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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 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 up for a particular day (or days) of the year.

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 564: Mini Moons
29:13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_svdfAJ4Fo

Streamed live April 3rd, 2020.
Last month astronomers announced that they had detected a tiny asteroid that had been captured by the Earth's gravity well and had been sharing our orbit for a few years. Today, let's talk about the smallest moons in the Solar System.

 

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Apr 06, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 529 & 530: Africano 4 & Cuban Meteorites
05:29

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:

- Brian Africano discovered C/2019 B1 (Africano), his 4th comet.

- On February 1, 2019 the National Weather Service's RADAR picked up a large fireball meteor over Cuba. At about the same time residents in Viñales, Cuba heard a loud explosion. Meteorites were found by Fátima Rivera Amador.

 

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Apr 05, 2020
Observing With Webb - April Episode
16:57

2nd – 4th – Conjunction – Venus & Pleiades

14th – 17th – Close Encounter – Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

22nd – LYRID METEOR SHOWER

26th – Close Encounter - Moon, Venus

 

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Apr 04, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest Dr. Robert B. Hayes & Radiation Shielding in Space
01:04:27

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c84yzMS7Xfs

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's prerecorded interview with Dr. Robert B. Hayes, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Hayes is co-author of a recent paper published January 7. 2020, in the journal Radiation Physics and Chemistry announcing the development of a new cost-effective technique for shielding military and space exploration electronics from the effects of ionizing radiation. According to Dr. Hayes, their approach ""can be used to maintain the same level of radiation shielding and reduce the weight by 30% or more, or you could maintain the same weight and improve shielding by 30% or more – compared to the most widely used shielding techniques. Either way, our approach reduces the volume of space taken up by shielding.""

 

Dr. Hayes is a Certified Health Physicist and a licensed Professional Engineer (nuclear) with industry and field experience in radiological emergency response, nuclear waste management, nuclear safety, radiation dosimetry, nuclear criticality safety, air monitoring, ALARA and shielding design.

 

His research interests include nuclear nonproliferation, radiological emergency response and nuclear waste disposal technologies which are advanced using novel hybrid approaches including radiation detection, air monitoring, luminescence and magnetic resonance coupled with Monte Carlo radiation transport modeling.

 

To read the complete February 12, 2020, press release from NC State visithttps://news.ncsu.edu/2020/02/smaller...

To learn more about Rob, visit https://www.ne.ncsu.edu/people/rbhayes/

 

Regular Guests:

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

Pam Hoffman ( http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/ / http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer )

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

This week's stories:

- Conjunctions in S P A C E !!!

- Voyager II found a hilarious thing about Uranus. A plasmoid!

- NASA's DART mission's new ion engine.

- A CubeSat mission to explore the Sun. SunRISE!

 

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Apr 03, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 108: The Science Behind #FlattenTheCurve
25:52

http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/

Today on Space Radio:

  • Why we’re social distancing <--- ICL paper link.
  • What is R0?
  • How does closing schools help?
  • How long will COVID-19 affect us?
  • How do we respond to pandemics without a vaccine?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Apr 02, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - April Part 1
01:23:42

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

The Discussion:

- Jeni’s sent the final proofs off for her research paper which is now on archive at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.01727 and will soon be in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

- Sadly, we have to say goodbye to Apollo 15 command module pilot Al Worden.

- The Cradle of Aviation Museum cancel their Apollo 13 anniversary event, but you can relive Apollo 13 (recreating the launch from 11th April) as if you were in mission control with  https://apolloinrealtime.org/13/

- A shout out to Galaxy Zoo at a time when there are fewer thing more productive you could be doing with your time than adding to science and human knowledge:  https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

- A round up of listeners’ reviews and comments.

- A couple of Awesome Astronomy live-stream shows at 8pm on Thursday 16th and Monday 27th April. Because, let’s face it, you’re not going to be busy!

 

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

- The European Southern Observatory’s new behemoth telescope takes a step closer.

- An exoplanet found to be raining iron.

- 139 new minor planets found in our own outer solar system.

- Observing material at the event horizon around our supermassive black hole.

- Could life actually be viable on planets around red dwarf stars after all?

- An update on the recent dimming of Betelgeuse.

 

Main News story: A full discussion on the impact of social distancing and economic depression on professional astronomy.

 

Twitter tweets & shout outs!

 

The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Leo with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round up of the solar system views on offer in April.

 

A guide to the electromagnetic spectrum: (Sorry about Jen's noisy audio…) In this series we take a look at the electromagnetic spectrum, what, it is, what is shows us and why it’s so important to astronomers. This month we explain the microwave part of the spectrum and its relevance to astronomy.

 

Q&A: Do you think C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is going to be bright enough to be spotted with the naked eye? From our good friend Raffael de Palma in Italy.

 

More twitter tweets & shout outs!

 

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

8PM England time, April 16 (1AM or summat Eastern US) is the  fabulous upcoming live show!

Go to:

https://www.youtube.com/user/AwesomeAstroPod

 

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Apr 01, 2020
The Daily Space - BH Imaging, Quasar Wind & 'Tatooine' Planetary Disks
10:20

https://cosmoquest.org/x/dailyspace/2020/03/23/black-hole-imaging-quasar-wind-in-the-galaxy-and-tatooine-planetary-disks/

From March 23, 2020.

Today's stories cover getting razor-sharp black hole Image using photon rings and future tech, detecting the powerful jets and winds produced by quasars in the galaxy, taking better images of Earth-like planets around other stars with upgraded adaptive optics, and watching the strange orbits of planets in orbit around binary stars.

 

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Mar 31, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 563: White Dwarf Mergers
33:52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUiGEfdJsK4

Streamed live on Mar 27, 2020.
White dwarfs are usually about 60% the mass of the Sun, so it was a bit of a surprise when astronomers found one that was almost exactly twice that. What happens when white dwarfs merge?

 

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Mar 30, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 527 & 528: Comet Groeller & Asteroid Billiards
05:29

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:

- Hannes Groeller discovered his first comet: Comet P/2019 B2 (Groeller).

- NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART for short, will slam a projectile into the 525 foot diameter, Didymoon, of the asteroid Didymos when it comes near us in 2022.

 

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Mar 29, 2020
Cosmic Savannah - Bonus! Soapbox Science
20:31

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize by herself! Dr. Daniel Cunnama will rejoin her with the next show. Season Two of The Cosmic Savannah is on it’s way! But in the meantime, our science-savvy listeners can get their fix at a very exciting live event that happened in Cape Town!

Soapbox Science South Africa happened on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the Pierhead V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 12pm until 3pm. It is a pop-up event where incredibly talented female scientists will stand on soap boxes and tell passers-by all about their jobs. Science topics ranged from astronomy to archaeology, forensics to atomic physics, gut bacteria to sea creatures, vaccines to renewable energy, and more!

Today we hear from some of our speakers:

 

Ms. Harshna Jivan (@HershiesJ), School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, “At the centre of it all: The Atomic Nucleus.”

 

Dr. Kerryn Ashleigh Warren (@kerryn_warren / https://bonevolution.wordpress.com/ ), Dept of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, “There and back again: Excavating at Rising Star Caves.”

 

Ms. Mieke du Plessis (@the_patient_scientist / https://www.linkedin.com/in/mieke-du-plessis-71014183/ ), the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, University of Cape Town, “Bugs and brains: how your microbes influence your mind.”

 

Dr. Michelle Lochner (@doc__loc / http://doc-loc.blogspot.com/ ), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences/ South African Radio Astronomy Observatory “Mysteries of the universe unravelled by the rise of the machine.”

 

Dr. Marise Heyns ( http://www.forensicscience.uct.ac.za/ ), Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town, “CSI: Cool Science Interrogates.”

 

Dr. Edina Amponsah-Dacosta (@eddiedacosta2 / http://soapboxscience.org/we-should-all-be-talking-about-vaccines-meet-dr-edina-amponsah-dacosta/ ), Vaccines for Africa Initiative, University of Cape Town, “Vaccines Are Us!”

 

Dr. Natasha Karenyi (@Natasha_Karenyi / http://www.biologicalsciences.uct.ac.za/bio/staff/academic/karenyi ), University of Cape Town, “What lies beneath the waves: small players on a large stage.”

 

Dr. Natasha Ross (@NatashaUWC), Department of chemistry, University of the Western Cape “It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude # Unlike protons, I don’t deal with negativity! :-)”

 

Associate Professor Liesl Zuhlke (@lieslzuhlke / http://www.chdru.uct.ac.za/ ), Red Cross war memorial children’s hospital, “Peas, almonds and fists: saving children’s hearts.”

 

Ms. Edith Phalane  (@EdithPhalane1 / http://www.nwu.ac.za/ ), North-West University, “Keeping your heart healthy: five easy steps to follow.”

 

Dr. Lucia Marchetti, Chief organizer of Soapbox Science South Africa.

 

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Mar 28, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Amy Shira Teitel's Fighting For Space
58:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0y1CeYvezY

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: We are pleased to once again welcome our good friend Amy Shira Teitel back to the WSH to chat about her most recent labor of love, her new book Fighting for Space which tells the story of female pilots who dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

 

Amy is no stranger to the WSH, and long time viewers will remember back to the time when she was a regular contributor to the show. Amy's science writing career began with her blog Vintage Space in which she wrote about spaceflight history. Her first book was Breaking the Chains of Gravity (2015) which she followed up with Apollo Pilot in 2016.

 

Perhaps one of the more entertaining and fun things Amy was known for is her ""Live Tweeting"" recreations of historic space flights on their various anniversaries throughout the year.

Amy earned a Bachelor's degree in History of Science and Technology and Classics (U. of King's College and Dalhousie University) and a Master's degree in Science and Technology Studies (York University).

 

Learn more about Fighting For Space, including where to get your own copy, by visitinghttp://www.amyshirateitel.com/fightin...

Amy continues to write for The Vintage Space - you can find her most recent stories here:https://medium.com/@AmyShiraTeitel

 

Learn more about Amy by visiting http://www.amyshirateitel.com/home.html

Regular Guests:

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

Allen Versfeld ( http://www.urban-astronomer.com / @uastronomer )

Alex Teachey ( https://alexteachey.wordpress.com/ & @alexteachey )

This week's stories:

- Comet 2I-Borisov is blowing chunks.

- The science of sub-orbital flight.

- The 3 body problem, proving that time points in one direction.

 

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Mar 27, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 107: Coronavirus Can't Stop Astronomy!
25:39

http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/

Today on Space Radio:

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Mar 26, 2020
Everyday Einstein - Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse! Is A Familiar Star About To Explode?
08:20

We think of the night sky as reliable and unchanging. The sun sets every evening revealing the same stars found in familiar patterns throughout the year. Those patterns are so predictable, in fact, that we use them to orient ourselves here on Earth.

 

This steadiness is a result of the timescales required for any particular step in the stellar evolution process. It takes millions, even billions, of years for stars to live out their lives. In our lifetimes, we see only a snapshot of their life story. From the star’s perspective, we are but a tiny blip in the timeline.

 

So when a star changes on timescales we can actually observe, this change is big news. And that's why right now, all eyes are on Betelgeuse.

https://www.antipodesmap.com/

 

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Mar 25, 2020
Urban Astronomer Ep. 51: Tana Joseph
39:50

In this episode, we interview Dr. Tana Joseph. She is an astrophysicist with a special interest in extra-galactic X-ray binary star systems. She is also the founder and owner of AstroComms, a STEM consultancy and communications company.

  

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Mar 24, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 562: Dealing With COVID-19 and the Changes it Will Bring
01:01:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2WFmyfrEdE

Streamed live March 20, 2020.

Fraser and Pamela discuss the coronavirus worldwide pandemic that is upon us. There is much to discuss.

 

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Mar 23, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps.525 & 526: Collision & Tiny Visitor
05:28

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:

- 6478 Gault grew a tail when it hit another object in the asteroid belt. It's likely a member of the Phocaea Family of asteroids.

- Dr. Grauer discovered 2019 AS5, a 5' diameter asteroid, after it passed inside our geostationary satellites.

 

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Mar 22, 2020
Deep Astronomy - New Telescope for Amateur Astronomy: The eV Scope From Unistellar
01:16:09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2qsUOzU1Gs

Streamed live on Mar 5, 2020.
There is a new telescope for amateurs that promises to get our night skies back. The eVscope is a revolutionary new telescope that uses light amplification technology to enhance what human eyes are seeing through the eyepiece.

Coupled with automatic field detection and goto capabilities, the eVscope promises to revolutionize visual observing. The eVscope also promises to improve contributions to citizen science through a worldwide network of telescopes.

Please join Tony Darnell as he discusses this amazing new telescope with Franck Marchis of SETI. Unistellar Head of Communications Ludovic Nachury was unable to join us.
Check out their website here: https://unistellaroptics.com/product/

 

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Mar 21, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Meng Jin - Modeling Coronal Mass Ejections
57:12

https://youtu.be/iHUOLvoFXjc

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Meng Jin, Research Scientist at the SETI Institute, to the Weekly Space Hangout. Meng uses numerical modeling techniques to analyze Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and related events [e.g., CME-Driven Shocks and Solar Energetic Particles (SEPs).] By comparing these models with in-situ and remote sensing observations, a better understanding of the physical processes during the propagation of CMEs can be developed resulting in more accurate space weather forecasts which will help to better protect Astronauts and space-based equipment such as satellites and the ISS.

 

Recently, Meng's data modeling has expanded to include the simulation of stellar winds and CMEs for exo-solar and exo-planetary systems to study their influence on the habiitability of exo-planets.

 

Meng received his BS in Astronomy and MS in Astrophyiscs from Nanjing University, China. He was awarded his PhD in Space Physics & Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan in 2014 after which did his post-doc at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab. From 2016-2017 Meng was a Project Scientist at UCAR, and in January 2018 he joined the SETI Institute as a Research Scientist.

 

You can read Meng's full bio here https://www.seti.org/our-scientists/m...

To learn more about the SETI Institute, visit https://seti.org/

Regular Guests:

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

Beth Johnson - SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )

This week's stories:

- The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey, GPIES. https://www.seti.org/gemini-planet-imager-exoplanet-survey-gpies

- Venus at Greatest Elongation.

- Jupiter/Mars conjunction before dawn.

- Heat on Mercury helps it make ice. What???

- Finding BH mergers from LIGO/VIRGO public data.

- Co-host roundtable discussion of internet resources.

 

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Mar 20, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 106: Iron Rain of Awesomeness
25:42

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Mar 19, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - March Part 2
54:57

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

The Discussion: Balancing the argument between love and hate of SpaceX and drawing a line under the argument over when the current decade starts and what constitutes a decade.

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

- SpaceX is cleared for a crewed launch in April !!!!

- Further problems for Boeing.

- Christina Koch takes the female spaceflight record.

- The dullest space news story ever (involving biscuits/cookies).

- A Japanese mission to return samples from Phobos!

- ESA’s launch & deployment of the Solar Orbiter.

Main news story: The import of NASA’s 2021 FY Budget.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: The radio part of the spectrum. How it became so important for astronomy and by whom.

Q&A: What do you think was the greatest astronomical/scientific advancement that came about due to a dubious past, and do you think it was worth it? By email from Alan Beech in the UK.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Mar 18, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 124: Why Is The Speed Of Light The Way It Is?
37:10

Why is the speed of light so important in physics? Why does the value not matter at all? And why does it have the speed that it does? 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Mar 17, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 129: Interferometry
30:10

http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/

From March 9, 2009.

When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. But bigger is more expensive. Way more expensive. To keep the costs reasonable while improving the sensitivity of their instruments, astronomers use an amazing technique called interferometry. Instead of building a single huge telescope, you can merge the light from several telescopes to act like a much larger telescope. It’s a technique that has already revolutionized Earth-based observing – but just wait until it gets into space…

 

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Mar 16, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 523 & 524: One Thousand & Home Wrecker
05:29

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:

- For the first time in history, an asteroid hunting team, the Catalina Sky Survey, has discovered more than 1,000 Earth approaching asteroids in a single year.

- In 2018, my team, the Catalina Sky Survey, discovered five of the six Earth approaching objects larger than 1km or about 6/10 of a mile in diameter. 

 

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Mar 15, 2020
NSF/NOAO: The Red Supergiant Problem
07:30

Red supergiants are massive stars at the end of their lives. Theoretical predictions about how they go supernova have not matched observed data. In this podcast, Dr. Emma Beasor, a Hubble Fellow at NSF’s OIR Lab, discusses recent research that attempts to explain the red supergiant problem.

https://nationalastro.org/

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.

 

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Mar 14, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. John Willis Talks About Galaxy Cluster XLSSC 122
01:09:08

https://youtu.be/OOiq_AJjQ2g

Streamed live on Mar 11, 2020.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's PRERECORDED interview with Dr. Jon Willis, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria, Canada.

 

Jon led the team of astronomers that recently discovered a galaxy cluster, XLSSC 122, that is 10.4 Billion light years away making it one of the oldest objects ever spotted dating back to when the universe was a mere 3.3 billion years old. Upon further examination, the physical structure of XLSSC 122 belied its young age and appeared to be as mature as similar clusters in our current universe. This has led researchers to rethink their hypothesis about how structure forms in the universe.

 

Jon earned his Bachelors Degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Glasgow followed by his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge and Post-doc at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. He was a Science Fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile from 2002-2003. Since 2003 Jon has been a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria.

 

You can read about the discovery and research into XLSSC 122 here: https://theconversation.com/new-clues...

You can learn more about Jon by visiting his homepage http://www.astro.uvic.ca/~jwillis/

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

Pam Hoffman ( http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/ / http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer )

Chris Carr ( @therealccarr )

This week's stories:

- How did the MW galaxy get warped?

- Prox Cent B climate is modeled. Oh well...

- Amateur astronomy for the next month.

- Boeing has StarLiner work to do…

- Mars 2020 rover is named Perseverance.

 

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Mar 13, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 105: Freeman No More
25:43

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Mar 12, 2020
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT - The Unlikeliness Of Being
09:33

History has proved time and again that mathematical modeling is no substitute for a telescope (or other data collection device). Nonetheless, some theoreticians have recently put forward a statistical analysis which suggests that life is probably very rare in the Universe – despite the apparent prevalence of habitable-zone exoplanets, being found by the Kepler mission and other exoplanet search techniques.

 

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Mar 11, 2020
Urban Astronomer Ep. 50 - Geocentrism
34:19

Hosted by Allen Versfeld.

In this episode, Allen gets called out by a listener for defending the old Geocentric model of the universe, and tries to explain why he did it.

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Mar 10, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 561: Katherine Johnson Tribute
33:36

https://youtu.be/Sen2rMwYPnY

Streamed live March 6th, 2020.
We lost a bright star here on planet Earth last week. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 101, after an incredible career of helping humans land on the Moon. If you saw the movie Hidden Figures, you'll know what I'm talking about.

 

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Mar 09, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 521 & 522: Lunar Space Rock & Comets Africano
05:29

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:

- More than 340 lunar meteorites have been found in the Darfur region of Oman, in antarctica and other locations.

- Brian Africano discovered 2 comets in a 13 night period. C/2018 V4 (Africano) & C/2018 W2 (Africano).

 

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Mar 08, 2020
Observing With Webb - March Episode
13:11

- Venus (West) – We are reaching maximum Venus! It reaches its highest height above the Western horizon on the 24th.  Just watch the sunset and look West. Venus will be the brightest light and first object you see off in that direction. If you have binoculars or a telescope, you’ll be able to see the half-lit phase of Venus.

- Saturn, Jupiter, Mars – Two conjunctions!!! – The main show in the mornings is the lineup of these three planets. Get out after 5am any morning, and start by finding the brightest spot in the SouthEast, which will be Jupiter. From here, you can find Saturn and Mars. Saturn will be the bright spot that is consistently less than a fist-width down and to the left of Jupiter all month. Mars has a different story, starting out on the opposite side Jupiter, about a fist-width up and to the right of Jupiter on the 1st. Each day it closes in on Jupiter, until it finally passes Jupiter, within 1˚ or one pinky’s width on the 20th. A GREAT conjunction. But wait, there’s more! Mars then continues this Eastward March and has ANOTHER conjunction on the 31st, but this time with Saturn, passing again within 1˚ of a planet.

 

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Mar 07, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Did RIT Scientists Find A Baby Giant Planet?
01:07:37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Mi4qC44VU

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guests: Tonight we welcome Annie Dickson-Vandervelde, Emily Wilson. and Dr. Joel Kastner to the WSH. Annie led this team of Rochester Institute of Technology astronomers which used Gaia data to discover what may be a giant baby planet located closer to Earth than any other similarly aged planet so far. Since their paper was published in the Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society on February 7, 2020, their collaborators at other institutions received additional new data and now the situation surrounding their discovery is now confusing. Annie, Emily, and Joel will be providing insight into their research and what this new data may now indicate.

 

Annie Dickson-Vandervelde ( @astranniemy ) is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program at RIT. She currently studies young stars and their protoplanetary disks. She is interested in the way that stars form and additionally the way that planets form around young stars. She did her undergraduate work at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC studying Computational Physics

 

Emily Wilson ( @starstuffwilson ) is a Ph.D. student in RIT's Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program in Rochester, NY. Her research largely focuses on theoretical binary star evolution, though recent work has included observational stellar astrophysics studies on nearby young moving groups. In addition, she conducts research with colleagues at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on signing with conceptual accuracy in physics classrooms. Her undergraduate degree in Astrophysics was completed at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.

 

Dr. Joel Kastner ( jhkpci@rit.edu ) earned a BS in Physics at the University of Maryland (1981) and Masters and PhD degrees in Astronomy at the University of California Los Angeles in 1986. As a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he worked on a team developing the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Joel's research interests include Star and planet formation; late stages of stellar evolution; X-ray, optical/IR, and radio imaging and spectroscopy; and image processing algorithms and systems. Joel joined the faculty at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and in 2013 he also joined RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy. He served as the Director of the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics at RIT from 2010 through 2016. In 2020 he was named an American Astronomical Society Legacy Fellow.

 

You can read RIT's press release about this exciting discovery here: https://www.rit.edu/news/rit-scientis...

Regular Guests:

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

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

Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace / Pictame: @nika_klim )

This week's stories:

- Mars 2020 gets a new name. Perseverance.

- A bright comet. Finally! 2019 Y4 Atlas.

- Bedrest studies for spaceflight.

- Earth's tiny (temporary) new moon.

- Setback for StarShip.

- Merging white dwarfs.

- 3D printed binoculars.

 

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Mar 06, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 104: We've Got A Mini-Moon!
25:09

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Today on Space Radio:

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Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Mar 05, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - March Part 1
01:11:22

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

The Discussion: Paul’s favourite bit of the coronavirus, the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s upcoming Apollo 13 anniversary event, a @CunningCosmos space art exhibition and a talk from Jen in Bromsgrove for British Space Week, from the sublime to the ridiculous with the passing of Katherine Johnson and Mad Mike Hughes, and listeners’ emails.

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

- Finding the remnants of the progenitor star after a Type 2b supernova.

- Solving the puzzle of giant planets orbiting low mass stars.

- More clues to Mercury’s oversized iron core.

- A galaxy that has stopped producing stars after a period of prolific star birth.

- Mars seems to be more active than we thought.

- Debate over Mars’ very long formation history.

Main News story: ESO images of Betelgeuse and the more recent evidence for why the star’s dimmed so impressively.

The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Cancer with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round up of the solar system views on offer in March.

A guide to the electromagnetic spectrum: In this series we take a look at the electromagnetic spectrum, what, it is, what is shows us and why it’s so important to astronomers. This month we explain the radio part of the spectrum and its relevance to astronomy.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Mar 04, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 123 - What Powers A Hypernova?
28:43

Hosted by Dr. Paul Matt Sutter.

Let's blow up some stars! Let's try to find a way to blow up a star in the most magnificent way possible. I'm talking bigger than a nova. Bigger than a kilonova. Bigger than a supernova. I'm talking about a hypernova! Kablooie!

 

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Mar 03, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 128: Dust
31:03

http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/

You can’t make a Solar System without a whole lot of dust. And that’s the problem. This dust has blocked astronomers' views into some of the most fascinating parts of the cosmos. It shields the galactic core, enshrouds newly forming stars and their planets, and blocks our view to churning supermassive black holes, actively feeding in distant galaxies. But new telescopes and techniques are allowing astronomers to peer through this dust, and see these events like never before.

 

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Mar 02, 2020
‪T‬ravelers in the Night Eps. 519 & 520 Greg's Comet & Comet Lemmon
05:29

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:

- Greg Leonard was asteroid hunting in the constellation of Taurus when he noticed P/2018 VN2 (Leonard).

- Richard Kowalski was observing in the constellation of Cygnus when he discovered Comet C/2018 U1 (Lemmon).

 

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Mar 01, 2020
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 14: Modeling Meerkats
51:05

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

This week we recap what we have been up to during the season break, including an exciting trip to the Kruger National Park in South Africa! We were in Kruger for a workshop to discuss how best to combine simulations and observations in astronomy.

We caught up with the organiser Prof. Romeel Dave from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and Episode 8. As well as Nicole Thomas from the University of the Western Cape and Episode 9. We got to see how they are doing and what the workshop aimed to achieve. Nicole also discusses her exciting trip to the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

We’re also joined by Prof. Lerothodi Leeuw from the University of South Africa. Lerothodi talks with us about the challenging interface between theory and observations.

 

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Feb 29, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout -‪ Czarina Salido of Time In Cosmology is Taking Up Space‬
55:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ex9-yEf-w

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Czarina Salido. Czarina is the Executive Director of Time In Cosmology and the founder of the 501(3)(c) non-profit Taking Up Space, a program that sends Native American girls to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. According to a 2014 article by the Girl Scout Research Institute (https://www.girlscouts.org/join/educa...), “Research shows that girls start losing interest in math and science during middle school.” Taking Up Space introduces them to fun, hands-on experiences that help to facilitate a high level of interest in STEM and STEM-related areas throughout middle school and beyond.

Regular Guests:

Allen Versfeld ( http://www.urban-astronomer.com / @uastronomer )

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

This week's stories:

- A large exoplanet: K2-18b.

- Mars Insight probe news.

- Katherine Johnson has died.

- A mission to Phobos. MMX!

 

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Feb 28, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 103: Secrets of Arrokoth
25:34

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Divining Arrokoth’s secrets.
  • How can we spread life in the galaxy?
  • What happened in the early universe?
  • Should we de-orbit dead satellites?
  • Beware the quote from the scientist.
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Feb 27, 2020
Everyday Einstein - Have Astronomers Discovered A Fifth Force?
08:47

Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt.

In physics, we know of four fundamental forces that explain our interactions with the world around us. Research may be getting us closer to naming one more. But what does all this mean?

 

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Feb 26, 2020
Urban Astronomer Ep. 49 - Dr. Jarita Holbrook - Cultural Astronomy
42:43

Hosted by Allen Versfeld.

In this episode, we interview Dr. Jarita Holbrook ( @astroholbrook / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvR_8tSJ-UoonGUMvUOvn7w ) of the University of the Western Cape. Aside from being a skilled astrophysicist, she also has a special interest in cultural astronomy, and is an expert on African indigenous astronomy. She also makes documentaries, which have won her the Jury prize at the Brooklyn Film Festival!

 

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Feb 25, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 560: Betelgeuse
36:37

https://youtu.be/0Tw-Xe_AxJM

You might be surprised to hear that we've never done an episode of Astronomy Cast featuring Betelgeuse. Well, good news! This is that episode. So lets talk about the star, why it might be dimming and what could happen if it explodes as a supernova.

 

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Feb 24, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 517 & 518: Close Again & Busy Night
05:29

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:

- Greg Leonard found 50' diameter 2018 VO5, which came less than 1/2 LD or Lunar Distance from Earth.

- On Halloween night 2018, I discovered 21 space rocks streaking through the night sky.

 

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Feb 23, 2020
Cheap Astronomy #140 - AWAT: Alien Mining
09:43

Recently, some researchers speculated on what types of observational data from distant planetary systems might indicate the presence of an alien civilization, determined that asteroid mining was likely to be worth looking for – but ended up concluding that most of the effects of such activity would be difficult to distinguish from natural phenomena.

 

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Feb 22, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic
01:01:21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJxFm77wT0

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we are airing Fraser's interview with John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic Technology. John earned his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. While at Carnegie Mellon, John led the build of Scarab, a NASA concept robot for lunar drilling, and the first robot to carry a prototype of NASA's RESOLVE payload. He also founded Carnegie Mellon's Advanced Composites Lab, a research, training, design, and manufacturing lab specializing in high performance, lightweight composites for robotics.

 

Astrobotic Technology, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, was spun out of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute in 2007. Astrobotics is a lunar logistics company that delivers payloads to the Moon by accommodating multiple customers on a single flight. It is a partner with NASA through a Space Act Agreement under the Lunar CATALYST program, and has 22 prior and ongoing NASA contracts. The company has 10 payload delivery deals in place for its first mission and dozens of customer negotiations for upcoming missions.

 

Additionally, Astrobotic is developing advanced space robotics capabilities such as terrain relative navigation, mobile robotics for lunar surface operations, and reliable computing systems for mission-critical applications.

To learn more about Astrobotics and their projects, visit their website at https://www.astrobotic.com/.

Regular Guests:

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

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

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

This week's stories:

- StarLink update.

- SETI at the VLA.

- NGC 4546 studied in detail.

- Flammable ice.

 

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Feb 21, 2020
The Daily Space - Good Night Spitzer
09:19

After 16 years of taking amazing data that has generated amazing science, the Spitzer space telescope was decommissioned. In this episode we look at its role as a part of the Great Observatories program, it’s prolonged life as JWST has been delayed. Now, astronomy is without far infrared capacity, but we have a wealth of data to keep mining.

 

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Feb 20, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - February Part 2
01:00:52

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

The Discussion: The reason we have leap years; a look at Ad Astra, Lucy in the Sky and Picard; and the history of the Stonewall Riots (don’t think it’s just astronomy here – you get a fully rounded education, dear listener); and a look at your reviews and emails. 

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

- Direct TV’s ticking timebomb in space.

- DARPA’s XS-1 reusable spaceplane gets cancelled.

- ESA’s Solar Obiter heads off to the sun.

- NASA ask you to vote for the official name of their Mars 2020 rover: ( http://www.mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/participate/name-the-rover/ )

- NASA’s costs for the 2024 moon landing are imminent

Main news story: SpaceX gears up for crewed spaceflight following successful abort tests

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: How parts of the EMS outside visible light were discovered, who discovered them and what that means for us today.

Q&A: Have the crew of the ISS (or any other spaceflight with room to try it) propelled themselves through their craft using flatulence? From Brychan James from Wales on Twitter (@BrychanJames)

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Feb 19, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 122: String Theory Part 8: An Armageddon of Strings
50:00

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Feb 18, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 559: The Surface of the Sun
30:05

https://youtu.be/_jSRhDKtpFg

Streamed live on Feb 14, 2020.
A brand new telescope has been completed on Maui's Mount Haleakala, and it has just one job: to watch the Sun in unprecedented detail. It's called the Daniel K. Inouye telescope, and the engineering involved to get this telescope operational are matched by the incredible resolution of its first images.

 

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Feb 17, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 515 & 516: Dust Moons & Space Weather
05:28

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:

- In 1961, a Polish astronomer, Kazimierz Kordylewski, reported the discovery of dust clouds at the Earth-Moon L4 and L5 points.

- The Sun's surface has bubbles of hot ionized gas which are expelled into space forming the solar wind.

 

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Feb 16, 2020
Deep Astronomy - The Care and Feeding of Black Hole Sagittarius A*
05:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0J_1e3p8_Q

Published on Nov 9, 2018.

New observations from the GRAVITY and SINFONI instrument on the Very Large Telescope have given us unprecedented observations of material falling into the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

 

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Feb 15, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Cole Miller
01:11:33

https://youtu.be/LH58Py4_jBA

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's interview with Dr. Cole Miller, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Miller led one of two separate teams that analyzed Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) data - specifically that for pulsar called J0030+0451 (J0030) in the constellation Pices - and were able to map the surface features of a pulsar for the first time.

 

Dr. Miller's research focuses on the theory and modeling of high-energy radiation from neutron stars and black holes. Data interpreted using his theoretical models have provided the first evidence for the existence of an innermost stable circular orbit around neutron stars and black holes (a key prediction of strong-gravity general relativity) and evidence for a 2.3 solar mass neutron star, which constrains strongly the equation of state of matter at high densities.

 

Cole's research interests extend beyond compact objects to subjects such as the use of gravitational lensing to study different classes of cosmological sources. He has used lensing to place limits on the average redshift of gamma-ray bursts and to constrain dark energy parameters based on observations in the Hubble Deep Field. He has also investigated the effects of accretion by primordial compact objects on the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background. In particular, he has placed limits on the contributions of such objects to dark matter and on the degree to which ionization from accretion can be used to explain the weakness of the second acoustic peak as observed with BOOMERanG. Most recently, he has collaborated with Doug Hamilton on models of intermediate-mass black holes and their implications for gravitational radiation.

Regular Guests:

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

Alex Teachey ( https://alexteachey.wordpress.com/ & @alexteachey )

This week's stories:

- The search for exomoons.

- The launch of Solar Orbiter.

- The new White House NASA budget.

- Boeing StarLiner problems

- SpaceX nabs a new executive from NASA.

- CHEOPS first light.

 

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Feb 14, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 102: The Death of Spitzer
25:28

Today on Space Radio:

  • Goodnight sweet Spitzer
  • Did the Earth migrate?
  • What’s my favorite wavelength of light?
  • Why is science wrong so much?
  • and more!

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Feb 13, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - February Part 1
01:04:02

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

The Discussion: Ralph visits and records from The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island, New York, we enjoyed some great skies with good weather in the UK, Betelgeuse still hasn’t gone pop – though we’re still watching, and NASA has an open house day that you can attend (except it was two days ago…)

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

- An evidence based look at Starlink.

- Tracking molecules from birth to arrival in our solar system.

- An enigmatic Type 1a supernova.

- An interesting 14 millisecond gravitational wave detection.

- Goodbye Spitzer Space telescope.

The Sky Guide: This month we’re taking a look at the constellation of Lynx with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round up of the solar system objects on offer in February.

A guide to the electromagnetic spectrum: In this series we’ll take a look at the electromagnetic spectrum, what, it is, what is shows us and why it’s so important to astronomers. This month we start with a quick and simple explanation.

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Feb 12, 2020
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 13: The SAAO
50:50

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

In our final episode for Season 1, we are joined by Professor Petri Vaisanen, Director of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). Petri discusses the path to his current role including his research on galaxy evolution and some of the exciting discoveries along the way. Petri also explains his current role, his vision for astronomy in South Africa, and some of the exciting developments occurring at SAAO and around the world! We are then joined by Allen Versfeld who runs the Urban Astronomer podcast and who does an excellent job of highlighting the astronomy in South Africa. For more info, links and pics see the show notes at www.thecosmicsavannah.com!

 

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Feb 11, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 558: Supernova SN 2006gy
31:27

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

Streamed live Feb 7, 2020.
We've been following this story for more than a decade, so it's great to finally have an answer to the question, why was supernova 2006gy so insanely bright? Astronomers originally thought it was an example of a supermassive star exploding, but new evidence provides an even more fascinating answer.

 

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Feb 10, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 513 & 514: Mtn. Ops. & Close Space Rocks
05:29

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:

- My team, the Catalina Sky Survey, would not find a single asteroid without Steward Observatory's Mountain Lemmon Operations, or Mtn Ops for short.

- The closest passage by a non-impacting space rock was made by the tiny asteroid 2011 CQ1.  It was discovered by my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski, on February 4, 2011.

 

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Feb 09, 2020
NSF - Obscured Black Holes
09:55

From June, 2017.

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.

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

www.noao.edu

Short bios:

- Dr. Stephanie Juneau 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

- 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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Feb 08, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - "More Things in the Heavens" with Dr. Michael Werner & Dr. Peter Eisenhardt
01:01:41

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

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guests: Dr. Michael Werner and Dr. Peter Eisenhardt, authors of the new book More Things in the Heavens which looks at how infrared astronomy is aiding the search for exoplanets and extraterrestrial life, and is transforming our understanding of the history and evolution of our universe. Included in their book are many spectacular images that have been captured by the Spitzer space telescope over its lifetime.

 

Michael graduated from Haverford College and received his PhD in Astronomy from Cornell University in 1968. He has been the Project Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope since 1983, and its predecessor mission, SIRTF since 1977. Michael was the Chief Scientist for Physics and Astronomy at JPL [2004 to 2014] and was awarded the George Darwin lectureship of the Royal Astronomical Society for his work on Spitzer.

 

Peter is a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Physics and Astronomy from University of Pennsylvania, and his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. Peter received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his work on Spitzer.

More Things in the Heavens is available for order from the Princeton University Press [ https://press.princeton.edu/books/har... ] and other online retailers.

You can learn more about Michael by visiting his NASA biography and profile here: https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/M...

You can learn more about Peter by visiting his NASA biography and profile here: https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/E...

Regular Guests:

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

Annie Wilson ( http://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/awilson & @BinaryAblaze )

Chris Carr ( @therealCCarr )

This week's stories:

- The JWST might be delayed.

- Frame dragging test using a neutron star!

- High resolution Sun.

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Feb 07, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 101: Crashing Satellites Over Pittsburgh!
25:39

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Today on Space Radio:

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Feb 06, 2020
Urban Astronomer Ep. 48: Why Do Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?
23:44

Hosted by Allen Versfeld.

In this science explainy bit episode, we answer the pressing question of why planets always seem to orbit in the same plane. Why are their motions aligned like that? And as a bonus, we answer a listener question: Why is the Moon visible in the day time when so many adults will confidently tell you that it's a night-time object?

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Feb 05, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 121 - String Theory Part 7: A Correspondence From A Dear Friend
31:52

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Feb 04, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 557: Red Dwarfs: Friend or Foe?
29:56

https://youtu.be/wh1Ocfgmptc

Streamed live Jan 31, 2020.
On the one hand, red dwarfs are the longest lived stars in the Universe, the perfect place for life to hang out for trillions of years. On the other hand, they're tempestuous little balls of plasma, hurling out catastrophic flares that could wipe away life. Are they good or bad places to live?

 

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Feb 03, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 511 & 512: Geomagnetic Storms & Aten
05:28

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:

- A Sky Quality Meter installed by Dr. Grauer has confirmed that the Sun has entered a deep solar minimum, which enables strong geomagnetic storms.

- While observing in the constellation of Perseus with the Catalina Sky Survey's 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon 2018 UY1 appeared in one of my sets of images.

 

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Feb 02, 2020
Observing With Webb - February Episode
16:45

February starts out slow, but picks up speed as the dawn skies get crowded with some favorite planets, a lunar flyby, an occultation of Mars for some, Venus shining bright all month, and all naked eye planets visible at some point.

You MIGHT catch Mercury during the first two weeks of February, when it’s about 10˚ above the SW horizon by around 6pm.  Look for the dot that’s brighter than the stars, but dimmer than Venus.

 

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Feb 01, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Plumes on Enceladus with Dr. Christopher Glein
01:03:13

https://youtu.be/wlfkIt9vLFw

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Christopher Glein, Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute. Chris is the lead author of a new paper which studies Saturn's moon Enceladus and the plumes of gases and frozen sea spray which are released through surface cracks on the moon. By analyzing the composition of these plumes the team has developed a new geochemical model that suggests that the interior of Enceladus may be far more complex than previously thought.

 

Chris is a geochemist who studies a range of topics in planetary science, astrobiology, and organic geochemistry. He conducts theoretical and laboratory studies in order to understand natural chemical processes.

 

Chris earned a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Arizona State University, and his research interests include the formation and evolution of moons in the outer Solar System, the emergence of life, and organic chemistry in water-rock systems.

 

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This week's stories:

- Trying to find StarLink's dark satellite.

- Mercury and how to see it!

- Cheops is open for business.

- ESA's solar orbiter mission.

- Crew Dragon's successful abort test.

 

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Jan 31, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - From The Cradle To The Stars
01:13:33

Ralph Wilkins hosts. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Ralph tours The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island, New York.

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Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Jan 30, 2020
Kenneth Brandt - The 16th Anniversary of Opportunity’s Arrival on Mars
05:08

Description: This podcast celebrates the 16th year anniversary of the landing of Opportunity on Mars.

Organization: Robeson Planetarium and Science Center in Lumberton, NC, USA

Links: For more information about the Robeson Planetarium and Science Center on the web, visit www.robeson.k12.nc.us/domain/47

For more information about the Jet Propulsion Lab’s Solar System Ambassador’s program on the web, visit solarsystem.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm

Bio: Ken Brandt is a master educator, presenter and science enthusiast. I see a minimum of 3,000 students and teachers per annum, and I am the only one who presents in the planetarium. I also facilitate student learning in our science center. I’m also an adjunct Astronomy Lecturer, and a full time believer in the methods of science.

 

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Jan 29, 2020
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 12: Further Adventures in Oz
48:45

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

Jacinta continues her visit to Australia, this week chatting with Dr. Jeff Wagg about the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and Ahmed Elagali about his work on superclusters, neutral hydrogen and ring galaxies.

Jeff is a project scientist for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) science team and he updates us on the current status of the SKA, as an organisation, but also from a construction point of view. Incredibly exciting to see this massive project taking shape!

Ahmed is a PhD student from Sudan working at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and he talks to us about superclusters and his role in the discovery of the Vela Supercluster. Ahmed also explains some of his recent work on neutral hydrogen and ring galaxies.

 

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Jan 28, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 556: Multi Messenger Astronomy
31:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg8kJy-_90Y

Streamed live Jan 24, 2020.
For the longest time astronomers could only study the skies with telescopes. But then new techniques and technologies were developed to help us see in different wavelengths. Now astronomers can study objects in both visible light, neutrinos, gravitational waves and more. The era of multi-messenger astronomy is here.

 

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Jan 27, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 71 & 72: Martian Women & Could Space Aliens Detect Life On Earth?
06:20

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:

- Women have long played a prominent role at the forefront of astronomical and space research. Caroline Herschel, Annie Jump Cannon and Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell for instance.

- Could a space alien detect planet Earth and learn something about it if it were so far away that our Sun were only a tiny point of light in its night sky?

 

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Jan 26, 2020
Cheap Astronomy Ep. 134: AWAT - Bubblology
11:35

One model of a hypothetical multiverse has, perhaps appropriately, some similarity to a glass of beer. Imagine an eternal false vacuum – that’s a bit like a fluid, though not all that much like a fluid – since it doesn’t have volume, in fact it doesn’t have any spatial dimensions. Then imagine that this eternal false vacuum expands.

https://www.universetoday.com/87684/astronomy-without-a-telescope-bubblology/

 

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Jan 25, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Kenneth Carpenter from WFIRST
01:02:34

https://youtu.be/VC9y5sqHRl8

Streamed live on Jan 22, 2020.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Kenneth Carpenter to the Weekly Space Hangout.
Ken is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground System Scientist for WFIRST. He leads the Stellar Imager Vision Mission concept development, and provides scientific guidance to the OpTIIX ISS-based technology demonstration project. He is also a member of the "Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Ken studies the chromospheres, transition regions, winds, and circumstellar shells of cool stars. He is also interested in the development and operations of UV spectroscopic instruments and large baseline space interferometers.

Ken earned his PhD in astronomy from Ohio State University and enjoys photography. He is an enthusiastic fan of all things Joss Whedon, Star Trek and Disney. Ken credits both Star Trek and the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, which he attended as a child, with fueling his desire to work for NASA.

You can learn more about Ken, his interests, and career by viewing his NASA biography here: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio...
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C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ & @AstroUniverse )

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

Allen Versfeld ( http://www.urban-astronomer.com / @uastronomer )

This week's stories:

- What's happening with China's space exploration and Mars?

- MeerKAT's DEEP 2 image.

- Baby stars found in the ancient "halo" part of our galaxy.

- SpaceX Crew Dragon launch abort test.

 

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Jan 24, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - January Part 2
56:54

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

The Discussion: New Year resolutions, veganism, a little spoiler-free chat about the latest/last Skywalker movie and the new series of Dr Who, before some listeners’ emails.

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

- Christina Koch racks up a flight time record on the ISS.

- China’s moon rover breaks a lunar endurance record.

- Ethiopia becomes the 10th African nation to send a satellite into orbit.

- ESA launches their CHEOPS Exoplanet characterizing spacecraft.

- Space Force is go – and the world joins in.

- NASA’s new (22nd!) intake and what skills are needed to become an astronaut.

- OSIRIS-REx now has a target for return samples on asteroid Bennu.

Main news story: Boeing’s test of its StarLiner space capsule.

Q&A: Why does NASA search for signs of life rather than directly looking for life? From Gavin Price in the UK on Twitter: (@pilliarscreatio)

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Jan 23, 2020
Everyday Einstein - Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Astronaut?
11:03

As of December 4, 2019, 565 people from 41 countries have gone into space. That’s it. 565 out of more than 7 billion of us currently on this planet. And that's using the definition of space travel to include any flight over 62 miles or about 100 kilometers.

Many of these space travelers are, of course, NASA astronauts. That means they went through a rigorous application and training process. So, what exactly does it take to be an astronaut?

 

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Jan 22, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 120: String Theory Part 6: We Should Probably Test This
34:31

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Jan 21, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 555: Satellite Constellations: Views from AAS
29:20

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

Published on Jan 9, 2020.

Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay have a live episode of Astronomy Cast at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this episode they talk about the issues surrounding the launch of the StarLink satellite constellation and its impact on astronomy.

 

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Jan 20, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps 69 & 70: Fly Out Of SpacePort America & NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare For A Close Comet Flyby
06:20

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:

- SpaceShipTwo will carry 6 passengers and two pilots and be launched from the 18,000 acre SpacePort America in New Mexico.

- Robert McNaught discovered a comet named Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) that passed very close to the planet Mars in October of 2014.

 

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Jan 19, 2020
Deep Astronomy - NASA's TESS Watches a Star Getting Devoured by a Black Hole
11:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIJDuqPI2TE

Published on Oct 4, 2019.
In this episode, our favorite exoplanet hunting space telescope, known as TESS, has managed to capture a black hole tearing a star apart. Not only is TESS finding worlds around other stars, but it’s keeping a vigilant eye on the rest of the galaxy to find things just like this. According to NASA, capturing this event is hard, it only happens once every ten to a hundred thousand years in our galaxy.

 

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Jan 18, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Erin MacDonald from "Dr. Erin Explains the Universe"
01:02:14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g44eKQLfVtA

Streamed live Jan 15th, 2020.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Erin MacDonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series "Dr. Erin Explains the Universe". Her specialty is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational waves. She has since found her home in science fiction, consulting with writers, teaching STEM through popular culture, and fulfilling her life goal of becoming a warp drive expert.
You can learn more about Dr. Erin by visiting her website here: https://www.erinpmacdonald.com/

Regular Guests:

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

Beth Johnson - SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )

This week's stories:

- A planet that orbits 2 stars. And it was found by a High School kid!

- The oldest piece of the Universe on Earth.

- Jupiter may have caused the Solar System's "great divide".

 

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Jan 17, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 100 - The Origin of Furbies
26:29

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Today on Space Radio:

  • What’s making all these FRB’s?
  • How to get started in cosmology?
  • How can we see the cosmic microwave background?
  • What’s going on with the Hubble constant?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Jan 16, 2020
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: FTL Neutrinos (Or Not)
10:47

The recent news from the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) neutrino experiment, that neutrinos have been clocked travelling faster than light, made the headlines over the last week – and rightly so. There are some very robust infrastructure and measurement devices involved that give the data a certain gravitas.

The researchers had appropriate cause to put their findings up for public scrutiny and peer review – and to their credit have produced a detailed paper on the subject, beyond just the media releases we have seen. Nonetheless, it has been reported that some senior members of the OPERA research team declined to be associated with this paper, considering that it was all a bit preliminary.

 

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Jan 15, 2020
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 11: A Trip Down Under
56:51

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

With special gests Dr. Ivy Wong, Dr. Brenda Namumba and Professor Peter Quinn.

Jacinta attended the PHISCC Conference, the Pathfinder for HI Surveys Coordination Committee, at Perth's UWA, and takes us on a tour of her homeland, into the Australian bush, and chats about pathfinders, precursors and the exciting collaborations between South Africa and Australia!

Precursor telescopes like the South African MeerKAT and HERA (Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array), along with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) are providing SKA scientists with invaluable knowledge to assist in the design of the SKA’s main telescopes over the coming decade.

Pathfinder telescopes and systems, such as the now-retired KAT-7 (Karoo Array Telescope) are dotted around the globe and are also engaged in SKA related technology and science studies.

 

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Jan 14, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 554: Physics and Astronomy Culture of Hawai’i
27:58

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

Published on Jan 9, 2020.

Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay have a live episode of Astronomy Cast at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. In this episode they talk about the issues surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

 

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Jan 13, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 67 & 68: NASA Deep Space Network Turns 50 & Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets
06:20

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:

- NASA's Deep Space Network is celebrating its 50th birthday. Australia, Spain, and California host its three sites. These facilities are spaced nearly evenly around the world to provide continuous communication with any spacecraft.

- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was used to study 3 planets orbiting stars similar to our Sun. These data provide direct evidence of the amount of water which is present on each planet.

 

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Jan 12, 2020
NSF (NOAO) - The Latest OIR Lab News From AAS
09:06

Description: NSF’s Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory launched on October 1, 2019. The American Astronomical Society meeting in Hawaii is the first one for this new organization. In this podcast, Rob Sparks talks about three press releases from the meeting that involved OIR Lab facilities.

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

https://nationalastro.org/

https://nationalastro.org/news/neid-exoplanet-instrument-sees-first-light/

https://nationalastro.org/news/fast-radio-burst-observations-deepen-astronomical-mystery/

https://nationalastro.org/news/cosmic-bubbles-reveal-the-first-stars/

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.

 

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Jan 11, 2020
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Brian Weeden from the Secure World Foundation
01:02:11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNGB5d5RMs

Host: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )
Special Guest: Dr. Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning at the Secure World Foundation. Brian uses his research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance to guide the Foundation's future projects. Additionally, Brian organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of, and facilitate dialogue on, space security, stability, and sustainability topics.

 

Prior to joining the Secure World Foundation, Brian served nine years as an officer in the United States Air Force where he worked in space and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) operations. As part of U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), he directed the orbital analyst training program and developed tactics, techniques and procedures for improving space situational awareness.

 

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master of Science Degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and is also a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Program. He has a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration from George Washington University in the field of Science and Technology Policy.

 

You can learn more about the Secure World Foundation by visiting their website athttps://swfound.org/about-us/who-we-are/

Regular Guests:

Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Suzy Murph ( @cosmoquestX )

This week's stories:

- Fraser’s report on StarLink, AAS & the 4 New Great Observatories!

- Volcanoes on Venus.

- A medical emergency on the ISS.

- TESS has found a new Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone.

- StarLiner news.

 

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Jan 10, 2020
Space Radio Ep. 99 - Launching Into 2020
26:31

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Seven launches to watch in 2020
  • Are there microscopic black holes?
  • Why does the new year start in winter?
  • Will the James Webb study the CMB?
  • Does the Moon have lithium?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Jan 09, 2020
Awesome Astronomy - January Part 1
59:24

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

The Discussion: As we begin the new decade we struggle to find a consensus on whether it actually is a new decade. We discuss the busy Xmas period and thank any listeners who helped Dartmoor Skies reach their funding target for a new telescope. Then we take a look at a few listeners’ emails and tweets.

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

- An old galaxy containing as much dust as one third the amount of its stars.

- Mapping the magnetic fields around the Whale Galaxy.

- An interstellar comet makes its way back out of the solar system.

- A burst of supernovae in the Milky Way’s not-to-distant past.

- Is Betelgeuse about to go supernova?

The Sky Guide: Shaking up the format of the sky guide, we’re taking a look at the constellation of Monoceros with a guide to its history, how to find it, a couple of deep sky objects and a round up of the solar system objects on offer in January.

Q&A: If there are no plate tectonics on the moon, how did the lunar mountain regions form? from @gkt_wales on Twitter

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Jan 08, 2020
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 119: String Theory Part 5 - Duality of the Fates
38:14

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

 

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Jan 07, 2020
Astronomy Cast Ep. 553: What to Look Forward To in 2020
42:54

It’s hard to believe it, but we survived another trip around the Sun. Now it’s time to take the whole journey all over again, but with new news. Let’s take a look at some of the space and astronomy stories we’re looking forward to in 2020.

 

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Jan 06, 2020
Travelers in the Night Eps. 65 & 66: Your Shield & Opportunity Celebrates 10 Years on Mars
06:18

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 NEOShield project is an international group of scientists and engineers from space faring nations. They are doing the detailed analysis and planning required to provide an effective means of dealing with an asteroid which is on a collision course with planet Earth.

- The Opportunity Mars Rover landed on January 24, 2004 for a 3 month mission.  In the next 10 years it  traveled 24 miles from where it landed,  to the edge of a 14 mile diameter, 1000 foot deep crater named Endeavour.

 

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Jan 05, 2020
Observing With Webb - January 2020
11:30

First Quarter Moon – 2nd (Visible until midnight)

Full Moon – 10th (Visible all night)

Last Quarter Moon – 17th (Visible from midnight into the morning)

New Moon – 24th (darkest skies)

20th – 21st – Close Encounter – Moon, Mars – Get up and out after 4:30am, and look SE to find a nice crescent Moon. On the 20th, just 4˚ below and a little to the left of the Moon you’ll find the red disk of Mars.

27th – 28th – Close Encounter – Moon, Venus – Get out after sunset and watch the SW sky. Bright Venus will be about 7˚ above the Moon on the 27th.

 

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Jan 04, 2020
The Daily Space - Betelguese, Betelguese, Betelguese (and 2 other stories)
11:30

Today we start off with a quick take on everyone's favorite fading star, Betelguese. This red giant is fading away right before the eyes of anyone with clear skies, and we don't know why, and many hope it might be gearing up to explode (but it probably isn't). Join us as we discuss what we do and don't know about this system. We also take a quick look at new ways to study 3-body systems with statistics, and new research that uses stats to show that our solar system is likely ripe with alien small objects, like comets and asteroids.

 

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Jan 03, 2020
Guide To Space - ‪What'll It Take to Find Life? Searching the Universe for Biosignatures‬
12:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2YkvWdUUNQ

Published on Jan 30, 2018.

The supertelescopes are coming, enormous ground and space-based observatories that’ll let us directly observe the atmospheres of distant worlds. We know there’s life on Earth, and our atmosphere tells the tale, so can we do the same thing with extrasolar planets? It turns out, coming up with a single biosignature, a chemical in the atmosphere that tells you that yes, absolutely, there’s life on that world, is really tough.

 

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Jan 02, 2020
Awesome Astronomy Xmas Special 2019
01:14:19

A pantomime, tits up look back at the biggest and most exciting news and events from 2019; a look forward to the best astronomy and space exploration events of 2020; the science of Santa’s deliveries and the traditional outakes.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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Jan 01, 2020
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: Small Bangs
10:16

Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

GRBs, Gamma Ray Bursts can be either long duration or short. Long ones are associated with supernovae. Short ones, on the other hand, are a horse of another colour!

 

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Dec 31, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 552: Boyajian's Star (And Other Strange Stars)
33:43

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb5golcLnFs

Streamed live on Dec 22, 2019.
Huge surveys of the sky are finding more and more planets, stars and galaxies. But they're also turning up strange objects astronomers have never seen before, like Boyajian's star. Today we're going to talk about some unusual objects astronomers have discovered, and why this number is only going to go way, way up.

 

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Dec 30, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 63 & 64: Rocks From Space Bearing Vitamin B3 & Asteroid Brings Life's Ingredients To Earth
06:20

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:

- A number of years ago Dr. Sandra Pizzarello  at ASU discovered Vitamin B3 in the Tagish Lake Meteorite. Vitamin B3 can form on ice crystals in deep space.

- Dr. Christopher Herd of the U. of Alberta found that the Tagish Lake meteorites contained varying amounts of different kinds of amino acids.

 

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Dec 29, 2019
Cosmic Savannah - Ep. 10: Stars Behaving Badly
52:34

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

We are joined by two experts in stellar astronomy, Priscilla Muheki from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda and Distinguished Professor Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Priscilla talks about her PhD research in Uganda studying violent outbursts, known as coronal mass ejections, from certain types of stars.

 

Hakeem then goes on the explain these coronal mass ejections and the violent magnetic fields associated with them, and what effect they may have on both our technology and our entire planet!

Hakeem also talks about his visit to South Africa to assist in forming the African Astronomical Society (AfAS) and the incredible achievements of the South African National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) which has produced over 150 MSc Students and 90 PhDs!

 

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Dec 28, 2019
Guide To Space - Making The Atmosphere Disappear - The Power Of Adaptive Optics
12:13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8f1750R0X0

Published on Aug 17, 2018.

The Earth’s atmosphere keeps us safe from the harsh environment of space, but it also obscures our view into the cosmos. No matter how powerful a telescope you build, the turbulence of the atmosphere limits your resolution.

But astronomers and engineers have an amazing technology that allows a telescope to peer into space as if the atmosphere isn’t even there, producing images from here on the ground which are as sharp and clear as if the telescope was out in space.

It’s called adaptive optics, and we’re now at the point where the most powerful ground-based telescopes have matched and even exceeded the capability of space telescopes.

 

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Dec 27, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 98: The Best Space This Decade
26:32

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Today on Space Radio:

  • What did we do and learn this past decade?
  • What will we do and learn in the next?
  • and more!

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Dec 26, 2019
Everyday Einstein: Rock or Alien Probe?
09:43

There's a mysterious rock traveling through our solar system, and it's making headlines again. Could it in fact not be a rock at all, but an alien probe? Let's look at what the evidence has to say.

A few days ago, I got an early morning text from a friend: “news says we have an alien probe. Please advise.” Part of my duty as an astrophysicist is, of course, to be able to warn my friends of an alien invasion—so I was worried I had failed. The press often sensationalizes headlines in order to get eyeballs on their articles, but a quick search told me this claim was even coming from astronomers. This deserved a proper investigation!

 

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Dec 25, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 47: Dr. Rosalind Skelton
36:25

In this episode, we interview Dr. Rosalind Skelton ( @skelly_ros ) of the South African Astronomical Observatory. She is part of the team which manage operations for the Southern African Large Telescope, and her research interests include the  impact of mergers on the growth of galaxies, the mechanisms that shut down star formation in galaxies, environmental effects within groups and cluster of galaxies and large but faint, ultra-diffuse galaxies.

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Dec 24, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 551: Missing Epochs: Observing Before the CMB
29:05

https://youtu.be/QUcJHB7KxZ0

Streamed live on Dec 3, 2019.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is the earliest moment in the Universe that we can see with our telescopes, just a few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang itself. What will it take for us to be able to fill in the missing gap? To see closer to the beginning of time itself?

 

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Dec 23, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 61 & 62: There Are Still Big Ones Out There & From Big Dark Asteroid To Beautiful Bright Comet
06:20

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 surface of our Moon and the more than 100 impact craters on Earth testify to the fact that celestial collisions are very rare but not impossible.

- What caused Asteroid 2013 UQ4 to turn into comet C/2013 UQ4 & have an orbit so different from most of the rest of the members of our solar system?

 

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Dec 22, 2019
Deep Astronomy - The Hubble Constant… Isn't
18:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPw8oLrTk5A

Published on May 2, 2019.
Let's talk about how constant the Hubble Constant isn't. It should actually be called the Hubble Parameter. Let's also talk a bit about the problems facing modern cosmology.

 

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Dec 21, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Anita Gale of Space Settlement Design Competitions
01:00:28

https://youtu.be/kl_Ki22YHcE

Streamed live December 18, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we welcome Anita Gale, retired Boeing Associate Technical Fellow with over 40 years of experience in Payload and Cargo Integration on crewed spacecraft, including Space Shuttle and Commercial Crew. She is currently an elected member of the National Space Society (NSS) Executive Committee.

Anita co-founded Space Settlement Design Competitions which give high school students on six continents the experience of working on an aerospace industry proposal team to design and sell a space settlement in the context of "future history."

http://www.spaceset.org

Regular Guests:

Dr. Pamela Gay ( https://cosmoquest.org/x/ & @starstryder )

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

Pam Hoffman ( http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer )

This week's stories:

- OSIRIS-REx sample sites have been selected.

- Annular solar eclipse in Indonesia.

- Ursids meteor shower, Dec 17 - 26. Peak on Dec 22.

- UV Auroras on Mars.

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Dec 20, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 97: Enceladus Has Stretch Marks
25:34

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Enceladus has stretch marks
  • What are the different features of the Moon?
  • How do quantum particles wiggle?
  • What would we see if we lived in a void?
  • Are there space whales on Enceladus?
  • Why are blind alleys good for science?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Dec 19, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - December Part 2
58:26

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

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

- A late risk of Exomars being cancelled.

- Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft abort test and cost controversies.

- Sierra Nevada’s Dreamchaser shuttle gets a trailer.

Main news story: Far from being unlikely, Tatooine worlds turn out to be very common

The Interview: This month Jeni has a sit down chat about the discovery of the collapsed neutron star from supernova SN1987a with Dr. Phil Sutton of Cardiff University.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Dec 18, 2019
Ask A Spaceman - Is String Theory Worth It? Part 4: What We Need Is A Superhero
44:46

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Dec 17, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 550: Missing Epochs: Observing the Cosmic Dark Ages
30:31

https://youtu.be/dft-cagMwwQ

Streamed live on Dec 3, 2019.
Powerful observatories like Hubble and the Very Large Telescope have pushed our vision billions of light-years into the Universe, allowing us to see further and further back in time. But there are regions which we still haven't seen: the Cosmic Dark Ages. What's it going to take to observe some of these earliest moments in the Universe?

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 59 & 60: Spotting Travelers In The Night & A Close Visit With A Message
06:20

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:

- Meteors are traveling at  between 7 and 44 miles per second when they enter the Earth's atmosphere. Most of them range in size from a grain of sand to a piece of driveway gravel.

- Eric Christensen was observing with the Catalina Sky Survey Telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona when he discovered 2014 MH6.

 

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Dec 15, 2019
NSF - Comet Borisov Imaged By Gemini
13:30

Comet Borisov is the second small object discovered as it passes through our solar system. Studying these interstellar visitors can tell us about where they originated and the similarities and differences they hold with our own solar system. Recently the Gemini Observatory imaged Comet Borisov. In this podcast, Dr. Meg Scwhamb discusses Comet Borisov and the recent imaging campaing.

Dr. Meg Schwamb is currently a lecturer (equivalent of an Assistant Professor in US/EU system) in the Astrophysics Research Centre (ARC) and the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) in the UK. She is interested in the fundamental questions of how our Solar System and others formed and evolved as well as exploring the process of planet formation. Her expertise is in big data for planetary astronomy, focusing in particular on studying the small body populations in the Solar System, exploring seasonal processes on Mars, and applying citizen science to mine large datasets for Solar System science.

https://nationalastro.org/

https://nationalastro.org/news/take-ii-on-an-interstellar-comet/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/science/interstellar-comet-2i-borisov.html

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.

 

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Dec 14, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: Charlie Duke & Tom O'Connor from AstroGrams
58:23

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

Streamed live Dec 11th, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tom O'Connor and Charlie Duke, founders of AstroGrams!

AstroGrams is a unique project intended to promote awareness of space by allowing people to feel part of the space program by creating personalized aluminum plaques which celebrate and commemorate key events in their lives. These plaques are then sent to space aboard select space missions such as visiting the ISS and then returning to earth.

 

Charlie Duke is an Apollo-era astronaut who became the youngest man to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 16 mission in April 1972. During that mission he brought his family along with him in the form of a family photo which he then left on the moon. This was part of the inspiration behind AstroGrams.

You can learn more about AstroGrams by visiting their webpage: https://astrograms.com/Story.php and following them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AstroGrams/

Regular Guests:

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

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

This week's stories:

- The global geologic map of Titan:

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/the-first-global-geologic-map-of-titan-completed

- The Geminid meteor shower.

- The Murchison Wide-Field Radio Telescope Array.

 

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Dec 13, 2019
Space Radio Ep.96: No Cheese For Boeing
26:28

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Starliner test launch countdown!
  • Should we be optimistic about Starliner?
  • Can black holes lead to another universe?
  • How do extra dimensions lead to electromagnetism?
  • What’s the point of space travel?
  • and more!

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

 

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Dec 12, 2019
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 009: Simulating the Universe Part 2
43:32

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. With today's guests Nicole Thomas and Dr. Nathan Deg.

We continue our discussion from Episode 8 on simulating the Universe, this week focusing on the simulation of actual galaxies.

Nicole explains the SIMBA suite of simulations she is working on. SIMBA is a set of simulations which look at how the super-massive black holes at the centre of galaxies affect the galaxy they live in. She also talks about her experience growing up and studying in Cape Town, and some of the challenges she’s faced.

Nathan chats with us about his work creating individual galaxies within a computer using a new code he has just published. Using this we can learn more about how galaxies change over time and interact with their environments.

 

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Dec 11, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 46: What is an Orbit?
22:11

Welcome to another Science Explainy Bit episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. Today we try to figure out just what an orbit actually is. Is it really as simple as they said in primary school? How does gravity, which normally pulls things down, work to keep the Moon up in space? Download this episode now, to find the answer

  

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

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Dec 10, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 549: Stellar Nucleosynthesis Revisited: In and On and Around Dead Stars
30:05

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

Streamed live on Nov 22, 2019.

Last week we gave you an update on the formation of elements from the Big Bang and in main sequence stars like the Sun. This week, we wrap up with a bang, talking about the death of the most massive stars and how they seed the Universe with heavier elements.

 

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Dec 09, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 57 & 58: Hold A Traveler In The Night In Your Hand & NASA Hunts for A Special Asteroid
06:20

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:

- Imagine holding a rock as old as our solar system that has traveled billions of miles through space to reach its present location.

- Asteroid 2011 MD's mass and size make it a good candidate for NASA's plans to use a robotic space craft to intercept and redirect a small asteroid into an orbit around our Moon.

 

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Dec 08, 2019
Observing With Webb - December
12:19

December, though probably very cold, will bring us some close encounters, a meteor showers, all 5 naked-eye planets, and some very long nights.

10th – Conjunction – Venus will get to within 2˚ of Saturn on the 10th. Just get out around sunset, and watch the SW sky for VERY bright Venus, with Saturn about 2 pinky-widths up and a little to the right.

 

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Dec 07, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Becky Smethurst's "Space: 10 Things You Should Know"
55:32

https://youtu.be/IpnlbNiChfw

Streamed live on Dec 4, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we air Fraser's pre-recorded interview with Dr. Becky Smethurst from Tuesday, November 26th.
Dr. Smethurst is a research fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University who is researching how galaxies and their central supermassive black holes evolve together. Becky enlists help from the public to classify galaxy shapes through GalaxyZoo, and is currently using data from the SDSS-IV: MaNGA survey to determine if a Supermassive Black Hole can prevent star formation in a galaxy.
Becky is also a renowned science communicator with her own YouTube channel, Dr. Becky (https://www.youtube.com/drbecky) , where she posts weekly videos about unsolved mysteries and weird space objects, as well as a monthly space news roundup.
Becky also has published a new book, ""Space: 10 Things You Should Know"" which is now available on Amazon:
In the States here: https://www.amazon.com/Space-Things-Y...
In the UK here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Things...
You can learn more about Dr. Becky by visiting her website (https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk/) and her academic webpage (https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contact... ). And don't forget to subscribe to her YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/drbecky)

Regular Guests:

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

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

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

This week's stories:

- Heaviest ever BH! 70SM!

- Heaviest ever SMBH! 40 billion SM!

- Crater counting on Ryugu! 77 big ones!

- The "Big Science" sizzle reel!

 

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Dec 06, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: Dark Statistics
11:52

The hypothetical dark flow seen in the movement of galaxy clusters requires that we can reliably identify a clear statistical correlation in the motion of distant objects which are, in any case, flowing outwards with the expansion of the universe and may also have their own individual (or peculiar) motion arising from gravitational interactions.

 

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Dec 05, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - December Parts 1 & 2
01:01:02

The Discussion: A look at the BBC’s new Martian invasion documentary, The War of the Worlds; the recent transit of Mercury; Celestron’s new phone adapter; Jen’s upcoming talks in Wales, an update on Jen’s research paper, a new research project and a debate over the start and end of a decade. Then we take a look at a couple of listeners’ emails.

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

- Water vapour geysers on Europa

- Ultima Thule loses its Nazi moniker

- Locating the stellar remnant from the closest supernova to Earth

- Are Axions dark matter particles? (no)

- And a round up of spaceflight news from NASA, ESA, India, New Zealand & UK

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in December:

- Jen: A round up of the planets available to northern hemisphere observers in December, and a look at the Pleiades in Taurus.

- Paul: The best meteor shower of the year and naked eye visible open cluster Messier 35.

The Debate: A look back at the debates and votes over the past year with your result for The Best Space Mission of All Time.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Dec 04, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 117: String Theory Part 3: Dimension is Destiny
44:35

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Dec 03, 2019
That weirdly large (potential) black hole, Mars Dust Towers, and Comet Borisov reminder
08:07

In this episode we do a deep dive into the news about a possible 70ish solar mass black hole in our galaxy and discuss why it could (but might not be correct), and what that means. As a palate cleanser, we take a taste of Mars dust storms, and provide a reminder about the intersteller comet, Borisov.

Dec 02, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 548: Stellar Nucleosynthesis Revisited: In Stellar Cores & Atmospheres
31:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAwQnTRQ3mU

Streamed live on Nov 22, 2019.
The Universe started out with hydrogen and helium and a few other elements, but all around us, there are other, more proton-rich elements. We believe these heavier elements formed in stars, but which stars? And at what points in their lives? Today we'll update our knowledge with the latest science.

 

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Dec 02, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 55 & 56: RADAR Telescopes Pair Up to Image Near-Earth Asteroid & A Whopper Or A Comet
06:20

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:

- NASA's RADAR telescopes at Goldstone, California and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were used to obtain images of 2014 HQ124.

- If 2014 LJ21 is an asteroid, its brightness suggests that it is about 1 and a quarter miles in diameter. On the other hand if 2014 LJ21 is a comet, we still know its path accurately, but don't have a good way to estimate its size.

 

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Dec 01, 2019
Guide To Space - Where Will the Voyagers Go Next?
10:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNNMIpHsJ9w

Published on Apr 25, 2019.

NASA’s Voyager spacecraft are traveling on an escape trajectory from the Sun, and are now on a journey that will take them through the outer reaches of the Solar System and out into the Milky Way Galaxy.
They carry on board the Golden Records, a message from all humankind out into the cosmos.
In the thousands, millions and even billions of years of travel, where will they go? What will they see? Who might find them, and learn about us, long after we’re gone?

 

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Nov 30, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dylan O'Donnell, Director of DNA Digital
01:01:57

https://youtu.be/atzS1KQrsZs

Streamed live on Nov 27, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we are excited to welcome amateur astronomer and astrophotographer extraordinaire Dylan O’Donnell to the WSH. Dylan is an Australian web developer, the Director of DNA Digital and zen10 Australia, and a Public Science Communicator. Dylan has a Masters of Information Technology and his astrophotography been featured by NASA and ESA, and to date, two of his images have been selected for NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day (APOD).

 

In April of 2019, Dylan was a featured speaker at the NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) in New York. You can watch his presentation, A Tour of the Southern Sky, on YouTube here:

https://youtu.be/Ba-0FGnLqmI

Dylan was our guest on Open Space in September, 2019, and you can see that episode here:

https://youtu.be/PUwH9WOz4w4

 

You can view Dylan's online portfolio of stunning photography, most of which is Public Domain/Creative Commons, which includes Landscapes, Architecture, Portraits, Astrophotography (of course!), and MORE, on his website: http://deography.com/

Regular Guests:

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

Allen Versfeld ( http://www.urban-astronomer.com / @uastronomer )

Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace / Pictame: @nika_klim )

This week's stories:

- Comet Borisov getting close to Earth.

- ESA budget council.

- Planets around an SMBH.

- BHs triggering star formation.

 

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Nov 29, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 95: Is StarLink Ruining Astronomy?
26:34

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Is Starlink ruining astronomy?
  • How can a black hole spin?
  • How can you eat so much cheese?
  • Which is better: The Moon or Mars?
  • How did Tick Tock go?
  • How will we know if alien life is really alien?
  • What happens when magnetars collide?
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Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Nov 28, 2019
Everyday Einstein - Could We Live On Mars?
09:43

Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt.

Scientists have been studying the red planet since the 1960s. How much is Mars really like Earth? Could our solar system neighbor become a travel destination in the future? Could we live there? Everyday Einstein investigates the Martian habitat.

 

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Nov 27, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 45: Daniel Cunama Interview
46:39

The third episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's second season is an interview with Dr. Daniel Cunama, co-host of the Cosmic Savannah Podcast. Daniel is the Science Engagement officer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. He has a background in computational physics and has worked for the Square Kilometer Array and the South African Astronomical Observatory.

Brief bio of the podcaster: 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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Nov 26, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 547: Why Astronomy Still Needs Humans
30:12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egy0-axFqiw

Streamed live on Nov 15, 2019.
Few sciences have been able to take advantage of the power of computers like astronomy. But with all this computing power, you might be surprised to learn how important a role humans still play in this science.

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 53 & 54: Where Is Juno & Tour A Neighbor World
06:20

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 NASA Juno spacecraft began its 5 year trip to Jupiter on August 5, 2011. In order to conserve rocket fuel, it will travel more than 18 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

- Our Moon is the only other world whose surface can be easily viewed by humans. The 59% of its surface visible from Earth is about 53 times the area of the state of California. It has a fascinating landscape which continues to impress observers.

 

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Nov 24, 2019
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 8: Simulating the Universe - Part 1
51:09

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

Prof. Romeel Davé, from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, and who spent 5 years working in Cape Town, introduces us to simulations! He explains how we can use simulations to perform experiments to test our understanding of the physics of the Universe.

Romeel also talks about his time here in South Africa, and his involvement in the MeerKAT radio telescope and the general development of astronomy on the African continent.

 

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Nov 23, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Institute
01:07:23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHeua_irDJ4

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we are very excited to welcome Dr. Kathryn Bywaters, Research Scientist at the SETI Insitute where she is currently working on the development of life-detection instrumentation for future space exploration. Additionally, she is investigating the nutrient constraints microbes would have on Mars as well as performing experiments in Mars analog environments.

 

As a pre-teen, Kathryn's family moved from California to St. Petersberg, Russia, and later to France. During this time Kathryn absorbed all of the history, culture, the local people, and everything else these locales could offer young adult. After spending four years in France, Kathryn decided to return to the States where she enrolled in a local community college and began her academic career. Kathryn went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in biochemistry from California State University San Marcos, and her PhD in Environment Science from the University of Nevada, Reno, after which she completed a two year Post Doc at NASA Ames Research Center.

 

Kathryn's career includes extensive fieldwork, including four months on Devon Island in the Canadian High Artic as a member of a Mars Society crew living under simulated Mars conditions, as well as the Yungay region of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth.

 

Oh - and if all of the above isn't enough, Kathryn is also the author of a fantasy novel titled The Past is Rising – which she wrote during her doctorate studies and post doc fellowship at NASA!

 

To learn more about Kathryn and her truly fascinating life, visit her SETI page https://www.seti.org/our-scientists/k... as well as her personal site: https://www.kathrynbywaters.com/about

 

You can find out about The Past is Rising by visiting https://www.kathrynbywaters.com/welcome or visithttps://www.kathrynbywaters.com/book to read its first chapter online!

Regular Guests:

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

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

Beth Johnson - SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )

This week's stories:

- Neptune's moons dance weirdly...

- How much is commercial crew gonna cost?

- StarLink satellites interfere with science as predicted.

- Un Oh. There's an R.U.D. with StarShip...

 

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Nov 22, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: Brown Dwarfs Are Magnetic Too
10:20

AWAT = Astronomy Without A Telescope...

I feel a certain empathy for brown dwarfs. The first confirmed finding of one was only fifteen years ago and they remain frequently overlooked in most significant astronomical surveys. I mean OK, they can only (stifles laughter) burn deuterium but that’s something, isn’t it?

 

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Nov 21, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - November Part 2: Space Exploration
51:23

The Discussion: Ralph’s been in Washington – which, of course, means a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, we say goodbye to Russian cosmonaut, Alexi Leonov, and take a look at listeners’ emails.

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

- James Webb Space Telescope inches ever closer.

- The USAF’s autonomous space plane sets a new record.

- SpaceX are back on the right path with its crew capsule.

- NASA is sending a viper to the moon and an orbiter to Pluto.

- Plans are revealed about Scotland’s new spaceport.

- Project Artemis technologies being funded by NASA.

- The findings and recommendations of NASA’s Planetary Protection Review.

Main news story: NASA’s new moonsuit is revealed.

The Debate: Now that we’ve whittled down the contenders for the greatest space mission of all time (the last fifty years anyway), it’s your time to crown the winner!.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Nov 20, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 116: Is String Theory Worth It? - Part 2: Tuning the Strings
50:35

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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

 

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Nov 19, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 546: Weird Issues: Planetary Migration
30:08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn8tmDAT8QU

Streamed live on Nov 4, 2019.

Before we discovered other planets, our solar system seemed like a perfectly reasonable template for everywhere. But now we see massive planets close to their stars, which leads you to the question "How does it all get there?" Do the planets form in place or do they migrate around?

 

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Nov 18, 2019
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 51 & 52: Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated As An Impact Risk & Another Large Bright Suddenly Appearing Asteroid
06:20

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:

- Dr. David Tholen used the CFHT to track 2007 VK184. This asteroid will never get closer to us than about 6 Lunar distances.

- Fortunately 1/4 mile diameter 2014 KP4 never gets closer to the Earth than about 18 lunar distances.

 

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Nov 17, 2019
Deep Astronomy - UltraMassive Black Hole Measured in Elliptical Galaxy Holm 15A - 2nd Largest Ever Seen
09:15

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

Earlier this month (August 2019) astronomers revised some mass estimates of a black hole at the center of the elliptical galaxy Holmberg 15A, an enormous galaxy 700 million light years away that is home to the second largest black hole we’ve ever seen.

https://www.sciencealert.com/an-absol...

https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.10608

 

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Nov 16, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest Dr. Rory Barnes Discusses VPLanet
01:00:13

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

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we welcome Dr. Rory Barnes to the Weekly Space Hangout. Rory is an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington. He is also a member of NASA's Virtual Planetary Lab as well as the University of Washington's Big Data program. He studies the habitability of exoplanets with astrophysical, geophysical, and atmospheric computer models.

 

In August 2019, Rory released VPLanet, an open source, virtual planet simulator that links physical processes together and enables phenomena from one region of a planetary system to be tracked throughout its entire system. Eventually, it is hoped that this will help determine if an exoplanet is capable of supporting life.

 

VPLanet currently includes two modules which model the internal and magnetic evolution of terrestrial planets' characteristics. However, being open source and designed for easy growth, researchers are able to write additional physical modules which can be easily integrated with VPLanet in essentially a "plug & play" manner.

 

To learn more about Rory, his research, and other projects, visit: https://faculty.washington.edu/rkb9/

To learn about the other programs and scripts Rory has written, visit: https://github.com/RoryBarnes

To read all about VPLanet, visit https://phys.org/news/2019-09-vplanet...

The source code for VPLanet is available on GitHub: https://github.com/VirtualPlanetaryLa...

Regular Guests:

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

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

This week's stories:

- Transit of Mercury, worst annular eclipse EVER!

- Yerkes Observatory may be saved!

- 2014 MU69 has a new name! Take THAT Nazis!

- Hyabusa 2 on its way home.

- 60 more StarLink satellites. :^(

 

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Nov 15, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 94: Update From Beyond The Solar System
26:34

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Today on Space Radio:

•Is the universe closed?

  • What is time?
  • and more!

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Produced by the never-ending Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Nov 14, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 44: Why Are Planets Always Round?
18:57

The second episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's second season is the first of our unique patented Science Explainy Bits. Todays topic: Why are planets always round?

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers. http://www.urban-astronomer.com

 

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Nov 13, 2019
Apogee Podcast - Where Have all the Circumbinaries Gone?
08:30

Cosmic (aka Matt Cheselka) is an independent research astronomer and space musician. In this Apogee Podcast, Cosmic discusses the search for circumbinary planets orbiting eclipsing binary stars.

 

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Nov 12, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 545: Weird Issues: Are Comets Asteroids or are Asteroids Comets?
31:19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYL7VMRpDA

Streamed live on Nov 4, 2019.

Things used to be so simple. Comets were snowballs from the outer Solar System, and asteroids were rocks from the inner Solar System. But now everything's all shades of grey. Astronomers have found asteroids that behave like comets and comets that behave like asteroids.

 

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Nov 11, 2019
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 49 & 50: Earth Approaching Wannabees & Asteroid 2014 JO25-What An Incredible Ride
06:20

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:

- During the same 6-night observing session as last week, Dr. Grauer determined that 14 of the 29 objects had "help" getting into weird orbits.

- The same asteroid as we talked about last week crossed the Earth's orbit on February 10, 2014, at which time it was traveling at 38 miles per second relative relative to our planet.  No one on Earth saw it streak by even though it was bright enough for us to detect.

 

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Nov 10, 2019
NSF OIR Lab - NEID: A Precision Spectometer For Exoplanet Research
11:39

This episode is a repeat of the May 2016 podcast on NEID. The NEID instrument arrived on Kitt Peak on October 28th to be attached to the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope. It's a very high resolution spectrometer that will aid exoplanet research. NEID (pronounced “noo-id”), is short for NN-EXPLORE Exoplanet Investigations with Doppler Spectroscopy. It will measure the tiny back-and-forth wobble of a star caused by the gravitational tug of a planet in orbit around it.

Dr. Joan Najita studies star and planet formation at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He blogs at halfastro.wordpress.com.

 

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Nov 09, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: Tiera and Myron Fletcher, Engineers on NASA's Space Launch System
01:02:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wz-Mz8A-bQ

Streamed live November 6, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we welcome Tiera and Myron Fletcher, Aerospace Engineers with Boeing working on NASA's Space Launch System.

( https://www.facebook.com/TieraAndMyron/ / @TieraAndMyron )

 

Tiera is a Rocket Structural Analysis Engineer who graduated from MIT with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering. As a student, Tiera worked in the Man Vehicle Laboratory, the Gelb Laboratory, and the Space Systems Laboratory at MIT where she worked on defining rotations for astronauts in anti-gravity, completed structural analysis for an unmanned aerial vehicle, and did research to determine the outer protective layer material for Dava Newman’s BioSuit. During her Senior year at MIT, Tiera began her career as a part-time Rocket Structural Design and Analysis engineer.

 

Myron graduated from Tuskegee University with Bachelors of Science Degrees in both Aerospace Science Engineering and Physics. He followed that up with a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Duke University. As a student, Myron worked on the fabrication of carbon/epoxy, developed simulations to model solar sail trajectories and control systems for deep space missions, performed wind tunnel tests on how different shapes affected drag, studied development of a biodegradable rocket for a NASA standard payload, and researched and designed a useable UAV for scientific research. As a Rocket Design and Propulsion Engineer at Boeing, he has designed and developed key components of the Space Launch System, including the Debris Screen (aka “debris catcher,”) for the core stage propulsion team and the Propellant Feed Filter and Hydrazine Filter for the Exploration Upper Stage.

 

In July 2017, Tiera and Myron were married at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center under the Saturn V that sent astronauts to the moon. Today, through their organization Rocket with the Fletchers they encourage people around the world not only to chase their dreams but to achieve them.

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Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace / Pictame: @nika_klim )

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This week's stories:

- Transit of Mercury on Monday the 11th.

- The future of space tourism and Virgin Galactic's merger with SCH.

- Boeing Starliner's pad abort test.

- The Japanese cargo transport mission.

- 3D printing solar panels in space.

 

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Nov 08, 2019
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 07: Under African Skies
48:54

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

In Episode 7 of the Cosmic Savannah we chat with Dr. Tanya Edwards and Dr. Simon Bihr about their astronomy at Namibia’s HESS Telescope and the VLA in the USA. We also chat about their incredible journey through Africa on bicycles and their experience of the magnificent cosmic savannah!

http://rock-road-rhino.com/

 

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Nov 07, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - November Part 1
01:08:07

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

The Discussion: Before we start the show proper, we discuss Jeni’s encounter with Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, her new research paper undergoing a painfully slow peer review and we take a look at Chris Lintott’s book, The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse. Then it’s over to the listeners for a few emails suggesting cooler names for the phenomenon of the Pair Instability Supernova.

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

- An enigmatic radio burst opens up a new method of probing the universe.

- Hubble takes a look at interstellar comet.

- Hygiea becomes the latest candidate to be recategorized as a dwarf planet.

- Spiral galaxies give more clues to discredit the MOND theory of dark matter.

- Venus going pop and perhaps a 2 billion window of habitability.

- More confusion over the age of Saturn’s rings.

The big news story: perhaps heavier elements in the Universe are not only forged in supernovae, but also from neutron star mergers

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in November:

Paul: A round up of the planets available to northern hemisphere observers in November, a tour of the comets currently in our skies and Vest at opposition. In the deep sky, Paul recommends a few overlooked objects in Cetus and Sculptor.

Jen: The upcoming Transit of Mercury on 11/12th November.

Ralph: 3 lunar/planetary conjunctions and a couple of meteor showers. Then further afield, the Orion Nebula

Main Object: The innermost planet, Mercury

Q&A: What actually is the solar wind? From our good friend Andrew Osborne.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Nov 06, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 115: Is String Theory Worth It? - Part 1: Unify This!
52:16

How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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

 

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Nov 05, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 544: Weird Issues: Biosignatures and the Viking Experiments
31:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5NP0k4o5ak

Streamed live on Oct 25, 2019.
Once again, another place where the Universe is going to make this difficult for us. Proving, once and for all that there's alien life on another world. It should be straightforward, look for biosignatures, but it looks like there are natural sources that could explain almost any chemical we could hope to search for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Levin

https://www.gillevin.com/

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 47 & 48: Earth Approaching Space Rocks Collected Over 6 Nights & Large Dangerous Asteroids Still Appear Suddenly Without Warning
06:20

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:

- During a 2014 6 night observing run I found 29 Earth Approaching Asteroid candidates.

- Asteroid 2014 JO25 literally came out of nowhere and brightened more than 250 times, in15 days, as it came from behind the Sun and headed back out into space.

 

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Nov 03, 2019
Observing With Webb - November Episode
17:15

November is turning out to be an AWESOME month for astronomy with lots of events of different types spread throughout. Every naked eye planet is visible, Mercury transits the Sun on the 11th, there are 3 close encounter lineups including one on Thanksgiving, and perhaps we’ll be graced with some bonus meteors from the annual Leonid meteor shower on the 17th.

 

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Nov 02, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Evelyn MacDonald who Discusses Finding Earth-Like Planets
01:02:02

Streamed live on October 30, 2019.

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

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tonight we welcome Evelyn MacDonald to the show in a PRERECORDED INTERVIEW with Fraser during which she discusses her thesis-turned-published-journal-article, something which rarely occurs.

 

Evelyn MacDonald is a recent Physics graduate from McGill University. For her thesis, she mapped the Earth’s transit spectrum using data from the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE). Using the Earth's spectrum as a "fingerprint" of sorts, Evelyn theorized that transit spectra of Earth-like exoplanets orbiting smaller stars could then be modeled as they would be observed by the James Webb Space Telescope. This would then allow scientists to recognize Earth-like atmospheric compositions based on the molecular features in an exoplanet’s transit spectrum.

 

On August 28, 2019, with Evelyn listed as Lead Author and her advisor, Professor Nicolas Cowan as co-author, her thesis was published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and can be read online here: https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/489/1/196/5552693

You can learn more about Evelyn and her research here:

https://reporter.mcgill.ca/student-project-could-help-astronomers-search-for-earth-like-planets/

Regular Guests:

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

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

Beth Johnson - SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )

This week's stories:

- Is Sag A* hiding a wormhole?

- The crisis in cosmology.

- The smallest dwarf planet yet!

 

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Nov 01, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 93: How To Make A Magnetar (Maybe)
26:07

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Today on Space Radio:

  • How to make a Magnetar
  • What is the quantum measurement problem?
  • Will StarLink be useful?
  • Will the JWST get damaged?
  • Why do science journals exist?
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Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Oct 31, 2019
UNAWE Space Scoop - The Mystery of the Shrinking Storm
07:00

http://www.spacescoop.org/quc/scoops/1905/the-mystery-of-the-shrinking-storm/

Various regions around the world have experienced extreme weather conditions this year, but nothing quite as extreme as the biggest storm in the Solar System. The gas giant planet Jupiter is home to the famous Great Red Spot. This giant storm is a mystery to scientists and it's getting smaller.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: Time Freeze
11:26

There is a story told about traveling at the speed of light in which you are asked to imagine that you are standing in front of a big clock – like Big Ben. You realize that your current perception of time is being informed by light reflected off the face of the clock – which is telling you it’s 12:00. So if you then shoot away at the same speed as that light – all you will continue to see is that clock fixed at 12:00, since you are moving at the same speed that this information is moving. And so you discover that at the speed of light, time essentially stands still.

 

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Oct 29, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 543: Weird Issues: The Habitable Zone
55:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTnD4Gknnf8

Streamed live on Oct 18, 2019.
Our series on Universe weirdness marches on. This week we take a look at the habitable zone, and how things aren't as simple as we once thought.

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 45 & 46: How Far is Forever? & A World Full Of Holes
06:20

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:

- When you look out in space you are also looking back in time.  Objects in space are older than they appear to us.

- It may surprise you to know that there are more than 180 confirmed impact craters on our planet.  It is likely that many more have been erased by the actions of wind and water.

 

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Oct 27, 2019
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 6: The Galactic Neighborhood
42:44

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

In this episode, we speak with Prof. Eric Wilcots and Sinenhlanhla Precious Sikhosana about galaxies and the environments they live in. We discuss how and where galaxies form, and how they interact with other galaxies, and what effect that has on how these galaxies continue to evolve. We also chat about how astronomers observe clusters of galaxies and the exciting science that will be coming out of the MeerKAT Telescope.

 

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Oct 26, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Aileen Yingst, Space Geologist
01:04:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqcXHeV1UGs

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. R. Aileen Yingst is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, a research institution headquartered in Tucson, AZ. She is Principal Investigator for the Heimdall camera system being built for a future lunar mission, and Deputy Principal Investigator for the Mars Handlens Imager instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. She is also a Co-Investigator on the newly-funded Dragonfly mission, an associate on the Dawn at Ceres mission and most recently served as Associate Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Other missions that Dr. Yingst has worked on include Dawn at Vesta, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, and Galileo. Dr. Yingst served as Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for 14 years.

Regular Guests:

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

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

Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace / Pictame: @nika_klim )

This week's stories:

- Updating planetary protection.

- The first all-female spacewalk.

- 3D printed meat on the ISS!

- Did an ancient supernova force humans to walk upright?

- The upcoming transit of Mercury.

 

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Oct 25, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 92: Why I Didn't Win The Nobel Prize
25:56

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Oct 24, 2019
Everyday Einstein - Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station
12:00

Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt.

How much do you know about the largest human-made object in space, the ISS? Here are cool facts about what it is, who lives there, and where you can see it. The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest structure humans have ever put into space. In fact, it's so large that it wasn’t launched in its entirety. It was sent up in pieces, and then constructed in orbit.

 

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Oct 23, 2019
Urban Astronomer - Ep. 43: Dr. Wendy Williams Talks About LOFAR
26:34

The first episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's second season is an Interview with Dr. Wendy Williams. Wendy is a radio astronomer from Cape Town, currently working for the University of Leiden on the LOFAR array. She talks about her work, and how the telescope she works with creates an image from radio signals.

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Oct 22, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 542: Weird Issues - The Age of the Universe
30:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-_tEK6CI8o

Streamed live on October 4, 2019.
Our series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe.

 

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Oct 21, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 43 & 44: First Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone & A Unique Metal World: Asteroid Psyche
06:20

Recorded May 7, 2014.

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 Kepler Space Craft has found tiny regular dips in light from a star which is about 500 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. The dips in brightness come about when planets pass between their star and the Earth. This particular star has at least 5 planets. One of them is named Kepler-186f.

- The asteroid Psyche is named for a Greek mythological figure. It  was discovered in 1852 as a moving point of light in the night sky. The size and mass of Psyche suggest that it is dense enough to consist largely of iron.

 

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Oct 20, 2019
Deep Astronomy - The Habitable Exoplanet Hunting Project
53:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUM7iSZa_X4

Tony was having internet troubles during the recording of the program, so bear with him and us! Thanks!

Visit the website here:

https://exoplanetschannel.wixsite.com/home/project

We are looking for more observatories and amateur astronomers who might want to join the project. The Habitable Exoplanet Hunting Project is a worldwide network of amateur astronomers searching for new potentially habitable exoplanets. The project is coordinating over 20 observatories located in 5 continents. They are searching for habitable exoplanets around non-flare G, K and M-type stars located within 100 ly. The stars being monitored already have known transiting exoplanets, but none of them are potentially habitable.

 

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Oct 19, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Kargel of the PSI Talks Climate Change
01:02:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aISHFzFj-7I

Streamed live on Oct 16, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Jeff Kargel is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. He is a geologist, a glaciologist, and a planetary scientist. Prior to joining PSI in 2018, he worked at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey in Flagstaff. His interests in geology started in the 4th Grade when he discovered marine fossils in the construction limestone of his front yard, and interest in planetary science began on Christmas Eve, 1968, when the Apollo 8 astronauts read, on live television from lunar orbit, the Biblical creation story. His current research is published in nearly 200 scientific articles plus over 400 abstracts about glaciers, glacial lakes, landslides, and earthquakes in the Himalaya; and ice, organic, salt, and other volatile chemistry from Mercury to Pluto, the composition and origin of Earth and other Solar System bodies, and possibilities for future mining of platinum and other resources of asteroids. His research has taken him to glaciers in ten countries around the world, and by way of spacecraft data, to glaciers on Mars. Climate change is a major thread, and that is what he is here today to talk about.

Regular Guests:

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

Allen Versfeld ( http://www.urban-astronomer.com / @uastronomer )

This week's stories:

- The Pentagon really wants Space Force.

- Insight! Drilling again!

- Citizen Science project to reduce light pollution.

- SpaceX wants 30,000 more StarLink cubesats!

 

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Oct 18, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT - Warp Drive
12:06

The Alcubierre drive is one of the better known warp drive on paper models – where a possible method of warp drive seems to work mathematically as long as you don’t get too hung up on real world physics and some pesky boundary issues.

 

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Oct 17, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - October Part 2
56:14

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

The Discussion: As a reward for good behavior, we’ve dispensed with wittering on about us and gone straight into the news.

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

- The last of the Delta IV mediums.

- India’s Vikram lunar lander failure.

- ESA move a satellite to avoid crashing with a SpaceX satellite.

- NASA award funding for a Lunar Gateway pathfinding cubist.

- Australia & Japan commit to supporting NASA’s moonshot, Project Artemis.

- NASA place orders for the first of possibly 12 Orion moon capsules.

Main news stories: A roundup of Elon Musk’s Herculean benevolent/malevolent efforts to get giant phalluses on Mars.

The Debate: Court is in session for the fifth and final round of advocacy to get a winner from your top ten historic space missions. This month Judge Damien presides over arguments between the International Space Station and the Pioneer missions.

Q&A: With the news of a near collision between a SpaceX and an ESA satellite, does that mean more satellite collisions in the future? From our good friend Noah Kraus in Bremen Germany.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Oct 16, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 114: How Did Spectroscopy Revolutionize Astronomy?
33:56

How did chemists save astronomy? What’s so important about the spectrum, and how are they made? How can we tell what things in space are made out of? 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Oct 15, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 541: Weird Issues: The Expansion Rate of the Universe
30:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpfbAouE1DU

Streamed live on Oct 4, 2019.
Just when the Universe was starting to make sense, the cosmos throws a curveball at us. Astronomers have been trying to accurately measure the expansion rate of the Universe as far back as Hubble. It's been tough to nail down, and now astronomers are starting to figure out why.

 

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Oct 14, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 41 & 42 - Navigating The Night Sky & Astronauts Reveal Sobering Data on Asteroid Impacts
06:20

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:

- To the human eye the night sky is a source of mystery and wonder. Our ancestors knew it well.  There is a connection to the cosmos that is hard to describe which you will achieve by knowing the names of some of the bright stars.

- On Earth Day  Astronauts Dr. Ed Lu, Tom Jones, and Bill Anders announced that between 2000 and 2013, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization Network detected 26 explosions on Earth ranging in energy from 1-600 kilotons of TNT. None of them were caused by nuclear explosions, but rather by asteroid impacts.

 

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Oct 13, 2019
NOAO - The Launch of NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory or Goodbye NOAO, Hello NSF OIR Lab
16:18

The National Science Foundation has merged all of its ground based astronomy facilities as of October 1, 2019.  These facilities include Kitt Peak National Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the Gemini Observatory, the Community Science Data Center and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. In this podcast, NSF’s OIR Lab Deputy Director Dr. Beth Willman discusses the launch of the new organization.

Dr. Beth Willman is Deputy Director of NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. https://nationalastro.org/ @NatOIRLab

BIO: Rob Sparks is a Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, he earned a B.A. in physics at Grinnell College and his M.S. at Michigan State University. He taught high school physics, math and astronomy for 11 years at schools on St. Croix, Florida and Wisconsin. He spent the 2001-2002 school year working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a recipient of the Fermilab Teacher Fellowship. He spent the summer of 2003 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the Research Experience for Teachers. He has been working as a NASA Astrophysics Ambassador since 2002. 

 

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Oct 12, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. ‪Marina Kounkel Talks Stars and How They Form‬
59:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGX_lYXQ0wI

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Marina Kounkel ( http://mkounkel.com/ ) a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Western Washington University. Her research focuses on observing the dynamics of young stars.

Marina is co-author, with Kevin Covey (also from WWU,) of the peer-reviewed study titled “Untangling the Galaxy I: Local Structure and Star Formation History of the Milky Way” published in The Astronomical Journal in August 2019. Using a machine-learning algorithm to analyze motion and position data obtained by Gaia for over a billion stars, almost 2000 new star clusters and co-moving groups of stars – Sibling Stars if you will – have been identified, all of which lie within ~3,000 light years from us.

Regular Guests:

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

Beth Johnson - SETI Institute ( @SETIInstitute / @planetarypan )

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ / @MichaelRodruck )

This week's stories:

- Comet 2I/Borisov, the interstellar comet.

- Ha! Saturn has the most moons, Jupiter!

- Is the Milky Way getting more or less massive?

- A 2 stage fully reusable space plane.

 

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Oct 11, 2019
The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 05: The Event Horizon Telescope First Results
48:39

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

We were fortunate to speak with two scientists involved with the project Dr. Roger Deane, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Pretoria and Dr. Rhodri Evans a senior lecturer in physics & astrophysics at the University of Namibia.

Roger spoke to us via Skype from Brussels where he was for the announcement and explained the exciting result and Africa’s involvement in the project.

Rhodri spoke with us before the announcement at the recent Astronomy in Africa conference about plans to build a telescope in Namibia to join the EHT Network.

 

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Oct 10, 2019
Apogee Podcast - Telling Tails About Globular Clusters
07:00

Bio: Cosmic (aka Matt Cheselka / @AstroAndMusic ) is an independent research astronomer and space musician.

Description: Cosmic discusses the study of stars being ejected from globular clusters, and how these tidal tails are formed by internal and external forces.

Bonaca et al -- https://arxiv.org/pdf/1910.00592.pdf

Combes et al -- https://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/9910148.pdf

Michie -- http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/1963MNRAS.125..127M

Woolley & Robertson -- http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/1956MNRAS.116..288W

 

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Oct 09, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 40: Solstice Special
54:05

This is episode 40 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, our 2018 Christmas Special, and it marks the last episode of Season 1 to be featured on the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast. In this episode, we did a 3-month skyguide with co-host Clem Unger, took a guess at what the Star of Bethlehem might have been, and brought ourselves up to date on the space missions we were waiting for.

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Oct 08, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 540: Weird Issues: How Do (or Don't) Planets Form?
31:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lexpg6yVBM4

Streamed live on Sep 27, 2019.
As astronomers started to discover planets orbiting other stars, they immediately realized that their expectations would need to be tossed out. Hot jupiters? Pulsars with planets? We're now decades into this task, and the Universe is continuing to surprise us.

 

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Oct 07, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 39 & 40: Dash Cams and the Anatomy of an Airburst & Itokawa, A Strange Space Peanut
06:20

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:

- Aleksei Dozorov, a motorist in Russia stated “You can get into your car without your pants on, but never get into a car without a dash cam.” This attitude is caused by poor highway law enforcement. It is why many motorists around the Russian city of Chelyabinsk were able to capture images of a huge meteor flying through the sky.

- Itokawa orbits the Sun every 1.5 years on a path which crosses the Earth's orbit. It's size and close approaches to Earth make it a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid which deserves special attention.

 

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Oct 06, 2019
Observing With Webb - October Sky
15:07

October gets us back into the fall observing season with chances to see each naked-eye planet, a bunch of great lunar encounters, and a wonderful night of sights for the trick-or-treaters.

Jupiter - Already high in the sky as dusk turns to night off in the SSW and will probably be the first point of light you can see. It will set in the SW by 10pm at the beginning of the month. Throughout the month it’ll set earlier, by 8:30pm at the end.

Saturn - Yet again, Saturn will trail behind Jupiter in the sky by about 25˚. It starts off in the S about 25˚ above the horizon, and second in brightness to Jupiter. Throughout each night it’ll move toward the South, then set in the SW by midnight at the beginning of the month. Throughout the month it’ll set earlier, by 10pm at the end.

 

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Oct 05, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Geoff Notkin, President of the National Space Society
01:08:15

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

Streamed live October 2nd, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Emmy Award-winning television host and producer Geoff Notkin ( @geoffnotkin & aerolite.org & https://space.nss.org/ ) starred in three seasons of the cult television adventure series Meteorite Men for Science Channel and two seasons of the educational series STEM Journals for Cox Media. He has also appeared in shows for Discovery, NASA EDGE, TLC, PBS, A&E, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC. He is a science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer, world traveler, and CEO of Aerolite Meteorites Inc, a leader in meteorite research and recovery.

An award-winning author, Notkin has published hundreds of articles on meteoritics, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, with his work appearing in Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Sky & Telescope, USA Today, Wired, Reader’s Digest, Robb Report, The Village Voice, All About Space, Seed, Rock & Gem, Geotimes and many other national and international publications. He is the author of three non-fiction books, Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space and Rock Star: Adventures Of A Meteorite Man (with an original introduction by Neil Gaiman), and My Incredibly Strange and Amazing Real-Life Adventures in the World of Comic Books. His spaceflight column, Throwing Pebbles at the Sky, is exclusive to the National Space Society's magazine, Ad Astra.

 

Regular Guests:

Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace & Pictame: @nika_klim )

Pam Hoffman ( http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer )

Annie Wilson ( http://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/awilson & @BinaryAblaze )

This week's stories:

- Space toilets!

- AI in Earth observation satellites.

- Upcoming events in astronomy.

- Starship!

 

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Oct 04, 2019
UNAWE Space Scoop - Is Earth Special?
07:35

https://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1907/

In an exciting discovery, water vapor has been found in the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet planet known as K2-18b, which is 110 light years from Earth in the constellation Leo.

 

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Oct 03, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - October Part 1
01:15:08

The Discussion: A look back at our 50th anniversary of the moon landings-themed dark sky star party, AstoCamp, and some wonderful suggestions as an alternative name for a ‘pair instability supernova’.

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

- Discovery of an exoplanet stripped of its atmosphere.

- Understanding more about the features you can observe in Jupiter’s storms.

- Gaia tells us more about the evolution of open clusters.

- Chandra probes black hole clusters.

- Planet 9 (groan…) could be a tiny black hole (it couldn’t).

- Amateur astronomer discovery of an interstellar comet.

- Understanding the evolution of globular clusters.

- NASA’s Insight lander suggests weird magnetic chirping at midnight on Mars.

The main news story discussion: Water vapour in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its habitable zone - leading to discussions on the importance of science journalism and the search for Earth 2.0

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in October:

Paul: A round up of the planets available to northern hemisphere observers in October and a tour of the comets currently in our skies. In the deep sky, we recommend a look at globular cluster Messier 2 and the NGC7009 planetary nebula in Aquarius.

Ralph: 3 lunar/planetary conjunctions and a glut of meteor showers. Then further afield, the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.

Main Object: Messier 44, The Beehive Cluster.

Q&A: Advice on upgrading telescopes for our good friend Jeremy Hanson in Wisconsin, USA.

Also this month, a close friend of Jen’s, Chris Duffield, got ill and died in China aged 27. The foreign office have told his family that the ballpark figure for getting him home will be between £15,000-£20,000. If you’d like to help repatriate the friend’s body, please do consider giving a donation to the gofundme account at:

tiny.cc/lpvgdz. Thank you.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Oct 02, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 113: Is the James Webb Space Telescope Worth the Wait?
38:30

Why is infrared astronomy so hard? How do we fit giant telescopes into tiny rockets? What will the James Webb uncover?  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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Oct 01, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 539: Weird Issues: Why We Don't Know the Age of Saturn's Rings?
31:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQGXMO2Qcok

Streamed live on Sep 20, 2019.

How old are Saturn's rings? They can be brand new, or they could be as ancient as the solar system itself. Planetary scientists thought they knew the answer, thanks to new data from Cassini, but new ideas are calling even that into question.

 

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Sep 30, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 37 & 38: Slow Movers At The Edge & The Big Ones
06:20

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:

- Imagine a world that is so far from our Sun that it receives less than 1/5,000 of the heat and light that makes our life possible. If you were standing on it, you could cover the Sun with the tip of a ball point pen held at arms length.

- Dr. Grauer discovered 2014 GM1, the second Km sized near Earth asteroid to be identified in 2014, while observing with the Catalina Sky Survey telescope on Mt. Lemmon in Arizona.

 

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Sep 29, 2019
Cosmic Savannah - Ep. 4: Black Holes & Radio Jets
48:08

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

Episode 4 features Dr. Imogen Whittam, a SARAO Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape and Lerato Sebokolodi a PhD student, based at SARAO and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) at the VLA in Socorro, New Mexico in the USA.

Imogen talks about her work on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), stemming from the super-massive black holes that reside at the centre of most galaxies and how we learn how these massive beasts work.

Lerato chats about one AGN in particular, the famous Cygnus A and her work on the magnetic fields that drive the formation of the beautiful jets.

Episode Links:

SARAO: https://www.ska.ac.za/about/sarao/

UWC: http://astro.uwc.ac.za/

NRAO: https://public.nrao.edu/

MeerKAT: https://www.ska.ac.za/science-engineering/meerkat/about-meerkat/

JVLA: https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/vla

 

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Sep 28, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: Seth & Aaron Lockman: The Astronomy Brothers
01:06:01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsXjMzhM0Fg

Streamed live on Sep 25, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are joined by brothers Seth and Aaron Lockman who recently launched their new podcast, Astronomy Brothers, on September 9.
- Seth is Communications Director at bluShift Aerospace in Maine and is also a JPL Solar System Ambassador. After graduating from college Seth created and co-hosted Radio Astronomy, a radio talk show about space science and exploration. You can get to know more about Seth by visitinghttps://blushiftaerospace.com/team_po... as well as his Solar System Ambassador profile athttps://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa...
- Aaron, who lives in Chicago, is an experienced actor, playwright, theater critic, and voiceover artist. If you have visited the Adler Planetarium in Chicago you may have seen Aaron narrating their sky show Destination Solar System. Prior to Astronomy Brothers, Aaron wrote and produced a pseudo-fictional podcast, "The Audio Diary of Aaron Lockman", which is available on YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...] You can learn more about Aaron on his website,https://aaronlockman.com/ .
Astronomy Brothers is available on Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and iTunes, and you can follow them on social media:
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Regular Guests:

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

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

This week's stories:

- An update on ESA's new exoplanet hunting mission CHEOPS.

- Venus could have supported life for billions of years.

- The supermassive black hole in the Milky Way is getting hungrier.

- SpaceX is continuing work on the StarHopper.

- How to feed a million people on Mars.

 

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Sep 27, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: Bringing the Planetology Home
09:12

We keep finding all these exoplanets. Our detection methods still only pick out the bigger ones, but we’re getting better at this all the time. One day in the not-too-distant future it is conceivable that we will find one with a surface gravity in the 1G range – orbiting its star in, what we anthropomorphically call, the Goldilocks zone where water can exist in liquid phase.

 

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Sep 26, 2019
Everyday Einstein - Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite and Comet: What's the Difference
08:47

Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt.

Adding up all of the mass in every asteroid in our entire solar system totals only less than the mass of our Moon. Despite their small physical size, however, these space rocks offer important clues as to how our solar system formed. The terms asteroid, meteor, meteorite, and even comet are often used interchangeably... but what is the difference?

 

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Sep 25, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 33: Jean-Pierre Grootaerd
26:41

Episode 33 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's first season is a special release, featuring an interview with Jean-Pierre Grootaerd, that I recorded for ScopeX 2018, the biggest astronomy and telescope event in South Africa. Jean-Pierre represents the Belgian organization SSVI (Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen, which translates in English to "Stars Shine for Everyone"), which donates 90mm refracting telescopes to schools and organizations around the world who are best able to use them to advance science education

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Sep 24, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 538 - Asteroids: The Rubble Piles of the Solar System
30:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCKb6Qhmitg

Streamed live on Sep 13, 2019.
Thanks to all the work from Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-REx, astronomers are getting a much better look at the smaller asteroids in the Solar System. It turns out, they're piles of rubble... but fascinating piles of rubble. Let's talk about what we've learned so far.

 

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Sep 23, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 35 & 36: An Asteroid With A Ring & Earth and Moon as Evening Stars
06:20

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:

- Chariklo is an asteroid which orbits the Sun between Saturn and Uranus every 63 years. It was discovered in 1997 by James Scotti an astronomer with Spacewatch on Kitt Peak in Arizona.

- The Earth is the brightest object in the Martian sky. Observers on Mars see our Earth and Moon as either a double morning or evening star because Mars is further from the Sun than our planet.

 

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Sep 22, 2019
Deep Astronomy - Observing the Night Sky with Kelly Beatty of S&T
01:06:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va1vNTkyl8E

Streamed live on Jul 25, 2019.
The hobby of amateur astronomy has been a major part of my life, I've been observing since I was in high school and accompanying me throughout these years on my journey under the night sky has been Sky and Telescope Magazine. This publication has long been on my bookshelves and I'm happy that it is still going strong.
Please join me as I talk with Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor at Sky and Tel as we talk about this amazing hobby: where it's been and where it is going.

 

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Sep 21, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. Georgiana Kramer of PSI: Space Dew & Superheroes
01:04:20

Streamed live September 18th, 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpOgH5dl7-c

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Georgiana "George" Kramer ( http://www.psi.edu/about/staffpage/gkramer ) is a spectroscopist and geomorphologist, and for the last 12 years her research has focused on interpretation of data from spacecraft missions. She was a member of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper Science Team, which was the first instrument to unambiguously detect water on the Moon and map its global variations.

 

She is very excited about space weathering and the enigmatic lunar swirls. Her current research projects: (1) studying the global, diurnally varying, surficial lunar water phenomenon (ask her about "space dew"); and (2) understanding how high density, high-Ti magma rose through much lower density highlands crust to erupt as mare basalts - especially at Tranquillitatis.


George is particularly passionate about sharing space science with the public. She started the "Female Superheroes of Science" (please like them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Female-Super...). They are female role models, each with a superhero persona that represents her scientific or engineering discipline.

 

The group has appeal to people of all ages and genders, and they have made appearances at schools, extracurricular events, major science fiction conferences, and even at a public event at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Regular Guests:

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

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ )

Allen Versfeld ( https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer )

Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( Pictame: @nika_klim )

This week's stories:

- The most massive neutron star ever! [ Hat tip to Thankful Cromartie ( @HannahThankful ) of NRAO & UVa.]

- Saturn's rings, older than we thought...

- Monitoring air pollution from fires.

- The new interstellar comet.

- Io shadow pass on Jupiter from Jupiter orbit!

- Milky Way time-lapse shows Earth rotation.

 

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Sep 20, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 91: Very Moist Exoplanet
26:32

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Moist exoplanet atmospheres!
  • Why not use ions for a lightsail?
  • Has gravity always existed?
  • Do black holes hold pure dark energy?
  • Are black holes still black on the inside?
  • Are there heavy elements on planets that aren't created by supernovae?
  • Will the JWST be safe being shipped on a barge?
  • What do you think of the planet with water?
  • Could life arise on a massive planet like K2-18b?
  • Does "sphagettification" mean that inside a black hole is one-dimensional?
  • Will we find life elsewhere in our solar system?
  • What kind of gravity is there in a nebula cluster?
  • Is science reality?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Sep 19, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - September Part 2
54:20

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

The Discussion: Nuking hurricanes and the lessons of Chernobyl.

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

- A new adaptor on the ISS making two emergency exits.

- Russia sends a gunslinging robot into space (no, really!)

- ESA’s ExoMars mission is in hot water again.

- NASA’s Europa Clipper on track to meet its mid-2020s launch window.

- The companies being funded to develop tech for NASA’s moonshot.

- Ramping up of commercial assistance to Project Artemis.

Main news stories: A NASA astronaut accused of a crime in space, issues of jurisdiction and what happens to sock dust in space.

The Debate: Court is in session for the fourth round of advocacy to get winner from your top ten historic space missions. This month we pit Mars against the Outer Limits as Spirit & Opportunity take on the Voyagers.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 112: Why Can’t I Quantum Tunnel Myself?
41:19

Where does the quantum world begin? Why do we have a hard time fundamentally understanding quantum systems? What connects quantum and classical physics?  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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Sep 17, 2019
Astronomy Cast Ep. 537: Reusable Rocket Revolution
37:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OADwnE3XM8s

Streamed live on Sep 6, 2019.
We took a hiatus this summer, but SpaceX sure didn't, with the tests of the StarHopper prototype. Today we're going to talk about the revolution in reusable rocketry and the quest to build a fully reusable two-stage rocket.

 

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Sep 16, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 33 & 34: A Busy Month in the Earth Neighborhood & Number 5,000!
06:20

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:

- March of 2014 was a busy month. Six asteroids which pass closer than our Moon were discovered and tracked.

- The 5,000th Earth approaching asteroid discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey was found early in 2014. It is ~ 3 times the size of the one in Chelyabinsk, Russia in February of 2013.

 

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Sep 15, 2019
NOAO - New Instruments at the Gemini Observatory
18:10

The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration that runs twin 8 meter telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. In this podcast, Dr. Scott Kleinman discusses the new and upgraded instruments currently under development to keep Gemini at the forefront of astronomical research for years to come.

BIO: Rob Sparks is a Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. A lifelong astronomy enthusiast, he earned a B.A. in physics at Grinnell College and his M.S. at Michigan State University. He taught high school physics, math and astronomy for 11 years at schools on St. Croix, Florida and Wisconsin. He spent the 2001-2002 school year working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a recipient of the Fermilab Teacher Fellowship. He spent the summer of 2003 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as part of the Research Experience for Teachers. He has been working as a NASA Astrophysics Ambassador since 2002. 

Dr. Scott Kleinman is the Associate Director of Development at the Gemini Observatory where he oversees the development of new and upgraded instruments for the Gemini telescopes.

 

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Sep 14, 2019
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Alan Stern, PI of New Horizons
01:11:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJESfcOg3rg

Streamed live September 11, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: We are once again privileged to welcome Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator on the New Horizons mission, to the Weekly Space Hangout. This week, Alan will bring us all up to date about what we have learned about Ultima Thule since New Horizons completed its flyby, as well as the prospects for yet another extension of this exciting mission!

Regular Guests:

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

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

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ )

This week's stories:

- StarHopper & SpaceX!

- A volcanic exomoon!

- Hypervelocity star almost kicked outta the Milky Way!

- The loss of India's Moon lander.

- Water vapor found around exoplanet in habitable zone.

 

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Sep 13, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 90: A Magical Color-Changing Asteroid!
25:45

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Today on Space Radio:

  • An asteroid that changes color! 6478 Gault...
  • How can we measure distances to stuff in space?
  • Why does a black hole end in a singularity?
  • Will the big rip destroy black holes?
  • Why do we have the Oort cloud?
  • How does Pluto have mountains without plate tectonics?
  • Is there life on Mars and Europa?
  • How much of a threat are the PHAs?
  • Would dark matter halos pull galaxies apart?
  • Would 6478 Gault change color in visible light?
  • How are we connected to the cosmos?
  • and more!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Sep 12, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 32: The Noisy Astronomer, Dr. Nicole Gugliucci
57:48

Episode 32 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's first season features an interview with Dr. Nicole Gugliucci ( http://noisyastronomer.com/ & @NoisyAstronomer ), whom long time listeners of astronomy podcasts should recognise from her work with Cosmoquest, and her many appearances on various shows in the 365 Days of Astronomy 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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Sep 11, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - AWAT: More Than Meets the Eye
09:24

From January 23, 2010.

Whatever hectic pressures may be at play in your life, you can always look forward to one quiet moment each and every week to peacefully contemplate the night sky. "Bin night observing."

 

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Sep 10, 2019
Astronomy Cast Questions Show: Decelerating Black Holes, ETC.
35:18

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-090326.mp3

From January 20, 2010.

- Decelerating Black Holes.

- Earth/Sun tidal lock.

- The crushing gravity of dark matter.

… and other questions.

 

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Sep 09, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 31 & 32: A Gentle Breakup of an Asteroid & A Peanut Shaped Asteroid With a Moon
06:20

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:

- In September 2013, the Pan-STARRS group found a strange moving object in the night sky. The Keck Telescope on Mauna Kea Hawaii found it appeared to be three small objects embedded in a cloud of gas and dust several thousands of miles in diameter.

- Asteroid Hektor and its moon were created by a collision between two icy asteroids early in the 4.5 billion year history of our solar system when things were more chaotic.

 

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Sep 08, 2019
Observing With Webb - September
12:27

Welcome to Observing With Webb, where a high school astronomy teacher tells you what you’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what you should check out later this month…at night. 

September is very uneventful, with a week of a close encounter lineup of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn, and the rather uneventful Autumnal Equinox. However, the nights are getting longer and the days shorter and cooler.

 

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Sep 07, 2019
Guide To Space - What Missions Have Been Cancelled? The Alternative History of Space Exploration
13:04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vENvSr5dkRs

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Published on Aug 3, 2017

Over the past decades, many missions have been canceled. What alternative history could we have had if these projects had gone through?

 

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Sep 06, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 89: Hopping Around the Galaxy
26:14

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Star hopping across the galaxy.
  • Is it okay to be pessimistic about space travel?
  • What is a solar flare?
  • What happens when two voids meet?
  • Do singularities exist?
  • Do we live inside a black hole?
  • and more!

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Sep 05, 2019
Awesome Astronomy - September Part 1
01:09:47

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

Paul's introduction is epic this month...

The Discussion: A good old British whinge about the weather and looking forward to our biannual dark sky star party, AstoCamp.

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

- An experiment in an underground lab in London to understand dark energy.

- Eight new repeating fast radio burst sources.

- Help us come up with a cooler name than a pair-instability supernova.

- The late accretion phase of the formation of the solar system.

- The discovery of interstellar radioactive iron in the Antarctica.

- Spitzer reveals surprising exoplanetary details.

- A new exoplanet discovery of three rocky worlds in the same system.

- Using oceanography to suggest greater exoplanet biodiversity.

The main news story discussion:

- The latest big Juno discovery at Jupiter.

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in September:

Jen: A tour of the planets on offer and the zodiacal light

Ralph: Jupiter Saturn and two meteor showers in September. Then further afield, a double star, an open cluster and a dark Nebula in Cepheus.

Main Object: Messier 27, The Dumbbell Nebula.

Q&A: How can Titan have such a thick atmosphere with such a low gravity? From Alastair Frith in the UK.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

 

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Sep 04, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 111 - What's It Like To Fall Into a Black Hole?
44:06

What’s it like to fall into a black hole (again)? What does the outside universe look like? Is there any way to avoid your grisly fate at the singularity? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Sep 03, 2019
Astronomy Cast Questions Show: Multiple Big Bangs, Satellite Collisions & the Size of the Universe
35:05

http://www.astronomycast.com/2009/03/questions-show-multiple-big-bangs-satellite-collisions-and-the-size-of-the-universe/

From March 12, 2009.

This week we wonder if the Universe is going to collapse and then expand again, how satellites can have such different velocities, and the size of the observable Universe.

 

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Sep 02, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 28 & 30: Finding An Asteroid For Astronauts & Asteroids On An Inside Track
06:20

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:

- NASA is working on a manned mission to Venus, and then Mars. Before such a long complicated mission is attempted it may be wise to test the hardware on a manned mission to an asteroid.

- Atira was discovered in 2003 by the MIT Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research Program with telescopes near Socorro, NM. It is the first asteroid known to have an orbit completely within that of the Earth.

 

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Sep 01, 2019
Urban Astronomer Ep. 31: Clem Unger & OSIRIS-REx
45:36

Episode 31 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast's first season features an interview with Clem Unger, an ambassador for the OSIRIS-REx mission who lives in Australia. This is followed by the third part of our series on the evolution of stars, taking us one step closer on our journey to seeing where supernovae come from.

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 Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

 

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Aug 31, 2019
Guide To Space - Colonizing the Solar System: Part 1
22:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALBMdY9-SZs

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Published on Nov 17, 2016.

In this epic, 2-part episode, we team up with Isaac Arthur to imagine how humans will colonize the inner Solar System, becoming a true spacefaring civilization.

 

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Aug 30, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 88: Gas Moons and the Betterment of Humanity
26:35

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Aug 29, 2019
Everyday Einstein - How Old is the Universe?
08:30

Our Universe is 13.8 billion years old, a timescale much longer than the more relatable spans of hundreds or thousands of years that impact our lived experiences. So how do astronomers arrive at such an enormous number?

 

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Aug 28, 2019
Cheap Astronomy - Astronomy Without A Telescope: Much Ado About Nothing
10:10

From July 8, 2010.

Trial run of an emergency back up podcast.

Just think of it as a stitch in time.

 

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Aug 27, 2019
Astronomy Cast - Questions Show: Glow After Sunset, etc.
39:38

http://www.astronomycast.com/listeners/questions-shows/questions-show-the-source-of-atmospheres-the-vanishing-moon-and-a-glow-after-sunset/

- How do planets get their atmospheres?

- What would happen to the Earth if the Moon just disappeared?

- What’s that strange glow we see after sunset?

 

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Aug 26, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 26 & 27: Binary Asteroids & A Lucky Friday the 13th
06:20

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:

- 1.9 mile diameter 1998 QE2 was observed by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar. The asteroid's moon is about 1/3 of a mile in diameter and orbits once every 32 hours.

- Friday April 13, 2029 will be a very lucky day for the human race.

On that day the Asteroid Apophis will pass about 19,400 miles above the Earth's surface.

 

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Aug 25, 2019
UNAWE Space Scoop - Handle With Care: Astronomers Build an Explosive Collection
07:59

https://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1904/

A group of astronomers in Japan has collected pictures of 1,800 rare and explosive supernova events, events where a massive star explodes in a big, big way.

But among those 1,800 faint events were 400 detections of a special type of supernova. Type 1A supernovae. Among those 400 Type 1A supernovae were 58 Type 1As that were more than 8 billion light years away from Earth.

 

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Aug 24, 2019
Guide to Space - Life Beneath the Ice
12:59

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

Published on Jan 6, 2018.

Forget rocky worlds like Earth and Mars. New discoveries about icy worlds like Europa and Enceladus make them the ideal candidates for the search for life in the Universe. In fact there could be hundreds, or even thousands of times more worlds out there with ability to support life.
Of course, there’s a problem, how do we search for life when it’s hidden beneath kilometers of ice?

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Aug 23, 2019
Space Radio Ep. 87 - Super Earth? Overrated.
26:20

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Over-rated super Earths,
  • Why are wormholes unstable?
  • Could we survive on a super-Earth?
  • How does TESS work to find exoplanets?
  • “I don’t know”...
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Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

 

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Aug 22, 2019
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 003: SETI With MeerKAT
37:37

In Episode 3: "SETI with MeerKAT" Dr. Griffin Foster describes the planned hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence with South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope with @BerkeleySETI and @brkthroughprize. Griffin is from the University of Oxford and is the project scientist for Breakthrough Listen – a program to hunt for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence using radio telescopes.

Griffin explains, in a surprisingly down-to-earth and practical way, why we might expect intelligent extraterrestrial lifeforms to exist elsewhere in the Universe, how they might be trying to communicate and how we might search for these signals.

Griffin and the Breakthrough Listen team plan to conduct part of their search with the new MeerKAT radio telescope. MeerKAT is one of the world’s most advanced radio telescopes and is located in the Karoo in South Africa.

 

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Aug 21, 2019
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 110: Is The Universe Really Predictable?
27:54

What is chaos theory? How can something be both deterministic and unpredictable? Is there are hope at all for physics? 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 Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Aug 20, 2019
Astronomy Cast Questions: Shooting Lasers At The Moon & Losing Contact With Rovers
57:00

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This week we find out how hard it is to hit the Moon with a laser, and if scientists lose contact with the Mars rovers when they go behind the Sun.

And other questions. Lots of other questions!

 

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Aug 19, 2019
Travelers in the Night Eps. 24 & 25: Jupiter, Friend or Foe? & Fireballs
06:20

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 Earth is our home. It provides us with air, food, and water. The Sun powers all life. The role of Jupiter is less clear.

- Occasionally one observes a meteor brighter than the Planet Venus which is called a fireball. Some of them can be bright enough to be seen in the day time.

 

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Aug 18, 2019