Can Do Astronomy by Carolyn Collins Petersen; Jan 15 Go Higher or Go to Antarctica by Alex (Sandy) Antunes; Jan 16 Sidewalk Astronomy by Daniel Elbert Herron; Jan 17 What is the Universe? by Stuart Clark; Jan 18 Arming Yourself for Battle by Bill Hudson of 2012 Hoax; Jan 19 Film Astrophotography by Zachary Kessin; Jan 20 The Celestial Police by Brian Gray.
Week 54 (Jan 07 - Jan 13)Jan 15, 2010
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 54. This week the shows include:
Jan 07: Are You Sure Those are Moons by Jove? by Mark Thompson. Jan 08: Lakes on Mars by Bob Hirshon, AAAS. Jan 09: Warp Drive by Renata and Damian Handzy. Jan 10: Annular Eclipse in India by Jay Pasachoff. Jan 11: The New Solar System by Andy Briggs. Jan 12: Climbing the Distance Ladder by Christian Ready. Jan 13: Remembering the Atwood Sphere by Elizabeth Fracek.
Week 53 (Dec 31 - Jan 06)Jan 8, 2010
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 53. This week the shows include:
Dec 31: The IYA New Media Working Group Bids 2009 Adieu! by IYA New Media Working Group. Jan 01: One Final Look Back at 2009 by Pamela Gay. Jan 02: Water on the Moon by Nancy Atkinson. Jan 03: Kepler and Extrasolar Asteroids by Slacker Astronomy. Jan 04: Dark Days of Winter by Alice Enevoldsen. Jan 05: How Far is Far? by Steve Nerlich. Jan 06: Fighting the 2012 Hoax by Bill Hudson.
Week 52 (Dec 24 - Dec 30)Jan 2, 2010
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 52 2009. This week the shows include:
Dec 24: Dancing in the Dark: Deities, Celebrations, and the Bottom of the Year by Diane Duane. Dec 25: Star of Wonder by The Adler Planetarium. Dec 26: Confessions of a Christmas Trash Scope by Richard S. Wright. Dec 27: The Protestant Galileo by Ted Haulley. Dec 28: Life in Technicolor by Maria Pereira from Columbia Astronomy. Dec 29: Decoding Lapetus: An Exercise in "Sybil" Engineering by Kevin Grazier. Dec 30: Skylights 2010 by Patrick McQuillan.
Week 51 (Dec 17 - Dec 23)Dec 30, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 51 2009. This week the shows include:
Dec 17: An Interview with Johannes Kepler by John McFarland and Thomas Covington. Dec 18: Galaxy Formation by Steve Nerlich, with Dr. Pamela Gay. Dec 19: Lurking ULIRGs by Sue Ann Heatherly. Dec 20: Carl Sagan and the Interstellar Adventures of the Voyager Mission by Dr. Amanda Bauer. Dec 21: December Solstice: Celebrating the Light by Judith Young. Dec 22: A Tribute to Carl Sagan by Carolyn Collins Petersen. Dec 23: See the Universe with Chromoscope by Nancy Atkinson.
Week 50 (Dec 10 - Dec 16)Dec 20, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 50 2009. This week the shows include:
Dec 10: Blue Star Blues by Mel Blake, Ashley Wills and Cara Depew. Dec 11: Returning to the Moon? Too Soon? by Larry Sessions. Dec 12: Heat by Slacker Astronomy. Dec 13: Infrared Instrumentation and the Large Binocular Telescope by Richard B. Drumm. Dec 14: Tycho Brahe by John McFarland of the Johannes Kepler Project. Dec 15: Anomalies by Steve Nerlich. Dec 16: A Tribute to Sir Arthur C Clarke by The Sri Lanka Astronomical Association.
Week 49 (Dec 03 - Dec 09)Dec 13, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 49 2009. This week the shows include:
Dec 03: When the Universe Was Young by Richard B. Drumm. Dec 04: The WISE Mission by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.. Dec 05: Galileo and the Moons of Jupiter by Emily Lakdawalla. Dec 06: The Celestial Alignment of 2012 by Chuck Bueter. Dec 07: Don't Lick the Telescope, and Other Tips for Cold-Weather Observing by Mike Simonsen. Dec 08: What is the Kuiper Belt? by Susan, Amanda & Kevin Murph. Dec 09: Teaching Science in Schools by Manoharan Karthigasu.
Week 48 (Nov 26 - Dec 02)Dec 3, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 48 2009. This week the shows include:
Nov 26: The LSST & You – a New Way to Observe! by Suzanne Jacoby and assorted LSST Project Members. Nov 27: Channeling Galileo by Mark Thompson. Nov 28: An Armchair Tour of the Universe in 10 Minutes by Rob Bowmar. Nov 29: The Astronomy of Shakespeare by Dr. Leslie Peterson and Dr. Mel Blake. Nov 30: What Galileo Discovered at Jupiter by Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy. Dec 01: Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me by Chris Marr. Dec 02: Dr. Fred Watson: Australian Stargazer by Kylie Sturgess.
Week 47 (Nov 19 - Nov 25)Nov 27, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 47 2009. This week the shows include:
Nov 19: A Ceremony Celebrating Dark Skies by Scott Kardel. Nov 20: MUSTANG Gallops Towards Clusters Last Stand by Sue Ann Heatherly. Nov 21: Under a New Sky by David Ault. Nov 22: Go Up and Turn Right by Steve Nerlich. Nov 23: The Extraterrestrials in Your Back Yard by Lia Corrales from Columbia Astronomy. Nov 24: On the Screen: Science Fact vs. Science Fiction by Jane Platt and Kevin Grazier. Nov 25: The Case of the Lobate Scarps by Carolyn Collins Petersen.
Week 46 (Nov 12 - Nov 18)Nov 20, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 46 2009. This week the shows include:
Nov 12: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn by Kevin Grazier. Nov 13: Thrilling Meteors Streak the Sky by Gregg Paris of the San Diego Astronomy Association. Nov 14: Rabbit on the Moon by Harith, Rahul, and Rohith. Nov 15: The Royal Family of Astronomy by Ted Haulley. Nov 16: Carolyn Herschel's White Rose - NGC 7789 by RapidEye Observatory. Nov 17: Astronomy Without an Astrophysics Degree by AstronomyCast. Nov 18: Astrophilia in the City That Never Sleeps by Ian Cheney.
Week 45 (Nov 05 - Nov 11)Nov 13, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 45 2009. This week the shows include:
Nov 05: Earth and Sky: Together at Last! Pt. 2 by Alan Perkins. Nov 06: SOFIA – Flight Tests and the Promise of New Science by Martin Ratcliffe. Nov 07: Bright Bolide by Slacker Astronomy. Nov 08: Radio Astronomy: An Important Tool by Nitza Santiago from Columbia Astronomy. Nov 09: Celebrate Carl Sagans 75th Brithday with Longtime Collaborator Ann Druyan by Mat Kaplan. Nov 10: Wake Up and Smell the Baloney! by Larry Sessions. Nov 11: An Amateur Goes Pro. Almost. by Slacker Astronomy.
Week 44 (Oct 29 - Nov 04)Nov 7, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 44 2009. This week the shows include:
Oct 29: The Deep Space Network by Steve Nerlich. Oct 30: Sky and Earth: Together at Last! Pt. 1 by Alan Perkins. Oct 31: The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation by Al Ashworth. Nov 01: Listening to Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe by Gareth Jones. Nov 02: Cassini's Deepest Plume Passage: The "E7" Flyby of Enceladus" by Anne Verbiscer. Nov 03: WISE: Mapping the Sky in Infrared Light by Bryan Mendez. Nov 04: Top Ten Ways to Get Kids Excited About Astronomy! by Damian Handzy.
Week 43 (Oct 22 - Oct 28)Oct 31, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 43 2009. This week the shows include:
Oct 22: The Armchair Universe by Carolyn Collins Petersen. Oct 23: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand, pt. 2 by Visanu Euarchukiati. Oct 24: Great Light Switchout by The International Dark-Sky Association. Oct 25: The TDRS System by Steve Nerlich. Oct 26: Hot Tub Astronomy by Gary Santoro. Oct 27: A Life in Astronomy by Richard Saunders of Skeptic Zone. Oct 28: Funny You Should Ask About the Next Step in Your Astronomy Journey by Jeff Thibodeau.
Week 42 (Oct 15 - Oct 21)Oct 23, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 42 2009. This week the shows include:
Oct 15: The Jewish Calendar, or "When is Passover this Year Anyway?" by Zachary Kessin and Rabbi Hillel Mazels. Oct 16: Our Growing Galaxy by Sue Ann Heatherly. Oct 17: The Search for WIMPs by Jimmy Erickson. Oct 18: Geometry Vs. Lunacy by Mark Thompson. Oct 19: When Galileo Fell Into Jupiter by Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy. Oct 20: Mercury: Close Encounter for the Third Time by Bob Hirshon. Oct 21: 125 Years of the Prime Meridian at Greenwich by Marek Kukula of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Week 41 (Oct 08 - Oct 14)Oct 15, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 41 2009. This week the shows include:
Oct 08: Learning About Seasons in a Planetarium by Chuck Dibbs and Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Oct 09: The Search for Distant Worlds by Christopher Crockett. Oct 10: I Know Why It's Dark at Night. Do You? by Terry Johnson and Friends. Oct 11: Quiet Skies by Sue Ann Heatherly. Oct 12: Lovell Telescope by Stuart Lowe and Tim O'Brien. Oct 13: The Summer We Flew to the Moon by Mike Simonsen. Oct 14: A WISE mission to Study Asteroids and Other Objects by Jane Platt.
Week 40 (Oct 01 - Oct 07)Oct 8, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 40 2009. This week the shows include:
Oct 01: My Favorite Things? Getting Astronomy on Your Children’s Favorites List by Patrick McQuillan with help from Connor and Ryan McQuillan.
Oct 02: Moon Town - Scifi in Web Comics by Paul Caggegi of The Process Diary.
Oct 03: Red Fireballs, Quiet Quakes and Heat Haze by Society for Popular Astronomy.
Oct 04: Measuring Time by Nik Whitehead.
Oct 05: Postcards from the Universe by Sky at Night Magazine.
Oct 06: Crashing to Ground: Anniversary of the Impact of 2008 TC3 by Emily Lakdawalla.
Oct 07: Mira and the Pulsating Red Giants by The American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Week 39 (Sep 24 - Sep 30)Oct 1, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 39 2009. This week the shows include:
Sep 24: Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin. Sep 25: Modern Telescopes and Observation Techniques by The Adler Planetarium. Sep 26: The IAU Strategy by Carolina Ödman. Sep 27: The Phobos LIFE Experiment by Mat Kaplan and Bruce Betts. Sep 28: The Connection between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies by Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy. Sep 29: Space Law by Harold Goldner. Sep 30: The Delight of Stars by Brother Guy Consolmagno.
Week 38 (Sep 17 - Sep 23)Sep 23, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 38 2009. This week the shows include:
Sep 17: Top Ten Telescope Mistakes for Beginners by Robin Scagell.Sep 18: Pulsar Search Collaboratory by Sue Ann Heatherly. Sep 19: Ed White's Glove by Steve Nerlich. Sep 20: September Equinox: International Unity Day by Judith Young. Sep 21: Notes from a Parking Lot by Rob Simbeck. Sep 22: The First Female Radio Astronomer by Brains Matter. Sep 23: Looking for a Reason. Why Astronomy? by Richard Saunders of Skeptic Zone.
Week 37 (Sep 10 - Sep 16)Sep 17, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 37 2009. This week the shows include:
Sep 10: Singing the Ultraviolet Blues by Carolyn Collins Petersen.
Sep 11: Pluto, Stand Thou Still! by Larry Sessions.
Sep 12: Slacker Astronomy Interview with George Hrab by Slacker Astronomy.
Sep 13: Why We See the Same Side of the Moon by Gordon Houston.
Sep 14: The Starry Night by Sayward Duffano.
Sep 15: Interview with Star Trek's Tim Russ by Ed Sunder.
Sep 16: Epo's Chronicles by Kamal S. Prasad, Tiffany Schwab, Kevin John and Logan Hill.
Week 36 (Sep 03 - Sep 09)Sep 10, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 36 2009. This week the shows include:
Sep 03: Gravitational Lensing by SkyLK. Sep 04: Saturn's Rings Do a Disappearing Trick by Emily Lakdawalla. Sep 05: A-Hunting We Will Go! by John Troeltzsch & Roz Brown. Sep 06: Eyes Above: The Emotions of a Scientific Discovery by The Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley (OAVdA). Sep 07: Cataclysmic Variables by The American Association of Variable Star Observers. Sep 08: Who Wants to Be an Astronomaire? by Wayne Harris-Wyrick. Sep 09: Planet Searching at the Gemini Observatory by The Gemini Observatory.
Week 35 (Aug 27 - Sep 02)Sep 7, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 35 2009. This week the shows include:
Aug 27: Need a Unique Birthday Gift? “Buy” a Birthday Star by Patrick and Ryan McQuillan. Aug 28: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus – Past, Present, and Future by David Seal. Aug 29: My Life with Charlie by David Powell. Aug 30: The Environments of Jupiter's Moons by Amy Bowen. Aug 31: Grote Reber: The First Radio Astronomer by Destry Saul of Columbia Astronomy. Sep 01: Re-Discovering the Wonderment of the Night Sky by Mike DeVito. Sep 02: STEREO-IMPACT: Our UN-quiet Sun by UC Berkeley's Center for Science Education.
Week 34 (Aug 20 - Aug 26)Aug 29, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 34 2009. This week the shows include:
Aug 20: Walking With Planets by Andy Brigg. Aug 21: Flying Around the Solar System by Nancy Atkinson. Aug 22: Astronomy for Beginners by Assi Süer. Aug 23: Galileo Presents a Telescope to the Venetian Senate by Mark Thompson. Aug 24: The Reemergence of Planetary Science: Revisiting Percival Lowell by Holly Larson from Columbia Astronomy. Aug 25: The Scenery of the Night by The U.S. National Park Service. Aug 26: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune by Martin Ratcliffe and Dr. Ed Stone.
Week 33 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)Aug 20, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 33 2009. This week the shows include:
Aug 13: Down to My Last Quarter by Larry Sessions. Aug 14: The Cosmos from the Outback by Carolyn Collins Petersen. Aug 15: Chaucer's Astronomy & Treatise on the Astrolabe by Dave Wilton. Aug 16: An African Boy's Heavenly Dream by Abraham Samma. Aug 17: Let There Be Night by Chuck Bueter. Aug 18: Helium and the Sun by Susan and Amanda Murph. Aug 19: What Slammed Into Jupiter? by SkyGuy.
Week 32 (Aug 06 - Aug 12)Aug 13, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 32 2009. This week the shows include:
Aug 06: UNAWE: Experiences With Children by Universe Awareness.
Aug 07: Eclipsing Binaries by The American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Aug 08: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand by Visanu Euarchukiati.
Aug 09: Perseids Meteor Shower by Christopher Crockett.
Aug 10: What Happened to Saturn's Rings? by Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy.
Aug 11: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn's Rings by Emily Lakdawalla.
Aug 12: Ancient Astronomy: The Mayans by Augusto Valdés.
Week 31 (Jul 30 - Aug 05)Aug 10, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 31 2009. This week the shows include:
Jul 30: A Tour Through the Lives of the Stars by André Gonçalves.
Jul 31: Now Tweet This: Reaching Beyond Mainstream Media by Rob Keown and Tavi Greiner.
Aug 01: How I Got Into Astronomy by Robert Simpson of Orbiting Frog.
Aug 02: Stardust@home: the Search for Interstellar Dust by Dr. Andrew Westphal and Anna Butterworth.
Aug 03: Black Hole Street Smarts by Lia Corrales and David Tam of Columbia University Astronomy.
Aug 04: Aliens in Roswell by Brian Dunning.
Aug 05: What Do We See When We Look Up? by Oklahoma City Astronomy Club.
Week 30 (Jul 23 - Jul 29)Aug 1, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 30 2009. This week the shows include:
Jul 23: Everything Old is New Again by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.Jul 24: Astronomical Arts and Crafts for Kids by Amy Bowen. Jul 25: The Southern Cross by Steve Nerlich. Jul 26: Gravity Wave Astronomy by Ivan Semeniuk. Jul 27: Astronomical Ballooning - Or, What Goes Up Must Come Down by Sarah Tuttle. Jul 28: Opening Up the Sky to Kids by Jeff Wood. Jul 29: Why Should We Teach Astronomy in High Schools? by Colin Jagoe.
Week 29 (Jul 16 - Jul 22)Jul 24, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 29 2009. This week the shows include:
Jul 16: The July 22 Total Solar Eclipse by Jay Pasachoff. Jul 17: The Lucifer Project by Brian Dunning. Jul 18: The Solar Eclipse of 1963 and Other Reminiscences by Peter Sosna.
Jul 19: Ray Bradbury Looks Back at Apollo 11 by Mat Kaplan.
Jul 20: The Eagle Has Landed by Ted Haulley.
Jul 21: Moonstruck by David Kurtz.
Jul 22: Astronomy in Anglo-Saxon England by Dave Wilton.
Week 28 (Jul 09 - Jul 15)Jul 18, 2009
Description:The 7 days of 365 Days of Astronomy for week 28 2009. This week the shows include:
Jul 09: Measuring the Black Hole by Carolyn Collins Petersen. Jul 10: How Amazingly Unlikely is Your Birth? by Larry Sessions. Jul 11: Apollo 11 Through the Eyes of a Young Girl by Nancy Atkinson. Jul 12: Women on the Moon by Mark Tillotson. Jul 13: Windy City Astronomy by Elizabeth Fracek. Jul 14: Telescope 400 by Robin Scagell.
Jul 15: Your Local Astronomy Club by Ed Sunder.