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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for indivi
The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 16: Across the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Jul 24, 2017 33:12

Description:

From Dec 25, 2006.

We see the Universe in visible light with our photon detecting eyes. We can feel infrared heat with our photon detecting hands, and we get sunburns with our ultraviolet photon detecting skin (ouch). But there’s a whole spectrum of photons out there, from radio waves to gamma rays that astronomers use to understand the Universe. It’s time to see the whole picture.

 

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Q&A - Mars's Atmosphere

Jul 23, 2017 07:33

Description:

Avivah Yamani hosts.

Why did Mars loose its atmosphere? And how? Mars has an atmosphere. Unlike the earth, its atmosphere is thin. In fact it is too thin to easily support life as we know it. The extremely thin air on Mars is 100 times thinner than Earth’s, and can also become very dusty. Giant dust storms can blanket the entire planet and last for months.  Almost 95% of Mars's atmosphere is carbon dioxide. While Nitrogen is only 2.7% and oxygen only 0.13%. 

 

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Travelers in the Night - 307 & 308 - Stepping it Up & Planning For Impact

Jul 22, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- From 2005 to 2013 the Catalina Sky Survey team led the world in NEO discovery. Meanwhile PanSTARRS was gearing up to compete & then pulled ahead in the friendly race. Then in 2016 a new camera at CSS and the Catalina team pulled ahead again!

- The CSS team spotted 2008 TC3 before it entered our planet's atmosphere. It was harmless, but there might be bigger rocks that are much more deadly. NASA & FEMA are preparing plans for evacuation of cities should one be threatened. It's only a matter of time and it's best to be prepared.

 

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Folklore - Orion, Alpha & Beta Centaurus and Crux

Jul 21, 2017 07:16

Description:

Avivah Yamani hosts.

For centuries, Javanese people have known Orion as Waluku or the Plough.

Now don't get confused here. In England the constellation Ursa Major is called the plough. But this plough is Orion instead.

This story is related to the agriculture life of Javanese people. So when Waluku appears in the eastern sky at sunset, it means that the rainy season is beginning. You see, Waluku is used to determine when to plant rice.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Is it a Star, is it a Planet? No! It’s a Brown Dwarf!

Jul 20, 2017 07:39

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http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1721/

As clouds of cosmic gas shrink, they grow denser and hotter. When the temperature at the core reaches a scorching 10 million degrees Centigrade, the clump officially flares into life as a bright new star.

But not all collapsed clouds are massive enough to manage to reach the extreme temperatures needed to be born as a star. Those that don’t are known as failed stars, or ‘Brown Dwarfs’.

Brown dwarves are half way between gas giant planets, like Jupiter and Saturn, and stars. They have from 13 to 75 times the mass of Jupiter.

 

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SPS: Space Launch System and our Journey to Mars

Jul 19, 2017 01:01:22

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BR7Qr8mqg

Streamed live on Sep 23, 2016.

In 1978 Ralph Carruth accepted a position at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Advanced Concepts Group conducting research in electric propulsion, particularly ion thrusters. He led advances in measurement of thruster charge-exchange plasmas and their interaction with materials, systems and particularly high voltage spacecraft systems. After almost 2.5 years he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and worked on electric propulsion and the effects of the space environment and spacecraft induced environments on spacecraft materials and systems. Accepting positions of increasing responsibility, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2002. He was Manager of the Materials and Processes Laboratory from 2004 until being named Manager of Test Laboratory at MSFC in 2011. He has had significant involvement in such programs as Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Tethered Satellite System, Shuttle-Mir, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Space Launch System (SLS).

 

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 60: What's the Deal with Time Crystals?

Jul 18, 2017 35:55

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What’s the deal with time crystals? Do they break physics as we know it? Or are they merely…neat? What do symmetries and the conservation of energy have to do with it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 33: Choosing & Using a Telescope

Jul 17, 2017 33:27

Description:

http://www.astronomycast.com/2007/04/episode-33-coosing-and-using-a-telescope/

From April 23, 2007.

Buying your first telescope can be a nerve-wracking experience filled with buyer’s remorse. This week we discuss the basics of purchasing your first binoculars and telescope. What to look for, how to clean older equipment, and how to use it for the first time. Let’s make sure your first investment in this wonderful hobby is money well-spent.

 

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Folklore - The Moon Man

Jul 16, 2017 05:29

Description:

Avivah Yamani hosts.

This story comes from Nias Island. It is about residents of the Moon and to how they relate to the local people's view of death.

There was a restless man called Lawaendröna who lived on Nias Island. He did not want to die; he wanted to live forever.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 305 & 306: Murky & Egg Rock

Jul 15, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Our host, Al Grauer, found 2016 VA in a hole in the clouds on a murky night. The rock passed 59,000 miles away from Earth, traveling 13 miles/sec. It'll be back in 2024.

- NASA's Curiosity rover has studied a shiny, smooth rock on Mars' Mt. Sharp. Nicknamed "Egg Rock" it appears to be a nickel/iron meteorite.

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - Ron Garan & Nicole Stott

Jul 14, 2017 01:01:06

Description:

Hosted by Mike Simmons. His guests today are retired NASA Astronauts Ron Garan ( https://www.facebook.com/RonGaran?fref=mentions ) & Nicole Passonno Stott ( https://www.facebook.com/nicole.p.stott?fref=mentions ), who share their views on "The Orbital Perspective" ( https://www.facebook.com/OrbitalPerspective/?fref=mentions ) and how they are supporting programs that allow everyone to make a difference with world-wide issues affecting each of us.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Asteroid Day: Look Out for Rocks Falling From the Sky!

Jul 13, 2017 06:39

Description:

On June 30th, 1908, a fireball was seen streaking across the morning sky in a remote area of Siberia in Russia. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through the air with enough energy to destroy an area of forest almost the size of Tokyo, flattening about 80 million trees. The earth trembled and many windows were smashed at the Vanavara trading post 65 kilometers away. And the people there felt the heat from the blast.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - July Edition

Jul 12, 2017 01:11:52

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Combating light pollution for the AstroCamp in the Welsh Brecon Beacons and fighting to help the National Park retain its International Dark Sky Reserve status. Then we turn our attention to politics in space science and listeners’ views on politics in podcasts.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

Another gravitational wave detection and what we’re learning from it The European Space Agency’s latest mission approvals NASA’s last exoplanet data dump from the Kepler mission China’s experiment observing long distance quantum entanglement Britain’s ambitious space ambitions and Europe freezing out the UK Has the origin of the Wow Signal finally been solved? How common are the ingredients for life in the universe?

The Hat of Woo: This month we look at EM drives and NASA’s cover up hiding the warp drive they’ve developed at their super-secret Eagleworks and aren’t using but they definitely, definitely have it. Honestly.

www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep.8: Venus, Kelt-11b & Pregnant Eclipse?

Jul 11, 2017 18:48

Description:

Welcome to the 8th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast!  This week, Cathrine continues her series on The Planets with the hottest world in our Solar System: Venus.  Allen then reports on the discovery, by a telescope at SAAO's facility in Sutherland, of KELT-11b, an unusually inflated exoplanet.  And finally we look at what is apparently a common question in parts of the world: Is it safe to watch a Lunar Eclipse, while pregnant?

http://www.urban-astronomer.com

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 55: The Asteroid Belt

Jul 10, 2017 30:51

Description:

http://www.astronomycast.com/2007/09/episode-55-the-asteroid-belt/

From September 24, 2007.

In the last few weeks we’ve had many emails saying that our tour of the solar system would not be complete without a show on the asteroid belt. Your wish is our command! We talked about Mars in episode 52, and now that we’re back on track our next stop is the asteroid belt.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 303 & 304: CRASH & Close One

Jul 9, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The Schiaparelli lander crashed on Mars. It was a joint mission by the ESA and Roscosmos. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter that ferried it to Mars, however, fared better and is ready to do good science in orbit.

- Rose Matheny is still at it! She discovered 2016 RB1, which was on a very close pass by Earth. The metal-rich and 20' diameter object is not big enough to cause any significant damage to the planet, though. It would have made some nice meteorites, however.

 

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NOAO - The Citizen Cate Project

Jul 8, 2017 15:28

Description:

From Aug 13, 2016.

Description: On August 21st, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse on a path crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina. This eclipse presents a rare opportunity to study the Sun’s inner corona. The Citizen Continental-American Telescopic Eclipse Experiment (Citizen CATE) will station 60 telescopes across the country to capture a continuous, uninterrupted movie of the Sun’s corona during totality. Four Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) students have spent the summer at the National Solar Observatory in Tucson analyzing date from telescope tests done in Indonesia during the March 9th, 2016 total solar eclipse in Indonesia and preparing for the 2017 total solar eclipse. This podcast explores the Citizen CATE Experiment and lets you learn how to get involved in this exciting citizen science project.

Website(s) you want to have a link to:

www.noao.edu

www.nso.edu

https://sites.google.com/site/citizencateexperiment/

 

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Cheap Astronomy - #228: Never Assume Anything, Or Everything.

Jul 7, 2017 14:33

Description:

Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

Nicolaus Copernicus is commonly acknowledged for establishing the heliocentric model of the solar system – and indeed the general principle that the Earth is not only not the centre of the Universe, but that it does not occupy any kind of central or privileged position. There’s no doubt Copernicus was a polymath and a jolly-clever fellow, but did it all really start with him?

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Throwing Rocks in Space

Jul 6, 2017 10:13

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1210/

Over several years, astronomers using the Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory have noticed mysterious flares of X-ray light coming from Sgr A*.

Not only that, but the flashes are also seen in the infrared by the ESO's VLT at Chile's Paranal Observatory.

Now, astronomers think that these flares of light may be caused by Sgr A* gobbling up asteroids, just like the streak of light that we see in the night sky when meteors burn up.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - July Sky Guide

Jul 5, 2017 10:38

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in July.

July is here and the summer solstice is just behind us, meaning we’re on the glide slope to every lengthening nights. So the team’s here to pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

Ralph – Saturn shows off its moons and favourably tilted rings

Jeni – Mercury is low in the sky but nicely placed to observe this July

Paul – Comets C/2015 er61 Panstarrs and C/2015 V2 Johnson

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – The Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpens

Jeni –  Colourful binary star Albireo in Cygnus

Paul – Messier 8, The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius

And we finish this sky guide with July’s moon phases.

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep.59: Do Black Holes Exist?

Jul 4, 2017 31:14

Description:

Hosted by Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Do black holes exist, or are they merely theoretical constructs? What’s the evidence? And what about the singularity, surely that doesn’t happen, right? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 26: The Largest Structures in the Universe

Jul 3, 2017 28:36

Description:

From March 5, 2007.

This week we continue the story of galaxy formation, learning how groups of galaxies come together to form the biggest structures around – galaxy superclusters. And when you look at the Universe at this scale, environment is everything.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 301 & 302: Visitors From Afar & Sensing A Comet

Jul 2, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Rose Matheny is at it again! She discovered C2016 T1 Matheny & C2016 T2 Matheny! They're both comets from the farthest reaches of the Oort Cloud!

- Ekaterina Smyrnova used data from the Rosetta spacecraft to create various art and musical projects based on Comet 67P.

 

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Observing With Webb - July Episode

Jul 1, 2017 14:42

Description:

The hot nights of July will get us out there in shorts and t-shirts, but later at night or earlier in the morning to witness some close encounters between the Moon and our planets:

Saturn – Look SE after sunset and find the bright light above and between Scorpius and Sagittarius. It will move toward the South, then the West, setting around 4am.

Jupiter – After sunset, look SW about a halfway up the sky and find the brightest point of light in that area.  It’ll move toward the West and set around 12:30am. You could also find Jupiter by finding the Big Dipper’s handle, following that arc to Arcturus, then speeding on to Spica, and finding brighter Jupiter to the right of Spica.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: NEOShield-2 Project Team

Jun 30, 2017 01:02:18

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRmukB6lmx8

Streamed live on Jun 23, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guests: Marcel Popescu (from Observatoire de Paris) & Albert Falke (from Airbus) of the NEOShield-2 team ( @NEOShieldTeam ), here to celebrate Asteroid Day 2017, slated for June 30th!

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- A dead galaxy found by Hubble.

- LISA is 'On'!

- NASA releases a huge catalog of planets. 4,034 is the new total!

 

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Eclipse Glasses #6: Nerding Out About The Eclipse, Again!

Jun 29, 2017 21:25

Description:

Hosted by Jason Lewin. In this last episode Jason tells us about American Paper Optics' partnership with Bill Nye & The Planetary Society. He also tells us about APO's partnership with St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - David Levy Interview

Jun 28, 2017 43:14

Description:

https://www.facebook.com/astronomerswithoutborders/videos/1636395499722806/

Hosted by Mike Simmons. Mike talks at length with famed comet hunter David Levy about what makes astronomy a great hobby and why we astronomers do what we do. Spoiler alert: there is some poetry involved…

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 7: Neil Viljoen Interview

Jun 27, 2017 34:01

Description:

Welcome to the 7th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast! This episode was dropped in the middle of the Easter weekend, so in deference to the season we've got a brief segment based on one of Urban Astronomer's religiously themed articles: How is astronomy used to calculate the dates of religious festivals? And our feature item is another interview! This time around, I managed to get a hold of Neil Viljoen, who owns Telescope Shop, one of the few dedicated telescope and astronomy suppliers in Southern Africa. We met under the pretext of having him troubleshoot my primary telescope, and he very kindly agreed to let me record an interview with him in his workshop.

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 25 - The Story of Galaxy Evolution

Jun 26, 2017 29:19

Description:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-070225.mp3

Our Milky Way is a complex and majestic barred spiral galaxy. But 13.7 billion years ago it began, like all galaxies, from the elementary particles formed in the Big Bang. How did our galaxy grow from nothing to the hundreds of billions of stars we see today?

 

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Travelers in the Night - 299 & 300: Sporadic Geysers & Biggest Ear

Jun 25, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Jupiter's moon Europa has water geysers on its South pole and a 60 mile deep ocean that is in contact with it's warm, rocky core. This makes it a prime place to search for extraterrestrial life.

- China has built a huge radio telescope called FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope) that is in a mountain bowl like the Arecibo dish in Puerto Rico.

 

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Q&A - Milky Way Selfie

Jun 24, 2017 06:34

Description:

How do we know Milky Way's shape and take a picture of it from outside?

Hmm… that’s an interesting question.

We live on Earth, and Earth is a planet in the Solar System. It is circling the Sun, and our beloved Sun also goes around the center of this galaxy named the Milky Way.  This means we are inside the Milky Way. So.. how do we know the shape of our galaxy?

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jun 16 - Guest: Dr. Natalie Batalha

Jun 23, 2017 01:00:47

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-mhfzfMiRc

Streamed live Jun 16, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Natalie Batalha ( @nbatalha ) is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and project scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission. Dr. Batalha leads the effort to understand planet populations in the galaxy based on Kepler's discoveries, and in 2015 she joined the leadership team of NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet System Science Coalition (NExSS,) a multidisciplinary team dedicated to searching for evidence of life beyond the Solar System as well as understanding the diversity of exoplanetary worlds and which of these worlds are most likely to harbor life.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- Is the Milky Way in a cosmic void? (NO! says Paul)

- Spotting a hidden black hole.

- The hottest planet ever.

- Weighing a white dwarf.

 

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UNAWE - Only The Biggest Survive

Jun 22, 2017 07:22

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http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1211/

Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, is surrounded by 152 groups of stars, which are called globular clusters. There may be as many as 200 of them in total. They're called globular because the cluster looks like a spherical globe of stars.

They appear to be the oldest things in the galaxy, the first thing to form, and hold valuable clues about how the first stars and galaxies formed. 

 

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Dear Cheap Astronomy - #29: Dark Is The New Black

Jun 21, 2017 13:52

Description:

While we grope around in the dark, we answer a couple questions:

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is dark energy anti-gravity, and if so could we ever harness it to build antigravity machines? Well, no and no, but as we like to say at Cheap Astronomy, let’s get there the long way round.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is the Universe really a black hole? Well, probably not, but as with many ideas involving black holes, it’s difficult to establish any evidence to either support or refute this.

 

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Ask A Spaceman #58 - Is Time Travel Possible?

Jun 20, 2017 22:52

Description:

Does everyone have the same clock? Can we skip forward into the future? What about the past? Why does it appear to be forbidden in our universe? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutterAll episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutterLike on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutterWatch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PaulMattSutterKeep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE! Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G., Kevin O., Justin R., Helge B., Tim R., Michael C., Lars H., Ray S., John F., James L., Mark R., Alan M., David B., and Silvan W.! Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing. Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 454: Things We're Looking Forward To

Jun 19, 2017 37:09

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC9gyeUzQGM

Let's wrap-up season 10 of Astronomy Cast. We look forward to all the instruments, missions and science results. If you think astronomy is exciting already? Just you wait.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 297 & 298 - White Sky & Rosetta

Jun 18, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Light pollution not only costs us huge amounts of money, but it deprives everybody of the wonders of the night sky. The IDA can help. See http://www.darksky.org/

- The ESA's Rosetta spacecraft visited Comet 67P and found 16 types of organic molecules during the 2 years it was at the comet.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Piecing Together Life on Earth

Jun 17, 2017 08:22

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1719/

When stars die, the materials the star has been fusing for millions of years, all the way up to iron, are melted back down into sub-atomic particles. Then they are remade in a process called explosive nucleosynthesis. More than remade, the elements higher than iron, up to uranium are assembled in a flash.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jun 9 - Jeff Forshaw Presents "Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos"

Jun 16, 2017 51:50

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNGmJcmErj8

Streamed live Jun 9, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest:

Dr. Jeffrey Forshaw ( http://www.hep.manchester.ac.uk/u/forshaw/ / @jrf1968 )

Regular Guests:

Sarah Marquart ( https://futurism.com/ / @SagaofSarah )

This week's stories:

- ALMA discovers the building blocks of life around other stars.

- The "Wow!" mystery signal has been finally identified. Spoiler alert: It's comets, not aliens...

 

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Awesome Astronomy - Gravitational Waves Update

Jun 15, 2017 56:25

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Paul Hill & Ralph Wilkins take a back seat today and Jenifer Millard, all by her lonesome, hosts. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Interview: On the discovery of only humanity’s third black hole merger by the incredible Laser Interferometry Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), Jeni’s speaks with Professor Patrick Sutton, Head of Cardiff University’s Gravitational Physics Group and member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration who develops new strategies to detect gravitational wave bursts and creates techniques for locating these sources on the sky for modeling and simulations.

In this interview Jeni asks Patrick about:

The latest gravitational wave detection What we can know about these events and the objects that created them The strength and weakness of these signals

Also, The Announcement: For a physics deep dive into the analysis, the data and the modeling of the new black hole merger detected by LIGO this month, LIGO Governing Council member Professor Sathyaprakash (Sathya to his friends) delivers the first lecture on this discovery.

Return to the Interview: In this segment we return to Professor Patrick Sutton who tells Jen about:

The possibilities for future gravitational wave detections The most expensive thing he’s ever broken And… personal grooming tips??

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Astronomers Without Borders - Phil Plait Interview

Jun 14, 2017 01:19:55

Description:

Mike Simmons talks with Dr. Phil Plait, the "Bad Astronomer". They talk about science, science fiction, science outreach and about 10^6 other things!

 

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Urban Astronomer #6: Chris Stewart Interview Part 2

Jun 13, 2017 48:09

Description:

http://www.urban-astronomer.com

Welcome to the 6th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. This is the second part of our interview with Chris Stewart, one of the names behind the Amateur Telescope Making class in Johannesburg, one of the organizers of the annual ScopeX telescope and astronomy expo, and director of the Astronomical Society of South Africa's Instrumentation section.

In this part, he talks about the pros and cons of different telescope designs, how to make them, how to select an eyepiece, and also offers solid advice for those who'd rather just buy a telescope.

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 453: Favorite Things We've Done These 10 Years

Jun 12, 2017 36:49

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrblQp_wGq4

We have had a chance to do a bunch of pretty fun adventures. Honestly, I think the best is yet to come. We've got the eclipse trip coming up this year. I (Fraser) am doing a trip to Iceland with Dr. Paul Matt Sutter, and there's a really great response to that. Hopefully we can go out and do more of that kind of thing out in the world.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 295 & 296: Close Passes & Tilted History

Jun 11, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Rose Matheny is at it again! This time she's discovered 4, count 'em 4 close approaching asteroids. Luckily they're small, from 15' to 60' in diameter.

- Human migrations in the distant past were helped by land bridges and corridors of plant life which were produced by small cyclic changes in the tilt of Earth's axis of rotation.

 

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NOAO - Obscured Black Holes with Dr. Stephanie Juneau

Jun 10, 2017 10:26

Description:

Description: Black holes power the most luminous objects in the universe. Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are powered by supermassive black holes. In this podcast, Dr. Stephanie Juneau discusses recent research on obscured black holes.

www.noao.edu

Short bio: Dr. Stephanie Juneau ( @StephaJuneau ) works on the NOAO data lab and active galactic nuclei research. You can read the press release about her recent findings at https://www.noao.edu/news/2017/pr1702.php

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jun 2: Mike Simmons of AWB, Astronomers Without Borders

Jun 9, 2017 59:47

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtuAQbq-59U

Streamed live Jun 2, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest:

Mike Simmons is the President of Astronomer Without Borders. Mike is joining us today to discuss how AWB will be engaging the public and our schools both during and following the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Brian Koberlein ( https://briankoberlein.com/ / @BrianKoberlein )

Sarah Marquart ( https://futurism.com/ / @SagaofSarah )

This week's stories:

- LIGO makes a 3rd detection of gravitational waves!

- SpaceX launch coming up.

- LRO is hit by a micrometeorite!

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - CLASP: Guardian of the Satellites

Jun 8, 2017 08:30

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1718/

CLASP is a high-tech telescope with a 30cm or 11 inch diameter mirror. It was packed into a Black Brant IX sounding rocket and launched into space on September 3rd, 2015, from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The 1,270 pound payload flew to an altitude of 167 miles, or 268 kilometers.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - Ep. 60: June Episode

Jun 8, 2017 01:13:20

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Jeni’s returns from her South African research using the Infrared Survey Facility telescope, Paul calls time on the Principia Mission and we go through a couple of readers emails to discuss Caroline Herschel, the Woomera Test Range and Australian space funding. 

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

Is there any evidence for other universes in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation? An update on Tabby's Star (It's NOT an alien megastructure). Are we already creating our own defense against Coronal Mass Ejections by chance?  A run through NASA's 2018 budget proposal

The Interview: This month we speak to former test pilot and astronaut - and one of only 6 remaining people to have walked on the moon - General Charlie Duke.

Practical Astronomy: The Hat of Woo takes a rest this month as we introduce an occasional look into areas of interest to the practical amateur astronomer with topics requested by you. This month we take a look at an essential piece of kit suggested by Sean Smith from Dublin: eyepieces.

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 57: What's the Matter With Dark Matter?

Jun 6, 2017 35:46

Description:

How is the bullet cluster the “smoking gun” for dark matter? Why aren’t alternate theories of gravity satisfactory? Could dark matter just be a bunch of black holes? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G., Kevin O., Justin R., Helge B., Tim R., Michael C., Lars H., Ray S., John F., James L., Mark R., Alan M., David B., and Silvan W.!

Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 452: Summer Observing Challenges

Jun 5, 2017 32:57

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ao-BjF7Wc

Streamed live Jun 2, 2017.

Summer's almost here, and for the northern hemisphere this means warm nights for observing. But what to observe? We're here with a list of events and targets for you to enjoy over the summer. Get your calendars handy and start organizing some events with your friends and then get out there!

 

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Travelers in the Night - 293 & 294 - From Luna & Dangerous Duo

Jun 4, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Lunar meteorites have been found in several places on Earth. Alex Gibbs & Richard Kowalski discovered a big one! 2016 RD34 is about 43 feet in diameter and it would be possible for our astronauts to reach it and get a sample.

- Rose Matheny and Carson Fuls discovered 2016 RN1 (about 700' diameter, which will make close approaches to Earth) and 2016 RT1 (450' diameter) and not a current threat, though that may change if Venus tugs it into a bad orbit.

 

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Observing With Webb - June Episode

Jun 3, 2017 11:07

Description:

Welcome to Observing With Webb, where the armchair astronomer figures out what they’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what they should check out next. 

Saturn – Rises around between 9pm and sunset in the SE, highest in the S around midnight, sets right around sunrise.  Best time of year to check it out.

Jupiter – After sunset, look SW about a halfway up the sky and find the brightest point of light in that area.  It’ll move toward the West and set around 2:30am in the beginning of the month and 1:30am at the end. You could also find Jupiter by finding the Big Dipper’s handle, following that arc to Arcturus, then speeding on to Spica, and finding brighter Jupiter to the right of Spica.  Or look to the left of Leo.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - May 26: Stephen Petranek and How We'll Live On Mars

Jun 2, 2017 01:05:51

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G09LiUeijMU

Streamed live on May 26, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest:
This week's guest is NAT GEO’s Stephen Petranek. He is the author of How We’ll Live on Mars (TED Books.) Stephen became a reluctant doomsayer when his earliest TED Talk (10 Ways the World Could End) racked up 1.5 million views. But Petranek is, in fact, an optimist who believes that humanity will escape its predicaments -- literally. Within a century, he predicts that humans will have established a city of 80,000 on Mars: and that not only is that plausible, but it’s also inevitable.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

Dr. Nicole Gugliucci ( http://noisyastronomer.com/ & @NoisyAstronomer )

This week's stories:

- Boyajian's (Tabby's - @tsboyajian ) star in the headlines!

- Permanent ripples in spacetime from gravitational waves?

- The VLA reveals a new radio-bright object near the SMBH in Cygnus A.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - June Sky Guide

Jun 1, 2017 11:13

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Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in June.

Jeni returns from astronomy research in South Africa so the gang’s back together to pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

Ralph – Saturn reaches opposition this month and coincides with a nearby meteor shower

Jeni – Jupiter in prime viewing conditions with some lovely Galilean transits

Paul – We still have comet C/2015 V2 Johnson in the skies for a nice alternative distraction

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – The Double Double binary Alpha Lyrae

Jeni – The Whirlpool Galaxy Messier 51

Paul – Globular Clusters Messiers 10 & 12 in Ophiuchus

And we finish this sky guide with June’s moon phases.

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Jason Lewin - Don't Get Eclipsed By Time (Encore of Feb 23 Episode)

May 31, 2017 31:52

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Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses. He talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Chasing a Runaway Black Hole

May 30, 2017 08:20

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What’s invisible, 160 million times more massive than the Sun, and on the move?

A newly discovered runaway supermassive black hole!

While smaller black holes can be caught wandering between the stars, supermassive black holes are normally only found at the very center of galaxies.

Which is why a team astronomers conducted a systematic search to spot a supermassive black hole moving away from the center of its galaxy.

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 451: When Can I Buy My Ticket To Space?

May 29, 2017 29:22

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yjGL4QeH5g

Streamed live May 26, 2017.

Like most of us you probably wanna know wouldn't we like to travel to space? Well, 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?

 

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Travelers in the Night: 291 & 292: Rose Rules & Disintegrating Comet

May 28, 2017 05:59

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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Rose Matheny of the Catalina Sky Survey rules. On a 3-night observing run at Mt. Lemmon, she found 82 new asteroids! 29 proved to be Earth-approaching, 32 are other asteroids, and the rest need more observations. 2 of them are PHAs and bear watching.

- A comet is producing a 3,000 mile long trail of debris as it slowly comes apart. The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged that disintegrating comet as it cruises the solar system 67 million miles from us.

 

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Q&A - 2007 OR10's New Satellite

May 27, 2017 09:09

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We have discovered a new satellite orbiting the distant object 2007 OR10. Well ok.. this object isn't famous as Eris, Haumea or Quaoar but it still a Trans Neptunian Object.

According to the IAU, there are only five objects that are officially classified as dwarf planets. They are Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In fact, OR10 is slightly larger than Makemake or Haumea, and is hence almost certainly a dwarf planet.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - May 19: Eric Fisher of Labfundr

May 26, 2017 01:05:38

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YrPWOrGICE

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Our special guest this week is Eric Fisher. Eric is the head of Labfundr (https://www.labfundr.ca/), a Canadian crowdsourcing platform for science research and outreach.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

Alessondra Springmann ( http://www.sondy.com/ / @sondy )

Topics:

- Trouble for the SLS

- How the rivers on Titan are more like Mars than Earth

- Intermediate mass black hole formation

- A Neptune-sized planet (HAT-P-26b) that looks like Jupiter

- Discovery of a moon around a dwarf planet (2007 OR10) in our solar system!

- Boyajian's star is dimming again!

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Introducing DeeDee, The Distant Dwarf

May 25, 2017 08:07

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You may remember that Pluto is now classed as something called a “Dwarf Planet”. As well as Pluto, there are four other dwarf planets in our Solar System: Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.

Plus, there may be a new member joining the dwarf planet family very soon – an object called 2014 UZ 224 and nicknamed ‘DeeDee’, short for Distant Dwarf.

 

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Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #30 - Yesterday's News: Ceres & Planet 9

May 24, 2017 14:15

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Hosted by Steve Nerlich and Janet.

- Is Ceres just boring as $#%@ or is the interesting stuff yet to come?

- Do please tell us about Planet 9 from outer space.

 

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Urban Astronomer #5: Will an Astronaut Explode? / Planet Mercury

May 23, 2017 15:25

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Hosted by Allen Versfeld and Cathrine Versfeld.

This shorter episodes answers a reader question ("Will an astronaut explode if they remove their helmet?"), and introduces a new host, Cathrine, with her new series on The Planets, starting with Mercury.

 

Space suit failure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8L9tKR4CY&feature=youtu.be

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 450: Inflatable Habitats

May 22, 2017 30:05

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53O8Svhxk8

Streamed live on May 19, 2017.

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In order to live in space we will 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 ISS.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 289 & 290: Strange Comet & Screaming Aten

May 21, 2017 05:59

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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- C2016 Q4 Kowalski has an orbit similar to 2060 Chiron, which has rings. 10199 Chariklo has rings as well. Kowalski has both comet-like and asteroid-like aspects.

- 2016 RT, discovered by our podcaster, Dr. Grower, is a fast-moving Aten asteroid. These asteroids spend most of their time inside Earth's orbit but many cross our orbit and are potentially hazardous objects.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale

May 20, 2017 08:22

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http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1715/

After spending nearly 13 years orbiting Saturn, the Cassini–Huygens mission will soon be over. The Cassini spacecraft was launched from Earth in 1997. It then spent seven years traveling across the Solar System before arriving at Saturn.

A few months later the Cassini “mothership” released the Huygens probe onto Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan. This was humanity's first landing in the outer Solar System!

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - May 12: James Trefil & Michael E. Summers Present "Exoplanets"

May 19, 2017 45:25

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6KB3Nx2D9Y

Streamed live on May 12, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest:

This week's special guests Michael Summers and James Trefil are the authors of the new book "Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System."

Regular Guest:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Today's Topics:

- Cassini's finale & Saturn's Hexagon

- New image of the Crab Nebula SNR

 

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Awesome Astronomy - Podcast Extra - GAIA

May 18, 2017 09:14

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The Discussion: Jeni’s missing this month as she collects transiting exoplanet data in South Africa using the SIRIUS camera on the Japanese 1.4 metre Infrared Survey Facility telescope.

So we dig into the archive for some audio recorded at the Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC in March. Jeni (before she went walkabout) & Paul talk with Dr. Giorgia Busso, of the Cambridge University Department of Astronomy Data Processing Center, who works on the Gaia astrometry mission.

 

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GAM - May the 4th & GAM wrap-up!

May 17, 2017 49:52

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Hosted by Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders. Today he talks with Andrew Fazekis, Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders. They talk about all the things people have been doing for Global Astronomy Month.

 

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Ask A Spaceman - #56: What is the Axis of Evil?

May 16, 2017 37:54

Description:

Just how mediocre are we? I’ve heard there’s an “axis of evil” in space - what’s up with that? Is there anything special about our position within the universe? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 44: Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

May 15, 2017 33:03

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http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-070709.mp3

From July 9, 2007.

If you remember way back to Episode 9, we covered Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. Well, that’s only half of the relativity picture. The great scientist made an even more profound impact on physics with his theory of general relativity, replacing Newton with a better model for gravity.

 

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Travelers in the Night 287 & 288: Heavenly Place & Coming Out of Monsoon

May 14, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- China is planning some audacious Lunar exploration missions. "Heavenly Palace" is the English translation of the name of Tiangong-1, their low-Earth-orbit space station. Tiangong-2 was launched in 2016 and numerous tests & experiments were conducted aboard the station.

- The US Southwest has monsoons that divide the year into 2 parts. Catalina Sky Survey's Richard Kowalski & Rose Matheny got 3 nights of clear skies and discovered a dozen new asteroids. 2016 QJ44 is the largest of them.

 

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NOAO - Following Up LSST Observations in Chile

May 13, 2017 07:52

Description:

This podcast was recorded in a noisy exhibit hall at the 2017 AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas. We apologize for the poor audio quality.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will give an unprecedented view on the changing universe detecting millions of new events per night. Astronomers will need carefully choose the most interesting alerts for followup observations. In this podcast, recorded live at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Director Dr. Steve Heathcote discusses the Blanco 4 meter telescope and the SOAR telescope, two instruments that will play an important role in following up LSST alerts.

www.noao.edu

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - May 5: Mathew Anderson's "Our Cosmic Story." Updated!

May 12, 2017 57:21

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnH42y9LkYE

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: The WSH again welcomes Mathew Anderson, author of "Our Cosmic Story," to the show. You may recall that Mathew joined us last fall just prior to the release of "Our Cosmic Story," and he was kind enough to offer our viewers free electronic copies just for the asking. Since then, Mathew has expanded the last chapter of his book to include additional information about SETI, and with the recent exoplanet discoveries, many of the other chapters are of even greater relevance. We are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with his return visit, Mathew will again be offering for a limited time free electronic copies of his complete book as well as his standalone update. Complete information about how to get your copies will be available on the WSH webpage beginning 12:00 NOON on Friday, May 5, 2017 - just visit http://www.wsh-crew.net/cosmicstory for all the details.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Nancy Atkinson ( nancyatkinson.com / @Nancy_A )

This week's stories:

- What is the "Cold Spot" in the CMB?

- Cassini's deep dive through the ring plane of Saturn.

- An enormous wave sweeping through the Perseus Cluster.

- Curiosity sampling a sand dune.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Where Do Old Satellites Go To Die?

May 11, 2017 05:40

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1714/

Thousands of satellites orbit the Earth. But, like everything else, satellites don’t last forever… Those orbiting closest to Earth are maneuvered even closer, so when they have achieved their mission, which is usually within 25 years, they will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up.

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - Anousheh Ansari

May 10, 2017 50:55

Description:

Hosted by Mike Simmons. In addition to serving on the Astronomers Without Borders Board of Trustees, Anousheh is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Prodea Systems, the first private female space explorer, and the first Astronaut of Iranian descent. To help drive commercialization of the space industry, Anousheh and her family provided title sponsorship for the Ansari X Prize, a $10 million cash award for the first non-governmental organization to launch a reusable manned spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - Ep. 59: May Edition

May 9, 2017 53:45

Description:

The Discussion: Jeni’s missing this month as she collects transiting exoplanet data in South Africa using the SIRIUS camera on the Japanese 1.4 metre Infrared Survey Facility telescope.

So Paul & Ralph take the helm and record from the AstroCamp starparty in the Welsh Brecon Beacons, discussing light pollution, the wonder of starparties and take a look at the countries which only have a solitary Awesome Astronomy downloader.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

Astronomers use gravitational lensing to calculate intergalactic distances The Event Horizon Telescope gathers its data for an image of our supermassive black hole Space X demonstrates the first relaunch of previously used rocket Cassini begins its swan song in glorious style

The Interview: This month we speak to Dr. Dave Abergel at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics to discuss the merit (or otherwise) of the recent creation of a substance with negative mass. 

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at radio telescopes:

"I‘d like to know how a radio telescope comes up with an image." Samuel Wertz, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 449: Robots in Space!

May 8, 2017 29:15

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIVn-uirYIQ

When you think of a robot you're probably imagining some kind of human-shaped machine, and until now the robot 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 some other groups.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 285 & 286: Mars Impactor & Neighboring World

May 7, 2017 05:58

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Youngmin JeongAhn and Dr. Renu Malhotra of the Univ. of Arizona's LPL have published their paper on Mars impactors. Mars has a 3 times greater chance of being hit by a half mile-wide impactor when it's farthest from the Sun in its slightly elliptical orbit.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1701.03096.pdf

- ESO astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. Proxima B is about 1.3 Earth masses and has an 11 day orbit around its red dwarf star.

 

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Observing With Webb - May 2017

May 6, 2017 11:14

Description:

Welcome to Observing With Webb, where the armchair astronomer figures out what they’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what they should check out next.  Don’t forget to check out my Podbean page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter feed.

May is looking like a month to get back to basics, with 4 visible planets, and not much else, other than an eclipse on Jupiter.

Actually it's a number of Jovian shadow passes, which would be eclipses if you were on Jupiter. Several of the Galilean moons are participating.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Apr 28: Guest: Tim Blais of A Capella Science

May 5, 2017 01:00:03

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_wdtcQ1vFw

We apologize for the background noise in portions of today's show.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's special guest Tim Blais is the founder of A Capella Science, an "educational and utterly nerdy online video project." You can find his videos online on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/acapellascience

Regular Guests: Jolene Creighton ( https://futurism.com/ / @sciencejolene )

This week's stories:

- The next New Horizons-like mission to Pluto.

- Proposed Europa lander mission.

- Cassini did the first ring dive!

 

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GAM - Final Update

May 4, 2017 18:40

Description:

Hosted on Facebook Live by Anderw Fazekis, Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and Andrew gives a roundup of the worldwide activities for GAM.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - May Sky Guide

May 3, 2017 08:15

Description:

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in May.

Jeni's abandoned us this month in favour of research-grade instrumentation so only Paul and Ralph pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

The planets Jupiter in the evening and Saturn in the morning

Three meteor showers peaking this month

A pair of comets to observe with amateur telescopes or binoculars

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

Paul – The Globular Cluster Messier 5 in the constellation Serpens

And we finish this sky guide with May's moon phases.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Ask a Spaceman: 55: Does Dark Energy Exist?

May 2, 2017 38:41

Description:

How do we measure the expansion history of the universe? Why are supernovae so dang useful? Come on, what’s with this “dark energy” business? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Mathieu B., Justin G., Tim F., Helge B., Alan M., Tim R., Ray S., Michael C., Bill S., Lars H., David C., Silvan W., David B., Kevin O.,  Justin R., Jessica K., James L., and Michael Z.!

Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 448: Prepping for the Eclipse

May 1, 2017 33:00

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_yx6Y1i9Mg

On Monday, August 21st, 2017, there's gonna be a total eclipse of the Sun. Visible to many in 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!

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

https://eclipsemega.movie/

http://eclipse2017.nso.edu/citizen-cate/

 

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Travelers in the Night - Eps 283 & 284: Micro Astronomy & Dark Trails

Apr 30, 2017 05:58

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- A single crystal of magnetite from a meteorite was examined by Dr. Tom Zega of the University of Arizona. The oxygen atoms they found came from the solar wind of another star than our Sun. It must have been part of the original star forming cloud that our solar system formed from.

- NASA's Dr. Mark Fries (of the Planetary Science Institute) uses doppler radar to track the trails of meteorites and has led searchers to several fresh meteorite falls.

 

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Jason Lewin - Eclipsing With Bill Nye the Science Guy

Apr 29, 2017 37:50

Description:

Today in episode 4 of Eclipse Glasses' series Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner. John breaks the news that Bill Nye has licensed his name to Eclipse Glasses.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - April 21: Dr. David Grinspoon

Apr 28, 2017 01:02:10

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqBETRK6-Xs

Recorded April 21, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: David Grinspoon ( @DrFunkySpoon ) is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado. His research focuses on climate evolution on Earth-like planets and potential conditions for life elsewhere in the universe. He is involved with several interplanetary spacecraft missions for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency.

Regular Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

This week's stories:

- Tiny bubbles on TItan?

- Did the Moon once have a magnetic field & magnetosphere?

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Cosmic Easter Egg

Apr 27, 2017 08:53

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1713/

There's a link in the show notes that'll take you to an image of an oval picture, that might look like a beautifully decorated Easter egg, but it represents the entire sky. This picture is actually a map that shows the tracks that the ESA's Gaia satellite followed as it scanned the sky during its first 14 months at work.

 

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GAM/Astronomers Without Borders - Astro Arts

Apr 26, 2017 59:52

Description:

Hosted by Mike Simmons.

Special guests:

- Dr. Doug Vakoch, President METI International

- Andrew Fazekas, "Night Sky Guy", Communications Manager, AWB

- Per Bifrost, filmmaker, Fosfor Produktion, "Earthling's Quest"

- Alexander Rynéus, filmmaker, Fosfor Produktion, "Earthling's Quest"

- Ignasi Ribas, Spanish High Council for Scientific Investigation

- Daniela DePaulis, AWB's Astro Art Program

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 4: Black holes & Chris Stewart

Apr 25, 2017 30:09

Description:

This episode features news about the discovery of an intermediate mass black hole, and the next in our series of interviews with prominent figures in South African amateur astronomy.  This weeks guest: Chris Stewart.

Allen Versfeld is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 447: Animals in Space Pt. 3: Dogs, Monkeys and More

Apr 24, 2017 33:08

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK9CNLpLPgw

For this final episode of our 3 part look at animals in space, we look at the largest animals to go to orbit (apart from humans of course). I'm just warning you now, this one's gonna be a little sad.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 281 & 282: Starlight Walking & Biggest Rocket

Apr 23, 2017 05:57

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The IDA  the International Dark-Sky Association has created the Cosmic Campground in the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Very dark skies delight the visitors! After half an hour of acclimating to the darkness you can see fairly well by starlight alone. Then you can take a walk by starlight like our hominid ancestors did!

- The venerable RS25 rocket engine is from the Shuttle era. Four of them are about to be incorporated into the huge new SLS first stage. In 2018 it'll have its first (and possibly manned) launch around the Moon.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Seeing the Sun in a New Light

Apr 22, 2017 08:09

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1712/

The ALMA radio telescope array has just done something that you kids should never do yourself. It stared directly at the Sun! The bright light of the Sun would damage your eyes. It also hurts like crazy!

In the past, people have even been blinded from looking at the Sun. With a total solar eclipse coming up this summer in the USA this is on the minds of lots of parents out there.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Apr 14: Brad Peterson of LUVOIR

Apr 21, 2017 01:06:37

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4eh9a1VlV8

Recorded April 14, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Brad Peterson. Brad is a returning guest, and since his last appearance, he has been asked by NASA to serve as a community co-chair, with Debra Fischer of Yale, for the Science and Technology Definition Team for the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR).

 

Brad has carried out research on active galactic nuclei for his entire career. He has been developing the technique of reverberation mapping for over 25 years. He is currently on appointment at STScI as Distinguished Visiting Astronomer, after retiring from the faculty of The Ohio State University in 2015 with 35 years of service, the last nine as chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council, for which he chairs the Science Committee. He was recently named chair-elect for the Astronomy Section of the AAAS.

 

Regular Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

This week's stories:

- Life on Enceladus & Europa?

- A half-trillion dollar plan to go to Mars.

- Life from asteroid strikes?

 

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Astro Camp Sky Guide

Apr 20, 2017 24:59

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content:  A teaser for the weekend stargazing under the über dark skies of the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve at this spring’s AstroCamp.

 

We’ll take you through the events and activities which turn beginners into experts and fill up the eyepiece of those who are already experts – and, of course, whet your appetite for this friendliest of starparties!

 

Whether you’re joining us in the Welsh village of Cwmdu on the weekend of 22-25th April or not, we’ve included a seasonal sky guide of our favourite night sky objects to dazzle and amaze you visually or astrophotographically:

Ralph:

The Leo Triplet of galaxies

The Needle Galaxy in Come Berenices

The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

 

Paul:

Spiral Galaxy, Messier 94 in Canes Venatici

Double star Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici

Globular Cluster M3 in Canes Venatici

The Coma Star Cluster in Coma Berenices

Messier 53 Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices

 

Damien:

The King of Planets, Jupiter

2 rare AstroCamp comets in Hercules, Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and C/2015 V2 Johnson

As if comets weren’t enough we also have the naked-eye Lyrid meteor shower

 

John:

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Markarian’s Chain of galaxies between Leo and Virgo

The Veil Nebula supernova remnants in Cygnus

The Blackeye Galaxy in Coma Berenices

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Cheap Astronomy - SISS #18: Space Fungus

Apr 19, 2017 12:07

Description:

Hosted today by Janet.

We have been taking various things into space with us. Aspergillus nidulans and other fungi might be necessary for space travel for the secondary metabolites they produce.

 

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 54: What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

Apr 18, 2017 39:29

Description:

What happens during a galaxy merger event? Is dark matter involved? How do we use simulations to learn about these processes that last hundreds of millions of years?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 446: Animals In Space Pt. 2: MIce & Other Small Animals

Apr 17, 2017 32:35

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvEmVwwr4vw

Recorded April 14, 2017.

Last week we talked about how the smallest creatures behave in space, the insects and the spiders, and 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?

 

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 279 & 280 - Hottest & Ice Volcanos

Apr 16, 2017 05:55

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Arctic sea ice is shrinking dramatically and the first half of 2016 was the hottest on record. Earth is 2.4°F warmer than it was in the late 1800s. The effects will be felt in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.

- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has visited both Vesta and Ceres. It may be that ice volcanoes on Ceres have buried all the large craters there. There is good evidence for a liquid ocean beneath Ceres's crust.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Born to be Wild

Apr 15, 2017 06:43

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1711/

Black holes are known for their destructive behavior – like the ability to rip apart stars and planets, and swallow them whole. 

Ok, suck them through the straw of their accretion disk. There, that's a better metaphor.

But black holes are actually valuable members of our cosmic society, and they give a lot of energy back to the Universe.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Apr 7: Weekly News Roundup!

Apr 14, 2017 01:00:26

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7pYu5LEGw

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
No Special Guest this week! Just lots of space news!

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- Black hole is ejected from a galaxy collision. How?

- FRBs ("Furbees" according to Paul) are proved to be not from Earth.

- SpaceX relaunch of used booster! And landing too!

- Does SpaceX put financial pressure on other space agencies with this reuse?

- How much would a space elevator cost & what can it lift into space?

- Would the Falcon Heavy be able to lift larger loads than anyone else?

- What about high altitude balloons to lift things to space?

- What is the largest telescope that actually has an eyepiece?

- What about sky hooks?

- When will men inhabit the Moon?

- How small can a rocket be and still make it into orbit?

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - GAM 2017 - Andrew Fazekis

Apr 13, 2017 18:05

Description:

Hosted on Facebook Live by Anderw Fazekis, Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and Andrew talks about:

- The online Messier Marathon, already past as it happened on April 4th.

- The "Walking on the Moon" event, was on April 5th, so it's over too...

- Art & Science Collaboration Podcast on April 7th (this would still be downloadable) about space art!

- "Jupiter Watch" back on April 7th, where AWB encourages all of us to take binoculars of a telescope and look at Jupiter as it reaches opposition.

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 3 - Astrophotography

Apr 12, 2017 51:46

Description:

Alan Versfeld hosts.

In this episode, I play a recording of one of my public lectures on astrophotography.  I was speaking to a local chapter of Mensa, the High IQ Society, who kindly made their recording available to me for use in this podcast.

Brief bio of the podcaster: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

http://www.urban-astronomer.com

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Awesome Astronomy - April Edition

Apr 11, 2017 01:29:12

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Paul and Jen packed out the Star Stage at this year’s Big Bang Fair in Birmingham as Sirius Astronomy ran experiments to explain how rockets and space suits work and how space capsules protect astronauts from the heat of re-entry. Jen updates us on her astronomy research trip to South Africa next month and Ralph reviews the latest space-based sci-fi thriller, Life.

 

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

A schoolboy who spotted an error in NASA data

Are the Van Allen radiation belts weaker than always thought?

Was Earth’s atmosphere like Titan’s 2.4 billion years ago?

Using the sun as a gravitational lens

NASA’s heading for Mars & evidence of an ancient Mars tsunami

 

The Interview: This month we have a couple of interviews with the children taking part in science challenges at the Big Bang Fair and clips of Paul & Jen creating fire hazards and projectiles around an undefended audience…

 

Hat of Woo: Following your comments by email and online, we’re bringing back the vile and rancid Hat of Woo this month. And we’re back with a festering sore of a conspiracy theory in the form of Immanuel Velikovsky’s laws of physics defying Worlds in Collision ‘theory’.

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 445: Animals in Space Pt 1: Insects & Arachnids

Apr 10, 2017 32:03

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3rs9psn8-A

Trigger warning: creepy-crawlies in space...!

We've talked about animals traveling to space in the past, but it's time to take another look, with many other creatures taking the trip to the void. Today we're going to talk about those spineless insects and arachnids and those tough-as-nails water bears!

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 277 & 278 - Old Girl & Nope

Apr 9, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- This "Old Girl" is the 60" telescope of Mt. Lemmon Observatory. It was used to discover asteroid 2011 AG5. It's now equipped with a 100 million pixel camera.

- Dr. Grauer and his Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard discovered the one mile diameter main belt asteroid 2016 NA39. "Nope" refers to its not being found to be a threat to Earth after all.

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NOAO - The Future of NOAO

Apr 8, 2017 09:18

Description:

In this interview recorded at the January meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Grapevine, Texas, NOAO director Dr. David Silva discusses the future of NOAO as astronomy moves into the era of big data.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 31, 2017: The IDATA Project and Afterglow Access

Apr 7, 2017 01:10:02

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRbPlJkagk

Streamed live on Mar 31, 2017.

Our apologies for the slight (-42dB) 60Hz hum in the audio. Fraser has a new ART D7 mic and has... issues, you might say…

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guests:Timothy Spuck, Kathryn Meredith, Dr. James Hammerman and Andreas Stefik of the Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy (IDATA) Project Team. The IDATA project aims to design and develop Afterglow Access, a new software tool that will expand accessibility beyond touch, making the universe more accessible to those with visual impairments.

Tim Spuck (email: tspuck@aui.edu) (Associated Universities Inc. STEM Education Development Officer and IDATA PI) currently serves as PI on three NSF supported programs including, Innovators Developing Accessible Tools for Astronomy, the Chile-US Astronomy Education Outreach Summit, and the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program. Tim also remains active within the amateur astronomy community, has directed numerous outreach efforts, and led several small-scale observatory design and construction projects. He earned his Masters degree in Science Education from Clarion University or PA, and is completing his Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction at West Virginia University.

Kate Meredith (Yerkes Observatory – University of Chicago, Director of Education Outreach, and IDATA Project Educator) has engaged in curriculum development and project management for the Zooniverse, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Adler Planetarium Space and Science Museum, and Skynet Junior Scholars (University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory). Kate is passionate about programs that bring authentic research science to learners of all ages, languages, and abilities. As Education Lead on the IDATA project, Kate looks forward to being part of the team that takes accessibility to the next level by creating vision-neutral data acquisition and analysis tools as well as the instructional materials needed to teach new users how to use and apply those tools.

Dr. James K. L. Hammerman (TERC ( Technical Education Research Centers ), Co-Director of SEEC and Senior Researcher and Evaluator, IDATA Co-PI) currently leads external evaluations for several projects, including an immersive computer environment for conducting experiments to explore causality and ecology, a state-wide initiative to engage rural youth in computing through programming an online game, and an effort to improve pedagogy among university STEM faculty. Jim has designed, implemented, and researched mathematics and science education curricula and professional development programs, as well as technology tools that support inquiry-oriented learning. Jim is especially interested in adult developmental differences in professional development, data and statistics learning, online and software tools that support exploration, and supporting deeper learning and more reflective practice in professional communities.

Andreas Stefik (University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and IDATA Co-PI) – For the last decade, Dr. Stefik has been creating technologies that make it easier for people, including those with disabilities, to write computer software. With grants from the National Science Foundation, he helped establish the first national educational infrastructure for blind or visually impaired students to learn computer science. He is the inventor of Quorum, the first evidence-oriented programming language. As part of his work, he is a PI on the NSF-funded AccessCS10K grant that is helping CS 10K projects prepare K-12 teachers to be more inclusive in their computing courses with students with disabilities. Most recently, Dr. Stefik was honored with the 2016 White House Champions of Change award in computer science education.

 

Regular Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

This week's stories:

- SpaceX finally does it! A used rocket puts a new satellite in orbit and then lands again!

- NASA has fleshed out it's Mars Program plans.

- Blue Origin shows off its new capsule.

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Mapping the Earth’s Magnetic Crust

Apr 6, 2017 07:36

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1710/

Earth is surrounded by a huge cocoon that protects us from the dangerous cosmic radiation and particles that bombard our planet.

Without it, life as we know it would not exist, yet it's totally invisible! This cocoon is Earth's magnetic field. It's more of a magnetic shield than field, if you get my drift!

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Awesome Astronomy - April Sky Guide

Apr 5, 2017 13:04

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in April.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

A pair of comets to observe with amateur telescopes or binoculars.

The planets Mercury and Jupiter in the evening.

The Lyrid meteor shower, ZHR 18/hr. Peak Apr 22, active 16-25th. Newish Moon. C1861 G1 Thatcher is the parent body.

Next up, we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favorites for this time of year:

Ralph – Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

Paul – The Black Eye Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Jen – The Ring Nebula in Lyra

And we finish this sky guide with March’s moon phases.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 53: Why is the Higgs boson important? (Part 2)

Apr 4, 2017 32:31

Description:

Part Two! What’s the relationship between the Higgs Boson and mass? What does that even mean, and how do we go about detecting it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Mathieu B., Justin G., Tim F., Helge B., Alan M., Tim R., Ray S., Michael C., Bill S., Lars H., David C., Silvan W., David B., Kevin O.,  Justin R., Jessica K., James L., and Michael Z.!

Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars

(http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 444: Fractals

Apr 3, 2017 31:23

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qpA2-dCz-M

Streamed live 4:30pm, March 31st, 2017.

Our apologies for the slight (-42dB) 60Hz hum in the audio. Fraser has a new ART D7 mic and has pre-amp issues, you might say…

For this historic 444th episode of Astronomy Cast we talk about fractals, those amazing mathematical visualizations of recursive algorithms and those tasty broccolis! (Pamela stiffles a laugh) So what are they? How do you get them? Why are they important?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 275 & 276 - No Place Like Home & Big 3

Apr 2, 2017 05:58

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Earth is so far unique in the cosmos. The human use of fossil fuels is changing the climate which will make our lives difficult in ways we are just learning to appreciate.

- Carson Fuls of the Catalina Sky Survey discovered 3 PHAs, Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, during one momentous 6 night observing run.

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Observing With Webb - April Episode

Apr 1, 2017 16:39

Description:

Welcome to Observing With Webb, where the armchair astronomer figures out what they’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what they should check out next.  Don’t forget to check out my Podbean page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter feed.

All five naked eye planets are visible at some point in April, temperatures get warmer, and the Lyrid Meteor Shower might put on a display, April 22.

Mercury – If you’re out for the first week of April around sunset, you can catch Mercury’s best apparition of the year. Look West and find the bright point less than 15˚ above the horizon.  Each day it gets lower, is not visible for the next two weeks, and then reappears very low in the sunrise sky before 6:05am if you’re good.

Jupiter – Great month for it, as it reaches opposition on the 7th, where you can see it from sunset to sunrise.  If you’re looking for Jupiter before going to bed, it rises in the East 45 minutes after sunset (7:30pm) at the beginning of the month and is already 30˚ up in the SE at sunset by the end of the month.  Just look for the very bright object in the SE after sunset.  If you’re staying up late, Jupiter will be in the South at midnight, and in the WSW around sunrise, always hanging out around Spica, the brightest star in Virgo. 

Saturn – Rises around 1am in the SE.  Look S in the mornings before sunrise.  It will only be about 25˚ above the horizon, much brighter than anything else around it, above Sagittarius.

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Galaxies Spin Faster As They Get Older

Mar 31, 2017 09:18

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1709/

Dark matter doesn’t shine like stars or reflect light like planets, or even absorb light like cosmic dust. We can only detect dark matter through its gravitational effect on other objects, such as spiral galaxies.

Like the wind on a fall day, you can’t see it but you can sure see how it makes the leaves blow around.

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Jason Lewin - Total Eclipse Nerd-Out

Mar 30, 2017 40:06

Description:

Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety and eclipse planning do's and dont's. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses.

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SPS: Ghostbusting in Real Life: Neutrinos and the Universe w/ Dr. Lindley Winslow

Mar 29, 2017 45:04

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-8-0B2hEiQ

Streamed live on Nov 11, 2016.

Special guest: Dr. Lindley Winslow, a faculty member in Physics at MIT.

"I am a real-life Ghostbuster. My research focuses on the ghostly neutrino. It only interacts weakly, but when enough of them get together they can blow apart stars. I am particularly interested in whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle. If this is the case then these ghostly particles can explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe and our very existence. In this talk, I will give an overview of the physics of the neutrino and my experiments. I also happened to be one of the science advisors for the recent Ghostbusters movie. I will explain the connection between my work and some of the real physics that was featured."

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 2: Interview with Auke Slotegraaf

Mar 28, 2017 52:36

Description:

Alan Versfeld hosts. From Alan: "My guest this week is Auke Slotegraaf ( http://www.psychohistorian.org/ / @auke_s ) Director of the Deep Sky Section of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa, (and I managed to mangle his name not once but twice – rather embarrassing) about astronomy, history, and more.  It runs a little long, at 50 minutes, but since that seems to be about the standard for interview-format podcasts, I don’t feel too bad.

Among the many hats Auke wears, he is involved with the Centre for Astronomical Heritage, a non-profit organization which aims to record, preserve, and disseminate information about, South Africa’s astronomical heritage.  If you have any interest in astronomy or history, I’d suggest you check them out."

http://www.urban-astronomer.com/

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 47: Tidal Forces

Mar 27, 2017 29:30

Description:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-070730.mp3

Originally broadcast July 30, 2007.

Consider the following: we’ve got tides here on Earth, the Moon only shows one face to the Earth, we’ve got volcanoes on Io, and ice geysers on Enceladus. All these phenomena originate from a common cause: the force of gravity stretching across space to tug at another world.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 273 & 274: Hunt for Planet 9 & New Horizons Continues

Mar 26, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The evidence for an unseen planet 9 orbiting our Sun is getting hard to ignore. It could have an elongated orbit with 300-1,000 AU dimensions. Unfortunately it's likely at its most distant part of the 17,000 year orbit.

- 2014 MU69 is the next target for the New Horizons spacecraft. It's a small target, though, being only 13-25 miles in diameter. But visiting it and learning about it is a chance for scientists to study pristine 4 billion year old material from the earliest days of the solar system's formation.

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Dr. Pamela Gay - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dwarf Planets

Mar 25, 2017 11:11

Description:

Dr. Pamela Gay hosts. This essay was written for Mothership Zeta magazine, November 2015 issue. Spoiler alert: Pluto doesn't care what we call it. It's just an icy rock.

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Weekly Space Hangout - ‪Mar 17: Stuart McNeill of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum‬

Mar 24, 2017 58:51

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktY1VYULAcU

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Stuart NcNeill is the head of Community Engagement and Family Programs for the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York City.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- Canso Nova Scotia gets a spaceport!

- A star moving at .01C around a black hole!!!

- Shibilski's Peculiar A Star.

- SpaceX launch.

- Enceladus' ocean.

- Question from Caleb: Is the CMB showing us all the Universe? Or is there anything outside it?

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Saturn's Rings Are Warm and Fuzzy

Mar 23, 2017 07:07

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1708/

Our understanding of Saturn’s rings is still evolving. A team of researchers using observations made in 2008 have managed to measure the brightness and temperature of Saturn's rings in more detail than ever. More detail in mid-infrared images from the ground, that is.

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GAM: Global Astronomy Month 2017

Mar 22, 2017 22:27

Description:

Hosted on Facebook Live by Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and it's coming up fast! If you own a telescope, or even if you don't, you can lend a hand to the festivities!

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Ask A Spaceman #52: Why is the Higgs Boson Important?

Mar 21, 2017 39:52

Description:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter hosts.

Part One! What does the Higgs Boson mean? What role does it play in the forces of nature? What makes it so special? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 443: Destroy & Rebuild Pt. 7: Tsunamis

Mar 20, 2017 31:55

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZWafxtntlQ

Streamed live March 10, 2017.

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 are many ways you can get a tsunami, and one of those does have to do with space!

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 271 & 272: Race To Mars & Big Eye

Mar 19, 2017 05:59

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The race to explore Mars is heating up. Numerous countries and even SpaceX are all planning missions to the red planet.

- The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST is under construction in Chile. It'll photograph most of the sky every 3 nights, revolutionizing our understanding of short lived phenomenon.

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Telescope Man - RA & Dec, Telrads & Charts

Mar 18, 2017 37:47

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrD6eDEg4sw

Hosted by Joe LaLumina.

Published on Aug 18, 2012.

TelescopeMan beginner class on Right Ascension and Declination. Two terms that beginner amateur astronomers always ask about.

http://www.custerobservatory.org/docs/messier1.pdf

http://wixey.com/anglegauge/index.html

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Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 10: Nic DiPalma & Spacetime Labs

Mar 17, 2017 01:12:32

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zw1zCD-Cc

Streamed live March 10, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Nic DiPalma, who is the head of Spacetime Labs (http://spacetimelabs.co/), a creative agency specializing in helping scientists and scientific institutes to communicate their work..

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- New images of Saturn's moon Pan

- Fermi bubbles

- The Europa Clipper

- Ancient stardust

- Update on Blue Origin

- A new date for reused SpaceX booster

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Trappist-1

Mar 16, 2017 06:52

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1707/

We’ve just found a new stellar system with seven, count em!, seven small, rocky planets. The new system is a record-breaker on two accounts: it has the most Earth-sized planets, and the most potentially life-bearing worlds.

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SPS - The Death of Sun-like Stars as Seen from Space

Mar 15, 2017 53:47

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL45SWwxS1k

Dr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Montez Jr. talks about planetary nebulae. He is an astrophysicist with the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. See http://www.rudyphd.com/

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Urban Astronomer - Ep. 01

Mar 14, 2017 25:59

Description:

Hosted by Alan Versfeld.

The Urban Astronomer podcast is the audio version of the popular Urban Astronomer website, which has been sharing news and information about space science and astronomy since the year 2009.  The website has undergone several facelifts, and changes in editorial style and focus over the years, but it's always stayed true to its principles of honest science presented simply, without oversimplifying.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 442: Destroy & Rebuild Pt. 6: Magnetic Pole Flipping

Mar 13, 2017 30:55

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oma5Zdxi5L0

Streamed live March 2, 2017.

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?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 269 & 270: Gamma Ray Eyes & Space Opals

Mar 12, 2017 05:58

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- If you could see in Gamma Rays you could see 2 huge things in the night sky that you can't see with normal eyes.

- Professor Hilary Downs of University College London has found opal in EET 83309, a meteorite from Antarctica.

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NOAO - The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Mar 11, 2017 20:59

Description:

Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 3: Dr. Alan Stern, PI on New Horizons

Mar 10, 2017 01:07:43

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFTUxv6SCs

Streamed live March 3, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Dr. Alan Stern ( @AlanStern / @NewHorizons2015 ), is the Principal Investigator on the New Horizons mission. He will be joining us today to update everyone on what we now know about Pluto now that all of the New Horizons data have been received.

Regular Guests:

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- Eclipse MegaMovie https://eclipsemega.movie/

- Interesting data from ALMA explains spirals around a star!

- SpaceX plans to go around the Moon!

- LUX-Zeplin (LZ): the next generation dark matter detector.

- The Moon occulted Aldebaran.

- Kimberly Cartier defends her PhD on May 9th! W00t!

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UNAWE Space Scoop - A Bridge Between Worlds

Mar 9, 2017 05:58

Description:

Using the Gaia satellite launched by the ESA, we’re finally able to see our lmc & SMC galactic neighbors in fabulous detail. We’ve found something very exciting — the two galaxies appear to be connected by a cosmic bridge.

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Awesome Astronomy - March Episode

Mar 8, 2017 01:21:44

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content: 

The Discussion: Jeni’s been teaching the teachers of Wales how to include astronomy in their classroom exercises as part of the school curriculum. Ralph takes us on a historical tour of the King’s Observatory in Richmond which was the original Prime Meridian before it found its home in Greenwich. While Paul and Jen have a date this month at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.

The News:

Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

- Hubble spies a comet breaking up around a distant white dwarf star

- A very special exoplanet discovery

- The Event Horizon Telescope takes aim

- Isolated extremophiles on Earth help with our search for alien life

- Is NASA accelerating its manned spaceflight program?

The Interview: This month we welcome back the European Space Agency’s project scientist on the Rosetta mission to Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko, Matt Taylor to discuss the end of the mission, the data gathered, the discovery of Philae and what’s next for ESA.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we’re tackling a question about the Allais Effect which claims to have observed strange happenings during eclipses.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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Ask A Spaceman - #51: What has New Horizons learned about Pluto?

Mar 7, 2017 52:19

Description:

What has New Horizons taught us about Pluto so far? What’s going on under the ice? Why does the “heart” of Pluto still beat? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 441: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.5 - Continental Drift

Mar 6, 2017 29:10

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPpE9YnODSM

Streamed live on Feb 27, 2017.

So you 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 "a" destination...

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 267 & 268: Hiding From E.T. & Mars Weather Report

Mar 5, 2017 05:57

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Some scientists are concerned that we should not contact extraterrestrials if we find them. It might be possible to mask a transit of Earth from an extraterrestrial planet that would see one. The same system could be used as a signal beacon to say "Hi!" instead.

- The Curiosity rover has amassed a 2 year Martian weather dataset. The temperatures swing wildly from day to night and summer to winter.

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Observing With Webb - March

Mar 4, 2017 16:51

Description:

Events:

4th – Occultation of Aldebaran – Almost all of the U.S. will be able to watch a very bright star DISAPPEAR behind the Moon!  As the Moon slowly marches across the constellations, sometimes it passes in front of bright stars that we can see disappear and reappear, and on the night of the 4th the Moon will pass in front of Aldebaran in Taurus.

12th – Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2am

14th – Close Encounter – Moon, Jupiter, Spica – Look E after 10:00pm or SW before 6:00am.  On the 14th the Moon, Jupiter, and Spica will make a nice triangle in the sky, with Jupiter to the right of the Moon and Spica. 

20th – Close Encounter – Moon, Saturn – Look SE after 3am and before sunrise (7am).  Saturn will be the very bright point 2˚ below the waning crescent Moon on the 20th. 

20th – Spring Equinox - Astronomically the first day of Spring, even though meteorologically Spring starts in the beginning of March.  Here’s some more info.

29th – 30th – Close Encounter – Moon, Mercury, Mars – Sunset is right around 7:30pm.  On the 29th, if you have a clear view of the western horizon, you should be able to catch Mercury and the Moon about 15˚ above the horizon, 9˚ apart from each other.  Binoculars should help.  On the next night, the Moon will be higher, and about 7˚ to the left of Mars.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 24: 7 New Exoplanets Around TRAPPIST-1 and More!

Mar 3, 2017 01:04:43

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGsKExpx4vE

Streamed live on Feb 23, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: No special guest this week, just space news!

Regular guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

This week's stories:

- TRAPPIST-1, of cpurse...

- A bold new plan to recategorize Pluto.

- Problems with Juno's rocket.

- This week in SpaceX...

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Cheap Astronomy - Cheap Trek 05

Mar 2, 2017 12:46

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Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

- What the heck is a 'standard orbit'?

- Department store telescopes...

- What about tractor beams?

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Awesome Astronomy - March Sky Guide

Mar 1, 2017 12:24

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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in March.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

- The moon, Mercury and Mars close together on the 29th

- The King of Planets returns to our skies

- 4 comets to observe with amateur telescopes or the naked eye .

Next up, we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Jen – The Owl Nebula in Ursa Major

Paul – The Virgo Supercluster and Markarian’s Chain of galaxies

Ralph – Messier 67 and the Beehive Cluster in Cancer

And we finish this sky guide with March’s moon phases.

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Spacepod Ep. 86 - The GROWTH Project

Feb 28, 2017 15:44

Description:

Hosted by Dr. Carrie Nugent of NASA's NEOWISE mission and the JPL Science Division.

Today's guest:

Dr. Mansi Kasliwal talks about the GROWTH project ( @GrowthPire ), which uses international teamwork to watch astronomical events around the clock. An individual observer is thwarted by sunrise, but together, an international team can continuously monitor supernovae, neutron stars, and asteroids over 24 hours.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 440: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 4: Supervolcanoes!

Feb 27, 2017 16:22

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrc15fzf_nk

Streamed live on Feb 17, 2017.

There are regular volcanoes and then there are supervolcanoes. Massive calderas of hot magma of incomprehensible size. Bad news: These things explode randomly and catastrophically. Worse news: There's a bunch around the Earth.

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Jay Pasachoff - The 2017 Annular Eclipse and a Post-Pluto Spacecraft Mission

Feb 26, 2017 06:49

Description:

Description: Preparation for the annular solar eclipse in Patagonia, the southern part of Argentina and Chile, on February 26. Today boasts an eclipse of the Sun, but you have to go to the southern part of South America to see the Moon go entirely in front of the Sun.  The Moon is a little smaller than average today, so it doesn't completely block the Sun, leaving a ring--an "annulus"--of everyday sunlight.  Such an annular eclipse occurs somewhere in the world about every 18 months.

Maps are linked to my website http://eclipses.info

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 265 & 266 - Dancing With Earth & Colliding Planets

Feb 25, 2017 05:56

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The PanStarrs group discovered 185' diameter 2016 HO3, which co-orbits with Earth as we orbit around the Sun.

- Dr. Elisa Quintana of NASA Ames has run huge computer model simulations of planetary collisions in our solar system and exoplanetary systems.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 17: Space News Roundup and Samuel Mason of the Tesla Science Foundation

Feb 24, 2017 01:11:24

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbkQHJAvdkQ

Streamed live on Feb 17, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: No special guest this week, just space news! No, wait! We do have a special guest after all! It's is Samuel Mason, the Director of the Tesla Science Foundation, NJ Chapter. The mission of the Tesla Science Foundation is to establish and promote the recognition and awareness of Nikola Tesla's inventions, patents, theories, philosophies, lectures, and innovations.

Regular guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- Are humans going back to space?

- When will the SLS be launching?

- Our special guest shows up!

- How do you fix the Big Bang's lithium problem?

- Congress is told that NASA's exploration plans aren't sustainable.

- Homegrown organic materials found on Ceres!

- Building a computer that can survive on Venus.

- Exomoons, exomoons, exomoons!

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Jason Lewin - Don't Get Eclipsed By Time

Feb 23, 2017 30:39

Description:

Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses. He talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - How Earth's Broken Surface Keeps Us Alive

Feb 22, 2017 08:27

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1705/

What makes a planet “Earth-like”?

We’ve now found over 3,500 planets around distant stars.

Though a great many of them are gas giants like Jupiter & Saturn, many of them have been described as rocky and “Earth-sized.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re "Earth-like" at all!

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Ask A Spaceman #50 - What's Up With Saturn's Rings?

Feb 21, 2017 42:06

Description:

How (and when) did the rings of Saturn form? How are we to understand the complex systems of rings and gaps? How do the moons influence their shape? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 439: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 3: How Do We Terraform Earth?

Feb 20, 2017 33:26

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXc0DcmNxH4

Streamed live Feb 13, 2017.

So we always want to talk about how we can make Mars more Earth-like, but the reality is that we're making Earth more Venus-like! We're Venusforming Earth. So what are the various factors we are impacting on a global scale and how can we fix them?

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Q&A: Why Are Stars and Planets Round?

Feb 19, 2017 08:37

Description:

Avivah Yamani hosts.

Why are stars and planets round? Are there any other shapes for the stars and planets?

Quick answer: all stars and planets are round. No other shape.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 263 & 264: Catching Shadows & Tough Guy

Feb 18, 2017 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- On Jun 29, 2015, Pluto occulted a star, UCAC4 347-165728 showing us that it had an atmosphere. Now high school students can join in the hunt for TNO occultations.

- The Earth-approaching asteroid 3200 Phaethon and its debris trail gives us the Geminid meteor shower each December. 2016 LV47 was discovered by Eric Christensen of the Catalina Sky Survey, but it's a 1,000' diameter solid body instead of a rubble pile like Phaethon.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 10: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 45P!

Feb 17, 2017 01:02:03

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpG4dKMjmyU

Streamed live Feb 10, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: No special guest this week, just space news!

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

This week's stories:

- The big lunar eclipse. Kinda. OK, not much...

- What was wrong with Mars?

- A new kind of black hole! Intermediate mass!

- A dim comet in Hercules. Meh.

- A new addition to the ISS! A commercial airlock!

- The Moon occulted Regulus!

- AR Scorpii, a white dwarf pulsar with a 2 minute period!

- Did Mars migrate to its current location? Could that explain its wet past? (No)

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UNAWE - Not All Whose Wonder Are Lost

Feb 16, 2017 08:52

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1704/

We at 365 Days of Astronomy, CosmoQuest and Astrosphere New Media salute you, Dr. George R. Carruthers, a black physicist who was working at the NRL, the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, on this Black History Month.

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Farewell Gene Cernan

Feb 15, 2017 11:51

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

This podcast extra takes a look back at the extraordinary life of navy aviator, test pilot and astronaut Gene Cernan who tragically died last month at the age of 82.

In this memoriam we discuss:

- A stellar career

- Pioneering rendezvous and spacewalking techniques on Gemini 9A

- The final test run for a moon landing on Apollo 10

- Commanding the last ever moon landing mission on Apollo 17

- The last footprints on the moon

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SPS - Complex, Dusty Plasmas With Dr. Ed Thomas

Feb 14, 2017 56:16

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85VsbqIuZ8

Streamed live on Mar 1, 2016.

Title: Using dusty plasmas to study all four states of matter.
Abstract: Plasmas (or ionized gases) are often referred to as a “fourth” state of matter – but perhaps, they should be the “first”.  This is because the plasmas are the most common state (over 95%) of matter in the visible universe.  From technologies such as fluorescent lighting and microelectronics manufacturing to natural systems such as lightning, the aurora, and the solar wind, plasmas are ubiquitous in our lives. Even more remarkably, over the last three decades plasma scientists have learned how to control a certain type of plasma – a “complex” or “dusty” plasma – to make it have solid-like, fluid-like, or gas-like properties.  This means that dusty plasmas are not just a fourth state of matter – they can take on the properties of all four states of matter.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the physics and applications of plasmas and will describe some of the fascinating aspects of complex/dusty plasma research – including the one-of-a-kind, high magnetic field dusty plasma laboratory that has recently begun operating at Auburn.
Presenter: Dr. Ed Thomas, Jr.  Auburn University
Web: http://psl.physics.auburn.edu/etjr/

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 31: String Theory, Time Travel, White Holes, Warp Speed, Multiple Dimensions, and Before the Big Bang

Feb 13, 2017 30:42

Description:

http://www.astronomycast.com/cosmology/episode-31-string-theory-time-travel-white-holes-warp-speed-multiple-dimensions-and-before-the-big-bang/

Streamed live Apr 09, 2007

We get questions every week about string theory and topics popularized by science fiction. Here’s the problem. There’s just no evidence. Each of these is based on wonderful and well-formed mathematical equations, or wishful thinking, but they’re very hard (if not impossible) to test in the real Universe.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 261 & 262: Cool Star Homes & Shooting Star's Daddy

Feb 12, 2017 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Michaël Gillon and his team examined nearby red dwarf stars for exoplanets. They found 3 planets circling a 39 light-year away star now called Trappist 1.

- The Geminid meteor shower in December is left over from 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid discovered in 1983. This asteroid may in its own turn be an ejected chunk of asteroid 2 Pallas, the second asteroid that was found, having been discovered in 1802. Phaethon appears to eject the meteorites each time it makes close passes to the Sun in its 523.5 day orbit.

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NOAO - The Gemini Observatory

Feb 11, 2017 22:17

Description:

This podcast was recorded in a noisy exhibit hall at the 2017 AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas. We apologize for the poor audio quality.

Description: The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration that runs 8 meter telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Cerro Pachon in Chile. In this podcast recorded at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Dr. Andy Adamson, Dr. Morten Andersen, and Dr. Andre-Nicolas Chene discuss various aspects of the observatory and research carried out by Gemini.

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Short bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project ( www.galileoscope.org ), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also pens a great blog at halfastro.wordpress.com.

You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 3: Dr. Meredith Rawls & the LSST

Feb 10, 2017 01:00:30

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYCaCOfH8c

Streamed live Feb 3, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's guest is Dr. Meredith Rawls ( https://astronomerrdiff.wordpress.com/ / https://astrobites.org/author/mrawls/ / @merrdiff ). Meredith is a postdoc working with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Data Management group at the University of Washington. The LSST will collect frames for a decade-long movie of the sky beginning in 2022. Her team develops software to process terabytes of nightly data. She's also an active researcher in stellar astrophysics and a relentless science communicator.

Regular Guests: (Possibly)

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- First science from Keck's Vortex Coronagraph!

- Oxygen on the Moon

- Cosmic Supervoids

- The holographic Universe

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Is the Universe Speeding Away From Us?

Feb 9, 2017 06:02

Description:

Most scientists believe that about 13.82 billion years ago the Universe exploded into existence in what we call the Big Bang. Since then, it has evolved into the place we see today — and it’s still growing!

No matter which direction we look in space, distant galaxies appear to be moving away from us. The farther away a galaxy is, the faster it’s moving away. This is called the ‘expansion of the Universe’.

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Awesome Astronomy - February Edition

Feb 8, 2017 58:22

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content: 

The Discussion: Paul continues his herculean travels around the UK promoting the European Space Agency and teaching people about the science of spaceflight. Ralph’s waxing lyrical about a waxing moon and Venus, while Jen has a big announcement regarding her PhD research.

 

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

Another asteroid hits the news as NASA look elsewhere for future missions

ESO’s ALMA array turns its attention to the Sun

Making refinements on the age of the Moon

A new star to look out for in the sky in 2022

 

Hat of Woo: With the hat now empty and the world still full of loons, we reach out to you to tell us what you’d like to see replace this segment of the show.

 

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at a listener’s submitted graph and explain the Roche Sphere:

Can you please explain why the Hill Sphere of Neptune is greater than that of Jupiter? Gavin Price, @Pillarscreatio, Wales.

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 49: What Were the Most Clever Experiments of All Time?

Feb 7, 2017 48:00

Description:

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What are the most clever physics and astronomy experiments of all time? What did we learn from them, and what made them so dang clever? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 438: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 2: Geoengineering

Feb 6, 2017 33:37

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftEROGoE44Q

Streamed live Feb 3, 2017.
So we know humans are having an impact on planet Earth. But what if we REALLY put our backs into it and intentionally tried to change the entire planet? Either to make it better or to fix some terrible mistake we've made. The technique is called geoengineering. Could it work?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 259 & 260: Trans Neptunian & Gliding To Space

Feb 5, 2017 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Catalina Sky Survey teammates Alex Gibbs, Greg Leonard, Carson Fuls and Richard Kowalski followed 2016 EJ203 for a month to determine that it was a TNO, a Trans-Neptunian Object and poses no threat to Earth.

- Dr. Elizabeth Austin studied polar vortex winds and the stratospheric polar night jet wind. When this wind joins with the jet stream 130,000 foot high 'waves' can result. The 400mph Airbus Perlan II glider will be able ride these waves to 90,000' in atmosphere that's similar in density to that on Mars. A flight in the August to October 2017 time frame is expected. The correct weather conditions for a flight did not happen in 2016, unfortunately.

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Observing With Webb - February Edition

Feb 4, 2017 14:03

Description:

Planets you can see around Sunset – Venus (SW), Mars (SW)

Planets you can see throughout the night – Jupiter (ES)

Planets you can see in the Morning – Jupiter (S), Saturn (SE)

1st – Close Encounter – Moon, Mars, Venus – Look to the SW between 5:30pm and 8:30pm and you can catch a nice crescent Moon making a straight line with ruddy red Mars and brilliantly bright Venus all within 15˚ of each other.

14th–16th – Close Encounter – Moon, Jupiter – Look E after 11:00pm or S before 6:30am.  On the 14th/15th, the Moon, Jupiter, and Arcturus will make a nice triangle or arc in the sky, with the Moon above the very bright Jupiter, and Arcturus down and to the right of Jupiter.  On the next night (15th/16th), the Moon will be to the left of both Jupiter and Arcturus, making a nice triangle.

28th – Close Encounter – Moon, Venus, Mars – Look to the W after sunset, but before 8:00pm and you can see a beautiful triangle made by a thin crescent Moon.  Venus will be 10˚ up and to the right of the Moon, with Mars 13˚ directly above the Moon.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 27: ‪Kimberly Cartier & Exoplanet WASP 103b‬

Feb 3, 2017 01:03:24

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_3_BJ0uAzc

Streamed live January 27th, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's special guest is Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier ), a PhD candidate in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University. Kimberly is the lead author on a recent paper in which the atmospheric characteristics of exoplanet WASP 103b are analyzed.

Regular Guests: (Possibly)

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://www.morganrehnberg.com/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- Metallic Hydrogen

- Using AI to study supernovae

- Ultra cool Keck video of exoplanets orbiting their star!

- Russian rocket problems

- Testing for life on other planets

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Goodbye From Cassini

Feb 2, 2017 05:01

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1702/

Starting in late January, 2017, two enormous radio dishes, on opposite sides of the Earth, in New Norcia, Western Australia and Malargüe, Argentina, are listening for whispers from Saturn.

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Awesome Astronomy - February Sky Guide

Feb 1, 2017 12:15

Description:

Wed 01: Awesome Astronomy - February Sky Guide

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. A podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in February.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

- A last chance look at Mercury in the morning sky

- Mars a few degrees from Venus

- Jupiter in Virgo, above Spica.

- Saturn in the early morning sky

Next up is the return of a couple of comets to our observing tick list:

Comet 45P at its best on the 11th February in Hercules

Comet 2P Encke returns to our skies in the constellation Pisces

Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – the Rosette Nebula and open cluster NGC2244 in the constellation Monoceros

Paul – open cluster M93 in Puppis.

Jeni – supernova remnant, Messier 1 – the Crab Nebula - in Taurus

And we finish this sky guide with February’s moon phases, a conjunction with the Hyades Cluster on the 5th and a penumbral eclipse on 10th/11th February.

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SPS - Asteroid Radar Astronomy and Space Missions

Jan 31, 2017 01:20:16

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y354iPNI8p8

Streamed live on Mar 15, 2016.

Special guest: Dr. Michael W. Busch ( @michael_w_busch ), research scientist with the SETI Institute.
The near-Earth asteroids are a population of objects on orbits around the Sun that cross or come near that of Earth.  They are important to understand the history of small bodies in the solar system, as targets of spacecraft missions, and because of the asteroid impact hazard.  Radar astronomy using transmitters at the Arecibo Observatory and at the Goldstone Deep Space Network site has allowed detailed imaging and characterization of a large number of near-Earth asteroids.  I will review the techniques of radar astronomy and describe results for selected objects; with a particular focus on targets of past, current, and future space missions.

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 437: Destroy and Rebuilt Pt. 1: The Torino Scale

Jan 30, 2017 32:25

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWrhMZiONSw

Streamed live on Jan 27, 2017.

We love to destroy the Universe, and also rebuild it. Today we begin a new series where we destroy and rebuild. Let's talk about some existential threats we face and ways we could recover, starting with the Sword of Damocles hanging over our heads: killer asteroids.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/

"Dr. Gay, or How to learn to stop worrying and love the asteroid."

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 257 & 258: Raw Asteroid & Odds of Aliens

Jan 29, 2017 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Karen J. Meech of the University of Hawaii has studied comet C/2014 S3 (Pan-STARRS) which appears to be a very old asteroid in a comet's orbit in the Oort cloud. It's one that hasn't been "baked" by long exposure to the Sun.

- Dr. Adam Frank of the University of Rochester & Dr. Woodruff Sullivan of the University of Washington have published a paper ( https://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3851 ) addressing the odds of technologically capable alien life appearing in a given volume of space. They posit that it's possible that we are the first such species in a cube 1,000 LY on a side.

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Jason Lewin - Practicing Safe Eclipsing

Jan 28, 2017 43:39

Description:

Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses. He talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner.

Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 29, May 30 & Jun 29

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 20: ‪Dan Dixon - Project Lead & Creator of Universe Sandbox‬

Jan 27, 2017 55:01

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTqWQl8fJN8

Streamed live Jan 20, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Universe Sandbox Developer Dan Dixon. Dan is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet.

Regular Guests: (Possibly)

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://www.morganrehnberg.com/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- NASA's buying some Soyuz seats from Russia.

- Two new NASA missions are announced.

- Coating Ceres in interplanetary dust.

- Choosing JunoCam sites.

- Using geometry to explain a pulsar puzzle!

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UNAWE Space Scoop - A Journey into Deep Space: Our Deepest View of the X-ray Universe

Jan 26, 2017 07:47

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1701/

A team from Penn State University, Italy and all over the world used the Chandra X-ray Space Observatory to study the cosmos by looking at a type of light called X-rays. X-rays reveal the very energetic and exotic objects in space, like colliding stars and black holes. A picture recently released by the Chandra Space Observatory team and studied by that team from Penn State shows us what you can see in a small part of the night sky, about 2/3 the size of the full Moon, if you look at the X-rays coming from it.

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Astronomy Cast Extra - What if the Moon Was Made of Cheese?

Jan 25, 2017 12:43

Description:

From Astronomy Cast episode 436's aftershow we have 11 minutes of cheesy goodness! Enjoy!

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Ken Brandt - Mars Opportunity

Jan 24, 2017 05:33

Description:

This podcast celebrates the 13 year anniversary of the landing of Opportunity on Mars.  I still remember the night she landed vividly. After launch in July 0f 2003, the big night finally came. I was standing at the planetarium’s console, watching the control room at the Jet Propulsion Lab in California, eating peanuts, and listening as the landing milestones were called out: “parachute deployed”, “airbags inflated”, “we’re bouncing around on Mars!”

http://www.robeson.k12.nc.us/Domain/47

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 436: Common Misconceptions in Probability

Jan 23, 2017 32:06

Description:

Streamed live on Jan 20, 2017.

Human beings are bad at so many things. But we're particularly terrible at understanding probability in any rational way. We underestimate, overestimate and generally mess up probability. We're gonna try and fix it today, but we will surely fail.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 255 & 256: Earth-Venus Express & Pale Blue Dot

Jan 22, 2017 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Carson Fuls discovered 2016 HD3, which will make 53 close approaches to Earth in the next 100 years.

- Voyager 1 took the famous "Pale blue dot" photo over 25 years ago. New telescopes will enable us to look for pale blue dots around other stars! A spectrum that includes traces of oxygen would be even better, of course.

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Cheap Astronomy - Ep. 68: The Solar Cycle

Jan 21, 2017 11:05

Description:

From 2010.

The first thing you notice in reviewing the literature about the solar cycle is that the math doesn't work. Here in 2010 we are just a year into cycle number 24 and each cycle has a duration of around 11 years - and isn't the Sun like 5 billion years old?

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 13 episode: News Roundup!

Jan 20, 2017 01:00:50

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqGJxgAAHQA

Streamed live Jan 13, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: There is no special guest this week. It's all news this time!

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ / @AstroUniverse )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- Tabby's Star (Alien megastructure) update. 3 new possibilities:

   1. Something internal inside the star is fluctuating randomly.

   2. A random stream of comets.

   3. The star has merged with something...

- Where next for Voyager?

- Looking for life's molecules in the Universe.

- How Breakthrough Starshot is helping the search for extrasolar planets.

- Earth (and the Moon) seen from Mars by the HiRise camera.

- A naked eye LRN, a luminous red nova, in 2022? A mergeburst?

   (What happens in Cygnus stays in Cygnus!)

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Moon Space Station

Jan 19, 2017 26:40

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

This podcast extra takes a look at the proposals from Boeing and Lockheed Martin to develop a lunar space station for NASA.

In this discussion we cover:

- NASA’s current plans for deep space exploration

- Lunar and Martian exploration

- What exploration can be done from orbit

- Human vs robotic exploration

- The likelihood of contaminating other worlds with Earth organisms

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Why Are Heavy Stars So Gassy?

Jan 18, 2017 04:21

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1629/

Newborn stars are often surrounded by disks of gas and dust – a kind of “cosmic fog”. Astronomers expected that, like fog on Earth, these disks would disappear faster around hotter, brighter stars. They expected that the hot stars would "burn" away the cosmic fog like the Sun does here on Earth.

Surprisingly, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

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Ask A Spaceman: #48: Why are Kepler's Laws important?

Jan 17, 2017 37:15

Description:

Why are Kepler’s Laws important? What was Kepler trying to understand? What connection did Kepler think he was making? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast: Ep. 435: The Butterfly Effect

Jan 16, 2017 28:48

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZzslzvNO7w

Streamed live Jan 11, 2017.
Small changes can have a big impact. But can a butterfly's wingbeat in the Amazon really impact the weather halfway across the world? And where do small changes have no impact?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 253 & 254: Lunar Village & Blinded

Jan 15, 2017 05:24

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- A hypothetical multinational lunar outpost is discussed.

- Night-time light pollution has humanity blinded. The IDA exists to address the problem.

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NOAO - SMBHs: Supermassive Black Holes

Jan 14, 2017 09:17

Description:

Description: Recorded at the noisy AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Galaxies have supermassive black holes at their centers. In this podcast, Dr. Amy Reines discusses the formation process of these black holes and the role they play in galaxy evolution.

Website(s) you want to have a link to: www.noao.edu

Short bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development.

He also pens a great blog at halfastro.wordpress.com

You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

Dr. Amy Reines is the Hubble Fellow at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 6: Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Houston

Jan 13, 2017 01:02:36

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA1TsL0R1Ns

Streamed live Jan 06, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's guest is Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison ( http://astronautabby.com/ / @AstronautAbby ). Abigail is the founder of The Mars Generation nonprofit. Currently a sophomore at Wellesley College in Massachusetts majoring in Astrobiology and Russian. Harrison is positioned to enter a PhD program upon graduation and continue her pursuit of becoming a scientist, astronaut and member of the first human crew to land on Mars in the 2030’s. Hundreds of thousands of supporters from around the world follow her journey to becoming an astronaut via the blog Harrison authors at AstronautAbby.org.

Regular Guests:

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

Yoav Landsman ( @MasaCritit )

This week's stories:

- Dave Dickinson's new book! "101 Astronomical Events for 2017"

- This week in Musk! SpaceX's latest launch slips to Saturday, Jan 14th...

- NASA planetary missions scheduled!

- TESS to launch in late '17 or early '18.

- Cassini mission ends. :^(

- New Horizons does a KBO fly-by at the end of 2018.

- OsirisRex does an Earth fly-by Sept 22.

- JUNO mission ends in '18.

- Mars INSIGHT launches in '18.

- JWST launches in '18 also.

- Discovery Class missions to asteroids to launch! 16 Psyche & LUCY visits the Trojans!

- GLXP competition heats up!

- UAE is set to launch Mars HOPE mission in 2020.

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Q&A: Exoplanet Illustrations

Jan 12, 2017 15:07

Description:

How do scientists determine the characteristics of an exoplanet and made its illustration if they never have visited it and can't even see it because of its parent star's brightness?

First. It’s not the scientist who did the illustration.  It’s a work of an artist. But they do work together with the scientist to have an idea about the exoplanet. 

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ALCon 2016 - Astrophotography Without Superpowers

Jan 11, 2017 32:55

Description:

Kevin Quin of NOVAC tells us how to get started in astrophotography without going either broke or insane. He suggests you "run with the herd." Recorded at the Astronomical League's annual ALCon convention.

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Awesome Astronomy - January Episode

Jan 10, 2017 01:13:49

Description:

The Discussion: As we welcome in the New Year Paul’s been mixing science with art, Jeni’s professional astronomy looks to be taking her to South Africa or Mexico and we read out some of our listeners’ emails.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

- The death of John Glenn – a true pioneer and legend

- ESO’s Very Large Telescopes glimpses something from nothing

- And we take a look at NASA latest release list of its spin-out technologies

Hat of Woo: In our latest and final Hat of Woo we put Astrology under the magnifying glass.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we’re tackling a question about a recent news story covered in a previous episode:

The number of bodies in the Solar System featuring subsurface oceans seems to increase with every planetary mission sent out there. Many of these are bodies of water of great depth, with Europa and Ganymede possibly having oceans 100km deep. Given that the deepest part of our own ocean is a 'mere' 11km deep and barely studied, what kind of conditions could future explores expect at such depths? Would the enormous pressure at a depth of 100km cause the water to act differently and what implications would this have for life in these oceans? Steve Brown, Yorkshire, England.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 434: Am I on an Alien World?

Jan 9, 2017 28:05

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxfOPYa_wDM

Streamed live Jan 05, 2017.

Once again science fiction, television and movies have totally let you down. They try to recreate what it might be like on an alien world, but surprise, surprise, they mostly get it wrong. That's because a truly alien world would be different is so many ways it would blow your mind! Today we'll help you figure out if you're on a movie set or if you've actually crash landed on an alien planet.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 251 & 252: Fresh Lunar Craters & The King

Jan 8, 2017 05:24

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Some lunar craters are new. Bright flashes of light occur when one is created. If it happens in the dark part of the Moon it's easily detectible from Earth. Dr. Mark Robinson of Arizona State Univ. used the LRO to find the new 62' crater tied to the March 2013 flash of light.

- Jupiter has a huge effect on the solar system. It ejects comets out of the system and also occasionally sends them our way. In 1770 a comet came close to Jupiter and was hurled in our direction. It missed Earth but later went back near Jupiter and was ejected from the solar system altogether that time. It's very possible that Earth wouldn't even be here if not for Jupiter's gravitational influence.

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Observing With Webb - January 2017

Jan 7, 2017 13:12

Description:

Mercury – Best bet is to look SE after 6:30am but before sunrise, starting on the 10th.  Bring some binoculars, as it will only be about 10˚ above the horizon, and down and to the left of Saturn.

Venus – Look SW after sunset, and Venus will be about 30˚ above the horizon, very bright, and will set by 8:30pm. If you have a telescope, check out how it looks like a half moon.

Mars – Look SW after sunset and find Venus.  Mars will be the ruddy red object up and to the left of bright brilliant Venus.  In the beginning of the month Mars will be about a fist-width away (10˚) from Venus, and get to about 5˚ away by the end of the month.

Saturn – Look SE in the mornings before sunrise.  In the beginning of the month, it will only be about 10˚ above the horizon, but by the end of the month it will be about 20˚ above the horizon, much brighter than anything else around it.

Jupiter – Catch Jupiter in the eastern sky in the morning after 1:30am in the beginning of the month, and midnight at the end of the month.  Just look for the very bright object low in the East if you’re staying up late, or look to the South, halfway up the sky if you’re getting up early in the morning.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Dec 30, 2016: Nancy Atkinson's "Incredible Stories From Space"

Jan 6, 2017 01:03:22

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJCDM-JgYqQ

Streamed live Dec 30, 2016.
Host: Fraser Cain ( http://www.universetoday.com/ / @fcain )
Special Guest: Nancy Atkinson ( http://www.nancyatkinson.com/blog/ / @Nancy_A )

This week's guest is Universe Today's own astrojournalist Nancy Atkinson, who is celebrating the release of her first book "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." Nancy will share some of the highlights of the book and the amazing experiences she had interviewing and researching the people and stories in the book!

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Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ / @AstroUniverse )

This week's stories:

- People who we lost this year: Vera Rubin, Carrie Fisher, Piers Sellers, John Glenn.

- Anti hydrogen is the same as normal hydrogen, just with the opposite charge.

- Ceres had an ocean!

- Can there be antimatter galaxies out there that we could see?

Some stories from 2016:

- SpaceX had some successes, then failures.

- Juno arrives at Jupiter!

- Cassini is drawing to a close.

- LIGO discovers gravitational waves.

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Cheap Astronomy #221 - Dear CA #28: Electromagnetism

Jan 5, 2017 15:36

Description:

A highly-charged and potentially polarizing issue. (See what I did there?)

- Dear Cheap Astronomy: How come Sun spots, prominences and flares only appear around the Sun’s equator?

- Dear Cheap Astronomy: Since mass attracts mass due to spacetime curvature – do charged particles attract (or repel) each other in a similar way?

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Awesome Astronomy - January Sky Guide

Jan 4, 2017 08:08

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in January.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

Venus at greatest eastern elongation

Mars a few degrees from Venus

Jupiter in Virgo

Saturn & Mercury in the morning sky

Next up is the other solar system wonders of note in January:

The Quadrantids meteor shower peaking on 3-4th January with a ZHR of around 40

The largest asteroid, Vesta, at opposition passing through Cancer into Gemini

Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Jen – M33, spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum

Paul – NGC 2903, barred spiral galaxy in Leo

Ralph – Messier 35, open cluster in Gemini

And we finish this sky guide with January’s moon phases.

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 47: What's the Universe Made Of?

Jan 3, 2017 44:12

Description:

What’s the universe made of? How is this connected to its age? What’s the connection between dark matter and dark energy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Mathieu B., Justin G., Jerry, Tim F., Helge B., Alan M., Tim R., Ray S., Michael C., Bill S., Lars H., David C., Silvan W., David B., Kevin O., and Justin R.!

Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 433: Volcanoes on Mars

Jan 2, 2017 28:31

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZLCzSmZyvQ

Streamed live December 30, 2016.

Mars is a world of extremes. This unassuming red world is home to the largest and tallest volcanoes in the entire solar system. In fact, it's not even a close contest, with Olympus Mons rising 22 kilometers above the surrounding plains. More than twice as tall as Mount Everest. How did Mars get such big volcanoes? And how active is the planet today?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 249 & 250: Tough Tourist & Born Wild

Jan 1, 2017 05:24

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Catalina Sky Survey team member Carson Fuls discovered 2016 GX221, which brightened hugely as it sped away from Earth.

- Caltech's Dr. Konstantin Batygin & Dr. Gregory Laughlin of UCSC published a paper in 2015 on their theory that Jupiter migrated inward to 1.5AU and then was pulled back out to 5AU by the baby planet Saturn. See https://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.06945.pdf which says "This scenario provides a natural explanation for why the inner Solar System bears scant resemblance to the ubiquitous multiplanet systems discovered by the Doppler velocity surveys and by the Kepler mission."

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Glimpse of 2016 Astronomy Events and Discoveries

Dec 31, 2016 17:41

Description:

Written and hosted by Avivah Yamani.

Each year, we have incredible observations, discoveries and events in astronomy that amaze us or become a great chance to build astronomy awareness. Today I'm going to share a few of my favourites.

Next year.. hmm starting tomorrow‚ 365 Days of Astronomy will be launching a ninth season. Totality 2017 will be our theme, as we celebrate the path of Totality marching across North America during the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Dec 23: Mathew Anderson's "Our Cosmic Story"

Dec 30, 2016 01:07:16

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOR-_ESnsMU

Streamed live Dec 23, 2016.
Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Mathew Anderson ( @MathewAnderson / http://www.mathewanderson.com/ ), is the author of "Our Cosmic Story" available on Amazon in January, 2017. He wrote "Our Cosmic Story" in interest from his years studying science giants like Brian Greene, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, and from past figures like Carl Sagan. This book is a big picture view of our world, its diverse life and civilizations, and the chance for life and civilizations elsewhere in the cosmos.

As a special treat, for a limited time, our listeners will have the opportunity to receive an advance electronic copy of Mathew's books. Join us today to learn how to get your copy!

Regular Guests:

Alessondra Springmann ( http://www.sondy.com/ / @sondy )

Morgan Rehnberg ( MorganRehnberg.com & @MorganRehnberg )

This week's stories:

- OSIRIS-REx update and sounding rockets!

- JWST test anomaly

- Antimatter's wavelength

- False alarm for the brightest supernova

- NASA's next mid-sized mission target?

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Cosmic Perspective - Marc Rayman - Dawn Mission

Dec 29, 2016 47:02

Description:

Hosted and sponsored by Andy Poniros.

Dawn Mission Chief Engineer and Mission Director Dr. Marc Rayman is Andy's guest today. The Dawn mission launched in 2007 and traveled to asteroid Vesta in 2011 & dwarf planet Ceres in 2015.

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Astro Interviews - Dr. Harold McAllister of CHARA, Mt. Wilson Observatory

Dec 28, 2016 07:29

Description:

At the VAAS (Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies) 2016 conference your Producer, Richard Drumm, grabbed his digital recorder and waylaid a couple of the speakers for our Astro Interview segment. Here Rich talks to Dr. Harold McAllister of the CHARA optical interferometry project at Mount Wilson Observatory.

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Q&A: Space Assassin!

Dec 27, 2016 09:23

Description:

What is the space assassination thing that happened in 2015?

Wait, what? An assassin is a murderer, especially one who kills a politically important person. So what does this have to do with astronomy? You got some 'splainin' to do Richard!

Well buckle your seat belts loyal listeners and I'll tell you!

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 432: Geologic Ages of Mars - From Wet & Wild to Desolate Desert

Dec 26, 2016 29:34

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ux5JC10uho

Recorded Dec 23, 2016.

Today Mars is a desolate wasteland with dusty red rocks and sand stretching out to the horizon, but billions of years ago it was a vastly different world. It was blue, with oceans, rivers , lakes and maybe life? Let's tell the story of geology on Mars. How we got from that world to the crappy one we see today.

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Awesome Astronomy - Xmas Pantomime

Dec 25, 2016 34:34

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Title: Awesome Astronomy’s 2016 Christmas Panto – think HG Wells’ War of the Worlds meets Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.

Summary of content: 

The Eve of the War: Plans for our latest invasion of Earth are discussed over a nice, friendly and relaxed Christmas dinner.

In London: A rousing and inspiring speech to the defeated peoples of Earth.

The Earth Under the Martians: Jeni’s excited about her new taser and we all have a jolly Christmas wager.

The Days of Imprisonment: Another speech to the assembled and compliant Earthling slaves.

Dead London: John begins the human resistance with the release across all frequencies of the 2016 outtakes.

The Wreckage: Jeni sees out Christmas Day with a few science and astronomy themed factoids.

Merry Christmas everyone and our very best wishes for 2017.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 247 & 248: Potential Mining Target & Incoming

Dec 24, 2016 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- The Catalina Sky Survey team members Greg Leonard & Richard Kowalski discovered 2016 GC221, a prime target for asteroid mining, though it is traveling a bit faster than we'd prefer.

- Catalina Sky Survey team member Greg Leonard discovered 2016 CG18 which was used recently as a test object for rapid response observing protocols. 2008 TC3, by the way, WAS on such a collision course with Earth, but exploded harmlessly over the Nubian desert on October 7th, 2008.

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Astro Interview: Dr. Brad Barlow - Hot Subdwarf Binaries

Dec 23, 2016 08:22

Description:

At the VAAS (Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies) 2016 conference your Producer, Richard Drumm, grabbed his digital recorder and waylaid a couple of the speakers for our Astro Interview segment. Here I talk to Dr. Brad Barlow of the Department of Physics, High Point University, and learn a bit about his area of expertise: astroseismology, hot subdwarf binaries and the EREBOS Project.

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Cosmic Shadow Puppet Show

Dec 22, 2016 05:40

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1627/

There are several different ways to search for exoplanets, but the most successful example is called the ‘transit method’. When a planet passes in front of its parent star, it blocks a small amount of light from the star.

In a way, it throws a shadow out into the cosmos.

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ALCon 2016: 40 Years Ago We Touched The Surface Of Mars

Dec 21, 2016 56:57

Description:

Recorded at the Astronomical League's 2016 convention in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dr. Harold A. Geller ( @AstroBioProf / http://spacs.gmu.edu/profile/harold-geller/ ) is Observatory Director and Associate Professor at George Mason University (GMU).

On the 20th day of August, 1975, the Viking 1 spacecraft was launched into space towards Mars. On the 19th day of June, 1976, the Viking 1 spacecraft reached the planet Mars. The Viking 1 Lander was to set down on the surface of Mars for the bicentennial celebration in the USA. Unfortunately, due to the ruggedness of the original chosen landing site, the Viking 1 Lander did not land on the surface of Mars until July 20th, which marked the 7th anniversary since the landing on the Moon. The robotic arm of the Viking 1 Lander malfunctioned, and, in spite of an onboard computer with only 64K of RAM, the computer was re-programmed to extend the robotic arm so that on the 28th of July, 1976, we reached out and touched the surface of Mars. Dr. Geller discusses the Viking mission to Mars and the incredible part it was to play in his own life on Earth.

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Ask A Spaceman #46 - How to Describe Astronomy to the Blind?

Dec 20, 2016 38:03

Description:

How can the night sky redescribed to someone who can’t see it? What’s it like to do astronomy? What kind of feelings come into play? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, who is a legit scientist (http://www.pmsutter.com)

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 431: The Search for Life on Mars

Dec 19, 2016 31:17

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vuEarGPfoI

Streamed live Dec 7, 2016.

We're fitting one more episode in before Fraser heads off to Costa Rica for a week! Come and hear about the debate on whether there could be life on Mars, and what that would mean for Earth.

So sure, Enceladus & Europa are all the rage these days, but classic Mars is still a great place to search for life. In fact, ESA's ExoMars is scanning the planet's atmosphere for methane right now, searching for evidence that there might be life there. Let's talk about the search for life on the Red Planet.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 245 & 246: Asteroid Awareness & Anatomy of an Extinction Crater

Dec 18, 2016 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Eric Christensen, Director of the Catalina Sky Survey, wrote a blog entry back in April titled "Is it just me or are asteroids more dangerous than they used to be?" http://blog.asteroidday.org/2016/04/08/is-it-just-me-or-are-asteroids-more-dangerous-than-they-used-to-be/

- About 66 million years ago the Chicxulub meteor hit the Yucatan ending the reign of the dinosaurs. The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling has set up a drilling station that has drilled down through 2,000 feet of limestone & sediment to find pink granite that was apparently thrown up from deeper when the impact happened, forming a "peak ring."

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Hangout-a-Thon 2015 - Frank O'Brien - The Apollo Guidance Computer

Dec 17, 2016 16:22

Description:

https://youtu.be/2_KdfFHbeq4?t=2h31m12s

Streamed live on Apr 26, 2015.

Frank O'Brien ( http://www.apolloguidancecomputer.com/ ), an Apollo era historian and Apollo guidance system expert is our guest for this episode. Frank O’Brien’s interest in the Apollo program began as a serious amateur historian. Around 1995 or so, he began performing research and writing essays for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and the Apollo Flight Journal. Much of this work centered on his primary interests, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and the Lunar Module. These Journals are generally considered the canonical online reference on the flights to the Moon. He was then asked to assist the curatorial staff in the creation of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Long Island, New York, where he helped prepare the Lunar Module simulator, an LM procedure trainer and an Apollo space suit for display. He regularly lectures on the Apollo computer and related topics to diverse groups, from NASA's computer engineering conferences, the IEEE/ACM, computer festivals and university student groups.

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Astro Interviews - Dr. Geneviève de Messières

Dec 16, 2016 10:14

Description:

At the ALCon 2016 Astronomical League Conference I chatted up Dr. Geneviève de Messières ( @demessieres ) of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and asked her the standard set of questions.

Dr. de Messières manages the astronomy education program at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The keystone of the program is the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory on the National Mall. Her enthusiastic team of staff, student employees, and dozens of volunteers regularly invite the public to become astronomers by using telescopes and engaging with hands-on astronomy activities. They also lead lectures in the Albert Einstein Planetarium, teacher workshops, and school field trips. After studying astrophysics at Swarthmore College, Dr. de Messières earned her PhD in astronomy at the University of Virginia.

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CLSE - Ep. 9: Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS)

Dec 15, 2016 30:33

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVFmNOWohY

Streamed live on Nov 9, 2016.

Our guest is Dr. Adrienne Dove ( @astroaddie ) of SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute), CLASS and Assistant Professor of Physics at UCF. Along with several UCF colleagues, she has been a science advisor on the Strata-1 payload (PI Marc Fries at JSC), a microgravity regolith experiment designed to explore the long-term evolution of regolith particle size distributions and stratification in a low-gravity environment.

The focus of studies conducted by the Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science for NASA SSERVI include studies of the physical properties of regolith; microgravity effects, impact ejecta, dynamics, hydration and weathering of near Earth asteroids, and charging and mobilization of dust.

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Astronomy Et Al - Ep.9: Planet Formation and the Search for Life

Dec 14, 2016 01:00:30

Description:

Hosted by Ricardo García Soto ( http://www.astroblog.cl/ / @cuasar / astroetal.com ). Ricardo is a science writer & TV director.

How do planets form? What material do they form from? How can we look for life? Will we be able to find something that resembles life? In today's episode I talk with Christian Eistrup about simulations of planet formation. Christian is a P.h.D student at Leiden University. We talk about chemistry, accretion discs, what happens if we find Oxygen out there? Are there chemical reactions in planet forming regions?

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UNAWE Space Scoop - A Stellar Family Photograph

Dec 13, 2016 05:43

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1626/

Astronomers used the SMA radio telescope array and the Chandra X-ray space telescope to take a multispectral composite image of an object called Cygnus X-3. So the image they got is both radio and X-ray combined.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 430: Coming Home From Mars

Dec 12, 2016 30:13

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPjcB7luCpI  (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Ejlo8RE74  (Part 2)

Streamed live November 25th & December 5th.

Landing on the surface of Mars is very difficult. In fact, it's possibly the toughest planet to land on in the whole solar system. Today we're going to talk about what it going to take to get to and from the Red Planet.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 243 & 244 - Comet Ahoy & Earth's Wobble

Dec 11, 2016 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Comet P2016 BA14 was studied by radar from Goldstone, California as it made a 9LD pass by Earth.

- A drought in India & the Caspian Sea has apparently caused an unexpected acceleration in the drift of the North Pole. I hope Santa doesn't mind!

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NOAO - Meteor Shower Photography

Dec 10, 2016 12:19

Description:

Description: Many people enjoy watching meteor showers. Digital cameras make it possible to capture photos of meteors in the night sky. In this podcast, you will learn how to capture meteors using a DSLR.

www.noao.edu

Short bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project ( www.galileoscope.org ), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also pens a great blog at halfastro.wordpress.com.

You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

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Astro Interviews - Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt

Dec 9, 2016 07:07

Description:

Our Producer/Editor, Richard Drumm, once again grabs an interview just before the December 2016 monthly meeting of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society. Dr. Stierwalt talks about ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array radio telescope in the Chilean Andes' high plateau. We also chat about the future of radio astronomy and astronomy in general. Dr. Stierwalt also is a podcaster with her "Everyday Einstein" program, which is free on iTunes!

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Awesome Astronomy Episode 54 - December 2016

Dec 8, 2016 01:29:00

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content:

The Discussion: This month we take a look at the recent supermoon and what it takes to make the moon ‘super’; Jeni goes teaching kids about space and hones her exoplanet hunting skills; while Paul’s been hosting events with British astronaut Tim Peake.

The News: Rounding up the space and astronomy news this month we have:

- An update on Blue Origin’s spaceflight ambitions

- More on Shiaparelli and Exomars part 1

- A NASA Director’s worries about science in a Trump administration

- An Ocean like the Dead Sea under Pluto’s ice sheets

- The roundest object in space

- Could dark energy actually be an emergent property of entropy?

- The dinosaur-killing asteroid may have turned planet Earth inside out

The Hat of Woo: Delving into the rank and putrid world of conspiracy theories to debunk the nonsense that lies within. This month Paul pulls Project Pegasus out of his fetid hat where a young President Obama was part of a team of juveniles used in the 1980s to teleport to Mars and into the past. No, really!

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we go back to Tycho Brahe:

What is a plain regular (non-super) nova? Doug, @DesRon94, Detroit Michigan

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Cheap Astronomy - SISS #17: Organs on a Chip

Dec 7, 2016 11:48

Description:

An organ-on-a-chip mimics the functional unit of a human body organ and is created by culturing a few of that organ’s specialised cells on a geometrically-organised scaffold, which is about the size of a microscope slide. A kidney-on-a-chip involves organising some nephron cells into a geometric structure that can concentrate urine. A liver-on-a-chip involves organising some Kupffer cells into a structure that can detoxify blood serum. There’s even a lung-on-a-chip that can mimic the function of alveoli, the gas exchange units in your lung.

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 45: Wormholes - Deal or no Deal?

Dec 6, 2016 37:38

Description:

Are wormholes real or what? How did we even start thinking of them? If we could build one, would it be possible to actually, you know, use it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 429: Living on Mars

Dec 5, 2016 29:35

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRwPASJDw8

Streamed live on Nov 24, 2016.

When Elon Musk announced plans to send humans to Mars he conveniently left out one important aspect: How are we supposed to survive on a place this hostile to life? Seriously. Mars sucks! And it's going to take some impressive techniques and technologies to make it on the red planet.

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Travelers in the Night Eps. 241 & 242: Could Be Twins & Spray Paint

Dec 4, 2016 05:24

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Comets P2016 BA14 PanSTARRS & 252P Linear may be child & parent!

- Asteroid Bennu's orbit has changed slightly due to solar light pressure, the Yarkovsky Force. It may be an way to alter hazardous asteroid orbits to protect Earth.

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Observing With Webb - December Episode

Dec 3, 2016 17:24

Description:

Mercury – VERY low – 10˚above the horizon at sunset for about the first two weeks of December.

Venus – Look SW after sunset, and Venus will be about 20˚ above the horizon, very bright, and will set by 8:00pm. If you have a telescope, check out how it changes from a gibbous phase to a larger half Venus.

Mars – Look SSW after sunset and bring a sky map of Capricornus.  Mars will be the ruddy red object moving away from the Capricornus triangle and into Aquarius.  Visible until about 9:00pm, when it sets in the SW.

Saturn – Not visible this month. :^(

Jupiter – Catch Jupiter in the eastern sky in the morning after 3:30am in the beginning of the month, and 2am by the end of the month.  Just look for the very bright object in that direction in the morning.  You should notice it easily and watch it get higher and higher each morning.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Nov 25: Dean Regas and His Facts

Dec 2, 2016 01:03:23

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf4cueArgJU

Streamed live Nov 25, 2016.
Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dean Regas ( @DeanRegas /http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/deanregas/ ), has been the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He is the co-host of Star Gazers (airing on PBS stations around the world), a Contributing Editor to Sky and Telescope Magazine, and a contributor to Astronomy Magazine. Dean is the author of the new book, "Facts from Space! From Super-Secret Spacecraft to Volcanoes in Outer Space, Extraterrestrial Facts to Blow Your Mind!"

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Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

Yoav Landsman ( @MasaCritit )

This week's stories:

- The cause of the Schiaparelli crash.

- The EM drive. And what it ain't!

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Awesome Astronomy - December Sky Guide

Dec 1, 2016 09:19

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in December.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planet on offer to observers and imagers:

- Venus shining brilliantly in the evening sky

- Mercury at greatest elongation on 11th December

- Jupiter returns to our late night skies

Next up is the meteor showers and December brings us the greatest of them all:

The Geminids peaking on the night of 13/14th December.

Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Jeni – IC 1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

Paul – M78 – a reflection nebula in Orion

Ralph – NGC 246 the Skull Nebula in Cetus

And we finish this sky guide with December’s moon phases.

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Astronomy Et Al - Astrochemistry, Spectra, Molecules in Space & Life Outside Our Planet

Nov 30, 2016 01:00:07

Description:

Hosted by Ricardo García Soto ( http://www.astroblog.cl/ / @cuasar / astroetal.com ). Ricardo is a science writer & TV director. Episode 8.

Special guest: Doctoral student Kirstin Danielle Doney ( https://www.instagram.com/kirstdanielle/ / @KirstinDanielle ), of Leiden University.

Astrochemistry, spectra, molecules in space and life outside our planet.

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Hangout-a-Thon 2015 - Amy Shira Teitel

Nov 29, 2016 31:31

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KdfFHbeq4

Pamela's guest for this segment of the Hangout-a-Thon is Amy Shira Teitel ( @astVintageSpace ), author of "Breaking the Chains of Gravity" & blogger on early rocketry and early manned space exploration.

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 428: The Moons of Mars

Nov 28, 2016 29:39

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWlnoykuGqo

Streamed live November 23, 2016.

So we begin a miniseries on Mars. How many episodes will we do? Who knows! Who cares. But today we start with a discussion of the two Martian moons, Phobos and Deimos.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 239 & 240: Martian Lakes & Why?

Nov 27, 2016 05:24

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Our view of Mars has changed over the centuries. There may have been shallow lakes on Mars in the last few tens of millions of years.

- Jess Johnson of the Catalina Sky Survey, while observing on Mount Bigelow, discovered the hazardous NEO 2016 EE156.

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UNAWE Space Scoop - 15,000 Space Rocks and Counting!

Nov 26, 2016 05:40

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1625/

Every single day, the Earth is bombarded by more than 100 tons of dust and sand grain-sized particles. That’s the same as the weight of 14 elephants.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Nov 18: Dr. Jason Wright & Tabby's Star

Nov 25, 2016 01:00:34

Description:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdQGLyrOh1w

Streamed live Nov 18, 2016.
Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Jason Wright ( @Astro_Wright ), Professor in Penn State University's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Jason studies nearby stars, their ages and activity levels, and their planetary systems (exoplanets.) Jason also does a lot of outreach and research about Tabby's Star (the "alien magastructure" star.)

Regular Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- More new info on Pluto!

- More on the bright spots on Ceres.

- The GOES-R launch!

- Mercury has a huge valley. Really.

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Q&A: Why do giant planets have more satellites?

Nov 24, 2016 08:05

Description:

Avivah Yamani hosts.

For a short answer: The gas giants have more moons than the terrestrial planets because of their great masses which result in stronger gravitational fields. And giant planets also occupy greater space and hold larger volumes of mass in their surrounding atmospheres.

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AlCon 2016 - Our Sun & Its Mysterious Atmosphere

Nov 23, 2016 54:59

Description:

Recorded at the Astronomical League's 2016 Annual Convention. Your Producer, Richard Drumm, apologizes for the sketchy audio quality. Someday he'll buy a wireless mic and won't have to record "room tone" off the PA system any more. Dr. George Doschek is a Research Physicist in the Solar & Heliospheric Physics Branch in the Space Science Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).

The origin of the solar chromosphere, corona, and the production of solar flares and coronal mass ejections that occur within these regions are exciting unsolved problems of solar physics. There are many theories and a plethora of space observations that observe the high energy solar atmosphere in ultraviolet, extreme-ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma ray wavelengths. These observations have given us stunning views of the Sun that are not attainable from the Earth’s surface. Dr. Doschek discusses some of the most spectacular results from recent spacecraft such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory, STEREO, Hinode, RHESSI, and SOHO and what their data are telling us about the fundamental physics that drives the solar atmosphere and its effects on the Earth.

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Awesome Astronomy - Telescope Guide

Nov 22, 2016 22:35

Description:

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge, producers, are special guests this time round!

(Editor's note) I might add that it's always a good idea to join your local astronomy club and look through their scopes to see what they're like before you drop thousands down on a shiny behemoth. It'll help also when it comes to choosing eyepieces. Enough of me, now back to the Awesome Astro show notes:

In this podcast extra we pool our collective brainpower to bring you a 20 minute discussion of telescope types, apertures, portability and capabilities to help you buy the right telescope for you.

If you’re thinking of buying your first telescope – or thinking of getting one as a gift for someone this Christmas – then this will give you all the considerations for that purchase.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep 28: What is the Universe Expanding Into?

Nov 21, 2016 25:42

Description:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-070319.mp3

From March 19, 2007.

Come on, admit it, you’ve had this question. If the Universe is expanding from the Big Bang, what is it expanding into? What’s outside the Universe? Ask any astronomer and you’ll get an unsatisfying answer. We give you the same unsatisfying answer, but really explain it, so your unsatisfaction doesn’t haunt you any more.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 237 & 238: Lost & Now Three

Nov 20, 2016 05:25

Description:

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Asteroid 878 Mildred was lost for 75 years and has now been found!

- The Catalina Sky Survey has a newly refurbished 40" robotic telescope that is only used for follow-up observations so that the venerable 30" & 60" can look for new targets.

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Black Hole: Devils in Disguise

Nov 19, 2016 06:01

Description:

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1624/

Black holes are the boogeymen of the Universe. They lurk in the dark, waiting for unsuspecting gas, planets and stars to stray too close. And when they do, they become the black hole’s dinner!

This sounds pretty wicked, so you might be surprised to learn that we’re talking about black holes this week because many have been spotted wearing shining halos!

Actually, halos are very common in space. Every galaxy is surrounded by a so-called halo made of old stars and a mysterious, invisible material called dark matter. The interesting thing about these newly discovered halos is that they are glowing.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Nov 11: Pat Ammons and Bob King

Nov 18, 2016 01:01:03

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCP3rgVj1c0

Published on Nov 12, 2016.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guests:  Pat Ammons ( @PatAmmons1 ), Director of Communications, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, to discuss SpaceCamp; and Bob King ( @AstroBob_bk ), a UT contributor who will be joining us to promote his new book "Night Sky with the Naked Eye"

Regular Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier )

This week's stories:

- The U.S. election/Trump's space policies.

- Subaru's new exoplanet imager, CHARIS!

- Is NASA preparing to abandon Orion?

- An exotic pair or stellar remnants.

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CLSE - Ep. 8: Getting Science in the Classroom

Nov 17, 2016 24:56

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Streamed live on Oct 26, 2016.

Join us as we talk with educator Roseann Burns and her students from Upper Darby High School (Drexel Hill, PA). They'll tell us about the real research they are bringing into their public school classroom.

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