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Podcast Profile: The 365 Days of Astronomy

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Site: cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy
250 episodes
2022
Average episode: 30 minutes
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Categories: Astronomy • Rotating Hosts

Podcaster's summary: The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-06 12:58 UTC. Episodes: 250. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Dec-06 • 51 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 189: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 7: Many Worlds, Infinite Possibilities)
Part 7! What is the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics? How does decoherence play a critical role? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this idea? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! We've added a...
2022-Dec-05 • 30 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 661: Looking Back on the Missions That Ended
It’s always sad to say goodbye, but when we send our robotic emissaries out into the cosmos, it’s just a matter of time before they shut down. Today we’re going to say goodbye to a few missions which have reached the end of their lives… But...
2022-Dec-04 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 207 E & 208 E: Zero & Deuce
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Newly discovered 2016 AM2's path had a zero distance...
2022-Dec-03 • 16 minutes
Observing With Webb - December Episode
December ends the year on a high note, providing us glimpses of all the planets, the major ones being conveniently visible, an occultation of Mars, a modest meteor shower, and plenty of telescope targets. 1st – CLOSE ENCOUNTER – Moon,...
2022-Dec-02 • 67 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Hipparchus’ Lost Star Catalog with Dr. Victor Gysemberg
Streamed live on Nov 23, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( ) Special Guest: Greek astronomer Hipparchus, who lived in the second century BCE, is considered to be the greatest astronomical observer of his time. Among his achievements are the development of...
2022-Dec-01 • 54 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Objects to Observe in December
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. [email protected] In this episode we’ll talk about what you can see in the night time sky this month. For those listening on the 365 Days of Astronomy, if...
2022-Nov-30 • 20 minutes
The Daily Space - BONUS CONTENT: Full-length Interview with Jochen Grandell
Catch the full-length interview with Jochen Grandell, Program Scientist for the Meteosat third generation, from our October 4th episode. The MTP (Meteosat Transition Programme) was established to ensure the operational continuity between the...
2022-Nov-29 • 12 minutes
Avivah Yamani - The Planetary Family Tree
Planets are born from the particles of gas and dust in the leftover material from star formation. This material formed a disk around the newborn star and over time, this material began to collide and stick together forming larger clumps. ...
2022-Nov-28 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 660: Runaway! Runaway! Escaping Stars, Planets & Small Bodies
Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Moons orbit planets, planets orbit stars, stars orbit within galaxies. It’s orbits all the way down. But occasionally objects can receive a powerful kick that sends them on a journey, never to return. This...
2022-Nov-27 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 205E & 206E: How Close? & Still Out There
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Dr. Grower discovered 250 foot diameter 2015 YV1. - Carson...
2022-Nov-26 • 45 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 38: Rise of the Machine
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. We are joined by Dr. Michelle Lochner who is a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. Michelle is developing new machine learning and artificial...
2022-Nov-25 • 62 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout: Untying an Early "Cosmic Knot" with Dr. Andrey Vayner
Streamed live on Nov 9, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( ) Special Guest: Since its final commissioning and being placed in service, JWST has been delivering on its promise to provide unprecedented insight into the most distant — and oldest — regions of...
2022-Nov-24 • 8 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - How Big is the Universe?
From Nov 24, 2021. Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. A simple explanation of the size of the universe, how the universe grew so big and how big it will...
2022-Nov-23 • 25 minutes
The Daily Space - Water Worlds May Hide Water Underground Summary
From September 9, 2022. A population study of 43 exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars used both the transit method and radial velocity method to find the densities of the worlds and a surprising pattern emerged. The planets are less dense than expected,...
2022-Nov-22 • 24 minutes
Leiden Observatory - Cosmic Perspectives Part 4
Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society is a feature podcast that explores the beneficial impact of Dutch astronomy on society, from building positive international relationships to the transfer of life-changing technology. In this...
2022-Nov-21 • 33 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 119: Robots In Space
From December 15, 2008. Space is totally inhospitable. If the freezing temperatures don’t get you, the intense radiation will kill you. Or the vacuum, or the lack of breathable atmosphere, or meteoroid impacts. Well… you get the idea. That’s why...
2022-Nov-20 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 203E & 204E: Blinky & Blinky Revealed
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Eric Christiensen discovered 2015 YJ, that had missed the...
2022-Nov-19 • 47 minutes
Deep Astronomy Space Junk Podcast 75 - Stellina & eVscope: Are They Worth the Money?
Streamed live on Oct 30, 2020. There is a lot of interest in a new class of telescopes available for amateur astronomers. These telescopes offer extreme ease-of-use while delivering advanced capability to those just entering the hobby of amateur...
2022-Nov-18 • 62 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Up, Up & Away with Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz and JPL's Venus Aerial Robotic Balloons
Host: Fraser Cain ( ) Special Guest: Despite the romance associated with Venus for millennia thanks to its having been named after the Roman god of love, Venus has proven to anything BUT romantic - LITERALLY! Combining the toxic and corrosive...
2022-Nov-17 • 62 minutes
Actual Astronomy - ATM-ing With Special Guest Tom Otvos
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. [email protected] - Since this might be a new topic for some people, maybe we can define amateur telescope making a little for people? - Can you tell...
2022-Nov-16 • 20 minutes
The Daily Space - Dinosaurs Washed Away in Largest Wave to Wrap Earth
As if getting set on fire and tossed into space wasn’t enough, new research finds evidence that after the Chicxulub impact, dinosaurs were also the victims of a massive global tsunami and worldwide earthquakes. Plus, the Milky Way’s stellar...
2022-Nov-15 • 41 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 188: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 6: Einstein’s Revenge)
Part 6! What were Einstein’s objections to quantum mechanics? Why was he so bothered by non-locality? What is the EPR paradox? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give...
2022-Nov-14 • 34 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 659: Clear Skies, Bright Satellites
Streamed live on Nov 8, 2022. Light pollution is big problem and it’s only getting worse. Not just near cities, but everywhere thanks to increased satellite constellations. How bad is the problem, and how can we fix it? We've added a new way...
2022-Nov-13 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 201E & 202E: Great Night & Jupiter’s Comet
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Jess Johnson discovered a dozen new Earth approaching...
2022-Nov-12 • 11 minutes
NOIRLab - A Record Setting Gamma Ray Burst
Gamma Ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions observed in the cosmos and frequently herald the birth of a new black hole. A recent gamma ray burst, GRB 221009A, appears to be the brightest of all time and was observed very quickly by...
2022-Nov-11 • 59 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - The ATA & Technosignatures With Dr. Sophia Sheikh (SETI Institute)
[Sorry for the continued audio dropouts, but just wait! Soon Fraser’ll have fiber at his house and this will all be a thing of the past! - Rich] Streamed live on Oct 26, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: As we discover new exoplanets on an...
2022-Nov-10 • 6 minutes
UNAWE Space Scoop - What’s Like The Sun and The Earth – Only Redder and More Massive?
Astronomers have discovered a super-Earth, which are planets that are much like our Earth but more massive. This one is near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star that’s only 36.6 light-years away from us. That's really, really close by, all...
2022-Nov-09 • 24 minutes
The Daily Space - Globular Clusters: Already Old 9 Billion Years Ago
The quest to understand the formation mechanisms of globular clusters was limited by the Hubble Space Telescope’s ability to peer back in time. Now, JWST’s larger mirror has allowed astronomers to find gravitationally lensed galaxies that have...
2022-Nov-08 • 24 minutes
Leiden Observatory - Cosmic Perspectives Part 3
Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society is a feature podcast that explores the beneficial impact of Dutch astronomy on society, from building positive international relationships to the transfer of life-changing technology. In this...
2022-Nov-07 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 658: Space Exploration Horror Stories
Streamed live on Oct 31, 2022. We’re recording this episode on Halloween, so how could we resist but take advantage of this opportunity. Space is already terrifying enough, you know, with the vast endless emptiness, the incomprehensible mysteries,...
2022-Nov-06 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 199E & 200E: Smoking Moon & Dead Comet
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Since 2005, the small, 313 mile diameter, icy moon of...
2022-Nov-05 • 15 minutes
Observing With Webb - November Episode
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. Thanksgiving, 3 planets, a meteor shower (with the possibility of...
2022-Nov-04 • 70 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Revisiting Apollo Photographically with Andy Saunders, Author of “Apollo Remastered”
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we are airing our prerecorded interview with Andy Saunders, the author and creative force behind the new book "Apollo Remastered." Andy used his talent and expertise to digitally remaster and restore the...
2022-Nov-03 • 32 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Objects to Observe in November
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. [email protected] - Nov 1 - 1st Quarter & Saturn 4° N of the Moon - Nov 3rd - Double Shadow Transit, we might catch the end here…good for EST and East....
2022-Nov-02 • 55 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - November Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - Enjoying the recent eclipse (weather permitting). - Jeni is officially recognised as being...
2022-Nov-01 • 41 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 187: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 5: Dreams of Copenhagen)
Part 5! What is the Copenhagen interpretation? How did the debates between Heisenberg and Schrödinger influence later physicists? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the “shut up and calculate” approach to quantum mechanics? I discuss these...
2022-Oct-31 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 216: Archaeoastronomy
From January 17, 2011. The Sun, Moon, stars and planets are visible with the unaided eye, and so there have been astronomers since before recorded history. Some of the earliest records we do have tell us what the ancient astronomers thought about the...
2022-Oct-30 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 197E & 198E: Stretch Marked Moon & Life’s Core
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - The end of the line for the moon of a planet is when it...
2022-Oct-29 • 8 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - Why Does the Sun Continue to Shine?
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. From Nov 20, 2021. We give a quick 10 second answer and a longer, more in depth, answer if you want to how the Sun...
2022-Oct-28 • 62 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - News Roundup
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: It’s our first News Roundup of the season! News, news & more news! Regular Guests: Dr. Pamela Gay ( & ) Dr. Nick Castle ( / ) Allen Versfeld ( & ) This week's stories: - DART! Success! - A...
2022-Oct-27 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Observed: It’s a Star-Eat-Star Universe
While astronomers have observed white dwarfs consuming companion stars on numerous occasions, for the first time, they have now observed the consumption of the companion’s helium and not just hydrogen. Plus, galactic alignment, rocket launches...
2022-Oct-26 • 14 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #086: Being in Space
When you need some space… - What’s the best solution to generate artificial gravity for long duration space travel? The best, indeed the only current, solution to generate artificial gravity is to spin the part of your spacecraft that...
2022-Oct-25 • 20 minutes
Leiden Observatory: Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society Part 2
Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society is a feature podcast that explores the beneficial impact of Dutch astronomy on society, from building positive international relationships to the transfer of life-changing technology. In this...
2022-Oct-24 • 33 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 657: Astronomical Naming Schemes
Space is a big place, with lots of galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and that means a lot of names. So how do astronomers name stuff, like comets, asteroids, exoplanets, craters? This video was made possible by the following Patreon members:...
2022-Oct-23 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 195E & 196E: Carbon Comets & Hot Lunation
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Eric Christensen found Comet C/2006 W3...
2022-Oct-22 • 55 minutes
Cosmic Savannah - SKA’s a “Go” for Construction
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. with Prof. Phil Diamond. Welcome to Season Four! We start with a bang and speak with the Director General of the Square Kilometer Array Telescope, Prof. Phil Diamond! Phil tells us how it feels...
2022-Oct-21 • 61 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - NICER Maps a Neutron Star with Zaven Arzoumanian & Keith Gendreau
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Pulsars have baffled scientists for decades, including how they work and what form matter takes within a pulsar. Using data collected by the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) Mission between July...
2022-Oct-20 • 24 minutes
The Daily Space - Globular Clusters: Already Old 9 Billion Years Ago
The quest to understand the formation mechanisms of globular clusters was limited by the Hubble Space Telescope’s ability to peer back in time. Now, JWST’s larger mirror has allowed astronomers to find gravitationally lensed galaxies that have...
2022-Oct-19 • 61 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - The Rendlesham Forest Incident: A Hat of Woo Special
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The scene: Christmas 1980. Suffolk, England. Two US airmen witness what they believe is an aircraft...
2022-Oct-18 • 31 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 186: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 4: It’s a Quantum, Quantum, Quantum World)
Part 4! What are the basic lessons of quantum mechanics? What does quantum mechanics teach us about the nature of reality? How does a quantum worldview differ from a classical one? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! This...
2022-Oct-17 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 656: Smashing Asteroids for Science!
Streamed live Oct 3rd. This week we saw the incredible image of DART smashing into asteroid Dimorphous. Beyond avenging the dinosaurs, what can we learn scientifically from this and other asteroid/comet impact missions. This video was made...
2022-Oct-16 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 193E & 194E: Toy Asteroid & Stealthy Asteroids
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Imagine an asteroid small enough to fit under a basketball...
2022-Oct-15 • 10 minutes
Deep Astronomy - Asteroid Apophis is Coming in 2029
Streamed live on Feb 13, 2020. The Asteroid Apophis is going to get very close to Earth in 2029! How/will it impact us? Apophis is classified as a Potential Hazardous Asteroid (PHA) to Earth and astronomers want to use the event to learn...
2022-Oct-14 • 60 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Astronomy for Equity with Mike Simmons
Streamed live on Oct 5, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Nothing transcends human differences here on our tiny planet than sharing the wonders of the night sky. For 50 years, Mike Simmons has been sharing and spreading astronomy with the...
2022-Oct-13 • 53 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Listeners’ Emails
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. [email protected] Dennis wrote: Just was listening to the October observing podcast and heard you hoping for a list of single transits of Jupiter. Sky and...
2022-Oct-12 • 19 minutes
The Daily Space - The DART Mission Successfully Boops Dimorphos
From September 27, 2022. After ten months of space travel, NASA’s DART spacecraft arrived at the asteroid Didymos, targeted the moonlet Dimorphos, and successfully flung itself at the surface. Multiple observations confirm that the system brightened...
2022-Oct-11 • 24 minutes
Leiden Observatory - Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society - Part 1: Radio Astronomy Bridges
Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society is a feature podcast that explores the beneficial impact of Dutch astronomy on society, from building positive international relationships to the transfer of life-changing technology. ...
2022-Oct-10 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 655: 65 Years of Space: Sputnik 1 Anniversary
Streamed live on Sep 26, 2022. It’s been about 65 years since the Soviets launched the first orbital satellite into low Earth orbit: Sputnik 1. Now there are thousands of satellites in orbit, with tens of thousands on the way. Let’s look at the...
2022-Oct-09 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 191E & 192E: Big Rock & Birthday Asteroid
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Alex Gibbs discovered 1 mile diameter 2015 VL142. - Rose...
2022-Oct-08 • 14 minutes
NOIRLab: 10 Years Of The Dark Energy Camera
The Dark Energy Camera (DECam) is an extremely powerful imager mounted on the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. DECam has 570 megapixels that cover 3 square degrees of the sky. In this podcast,...
2022-Oct-07 • 62 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Piquing Our Curiosity with Dr. Ashwin Vasavada
Streamed live on Sep 28, 2022. Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: On August 5, 2022, a plucky little rover named Curiosity celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the surface of Mars. Since being lowered on Mars that summer day it has continued to exceed...
2022-Oct-06 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Being A Star: Nature vs Nurture
Astroseismologists are combining data from TESS, Kepler, and eventually JWST to study stellar oscillations in ‘infant’ stars, with the goal of creating new models for how such young stars form and evolve over time. Plus, JWST images Mars, Hubble...
2022-Oct-05 • 71 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - October Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. Jeni and Paul talk to Professor Mike Edmunds, President of the Royal Astronomical Society and Emeritus...
2022-Oct-04 • 50 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 185: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 3: There and Back Again)
Part 3! Who developed quantum theory and why? What experiments motivated the creation of quantum mechanics? How was quantum mechanics a total break from classical physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support...
2022-Oct-03 • 31 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 654: The Side Effects Of Clean Energy
To battle climate change, we’ll need to rapidly move to carbon-free sources of energy. But this technology isn’t a free lunch. They require metals, generate waste and deplete the environment. What’s the best way to balance this shift? ...
2022-Oct-02 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps: 189E & 190E: Frequent Visitor & Martian Purity
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Rose Matheny discovered 2015 UM52. -Lichen from atop...
2022-Oct-01 • 13 minutes
Observing With Webb - October Episode
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. Halloween month brings us some spooooooooky astronomy. ...
2022-Sep-30 • 69 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout: The Geology of Exoplanets with Dr. Paul Byrne
[I apologize for the audio trouble with the podcast. The audio demons were busy! - Rich] Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: The first suspected exoplanet was identified back in 1988, and was then confirmed in 1992. Since then, the rate at...
2022-Sep-29 • 38 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Objects To Observe In October
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. [email protected] Oct 3 - first quarter Moon & Lunar Straight Wall visible Oct 5 - Saturn 4 degrees North of the Moon … further for us Oct 7 - Neptune...
2022-Sep-28 • 5 minutes
Maanvinder Pilania - A Journey To TOI 849-b
Located around 730 light years away from Earth, TOI-849b was discovered in November 2020 by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) using a method called Transit. In this method, TESS looked for a dip in the light coming from the stars....
2022-Sep-27 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Full-length interview with DART investigation team member Jian-Yang Li
Listen to the full-length interview with Jian-Yang Li from our September 13th episode where we discuss the DART mission’s uh, impact… ;^D We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production...
2022-Sep-26 • 31 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 653: Climate Change: Looking at the Variables
Climate change is on our mind these days with increasing wildfires, droughts and floods. What are the variables that play into a planet’s changing climate and what can this teach us about the search for habitable planets in the solar system and...
2022-Sep-25 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 187E & 188E: Space Boomerang & Comet Showers
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Rose Matheny discovered WT1190F. This space boomerang spent...
2022-Sep-24 • 32 minutes
Cosmic Savannah Ep. 036: Another Year in Review
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. We celebrate our second anniversary this week! We take the opportunity to reflect on what has been a very different year, but not without some great fun and highlights. Jacinta and Dan...
2022-Sep-23 • 20 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Milky Way "Autobiographer" Dr. Moiya McTier
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we are super excited to welcome Dr. Moiya McTier ( & ) to the Weekly Space Hangout - this time as our special guest! In 2019, Moiya joined the Weekly Space Hangout as one of our first Early Career...
2022-Sep-22 • 74 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - September Part 2
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Farewell Frank Drake. It’s uncrewed, not unmanned! Filming with the BBC again....
2022-Sep-21 • 9 minutes
Maanvinder Pilania - Ring Systems Around Astronomical Objects
Talking about the ring systems, the only astronomical body that comes up in the mind of people is the planet Saturn, which has a ring system which can be seen easily with the help of a telescope. But did you know that Saturn is not the only one that...
2022-Sep-20 • 45 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 184: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? - Part 2: Quantum Mechanics 102
Part 2! How do physicists understand quantum mechanics? What are the postulates and principles of quantum mechanics? How do the foundations of quantum mechanics compare to other theories? How do I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a...
2022-Sep-19 • 31 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 652: The Rocket Race Towards Reusability
Last week we talked about how single-use rocketry has changed over time, and the role it still plays in launching payloads into orbit and beyond. Today we’ll address the stainless steel elephant in the room and talk about the shift to reusability....
2022-Sep-18 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 185E & 186E: Rick’s 2 Homers & Asteroid Water Wagons
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Rik Hill knocked two out of the park! By discovering PHAs...
2022-Sep-17 • 66 minutes
Deep Astronomy - NASA's DART Mission: Protecting Earth from Hazardous Asteroids
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impactor technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space. This asteroid...
2022-Sep-16 • 51 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Season Premiere! How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto with Dean Regas
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Welcome back to another season of the Weekly Space Hangout! In our season's premiere, we are excited to welcome back to the show our good friend Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory! Dean has just released...
2022-Sep-15 • 36 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Listener Observing Reports
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 256 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast, a short episode on where we catch up. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love...
2022-Sep-14 • 23 minutes
The Daily Space - Season Premiere: Catching Up On News & Rockets!
As we return from our summer hiatus, we are back with a rundown of some of the stories that came out during the break. On the planetary front, JWST has been taking amazing images and learning about exoplanets. On the astrophysics front, we’ve got...
2022-Sep-13 • 6 minutes
Maanvinder Pilania - Fermi Bubbles of the Milky Way Galaxy
In 2010, gamma ray observations by NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope revealed an unknown mysterious structure of our home galaxy Milky Way. Astronomers discovered two giant bubbles that emerge below and above the center of our galaxy. They are known as...
2022-Sep-12 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 651: Artemis & The Decline of Single Use Rockets
Season 16 opener. On the day that we’re recording this, NASA’s Space Launch System is about to blast off. But everyone is expecting it’ll be delayed to October. When it does launch, it’ll be the most powerful rocket on Earth. Well, until...
2022-Sep-11 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 183E & 184E: Flat Earth Society Reincarnation & Dark, Bright and Beautiful
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - The number of believers has diminished from 3,500 twenty...
2022-Sep-10 • 13 minutes
NOIRLab - The Sharpest image Of The Universe’s Most Massive Known Star
By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive...
2022-Sep-09 • 21 minutes
The Daily Space - Jupiter’s Atmosphere Contains Metals From Planetesimals
A recent paper examined data from NASA’s Juno mission and found that Jupiter’s atmosphere not only contains metals but also is not a homogenous mix. The likely culprits are the remains of planetesimals from the early solar system. Plus, a Voyager...
2022-Sep-08 • 21 minutes
The Daily Space - Jupiter’s Atmosphere Contains Metals From Planetesimals -- Accidental duplication!
A recent paper examined data from NASA’s Juno mission and found that Jupiter’s atmosphere not only contains metals but also is not a homogenous mix. The likely culprits are the remains of planetesimals from the early solar system. Plus, a Voyager...
2022-Sep-07 • 7 minutes
UNAWE - Explosions Help Us Measure Distances in the Universe
How do astronomers measure extremely large distances in the far away corners of the Universe? So this would be the top step on the cosmic distance ladder. An international team led by Dr. Maria Dainotti, an Assistant Professor at the NAOJ,...
2022-Sep-06 • 39 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 183: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? - Part 1: The Way to the Weird
Part 1! Where does quantum theory fit in the larger tapestry of physics? What is the domain of quantum mechanics? And most importantly, what are the limits of quantum physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! ...
2022-Sep-05 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 157: Constellations
From September 28, 2009. Did you know there are 88 constellations in the night sky? Let’s learn about the constellations and other star formations, their history, their connection to the zodiac, and how to find some of them! We've added a new...
2022-Sep-04 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 181E & 182E: Survivor & Star Wanderer
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Rik Hill discovered car-sized 2015 SK7. - Richard Kowalski...
2022-Sep-03 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Galaxy Used as Cosmic Telescope to Peer Back in Time
With a groundbreaking technique, astronomers have used a galaxy as a gravitational lens to backlight two hydrogen clouds, peering back 11 billion light-years at our early universe. Plus, volcano water on the Moon, a quadruple star system, and this...
2022-Sep-02 • 26 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - All The Different Types Of Galaxies!
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. From Spring AstroCamp 2022! In this second in a series of Astronomy 101 videos, Dr. Jen covers all the different...
2022-Sep-01 • 30 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Objects To Observe In September
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. - Sep 3, 1st qtr Moon. - Sep 7, Juno at opposition. - Saturn is just past opposition, a great target all month! - Jupiter too! - Sep 10, the full Moon is 3° north of...
2022-Aug-31 • 16 minutes
Guide To Space: Why Haven't Aliens Settled Every Star In The Milky Way?
From January 11, 2020. With Adam Frank. At the American Astronomical Society's meeting Honolulu I got a chance to talk with Adam Frank about new research he's worked with Caleb Scharf, Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback and Jason Wright about the Fermi...
2022-Aug-30 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space: Solar System Rotation Rate Due to Subatomic Interactions
Using a first-principles approach, researchers have discovered that the differences in the rotational rate of the solar system are due to the inward and outward flow of cations and electrons. Plus, JWST’s first list of observations, a Starlink...
2022-Aug-29 • 27 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 87: The End of the Universe Part 2: The End of Everything
From March 5, 2008. Hopefully you’ve all recovered from part 1 of this set, where we make you sad about the future of the humanity, the Earth, the Sun and the Solar System. But hang on, we’re really going to bring you down. Today we’ll look far,...
2022-Aug-28 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 629 & 630: Loneliest Asteroid & Largest Asteroid
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - David Rankin discovered 2020 CY1 in Canes Venatici. - David...
2022-Aug-27 • 44 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 035: Rising Stars
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. This week we feature some rising stars in African Astronomy! We're joined by high school learners Indiphile Madletyana and Thabo Maliea who both show great promise as aspiring astronomers, as...
2022-Aug-26 • 12 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - The Messier Catalogue
In this third Astronomy 101 video from AstroCamp, Dr. Jen (AKA Dr. Dust) takes a look at the most important list of deep sky objects for amateur astronomers: the Messier Catalogue. Created by French astronomer Charles Messier in the 18th...
2022-Aug-25 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space: Wobbling Star Produces The Fastest Nova Ever Discovered
Observations of V1674 Hercules reveal a nova produced by the white dwarf star that dimmed in only one day. Additionally, the strange star wobbles every 501 seconds, producing flashes in visible and X-ray light. Plus, more results from the 240th...
2022-Aug-24 • 6 minutes
UNAWE Space Scoop - An Accent Merry-Go-Round
There is evidence of rotation in a galaxy which existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest galaxy we’ve found with possible rotation! This young galaxy rotates more slowly than modern galaxies, but maybe it’s on...
2022-Aug-23 • 14 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA 085: Questioning Assumptions
Don’t presume to assume… – Did the Universe really start from a single point? The observable expansion and cooling of the Universe over time does lend itself to the idea that if you wind the clock back far enough then everything must have...
2022-Aug-22 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 86: The End of the Universe Part 1: The End of the Solar System
From April 28, 2008. This is a show we wanted to do since we started Astronomy Cast but we always thought it was too early. We wanted you to know that we’re positive, happy, well adjusted people with enthusiasm for astronomy and the future. It’s...
2022-Aug-21 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 627 & 628: Toughest Asteroids & Close Approaches
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - 14 extremely tough asteroids which regularly travel...
2022-Aug-20
Deep Astronomy - Optical Communications For Developing A Cislunar Neighborhood
It’s exciting to see plans and investments U.S. commercial and government organizations are making to develop the cislunar neighborhood. Just like neighborhood developments here on Earth, the cislunar neighborhood needs multiple layers of...
2022-Aug-19 • 25 minutes
The Daily Space - Rogue Black Hole Possibly Found In Milky Way
After six years of Hubble Space Telescopes and the hypothesis that millions of black holes exist in the Milky Way, scientists have finally found direct evidence for the existence of one such black hole. Plus, planetary formation, a wandering star, and...
2022-Aug-18 • 27 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Saturn At Opposition
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 248 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast a short episode on Saturn ‘s Opposition. Opposition? - On August 14th Saturn will be at...
2022-Aug-17 • 58 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - August Part 2
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: The Perseid meteor shower. Another heatwave in the UK. The Orville on Disney+ The...
2022-Aug-16 • 39 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 182: Wait, Super-Atoms Are A Real Thing?
How do you make a super-atom? What can they be used for? What does this mean for quantum mechanics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get 10%...
2022-Aug-15 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 168: Enrico Fermi
From December 14, 2009. Today’s episode of Astronomy Cast is about another famous physicist: Enrico Fermi. We’ve already taken a look at one of Fermi’s most famous ideas, the Fermi Paradox – or, where are all the aliens? But let’s meet the...
2022-Aug-14 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 625 & 626: Record Year & Lunar Impactors
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - The Catalina Sky Survey discovered 1,542 Earth-approaching...
2022-Aug-13 • 7 minutes
NOIRLab - The Origins Of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts
Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions in the universe. Short gamma ray bursts are caused by the merger of two neutron stars. However, not all short gamma-ray bursts are associated with galaxies. In this podcast, Brendan O’connor,...
2022-Aug-12 • 16 minutes
Guide To Space - Harvesting Resources From The Solar System: ISRU
Rocket launches are expensive. Even with huge price drops from SpaceX and other New Space companies, there’s no cheap way to get stuff down here in Earth’s gravity well up to low Earth orbit. In order to really survive and thrive in...
2022-Aug-11 • 17 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - Why Are Stars Different Colors?
The first in a series of three Astronomy 101 videos from this spring’s AstroCamp where Dr. Jen is explaining some basics of astronomy. In this first video, we're taking a look at the colour of stars and why stars appear the colours they do....
2022-Aug-10 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Looking For Life In All The Strange Places
A trio of stories examines the possibilities for finding life in strange, new places, including deep underground here on Earth, in the subsurface oceans of Europa, and fossilized within sedimentary rocks on Mars. Plus, a SpaceX launch, gamma-ray...
2022-Aug-09 • 15 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #84: Well, Not Really
- If we want a lunar orbiting space station, couldn’t we just send the ISS there? Well we could, but whether it would work is another question. There’s a fundamental principle that things are built-for-purpose. Of course, you can re-purpose...
2022-Aug-08 • 34 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 167: Future Civilizations
From December 7, 2009. Let’s assume that humans survive the next few hundred years without destroying ourselves, or the planet, and we actually become a space faring civilization. What kinds of challenges will we face, and what projects will we...
2022-Aug-07 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 623 & 624: Arecibo & Incoming
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - We all will miss this scientific treasure. - Greg Leonard...
2022-Aug-06 • 14 minutes
Observing With Webb - August Episode
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. 2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter,...
2022-Aug-05 • 21 minutes
The Daily Space - Comet Storm Due In One Million Years
A star cataloged as Gliese 781 is approaching our solar system and in slightly more than a million years from now, will reach the Oort Cloud, likely disrupting the orbits of icy bodies that could head toward Earth. Plus, an Indian launch, Asteroid...
2022-Aug-04 • 24 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Things To Observe In The August Night Sky
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Conjunctions galore in the morning sky! Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Venus and more! Then there’s the Moon spoiling the Perseid meteor shower… We've...
2022-Aug-03 • 81 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - August Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - The release of JWST’s first images, the press conferences and media coverage. - Emails on...
2022-Aug-02 • 38 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 181: What Is The Principle Of Least Action?
What makes the principle of least action so important? Who came up with it? Is it all just a bunch of math or does it actually mean something? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this...
2022-Aug-01 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 166: Multiverses
From November 30, 2009. What if our Universe was just one in an infinite number of parallel universes; a possible outcome from the specific predictions of quantum mechanics. The idea of multiple universes is common in science fiction, but is there any...
2022-Jul-31 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 621 & 622: Morning Sky & Lonely Vigil
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - David Rankin discovered undiscovered football stadium-sized...
2022-Jul-30 • 7 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - How Big Is The Sun?
Ralph Wilkins hosts. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. How big is the Sun? How do we know? How does it compare to the planets in our solar system and other stars in the galaxy? What's the fate of the Sun? We...
2022-Jul-29 • 9 minutes
Guide To Space - 16 Years of Hubble Data in One Incredible Picture
The Hubble Legacy Field. From May 14, 2019. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched on April 24, 1990, and it’s been hard at work ever since, studying the cosmos like no other observatory in human history. Several times in its...
2022-Jul-28 • 7 minutes
UNAWE Space Scoop - A Fossil Galaxy in the Outskirts of Andromeda
An international team of astronomers found a dwarf galaxy in the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, located over 2.5 million light-years from us. However, the ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now called Pegasus V, was first spotted by a very attentive...
2022-Jul-27 • 19 minutes
The Daily Space - JWST Releases First Five Science Images
Starting with the stunning release of JWST’s first image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 on July 11, the bonanza continued the morning of July 12 with newly released images of Stephan’s Quintet, the Carina Nebula, the Southern Ring Nebula, and...
2022-Jul-26 • 14 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA # 083: Black Holes. Again.
Back in black. What’s in a black hole? Answer: Don’t know – and coming up next week we investigate where the edge of the universe is… OK, just kidding. The whole idea of an event horizon is that anything lying beyond it is unknowable....
2022-Jul-25 • 31 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 650: Did JWST Work?
Sign up through to make a difference in the climate crisis, and Wren will plant 10 extra trees in your name! Well, this is it. We’re FINALLY going to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. After decades of development, delays, budget creep, the...
2022-Jul-24 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 619 & 620: Apophis Campaign & Interstellar Travelers
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - To test techniques for characterizing a newly...
2022-Jul-23 • 45 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah - 34: The Life Cycle of Galaxies
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. This episode we hear from a familiar voice! SALT Astronomer Dr. Moses Mogotsi was our first ever guest on The Cosmic Savannah. He joins us again to explain what it’s like to observe in the...
2022-Jul-22 • 13 minutes
Guide To Space - A Tour Of The Lagrange Points. Part 3 - Trojans and Space Colonies at L4/L5
From September 10, 2019. We’ve reached the third part of our series on Lagrange Points, those stable spots in the Solar System, where you can sort of hover with the minimum amount of fuel. In this episode we’re going to look at the L4 and L5...
2022-Jul-21 • 18 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Observing In The Toybox Constellations
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 242 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast observing in the toybox constellations. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who...
2022-Jul-20 • 64 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - July Part 2
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Another heatwave in the UK. Dr. Jen on TV covering the latest JWST news. The Orville on...
2022-Jul-19 • 35 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 180: How Does Pulsar Timing Work?
What is a pulsar? How can we use them to map gravitational waves? What kind of technology does it take? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get...
2022-Jul-18 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 214: Space Tourism
From January 3, 2011. Have you ever wanted to go to space, but lacked the… uh, I dunno, everything… to be an astronaut? A whole new industry of space tourism will take you where you need to go. There are now companies offering zero-G flights,...
2022-Jul-17 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 617 & 618: One To Track & Tremendous Find
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Teddy Pruyne discovered 550’ diameter 2020 TF in the...
2022-Jul-16 • 62 minutes
Deep Astronomy - Options in Exploration: Public Private Partnerships in Space
Unlike in the Apollo era, the private sector now has considerable space capabilities and in the last five years, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in space programs by companies, individuals and investment firms. Consequently, NASA is...
2022-Jul-15 • 18 minutes
Guide to Space: A Tour Of The Lagrange Points - Part 2: Space Telescopes at L2 & Nothing at L3
Lagrange Points. Stable spots in space that you just can’t stop thinking about. What spacecraft work best in which places? What are some amazing ideas that could utilize these regions across the Solar System? In the last episode, I gave an...
2022-Jul-14 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Martian Sediments Reveal History of Flowing Water
A basin region within Margaritifer Terra on Mars contains deposits of clay-bearing sediment that provide evidence of flowing water on the red planet as recently as 2.5 billion years ago. Plus, Mars mission updates, gravitational wave detection, rocket...
2022-Jul-13 • 35 minutes
Cosmic Perspective - 50 Years of Apollo: Jim Lovell
Sponsored by Andy Poniros. Cosmic Perspective Radio features live and prerecorded interviews with Astronomers, Scientists, Astronauts, and Historians. NASA & JPL updates on Manned & Unmanned Space Missions. Monthly Night Sky Reports....
2022-Jul-12 • 7 minutes
Maanvinder Pilania - Olbers’ Paradox: Why The Night Sky Is Dark
My name is Maanvinder Pilania ( ). I'm a student, writer and the host of Astrophysics: Deep In The Space With Maanvinder Pilania podcast. Looking up at the night sky, have you ever wondered why the night sky appears dark? Any explanation, I’ve got...
2022-Jul-11 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 649: Highlights From NASA’s Holiday Ruining History
Have you ever noticed that significant space and astronomy events seem to happen during the holidays? It’s not a coincidence. There’s actually a reason why. Today we’ll talk about some of the key events that happened during holidays and the...
2022-Jul-10 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 615 & 616: Solar Storm Forecasts & 100 Million Year Old Crater
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Solar Stormwatch II citizen scientists improve CME arrival...
2022-Jul-09 • 13 minutes
NOIRLab (Encore) - The Earliest Supermassive Black Holes & Quasars
From June 12, 2021. Quasars are very distant and luminous objects powered by supermassive black holes containing many millions or even billions of times the mass of our Sun. Even with the immense energy they put out, their vast distances make them...
2022-Jul-08 • 14 minutes
Guide to Space: A Tour Of The Lagrange Points - Part 1, Past & Future Missions To L1
From August 30, 2019. Thanks to gravity, there are places across the Solar System which are nicely balanced. They’re called Lagrange Points and they give us the perfect vantage points for a range of spacecraft missions, from observing the Sun to...
2022-Jul-07 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Bennu’s Boulders Act as Body Armor
An analysis of the craters on Bennu’s surface provides evidence that the rubble pile asteroid is protected from smaller impacts by the boulders scattered on the surface. Plus, the SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal, dwarf galaxies around M81, and this week in...
2022-Jul-06 • 60 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - July Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - More filming for the BBC - Long days and short nights. :^( - Showcasing amateur photography...
2022-Jul-05 • 46 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 179: What are the Alternatives to Dark Matter?
What are some of the problems with dark matter? What about modified gravity? Are there any other solutions? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to...
2022-Jul-04 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 648: Summer Observing
Summer is officially, astronomically here, and for the folks in the northern hemisphere that means it’s a perfect time to head outside and see what’s happening in the sky. Today we’ll give you a good list of things to keep an eye out for with or...
2022-Jul-03 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 613 & 614: Climate Change and Telescopes & Rare Atira
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Human caused climate change is having a negative effect on...
2022-Jul-02 • 11 minutes
Observing With Webb - July Episode
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. 2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter, Saturn,...
2022-Jul-01 • 61 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Focusing JWST with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Manager
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Since JWST launched in December, 2021, we have been holding our collective breath as it made its way to its final home at the L2 Lagrange point. Throughout its approximate month-long journey, JWST systematically...
2022-Jun-30 • 38 minutes
Actual Astronomy - What to Observe in July 2022
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. - Paper star charts or cell phone software? - Arcturus in the daytime sky! - July 7th, 1st qtr Moon, Rupus Recta, the Lunar Straight Wall visible. - July 13th, Full...
2022-Jun-29 • 17 minutes
Guide To Space - How Are We Searching For Dark Matter?
Whenever I mention dark matter in anyway in the Guide to Space, or in a questions show, I get a bunch of responses that have essentially the same point. Astronomers are just speculating, why do they even think dark matter is a thing? We've...
2022-Jun-28 • 25 minutes
The Daily Space - A New Method Finds Four Brown Dwarfs
Using data from the fabulous Gaia mission, researchers have detected four new brown dwarfs as well as several other unusual companions to 25 stars in the Milky Way. Plus, Yellowstone, Earth’s magnetic field, hot Jupiters, and a review of the first...
2022-Jun-27 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 647: Best Sci Fi Beach Reading
— Part 1… — Part 2 Summer’s here! And that means finally tackling that huge list of books piled up on your bedside table and filling up your Kindle. What books do we recommend for some fun reads this summer? - The Kaiju Preservation...
2022-Jun-26 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 611 & 612: Aurora Mysteries & Day and Night
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Auroral displays contain a continuous pattern of...
2022-Jun-25 • 31 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah - Ep. 33: Mars Rovers & the SANSA
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. February 18, 2021 saw NASA’s latest Mars Rover, Perseverance, land on the red planet. We are joined by Tiaan Strydom, the Business Development Manager at the South African National Space...
2022-Jun-24 • 63 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Her New Memoir "Escaping Gravity"
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we are honored to welcome former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver to the Weekly Space Hangout. Her new memoir, Escaping Gravity (Diversion Books, June 21, 2022), offers a "first-hand account of how a...
2022-Jun-23 • 6 minutes
UNAWE Space Scoop - Cosmic Duet
Astronomers have just captured a new image of a beautiful sort of “dance” between two galaxies: the spiral NGC 1512, it’s the pretty, large, barred spiral in the picture, and its small neighbor NGC 1510. You’ll find a link to the...
2022-Jun-22 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Quasars Help Pinpoint the End of the Reionization Epoch
Using the radiation signatures of quasars, scientists have determined when the era of reionization ended in our universe – about 1.1 billion years after the Big Bang. Plus, an update on NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, new Hubble and Chandra images, and...
2022-Jun-21 • 40 minutes
Ask A Spaceman #178 - How Big Can Planets Get?
How big can a rocky planet get? Can a rocky planet turn into a gas giant? Why are some planets rocky and others gassy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: All episodes: Follow on Twitter: Like on...
2022-Jun-20 • 33 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 646: Our Long Term Future in Space
We always say that we're living in golden age of space and astronomy, but it feels like things are just accelerating. Space travel is happening! What does the long-term future hold for our place in the Universe? We've added a new way to donate...
2022-Jun-19 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 609 & 610: Lurking & Atmospheric Gravity Waves
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Greg Leonard discovered 2,200’ diameter 2020 PC5. -...
2022-Jun-18 • 66 minutes
Deep Astronomy - NASA’s DART Mission: Protecting Earth From Hazardous Asteroids
DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impactor technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space. This asteroid...
2022-Jun-17 • 60 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - CREW HaT: An Answer to Radiation Shielding? with NIAC 2022 Awardee Dr. Elena D’Onghia
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: As humanity dreams of exploring destinations both within our own solar system as well as those far beyond, the greatest challenge to be overcome is how to provide effective protection against the inevitable,...
2022-Jun-16 • 60 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Ep. 320: Observing Double Stars
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Today we have a special guest today the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Observing Chair Blake Nancarrow who is going to talk with us about double star...
2022-Jun-15 • 68 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - June Part 2 (The Space Exploration Show)
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Discrimination in science and academia. Returning to the Welsh valleys to attempt astronomy. Free...
2022-Jun-14 • 23 minutes
The Daily Space - Found: Dying Galaxies Containing Active Black Holes
Astronomers combined observations of far distant galaxies exhibiting no signs of star formation and found active supermassive black holes that may have contributed to the evolution of their parent galaxies. Plus, rocket launches, detecting...
2022-Jun-13 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 645: The Future of the ISS
The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for over 20 years now, serving as a peaceful collaboration between space-faring nations. But it's a machine, and it's getting old. In addition, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made...
2022-Jun-12 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 607 & 608: Good Night & Triple Comet
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Teddy Pruyne was granted a good night during which he...
2022-Jun-11 • 13 minutes
NOIRLab - The Colors of Uranus & Neptune
Neptune and Uranus have much in common — they have similar masses, sizes, and atmospheric compositions — yet their appearances are notably different. At visible wavelengths Neptune has a distinctly bluer color whereas Uranus is a pale shade of...
2022-Jun-10 • 64 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - News Roundup!
Unfortunately we’re still having audio dropout issues with WireCast. Until the source code is rewritten, we may not be able to fix this. Our apologies. Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Unfortunately, our guest for this week had to cancel due to...
2022-Jun-09 • 13 minutes
Guide To Space - The Incredible Challenge of Landing Heavy Payloads On Mars
It’s too bad Mars is such an interesting place, because it’s actually one of the most difficult places to visit in the Solar System, especially if you want to bring along a lot of luggage. That planet is a graveyard of missions that didn’t quite...
2022-Jun-08 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Pulsars as the Particle Accelerators of the Universe
Fast, strong magnetic winds caused by quickly rotating pulsars may be accelerating particles like electrons to extremely high-energy states and creating gamma-ray photons in their wake. Plus, missions close to home, large and distant objects, some...
2022-Jun-07 • 35 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 177: How Do Black Holes Affect Their Galaxies?
How do giant black holes shut off star formation? How do they turn it back on? Which came first, the black hole or the galaxy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: All episodes: Follow on Twitter: ...
2022-Jun-06 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 215: Light Echoes
From January 10, 2011. Just as sound can echo off distant objects, light can echo too. And the echoes of light bouncing off stellar remnants, black hole accretion disks, and clouds of gas and dust provide astronomers with another method of probing the...
2022-Jun-05 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 605 & 606: Monsoon Nights & Fallen Stones
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Kacper Wierzchos submitted 5 Earth approaching...
2022-Jun-04 • 11 minutes
Observing With Webb - June Episode
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. 2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter,...
2022-Jun-03 • 68 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Fuel Cell Technology and Space Applications with Ian Jakupca, NASA Glenn Research Center
Host: Dr. Pamela Gay ( & )Special Guest: Developing reliable, renewable, and safe power/energy storage systems is a key requirement for future space missions, both within our solar system and those venturing beyond it, as well as for...
2022-Jun-02 • 40 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Objects To Observe In June
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Noctilucent cloud season begins! - June 1st Moon occults Ceres. But it’s in the daytime. :^( - June 6th Lunar X visible, 29 Amphitrite at opposition and magnitude...
2022-Jun-01 • 79 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - June Part 1 (Astronomy)
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: You can now watch Jen presenting on BBC TV’s Weatherman Walking! (from 06:40 - BBC iPlayer...
2022-May-31 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Chaos Reigned Ian The Early Solar System
Researchers using radioactive decay analysis have recreated the early history of some asteroids in our solar system, revealing a more chaotic phase than previously thought. Plus, a near-Earth asteroid, a solar sail, a trove of black holes, and this...
2022-May-30 • 32 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 644: Is Earth… Normal?
We've now discovered thousands of exoplanets, we're learning more and more about the kinds of planetary systems there are out there across the Universe. But are planets like Earth unique or totally rare? We've added a new way to donate to 365...
2022-May-29 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 603 & 604: Discovering Alien Life & Comet Rankin
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Project Breakthrough Listen is spending 100 million dollars...
2022-May-28 • 29 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah - #032: The MeerKAT Fornax Survey
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. In this episode we will be discussing some more exciting work being conducted with the MeerKAT radio telescope. We’re joined by Dr. Paolo Serra from the Cagliari Astronomical Observatory in...
2022-May-27 • 61 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Why Hello Sag A* - It's Nice to Finally See You, with Dr. Lia Medeiros
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: On May 12th, 2022, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration released the first-ever direct image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Tonight we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Lia...
2022-May-26 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Supernova Evidence Found In Comet Fragment
A forensic analysis of the element concentration found in the Hypatia stone finds evidence in the cometary fragment, which may have impacted Earth 28 million years ago, of a supernova origin story. Plus, Ceres, Mars, and this week in rocket history,...
2022-May-25 • 5 minutes
UNAWE Space Scoop - The Curious Case of the Missing Planets Around Gas and Dust Rings
Most if not all newly formed stars have protoplanetary disks of gas & dust circling around them. If you go to Wikipedia’s page on protoplanetary disks: … you’ll see the famous 2014 image of HL Tauri. I remember the day it was made...
2022-May-24 • 14 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #82: Clarifications
That IS the question. - Do we have the ability to measure the exact amount of heat arriving at the Earth from the Sun? Here on Earth, we often talk about light as being what we can see and heat as being what we can feel. But, really any...
2022-May-23 • 30 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 643: Sagittarius A*
All the waiting is over, we've finally seen the image of the event horizon from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Different shaped blobs! And a black circle in the middle. What are we looking at? Today we're going to explain...
2022-May-22 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 601 & 602: Phaeton’s Child & Solar Flares
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Phaethon and asteroid 2005 UD are closely related. - The...
2022-May-21 • 84 minutes
Deep Astronomy - After the Voyager Probes: What NASA's Next Interstellar Mission May Look Like
NASA is getting ready to decide on whether to embark on its next interstellar mission. It will span over 50 years and travel 1000 AU. The latest report shows a possible launch in the 2030's if NASA gives the go-ahead. Let's meet and talk about...
2022-May-20 • 62 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Bringing Exoplanets Into Focus, Bit By Bit, With Alex Madurowicz
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Gravitational lensing has been used to discover far-distant galaxies that are obstructed from view thanks to the inconvenient positioning of astronomical interlopers. Recently, researchers have begun asking if this...
2022-May-19 • 56 minutes
Actual Astronomy - All About Binocular Astronomy
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Binoculars are extremely useful astronomical tools, and are quite portable, so you never have to be without them handy! There’s an old saying among us amateur...
2022-May-18 • 70 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - May Part 2
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Getting back in the studio. Watch us recording in our behind the scenes 10th Anniversary show....
2022-May-17 • 37 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 176: Why Is Gravity So Weak?
How did gravity get so ridiculously weak? Could it be related to extra dimensions? What does string theory and the concept of the “bulk” have to do with it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: ...
2022-May-16 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 642: Is the Sun... Normal?
We've always assumed that we lived in a perfectly normal star system with a normal star and normal planets. It's all... normal. But with our modern understanding of billions of stars, just how normal is our Sun, anyway? We've added a new way to...
2022-May-15 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 179E & 180E: Two Odd Fellows & WISE Alive
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Dr. Grauer discovered 2015 SY which orbits the Sun in only...
2022-May-14 • 11 minutes
NOIRLab - NOIRLab’s Scholar Astronomy Program
The Solar System, the Moon and its features, the stars, the constellations, the properties of light, and the preservation of dark skies will be some of the topics featured in the Scholar Astronomy Program, part of NOIRLab's Star Educators...
2022-May-13 • 65 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Small — But Powerful — Micronovae with Dr. Simone Scaringi
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Astronomers recently announced that, with the help of the ESO VLT, they had observed a new type of small — yet powerful — stellar explosion: a Micronova. The study, which was published in "Nature" on April 20...
2022-May-12 • 47 minutes
Cosmic Perspective - Jim Clash on Space Tourism
Sponsored by Andy Poiniros, our host today. Andy talks with participatory adventure journalist Jim Clash about spaceflight and the upcoming space tourism. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting,...
2022-May-11 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Newly Found ‘Black Widow’ Binary Has Third Companion
The flash of a pulsar about 3,000 light-years from our solar system was caused by a ‘black widow’ binary consuming a smaller star. Intriguingly, a third companion star is orbiting the pair, which may have originated near the Milky Way’s center....
2022-May-10 • 7 minutes
Guide To Space - Shouldn't We Fix the Earth First? So Many Problems Here, Why Go To Space?
Fraser gives 5 answers to the question, “why should we explore space when we have so many problems here on Earth?" We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: ...
2022-May-09 • 27 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 641: Can Planets Be Alive?
The Earth is teeming with life, but the upper atmosphere to kilometers underground. There's no question that our planet has life. But is our planet itself alive? This is a question posed back in the 1970s as the Gaia hypothesis, and it got its share...
2022-May-08 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night Eps. 177E & 178E: That’s 2 & EX Most Dangerous
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Gennady Borisov's new asteroid, 2015 RH2, has a diameter...
2022-May-07 • 16 minutes
Observing With Webb - May Episode
Lunar Eclipse Month!!! Get ready for a May that boasts a wonderful blood moon and an array of morning planets all month long. Welcome to Observing With Webb, where a high school astronomy teacher tells you what you’re looking at, why it’s so cool,...
2022-May-06 • 63 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - News Roundup!
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: No special guest tonight. There always seems to be so many news stories that we never get to cover - but tonight we will get to discuss a few more than usual! Regular Guests: Dr. Moiya McTier ( & ) Dr. Alex...
2022-May-05 • 41 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Object To Observe In May
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. - Comet PanSTARRS? - Mercury. - Asteroid 13 Egeria at opposition May 4. - The eta Aquarid meteor shower May 6. - The lunar X & V on May 8! Chiaroscuro! - Rupus...
2022-May-04 • 80 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - May Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - Jeni’s magazine article on ‘Everything JWST’. - UK government's social mobility commissioner...
2022-May-03 • 40 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 175: Should We Be Afraid of the Dipole Repeller?
What is the dipole repeller? Why is it a dipole? What is it repelling? What is the Bootes Void and how is it connected to dark energy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: All episodes: Follow on...
2022-May-02 • 29 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 640: Survey Science: Newest Projects & Results
There are general-purpose telescopes and missions that astronomers can use to study specific objects. And there are the survey missions that look at the entire sky, which astronomers can use to answer questions about the Universe. We've talked about...
2022-May-01 • 6 minutes
Travelers in the Night - Eps 175 & 176: Ganymede’s Layers & Deep Listen
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Ganymede has an iron-rich core which creates...
2022-Apr-30 • 21 minutes
The Daily Space - An In-Depth Look at Recent Mars Science And Exploration
A new paper looks at marsquakes and what is causing them, which turns out to be magma moving. And Curiosity has found rocks it needs to go around. Then there is the weather on Mars. Plus, lunar formation, a giant comet, and this week in rocket...
2022-Apr-29 • 64 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Catching Up With Dr. Paul M. Sutter (aka "The Spaceman")
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: If you are a long-time viewer of the Weekly Space Hangout, then Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( & ) is no stranger to you at all. For several years, he was one of our on-air journalists (along with Dr. Kimberly...
2022-Apr-28 • 10 minutes
George’s Random Astronomical Object #71 - The Black Hole That Didn’t Get Its Morning Coffee
George’s Random Astronomical Object presents Messier 61. The center of this barred spiral galaxy contains multiple regions where stars are forming as well as an inactive supermassive black home that needs some caffeine. Brief biography:...
2022-Apr-27 • 46 minutes
Cosmic Perspective - The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 16 - Apollo 16 LMP Charlie Duke
Cosmic Perspective Radio features live and prerecorded interviews with Astronomers, Scientists, Astronauts, and Historians… NASA & JPL updates on Manned & Unmanned Space Missions… Monthly Night Sky Reports… Local Astronomy &...
2022-Apr-26 • 14 minutes
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA # 81: Distant Horizons
If the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago how come we can still see it? What we can see is the cosmic microwave background, the CMB, which was a flash of light that actually occurred about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. How can...
2022-Apr-25 • 26 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 30: The Sun, Spots & All
From April 2, 2007. It’s Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means the Sun is back. But it’s more than just a free heat lamp for your garden, it’s an incredible, dynamic nuclear reaction complete with flares, coronal mass ejections,...
2022-Apr-24 • 6 minutes
Travelers In The Night Eps. 173E & 174E: So Many Possibilities & Breaks Happen
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - The number of possible places in a galaxy for life as we...
2022-Apr-23 • 38 minutes
The Cosmic Savannah - Ep. 031: Cosmic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. Our very own Jacinta has a new paper out and takes her turn in the hot seat to tell us all about it! Along with her colleagues, she has been part of the discovery of two giant radio...
2022-Apr-22 • 64 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - How to Access and Use Survey Data with NASA's Kevin Gill
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Let's face it - there isn't a single one of us who hasn't gazed at myriad stunning astronomy images that are readily available on the web. Whether it's Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Saturn's gorgeous rings, desolate...
2022-Apr-21 • 55 minutes
Actual Astronomy - Refracting Telescopes
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. From acromats to Williams Optics ZenithStar and everything in between! We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting,...
2022-Apr-20 • 70 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - April Part 2 (The Space Exploration Show)
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Watching a SpaceX Starlink launch. Tales from this month’s AstroCamp star party. Jeni on...
2022-Apr-19 • 30 minutes
Ask A Spaceman - What Solves the Twin Paradox?
What does everybody think is the twin paradox? What's the REAL twin paradox? How is the paradox resolved, and what does it teach us about synchronicity? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: All...
2022-Apr-18 • 28 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 639: Big Qs Update: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Etc.
Knowledge moves forward, and so, we must move with it. Today we'll give you an update on some of the most fascinating, fast-changing topics in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to...
2022-Apr-17 • 6 minutes
Travelers In The Night Eps. 171E & 172E: No Worries & Most Dangerous
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - There’s a false rumor that there is an asteroid which is...
2022-Apr-16 • 85 minutes
Deep Astronomy - Professional & Amateur Astronomy Collaboration
It is possible to contribute to professional astronomy, make discoveries and get involved in advancing our knowledge of the universe using your own equipment and computers. In this live stream, we'll go over some of the ways you can get involved...
2022-Apr-15 • 64 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Sailing Away Using Diffractive Solar Sails, with Amber Dubill
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: Tonight we are very excited to welcome Amber Dubill from JHUAPL, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, to the WSH. Amber has worked on both IMAP and DART, and also has a keen interest in advanced solar sail...
2022-Apr-14 • 12 minutes
Guide To Space - The Far Side Of The Moon Is The Perfect Place For a Radio Telescope
We’ve now passed the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and all eyes are back on the Moon. NASA is planning to return to the Moon by 2024 with its Artemis mission, the Chinese have put the Moon firmly in their plans for space exploration,...
2022-Apr-13 • 22 minutes
The Daily Space - Hubble Finds Farthest Star Ever Spotted
Researchers pouring through high-resolution Hubble images of galaxy clusters have found the gravitationally magnified light of a star that was shining just four billion years after the Big Bang, making this bright star the new record holder for the...
2022-Apr-12 • 9 minutes
George’s Random Astronomical Object: #70 - The Uncredited Star
George’s Random Astronomical Object presents the star Eta Aquilae. Although Eta Aquilae was the first Cepheid variable ever discovered, this class of stars was named after Delta Cephei instead. Brief bio: George Bendo is an astronomer...
2022-Apr-11 • 30 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 638: Simulating Space Missions
Although humans have never actually been to Mars, explorers have simulated many aspects of Mars missions here on Earth. There are missions under the ocean, on the tops of volcanoes, in the harsh Canadian north, and even in bed that simulate the...
2022-Apr-10 • 6 minutes
Travelers In The Night Eps. 169E & 170E: Beyond The Moon & Earth Life On Mars
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - In 1968 the first humans to see the far side with their own...
2022-Apr-09 • 17 minutes
NOIRLab - Astronomy In Chile Educator Ambassadors Program
The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) is a collaboration between Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) and Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), and the observatories they manage in Chile, including CTIO and...
2022-Apr-08 • 65 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Archaeology of Space: The ISS Archaeological Project with Dr. Justin P. Walsh
[As before we still have trouble with audio dropouts. It may be caused by the new software that handles the video stream. There may be nothing we can do at this time. Hopefully the team that wrote the software can do an update to address the issue....
2022-Apr-07 • 24 minutes
The Daily Space - More From ESA’s Gaia: Weird White Dwarf News
Researchers use data from ESA’s Gaia telescope to discover that white dwarf stars have two different distributions both in how they move and how bright they shine. Plus, all the International Space Station news, simulated JWST observations, and a...
2022-Apr-06 • 66 minutes
Awesome Astronomy - April Part 1
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - Observing trip with Cardiff Uni students. - Really bright ISS passes. - Jen’s first TV...
2022-Apr-05 • 32 minutes
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 173: How Does Radioactive Decay Work?
How was radioactive decay discovered? What are the different kinds of decay? How does quantum mechanics make all this happen? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: All episodes: Follow on Twitter: ...
2022-Apr-04 • 30 minutes
Astronomy Cast Ep. 637: Machine Learning in Astronomy
Computers are a big part of astronomy, but mostly they've been relegated to doing calculations. But recent developments in machine learning have changed everything, giving computers the ability to do jobs that humans could only do in the past. ...
2022-Apr-03 • 6 minutes
Travelers In The Night Eps. 167E & 168E: Planets, Billiards and Alchemy & An Eternal One
Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - "I do not know how I may appear to the world, but to myself...
2022-Apr-02 • 17 minutes
Observing With Webb - April Edition
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. Quite the exciting month for planets…if you like...
2022-Apr-01 • 61 minutes
Weekly Space Hangout - Searching for Skylab, "America's Forgotten Triumph" with Director Dwight Steven-Boniecki
Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's pre-recorded interview with award-winning author, and documentary director Dwight Steven-Boniecki. Dwight is the director of a film called Searching For Skylab - a largely forgotten...