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Podcast Profile: The Backyard Astronomer Podcast

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43 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 7 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Backyard Astronomer brings you semi-monthly topics and interviews relative to astronomy, space, and science. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/BackyardAstronomerAZ
Presented by The Rockstar Group and Manzanita Insurance.


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

➤ Astronomy news • Stargazing tips • Planet phenomena • Interviews with experts • Constellations and celestial events • Space science updates • Indigenous astronomy insights • Astrophotography • STEM education advocacy

The "Backyard Astronomer Podcast" offers semi-monthly episodes focusing on various astronomical phenomena, celestial events, and broader topics within the realm of space and science. Each episode dives into a specific subject, providing insights into observational astronomy, astrophotography, significant cosmic occurrences, and historical perspectives.

Listeners can expect detailed discussions about celestial bodies such as comet appearances, meteor showers, and prominent stars and constellations. The podcast frequently highlights observable events and phenomena including solar flares, eclipses, and the movements of planets. Seasonal changes and their astronomical implications, such as equinoxes and how they relate to night sky observations, are common themes as well.

The podcast emphasizes practical astronomy, encouraging the audience to engage in sky-watching activities, often providing tips on using telescopes and binoculars to observe specific targets. Noteworthy astronomical events, sometimes tied to particular times of the year, are a frequent subject, allowing listeners to plan their own stargazing activities based on current celestial appearances.

In addition to these practical aspects, the podcast occasionally features interviews with prominent figures in the field, such as astronomers, astrophotographers, and those involved in space exploration. These interviews provide personal insights and professional expertise, enhancing the educational aspect of the show.

The "Backyard Astronomer Podcast" also bridges current scientific advancements with historical context, explaining how ancient astronomical observations influence modern understanding. Episodes delve into features of well-known galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, highlighting their significance and the stories behind their discovery and naming.

Support for STEM education is a recurring theme, with mentions of collaborative projects and educational missions. The podcast frequently promotes local initiatives and organizations aimed at raising awareness and participation in science and astronomy. Overall, listeners can expect a blend of observational advice, scientific education, and community engagement focused on the wonders of the night sky.


Episodes:
E.42-The Blaze Star
2024-Jul-01
7 minutes
E.41-The Sombrero Galaxy
2024-May-01
7 minutes
E.40-Sunspots and Solar Cycles
2024-Mar-25
7 minutes
E.39-Vernal Equinox and Beehive Cluster
2024-Mar-01
7 minutes
E.38-Unicorns and Roses
2024-Feb-21
7 minutes
E.37-Dancing Planets
2024-Jan-01
7 minutes
E.36-Geminids Meteor Shower
2023-Dec-12
7 minutes
E.35-Astrophotography and JuMBO Planets in Orion
2023-Oct-31
7 minutes
E.34-Annular Eclipse
2023-Oct-03
7 minutes
E.33-Archers, Teapots, and the Milky Way
2023-Sep-06
7 minutes
E.32-Stories in the Stars
2023-Jul-03
9 minutes
E.31-Scorpions and Rabbits
2023-Jul-03
7 minutes
E.30-Buzzing Bees and Planets
2023-Jun-02
7 minutes
E.29 - Spring Serpents and Clusters
2023-May-01
7 minutes
E.28-Bullish About Astronomy
2023-Mar-05
7 minutes
E.27-Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
2023-Feb-01
7 minutes
E.26 - Near Objects - Comets and Asteroids
2023-Jan-26
7 minutes
E.25 - Fusion-The Lifeblood of Stars and Science Fiction
2023-Jan-06
7 minutes
E.24 - Indigenous Astronomy
2022-Dec-02
7 minutes
E.23-ExoWorlds and Native American Astronomy with The Museum of Indigenous People
2022-Nov-18
114 minutes
E.22 - Light Years, ExoWorlds, and Hot Ice
2022-Nov-01
7 minutes
E.21-A Prodigious Interview with Homer Hickam!
2022-Oct-02
118 minutes
E.20-Sputnik and the October Skies
2022-Oct-01
7 minutes
E.19B - SR71 interview re-release (audio corrected)
2022-Sep-27
89 minutes
E.19-SR71 pilot Col. Pat Bledsoe
2022-Sep-16
90 minutes
E.18-Jupiter at Opposition
2022-Sep-07
7 minutes
E.17-The Ringed Planet
2022-Aug-07
7 minutes
E.16 - July 14th Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)
2022-Jul-01
7 minutes
E.15 - Boötes and Arcturus
2022-Jun-30
7 minutes
E.14 - Planetary Collisions and the Seasons
2022-Jun-01
7 minutes
E.13-Sunspots
2022-Apr-29
7 minutes
E.12-The ISS
2022-Apr-03
5 minutes
E.11 - Space Junk and Collisions
2022-Mar-01
7 minutes
E. 10 - Telescopes
2022-Feb-04
4 minutes
E.09-NEOs and Comets
2021-Dec-28
5 minutes
E.08-James Webb Space Telescope
2021-Dec-23
5 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer-E.07-Comet Leonard with Greg Leonard!
2021-Dec-11
44 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.06 - The Subaru Cluster
2021-Dec-02
3 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.05 - Eric Edelman and Planetariums!
2021-Nov-16
30 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.04 - November 2021 - The Triangulum Galaxy
2021-Oct-29
5 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.03 - Meteorites! with Robert Ward
2021-Oct-15
35 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.02- October 2021
2021-Oct-04
4 minutes
The Backyard Astronomer - E.01 - September 2021
2021-Sep-23
2 minutes