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Podcast Profile: syzygy

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127 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 48 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Join astronomer Dr Emily Brunsden and enthusiastic not-astronomer Dr Chris Stewart as they explore the universe.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Astronomy • Cosmology • Astrophysics • Black Holes • Exoplanets • Space Missions • Telescopes • Galactic Events • Universe Evolution • Planetary Science • Stellar Phenomena • Astronomical Discoveries

This podcast, titled "Syzygy," is hosted by astronomer Dr. Emily Brunsden and Dr. Chris Stewart. Each episode delves into different facets of astronomical science and cosmology, tackling both fundamental questions and the latest discoveries in the field. The show features a mix of in-depth explorations of complex astronomical phenomena, entertaining commentary, and responses to listener questions.

A recurring theme throughout the episodes is the exploration of cosmic entities such as black holes, dark energy, and distant stars. The show frequently discusses groundbreaking missions and findings by space agencies like NASA and ESA, providing updates on new discoveries and explaining their significance. Topics like the nature of dark energy, the characteristics and behaviors of various types of black holes, and the phenomena surrounding cosmic rays are covered extensively.

Another key theme is the investigation of our solar system and beyond, including the formation and lifecycle of stars, the peculiarities of specific celestial bodies, and the potential for discovering new exoplanets. The show also addresses advanced astrophysical concepts like gravitational waves, orbital resonances, and the cosmic web, making these topics accessible to listeners with varying degrees of scientific knowledge.

Episodes often feature detailed discussions on results from high-profile astronomical observations and experiments. Noteworthy segments include analyses of data from missions like the James Webb Space Telescope, the Gaia mission, and the Parker Solar Probe, as well as groundbreaking events such as the detection of interstellar objects and the peculiarities of ancient and newly forming galaxies.

Listeners can expect to find episodes that are both deeply informative and engaging, blending expert explanations of astronomical theories with current research updates and thought-provoking questions. Through this podcast, Dr. Emily Brunsden and Dr. Chris Stewart strive to illuminate the mysteries of the universe, making complex scientific concepts understandable and interesting to a broader audience.


Episodes:
Episode Image 121: Dark Bubbles of Weakness
2024-Jun-04
49 minutes
Episode Image 120: Biggest Small Black Hole
2024-Apr-29
48 minutes
Episode Image 119: Astrocampus Turns Ten!
2024-Apr-18
47 minutes
Episode Image 118: Sextuplet Symphony
2024-Jan-30
61 minutes
Episode Image 117: SLIM chance of Moon landing?
2024-Jan-23
67 minutes
Episode Image 116: Black Hole Sun
2024-Jan-15
61 minutes
Episode Image 115: Zevatron in the Void
2023-Dec-08
52 minutes
Episode Image 114: A Burst of Tellurium
2023-Nov-21
50 minutes
Episode Image 113: White Dwarf Destiny
2023-Nov-06
54 minutes
Episode Image 112: Unexpected JuMBOs
2023-Oct-09
58 minutes
Episode Image 111: Special Asteroid Delivery
2023-Oct-02
43 minutes
Episode Image 110: Euclid's Five Big Questions
2023-Sep-13
61 minutes
Episode Image 109: Something From Nothing?
2023-Jun-25
54 minutes
Episode Image 108: Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!
2023-Jun-08
57 minutes
Episode Image 107: Biggest Bang Ever! (Again?)
2023-May-28
60 minutes
Episode Image 106: Star Eats Planet
2023-May-08
48 minutes
Episode Image 105: Back To The Moon (2023 Edition)
2023-May-02
56 minutes
Episode Image 104: Biggest Black Hole
2023-Apr-25
53 minutes
Episode Image 103: Red Dwarf Paradox
2023-Mar-18
52 minutes
Episode Image 102: Breaking The Universe
2023-Mar-14
57 minutes
Episode Image 101: Spin Down Earth
2023-Mar-06
56 minutes
Episode Image 100: Just Wonderful To Be Back!
2023-Jan-23
58 minutes
Episode Image 99: Black Holes & Big News
2022-May-13
10 minutes
Episode Image 98: New Nova
2022-Apr-29
61 minutes
Episode Image 97: Biggest Comet Ever!
2022-Apr-22
61 minutes
Episode Image 96: Space Particles Probe Pyramids
2022-Apr-15
76 minutes
Episode Image 95: Baby Planets (& Moons!)
2022-Apr-10
71 minutes
Episode Image 94: A Star Is Born
2022-Apr-02
64 minutes
Episode Image 93: Baby Galaxies
2022-Mar-26
57 minutes
Episode Image 92: Baby First Stars
2022-Mar-19
59 minutes
Episode Image 91: Baby Universe
2022-Mar-11
69 minutes
Episode Image 90: Touching The Sun
2021-Dec-21
57 minutes
Episode Image 89: Diverting Dimorphos with DART
2021-Dec-05
59 minutes
Episode Image 88: Galaxy Munchies
2021-Nov-23
49 minutes
Episode Image 87: Star Go Boom!
2021-Nov-16
54 minutes
Episode Image 86: Extragalactic X-Ray Exoplanet
2021-Nov-02
48 minutes
Episode Image 85: Lucy In The Sky With Trojans
2021-Oct-26
49 minutes
Episode Image 84: Spot Speeds Up
2021-Oct-19
53 minutes
Episode Image 83: James Webb Set For Launch (Honestly!)
2021-Oct-12
57 minutes
Episode Image 82: Billionaires In Space!
2021-Jul-19
70 minutes
Episode Image 81: To Infinity And Beyond!
2021-Jun-29
59 minutes
Episode Image 80: Mapping the Unseeable
2021-Jun-22
56 minutes
Episode Image 79: Voyager Hears A Hum
2021-Jun-01
52 minutes
Episode Image 78: Muons broke my physics!
2021-May-11
68 minutes
Episode Image 77: A Night In The Life Of An Astronomer
2021-Mar-18
63 minutes
Episode Image 76: Everybody's Going To Mars
2021-Mar-05
62 minutes
Episode Image 75: Story of the Sun
2021-Feb-12
62 minutes
Episode Image 74: Vale Arecibo
2021-Jan-14
62 minutes
Episode Image 73: Blanets & Squeezars
2020-Dec-15
59 minutes
Episode Image 72: Nobel Black Holes
2020-Oct-20
73 minutes
Episode Image 71: Penguins on Venus?
2020-Sep-22
48 minutes
Episode Image 70: Syzygy Summer Spectacular
2020-Jul-28
65 minutes
Episode Image 69: Solar Secrets & Nebulous Neutrinos
2020-Jul-16
56 minutes
Episode Image 68: Birth Of A Planet
2020-Jul-03
49 minutes
Episode Image 67: The Mystery of Dark Matter — Live from the York Festival of Ideas!
2020-Jun-24
60 minutes
Episode Image 66: Inscrutable Neutrons & Perplexing Pulsars
2020-May-22
57 minutes
Episode Image 65: Burbidge Burbidge Fowler & Hoyle
2020-May-15
55 minutes
Episode Image 64: Almost A Good Comet
2020-May-07
41 minutes
Episode Image 63: A Pair Of Delta Scuti Lambda Boos
2020-Apr-22
38 minutes
Episode Image 62: The Cosmic Sponge
2020-Mar-28
54 minutes
Episode Image 61: Biggest Bang Eva!
2020-Mar-13
45 minutes
Episode Image 60: Big Moons!
2020-Mar-06
49 minutes
Episode Image 59: Living With A Star
2020-Feb-28
46 minutes
Episode Image 58: Astronomical Pancake Theory
2020-Feb-19
50 minutes
Episode Image 57: Ancient Stardust and Gaia Sausage
2020-Jan-26
45 minutes
Episode Image 56: No Bang For Betelgeuse?
2020-Jan-17
49 minutes
Episode Image 55: The Starlink Controversy
2019-Dec-27
42 minutes
Episode Image 54: Black Hole Redemption
2019-Dec-20
39 minutes
Episode Image 53: ’Tis the season(ality)
2019-Dec-13
39 minutes
Episode Image 52: Live from the Podcast Social Club!
2019-Dec-04
43 minutes
Episode Image 51: Mercury in Transit!
2019-Nov-16
43 minutes
Episode Image 50: Imposter Comet!
2019-Nov-11
43 minutes
Episode Image 49: The Syzygy Planet Hunter's Guide
2019-Nov-06
66 minutes
Episode Image 48: Wobbly Stars & Exoplanets
2019-Oct-26
45 minutes
Episode Image 47: The Milky Way Explodes!
2019-Oct-19
35 minutes
Episode Image 46: Dark Energy And The End Of The Universe
2019-Oct-11
49 minutes
Episode Image 45: Biggest Neutron Star Ever!
2019-Oct-07
46 minutes
Episode Image 44: Waterworld?
2019-Sep-27
38 minutes
Episode Image 43: Moss Piglets in Spaaace!
2019-Sep-20
38 minutes
Episode Image World's First Trans-Galactic Podcast!
2019-Sep-09
7 minutes
Episode Image 42: Life, The Universe, And Everything
2019-Sep-09
48 minutes
Episode Image Teaser: a special Ep 42 event
2019-Sep-02
2 minutes
Episode Image (Live) The Great Syzygy Space Off!
2019-Aug-13
53 minutes
Episode Image 41: Cosmic Microwave Background (Scopes on a Balloon!)
2019-Jul-28
53 minutes
Episode Image 40: One Giant Leap
2019-Jul-21
65 minutes
Episode Image 39: Ridiculously Large Telescopes
2019-Jun-30
47 minutes
Episode Image 38: Blue Twinkly Supergiants
2019-Jun-14
34 minutes
Episode Image 37 (supplemental): Syzygy Film Club!
2019-May-14
4 minutes
Episode Image 37: Crazy Donut Moon Theory
2019-May-11
41 minutes
Episode Image 36: Scopes On A Plane!
2019-May-03
35 minutes
Episode Image 35: THAT Black Hole Image
2019-Apr-23
46 minutes
Episode Image 34: This System's Got Everything!
2019-Apr-05
34 minutes
Episode Image 33: Goldilocks Zones around Binary Stars
2019-Mar-21
38 minutes
Episode Image 32: A Mysterious Box of Asteroid Stuff
2019-Mar-15
38 minutes
Episode Image 31: LIGO Gets An Upgrade
2019-Feb-22
57 minutes
Episode Image 30: Stardust, or Cosmic Poo?
2019-Feb-15
39 minutes
Episode Image 29: The Serendipitous Rings of Saturn
2019-Feb-08
39 minutes
Episode Image 28: All Exoplanets Are Exciting
2019-Jan-25
46 minutes
Episode Image 27: Up A Mountain In NZ
2018-Dec-25
23 minutes
Episode Image 26: How To Build A Solar System
2018-Dec-19
40 minutes
Episode Image 25: Picture The Sky
2018-Dec-10
48 minutes
Episode Image 24: Black Holes Feeding On Colliding Galaxies
2018-Nov-23
38 minutes
Episode Image 23: Syzygy Live! from YorNight 2018
2018-Nov-19
41 minutes
Episode Image 22: How To Measure The Universe
2018-Nov-09
48 minutes
Episode Image 21: BepiColombo goes to Mercury
2018-Nov-02
45 minutes
Episode Image 20: Photo of a Black Hole
2018-Oct-26
38 minutes
Episode Image 19: Moons, Exomoons & Moonmoons
2018-Oct-19
42 minutes
Episode Image 18: Mysterious Planet 9
2018-Oct-12
40 minutes
Episode Image 17: Quantum Conspiracy Theory
2018-Sep-28
12 minutes
Episode Image Episode 16: Einstein at the Heart of the Galaxy
2018-Aug-10
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 15: A Salty Lake on Mars
2018-Aug-03
34 minutes
Episode Image Episode 14: Total Eclipse of the Moon
2018-Jul-26
37 minutes
Episode Image Episode 13: Neutrino Messenger from a Distant Blazar
2018-Jul-20
35 minutes
Episode Image Episode 12: The Light Fantastic
2018-Jul-06
36 minutes
Episode Image Episode 11: Black Hole Eats Star, Then Burps
2018-Jun-29
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 10: So you want to be an astronomer?
2018-Jun-22
44 minutes
Episode Image Episode 09: Life on Mars?
2018-Jun-15
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 08: The Frozen Dunes of Pluto
2018-Jun-08
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 07 (supplemental): Octopuses from Space!
2018-Jun-01
7 minutes
Episode Image Episode 07: Plumes of Ice on Europa
2018-May-25
43 minutes
Episode Image Episode 06: Galaxy Pile Up Causes Cosmic Chaos!
2018-May-20
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 05: Diamonds from Space!
2018-May-04
31 minutes
Episode Image Episode 04: The Music Of The Stars
2018-Apr-27
32 minutes
Episode Image Episode 03: Holding Our Breath For TESS!
2018-Apr-19
38 minutes
Episode Image Episode 02: Dark Matter Is Out There, Even When It's Not
2018-Apr-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Episode 01: Planets, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
2018-Apr-05
33 minutes
Episode Image Episode 00: A Syzygy Sneak Peek
2018-Apr-03
3 minutes