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Podcast Profile: Stargazing

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45 episodes
2013 to 2017
Median: 13 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department - http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/


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

➤ Astronomy • Night sky observations • Space exploration • Telescopes • Black holes • Exoplanets • Cosmic rays • Gravitational waves • Galaxy research • Citizen science • Meteorite impacts • Cosmology

This podcast, titled "Stargazing," offers a comprehensive exploration of the night sky and the universe beyond, presented by the leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics department. The series delves into a wide array of astronomical topics, providing insights into the latest discoveries, technologies, and scientific theories related to space and our understanding of it.

Listeners can expect to learn about significant advancements in space observation tools, such as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope—The James Webb Space Telescope—known for its ability to detect infrared radiation. The podcast frequently addresses the physics and discoveries of various celestial phenomena, including black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmic rays, which represent some of the most energetic particles in the universe.

Another recurring theme is the investigation of planetary sciences. Episodes cover the atmospheres of planets within our solar system, the study of exoplanets—planets that orbit stars outside our solar system—and the potential for discovering Earth-like planets that might harbor life. The podcast also touches on citizen science projects like Galaxy Zoo, which involve the public in classifying galaxies, demonstrating the intersection of advanced research and community participation.

Additionally, various episodes explore astronomical phenomena and events from a historical and contemporary perspective. This includes ancient astronomy practices, significant missions such as the Philae-Rosetta comet landing and the Mars Beagle mission, as well as modern challenges like the colonization of Mars.

Listeners are introduced to the broader structure of the universe through discussions about its history, from the Big Bang to present day, and the role of dark matter and cosmic inflation in shaping the cosmos. The podcast also delves into the impacts of celestial bodies on Earth, such as meteors and asteroids, and includes practical guides for amateur astronomers on topics like astrophotography and stargazing with the naked eye.

Overall, "Stargazing" provides a rich and varied tapestry of content for anyone interested in the wonders of the universe, the latest astronomical research, and the technologies that propel our understanding of space forward.


Episodes:
Redder is better! Exploring the universe with the successor to Hubble
2017-Mar-28
23 minutes
On the trail of the most energetic particles in the universe
2017-Mar-28
19 minutes
Advanced LIGO: The Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
2017-Mar-28
19 minutes
Things that go bump in the night: Exploding stars and black holes
2017-Mar-28
20 minutes
The Seven Wonders of Galaxy Zoo
2015-Mar-13
15 minutes
Astronomy at the Highest Energies Possible
2015-Mar-13
9 minutes
Spectromania!
2015-Mar-13
10 minutes
How to see the world in a grain of sand
2015-Mar-13
9 minutes
The Beagle expedition to Mars
2015-Mar-13
13 minutes
The Philae - Rosetta Mission (update)
2015-Mar-13
17 minutes
From you to the largest structure in the Universe
2014-Dec-19
13 minutes
Gloomy Worlds: Why are planets cloudy?
2014-Dec-19
15 minutes
The Philae - Rosetta Comet Mission
2014-Dec-19
17 minutes
The SKA
2014-Feb-04
13 minutes
Is our galaxy special?
2014-Jan-31
11 minutes
Galaxy Zoo project
2014-Jan-31
9 minutes
Zooniverse: Live
2014-Jan-30
18 minutes
Atmospheres in the solar system ... and beyond!
2014-Jan-30
14 minutes
Spin Doctors: Creating a planet's atmosphere in the lab
2014-Jan-30
13 minutes
Ancient Astronomies - 7000 years in the Kennett Valley
2014-Jan-29
17 minutes
Colonisation of Mars - the Great Debate
2014-Jan-29
13 minutes
Dark Matter - Are we still in the dark?
2014-Jan-28
11 minutes
Inflation - The "BANG" in Big Bang
2014-Jan-28
9 minutes
Earth-like Planets (and where to find them)
2014-Jan-28
11 minutes
Exoplanets
2013-Dec-12
10 minutes
Are we special in the Universe?
2013-Dec-12
8 minutes
Black Holes
2013-Dec-12
12 minutes
Astrophotography
2013-Dec-05
14 minutes
Cosmology - What We Don't Know
2013-Dec-05
10 minutes
Galaxy Zoo
2013-Dec-05
8 minutes
Extra-solar planets: from science-fiction to reality
2013-Jun-04
10 minutes
Uncovering Black Holes and Hunting for Planets
2013-Apr-16
45 minutes
The Chelyabinsk Meteor
2013-Apr-16
14 minutes
Stepping into the unknown: the search for new planets
2013-Apr-16
13 minutes
A History of the Universe in 12 Minutes
2013-Apr-16
17 minutes
LOFAR and the SKA - The Universe in radio waves
2013-Apr-16
20 minutes
Killer asteroids
2013-Apr-16
13 minutes
Pluto - no more a planet
2013-Apr-16
11 minutes
Astro Photography Showcase
2013-Apr-16
16 minutes
Galaxies as a Plate of Fruit
2013-Feb-05
9 minutes
Observing with the Naked Eye
2013-Feb-04
14 minutes
Large Meteorite Impacts on Earth
2013-Jan-30
12 minutes
Cosmology
2013-Jan-30
12 minutes
Robotic Planetary Exploration
2013-Jan-30
15 minutes
Planets, Planets Everywhere!
2013-Jan-17
12 minutes