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Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.
 
The surprising connections in science and technology that give you the Big Picture. Astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley are joined each week by leading researchers, techies, and journalists to provide a smart and humorous take on science. Our regular "Skeptic Check" episodes cast a critical eye on pseudoscience.
 
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 individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign u ...
 
This is the weekly version of The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast which 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 individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal ...
 
Bite-sized clips with TED level top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the trends, technologies and societal norms for a better world. Main Podcast: https://disruptors.fm/itunes If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming the future of all of ...
 
Transmission is a distributed mixed reality podcast and performance series premiering in Edinburgh in 2017. This companion Podcast speculates on the possibility of life on Proxima b - the closest planet outside of our solar system that has the potential to support life - and whether civilizations like our own could live there. What if we received their television and radio broadcasts? How would we listen in? Could we translate them? How could we communicate back? Hosted by Cecilia Lynn Jacob ...
 
Ginger Campbell, MD host of the highly rated Brain Science Podcast, uses this podcast to explore her love of reading and ideas, including science, philosophy, history, and what ever else she is reading. This podcast comes out about once a month and often contains interviews of authors and scientists. Check http://booksandideas.com for details.
 
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You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that’s just one of the background radiations astronomers look at. Some are well known and cataloged, while others are just starting to be possible to see. All of them tell us more about our Universe. Download MP3 | Show Notes | Transcript Show Notes Tests of Big Bang: The CMB (NASA) Bi…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 596: The Universe’s Background Noise by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that's just one of the background radiations that astronomers look at. Some are well known and cataloged. While others are just starting to be possible to see at all. All of them tell us more about …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72ZiKBeCI0U You might be familiar with the cosmic microwave background, but that's just one of the background radiations that astronomers look at. Some are well known and cataloged. While others are just starting to be possible to see at all. All of them tell us more about our Universe. We've added a new way to donat…
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Paul becomes the new Vice President of: https://www.wycombeastro.org/latestnews/4spz93m8yexkzkd5xb4njz6fk4mdtm Wycombe Astronomical Society! Jen gets a date for her PhD viva! March 23rd! Jen promoting NASA’s Perseverance rove…
 
What are the origins of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Is there any way to cheat it? What does this all have to do with waves? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter Like …
 
Eclectic Company We present a grab bag of our favorite recent science stories – from how to stop aging to the mechanics of cooking pasta. Also, in accord with our eclectic theme – the growing problem of space junk. Guests: Anthony Wyss-Coray – Professor of neuroscience at Stanford University Oliver O’Reilly – Professor of mechanical engineering, Un…
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - RADAR images of 2004 BL86 obtained with the 230 foot wide NASA Deep Space Network show that it is about 1100 feet in diameter…
 
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. Episode 25 is out!! We look back on a fantastic year of 25 episodes Dr. Daniel Cunnama & Dr. Jacinta Delhaize highlight some of their favourite episodes, which include : * Near-Earth Asteroids (Ep. 1) * Results of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) (Ep. 5) * Stargazing trip under African Skies (Ep…
 
https://youtu.be/xamUVrXZWIU Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are very pleased to be airing Fraser's pre-recorded interview with Melissa Thorpe, Interim Head of Spaceport Cornwall. Melissa is the main liaison for industry, military, Government, media, public, and schools for Spaceport Cornwall, the UK’s first horizontal launc…
 
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. DSOs include star clusters (open clusters & globular clusters), nebulae, double stars, variable stars, and, oh yeah, galaxies! - NGC 869/884, The Perseus Double Cluster - M44, Praesepe or The Beehive - M7, Ptolemey's Cluster - M45, The Severn Sisters, The Pleiades - M3…
 
George’s Random Astronomical Object presents BoBn 1, which is a planetary nebula with an odd-to-pronounce name but which is also one of the very few planetary nebulae that have been found in the Milky Way's halo. Brief biographgy: George Bendo is an astronomer who specializes in studying interstellar dust and star formation in nearby galaxies. He c…
 
Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Paul Hill, Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. As the European Space Agency gears up to opening its next recruitment campaign from 31 March to 28 May 2021, we take you through: The entry requirements The selection process The missions successful candidates are expected to fly The first astronaut trawl…
 
Okay you animals, line up: stoned sloths, playful pandas, baleful bovines, and vile vultures. We’ve got you guys pegged, thanks to central casting. Or do we? Our often simplistic view of animals ignores their remarkable adaptive abilities. Stumbly sloths are in fact remarkably agile and a vulture’s tricks for thermoregulation can’t be found in an o…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From September 13th, 2010. Space missions are expensive to build and launch, so there’s a lot of planning that goes into choosing exactly what’s going to be shot into space. Space scientists and engineers recently went through the process of deciding on their science goals, so we thought we’d spend an episode e…
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - The Minor Planet Center connected the observations of the object that they had been calling 2015 BY310 with an asteroid 2000 …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBe-p90nPyM Hosted by Tony Darnell on Dec 7th, 2020. Tom Bramwell works for one of the most exciting companies in amateur astronomy: PrimaLuceLab. Tom handles all hardware and software support for customers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico to bring the spirit of PrimaLuceLab to the North America. Join …
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. The Discussion: Correcting the orbits of Jupiter’s moons. Welcoming Galaxy Rise’s Dustin Ruoff onto the Podcast Crew. Causing terrorism scares with telescopes. The News: Rounding up the space exploration news we have: NASA provides more details for its lu…
 
Hosted by Ken Brandt. What makes Perseverance different than previous Rovers? Perseverance is NASA’s latest robot to explore Mars. Hopefully, at 3:55 PM EST, Perseverance will land gently onto the lakebed floor of Jezero crater. Let’s begin by talking about the Entry, Descent, and Landing of this rover. Much more precise than the landing system on …
 
This is going to be another one of those evergreen topics, where we come back to again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now, it seems like we’ve gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up, new techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and even millions. Next episode: Universe’s Background Noise Download MP3 | Sho…
 
Hosted by Ken Brandt. When you think of Mars, what comes into your mind? Martians, armed with ray guns coming to earth with ill intent? A barren, dry, and cold wasteland? A watery wonderland of rivers, lakes, seas, and rain? With the exception of the armed Martians, you are correct. Perseverance lands on Mars tomorrow. It’s landing ellipse is cente…
 
It’s time for school! The Astro101 series will cover some of the most important questions in astronomy. In today’s lesson, we’ll have: What does it take to have a career in astronomy? What does a professional astronomer actually do? What can you do to help astronomy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: ht…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 595: Planet Hunting - Revisited by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we've gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up! New techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and …
 
“Diversity or die” could be your new health mantra. Don’t boost your immune system, cultivate it! Like a garden, your body’s defenses benefit from species diversity. Find out why multiple strains of microbes, engaged in a delicate ballet with your T-cells, join internal fungi in combatting disease. Plus, global ecosystems also depend on the diversi…
 
https://youtu.be/hwEArYx7bgk This is gonna be another one of those evergreen topics where we come back again and again. Finding planets. Every time we talk about this now it seems like we've gained thousands of new planets. Well, buckle up! New techniques will grow that by tens of thousands and even millions! We've added a new way to donate to 365 …
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - We discovered three asteroids whose orbits are similar enough to grab one's attention. However, they different enough to keep…
 
The Dark Energy Survey has released a massive, public collection of astronomical data and calibrated images from six years of work, containing data on nearly 700 million astronomical objects. It is the culmination of over half a decade of astronomical data collection and analysis, with the ultimate goal of understanding the accelerating expansion r…
 
https://youtu.be/j7gJnPJsbk4 Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Joseph Mallozzi to the Weekly Space Hangout. Although you may not know his name, most of us certainly recognize — and love — many of the television shows Joe has produced, written, and/or run. Joseph Mallozzi is a Canadian writer, showrunner,…
 
On the 18th of this month, Perseverance lands on Mars. The landing, conveniently enough, should occur shortly after 7:50 PM UT. This series will explore some of the facets of this complex and ambitious mission to further our knowledge about Mars. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production co…
 
From January 29, 2021. A new system has been found that consists of six stars in three binary pairs, which are producing a bevy of eclipses with each other. They were found in TESS data with the help of machine learning. Plus, Venus, more exoplanet news, difficulties with the record of early life, and a look back at Marie Tharp’s groundbreaking wor…
 
Hosted by Steve Nerlich. In the gutter, looking up at the stars. – So the water came from asteroids now? Yes, or at least that’s some latest thinking. As we we’ve discussed previously on Cheap Astronomy, most astronomers think that all the water on Earth must have come from falling comets whereas most geologists – those people who are always lookin…
 
Pamela’s always loathed to talk about spacecraft until the mission’s in space and the science is rolling. NASA’s Juno mission just received a mission extension, adding Jupiter’s moons to the menu. Now, finally, we can talk about Juno. Next episode: Planet Hunting (Updated) Download MP3 | Show Notes | Transcript Show Notes Juno (NASA JPL) NASA’s Jun…
 
Astronomy Cast Ep. 594: Juno - Primary Mission Highlights by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Pamela is always loath to talk about spacecraft until the mission's in space and the science is rolling. NASA's Juno Mission just received a mission extension, adding Jupiter's moons to the menu. Now, finally, we can talk about Juno! [Ed. Juno what I mean?]…
 
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