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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of 2009. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individual

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 495: Update on Asteroids & Prospects of Asteroid Mining
32:29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Hn5RFTcto

Streamed live on Jun 8, 2018.
Our knowledge of space is starting to match up with our ability to get out there an explore it. There are several companies working on missions and techniques to harvest minerals from asteroids. What other resources are out there that we can use?

 

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Jun 18, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 401 & 402: Night Vision & Above Scotland
06:18

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Experience the wonders of the Universe first hand using your night vision.

- The CubeSat industry is making relatively low cost exploration of space possible and is creating heretofore undreamed of opportunities for the human exploration of space.

 

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Jun 17, 2018
Deep Astronomy - Backyard Observatories & Viewer Questions
01:07:42

We apologize for the intermittent audio problems. The internet demons are having fun tonight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8x9rRvVhI

Streamed live on Apr 4, 2018.

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Welcome to the next installment of Telescope Talk! In today's discussion, we're going to look at some backyard observatories.

https://www.pinterest.com/markmoraes/amateur-backyard-observatories/
Why? Well, they make the decision to go out for a night with you telescope easier to make. Observatories let you keep your telescope setup and aligned all the time, which means you just walk out your back door, open your observatory and start looking up!
We'll talk about what characteristics a decent backyard observatory should have, how much or how little you need to spend and talk about what others have done.
We've also compiled some good questions over the months of doing Telescope Talk and we'll address some of them in this hangout.
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Jun 16, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Stella Kafka, Director of the AAVSO
01:00:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxfSEx3yHh4

Streamed live on Jun 13, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Stella Kafka is the Director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers. ( https://www.aavso.org/ )

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

This week's stories:

- How do we measure the mass of a galaxy?

- Poor Opportunity is in a really bad state.

- Should we colonize the Moon or Mars? Should India?

- Space diamonds explaining microwave emissions.

 

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Jun 15, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 39: Fake Neutrinos!!!
26:31

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Today on Space Radio:

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Jun 14, 2018
Pythagorean Astronomy - Missions to Mars & Plumes From Enceladus
26:32

Hosted by Dr. Chris North ( @chrisenorth ) and Dr. Edward Gomez ( @zemogle ).

This month has seen missions large and small launch towards Mars, and new results from the Gaia satellite. Meanwhile, astronomers have beein using machine learning to address a number of problems – we discuss a couple of examples which have been published recently. Finally, there have been exciting new signs of plumes from Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons – something that future missions might be able to explore in more detail.

An extended edition of an original broadcast on 31st May 2018 as part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.

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Jun 13, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - June Episode
01:22:16

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

Summary of content:

The Discussion: Jeni’s talking science conferences while Paul’s doing impressions from his Who’s Who of Yorkshire legends. Ralph runs through this month’s pick of listeners tweets & emails with a focus on exoplanets...

See also this Steve Brown link:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenuevdXcAA2xg_.jpg

And a big congrats to listener Dustin Ruoff.

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

The earliest stars formed earlier than we thought!

NASA’s latest wow-piece is a helicopter on Mars

The first interstellar immigrant settles in our solar system

The Interview: This month we have two short interviews - something for the adults, something for the kids: Astronomy on Tap and International Astronomical Youth Camp.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look climate change (don’t groan!): "What do you think the general (or astronomy/space) science community's approach to the problem of climate change should be?  Are you optimistic?" Alan Travelbea in Vancouver, Canada

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Jun 12, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 494: Icy Moons 2018 Update
30:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2VbUkY6yrU

Streamed live on May 31, 2018.
Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we've learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter's Europa to Saturn's Enceladus, to Pluto's Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. What new things have we learned about these places?

 

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Jun 11, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 399 & 400: Moons of Florence & Roving Venus
06:20

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr Lance Benner of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory headed up a team of scientists who used the 70 meter antenna at NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex to bounce RADAR beams off of the asteroid Florence as it made a close approach to Earth in September of 2017.

- NASA and JPL engineers are exploring the concept of avoiding the use of modern temperature sensitive electronics by creating a fully mechanical rover.

 

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Jun 10, 2018
NOAO - Photographing the Milky Way
14:39

Description: Summer is when the heart of the Milky Way graces the night sky. Many amazing photographs of the Milky Way can be found on the internet. In this podcast, I discuss how to get started photographing the Milky Way.

http://www.noao.edu

http://twitter.com/#!/NOAONorth

www.facebook.com/USNOAO

Short bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also blogs  at halfastro.wordpress.com.

 

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Jun 09, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: Stars Shine for Everyone - Jean-Pierre Grootaerd & Guy Wauters
59:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3GUrIT13Vc Livestream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIzwFyaODrA Interview

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Jean-Pierre Grootaerd and Guy Wauters discuss their project "Stars Shine for Everyone". http://ssvi.be/node/6

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- Sterile neutrinos detected? Don't hold your breath.

- Methane dunes on Pluto!

- A 6' asteroid is detected & explodes over Botswana & Namibia.

- New Horizons wakes up.

 

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Jun 08, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 38: Spaced To The Nines
25:01

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Today on Space Radio:

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Jun 07, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - June Sky Guide
13:25

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

What to look out, and up, for in June.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- Asteroid Vesta at opposition

- Saturn

- An overview of Venus, Jupiter and Mars

- Comet 21P - Giacobini–Zinner in Cygnus

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.

Ralph – The Double Double, Epsilon Lyrae, in Lyra

Paul – Globular Clusters available to view in Ophiuchus

Jen – Colourful binary star Albireo in Cygnus

And we finish this sky guide with June’s moon phases.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Jun 06, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 81: How Do You Build A Rocket Ship?
34:01

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What does momentum have to do with rockets? Why are nozzles so dang important? What is a “potent mixture”, anyway? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Jun 05, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 493: Mars Update 2018
32:39

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

Streamed live on May 25, 2018.

If there's one place we've learned more about in the last 10 years, it's Mars. Thanks to all those rovers, orbiters, landers which are flying overhead, crawling around the surface, and digging into the rich Martian regolith. What have we learned about Elon Musk's future home?

 

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Jun 04, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 397 & 398 - Spotting Meteors & Mars Rocks
06:20

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The best time to view meteors is generally after midnight on a clear, moonless night. You will see many more meteors in a rural area than under city lights. On nights not during a meteor shower, you may expect to view sporadic meteors at the rate of between 2 and 16 per hour.

- Chemical analysis of samples of the Tissint meteor suggest that it was ejected from Mars about a million years ago and traveled about the Sun for the subsequent period of time before falling to Earth in 2011.  The 2011 fall is particularly significant because these samples are very fresh having been on the ground for only a few months in the dry Moroccan desert.

 

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Jun 03, 2018
Observing With Webb - June Episode
12:55

June is more exciting than normal, by providing us a chance to see all the naked eye planets by month’s end, lunar close encounters with all but Mercury, and an especially close one with Saturn (only 1˚!), with most planets visible for long periods of the night. So get out your scope and try to find all the planets in one night!

Mercury: You might catch it about an hour after sunset, low in the West, down and to the right of Venus, but only after mid-June, as it is getting higher and higher each day.

Venus: Venus is looking fantastic AGAIN this month!  Look West and find the brightest source of light in that direction, more than two fist-widths above the horizon, that lasts almost 2.5 hours before it sets. If you have a telescope, you can notice Venus getting bigger and less round throughout the month.

Mars: Rises between 12:30am and 11pm. Look S around sunrise and find the red object about 30˚ above the horizon in Capricorn.

Saturn: Rises between 10:45pm at the beginning of the month and 9pm at the end. Look about 20˚ above the SE horizon in evening, and SW in the morning, at the top of Sagittarius.

Jupiter: Up in the SSE around sunset and moves across the sky throughout the night, hanging out in Libra, setting right around 3am.

 

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Jun 02, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Skylias - Science Communicating on Twitch!
01:04:38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65mjyW2oM0M

Streamed live May 30, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week, we are excited to welcome Skylias, aka "Sky" to the Weekly Space Hangout. Sky is a science communicator on Twitch.tv. She discovered her passion for live streaming science, mainly astronomy/physics on Twitch.tv, while working towards her own science degree. Sky graduated magna cum laude from Regis University with a B.S. in Computer Science. While not in front of the camera or working on future live stream content, Sky enjoys stargazing, learning more about science and history, and spending time with her 5 year old daughter who is known as "MiniSky."

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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

This week's stories:

- A radio view of extreme solar flares.

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-owens-valley-solar-array-reveals.html

- The Sun is getting less sunny.

- Pluto is now a bunch of comets?

- Virgin Galactic does another test.

 

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Jun 01, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 37: The Octopode Project
25:58

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Today on Space Radio:

An interstellar visitor outstays its welcome?

  • Why peer review doesn't matter much.
  • and more!

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May 31, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - SISS #23 Heat Pipes
12:27

Hosted by Janet Dudley.

The ISS is full of fans and motors and computers and people – all of which generate heat and all of which need to stay cool to operate effectively. Ultimately, the only way you can cool an entire spacecraft is to conduct heat to its outer surfaces and let that heat radiate away into the cold vacuum of space.

 

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May 30, 2018
Cosmic Perspective - Alan Stern & Dave Grinspoon - "Chasing New Horizons"
32:15

Hosted by Andy Poniros. Andy interviews New Horizons Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Stern ( https://alanstern.space/ ) & Author & astrobiologist Dr. David Grinspoon ( http://funkyscience.net/ ) about their new book "Chasing New Horizons".

 

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May 29, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 492: Comets, Asteroids & KBOs
32:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfxz-1hznJ4

Streamed live on May 18, 2018.
Another topic with plenty of updates. Since we started Astronomy Cast we've visited many smaller objects in the Solar System up close, from Ceres and Vesta to Pluto, not to mention a comet. What have we learned?

 

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May 28, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 395 & 396: House Sized Space Rocks & Jupiter
06:20

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Throughout history small close approaching space rocks have been a part of our environment.  Now, thanks to improved telescopes and cameras, asteroid hunters are routinely discovering these small asteroids as they pass closer than the Moon is to us.

- Meteors, shooting stars, or falling stars are different names for the streaks of light in the night sky which are in reality the dying embers of tiny asteroids. These small interplanetary travelers were speeding along at between 7 and 44 miles per second when they entered the Earth's atmosphere.

 

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May 27, 2018
UNAWE Space Scoop - Black Hole Spin Turns-up the Radio
06:30

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1801/

Supermassive black holes sometimes swallow material, gas, dust or even the occasional star. When they do so we call them an AGN, an Active Galactic Nucleus. Before disappearing forever, the material is accelerated to very high speeds around the black hole's event horizon.

This fast-moving material shoots out huge beams of radio waves into space. Well, some of them are huge. Some aren't.

 

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May 26, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Mike Massimino & Nat Geo's ONE STRANGE ROCK
01:08:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F20jl3XTArM

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week, we are extremely excited to welcome former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino back to the Weekly Space Hangout in a segment he pre-recorded with Fraser back in April of this year.

 

Mike, the first person ever to send a tweet from space, joins a group of eight elite astronauts to tell Earth’s extraordinary story in National Geographic’s new series, ONE STRANGE ROCK, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and Jane Root’s Nutopia. Having viewed Earth from space, Mike conveys his personal experiences of our planet and underscores how there really is no place like home.

 

Mike served as an astronaut from 1996 to 2014. He is a veteran of two space flights: STS-109 in March 2002 and STS-125 in May 2009 – the final two Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions. He was the last person to work inside of Hubble and set a team record with his crewmates for the most cumulative spacewalking time in a single space shuttle mission. He has logged a total of 571 hours and 47 minutes in space and 30 hours and 4 minutes of spacewalking.

 

Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University and two Master of Science degrees and a Ph.D. from MIT. He has received a number of awards including two NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the American Astronautical Society’s 2009 Flight Achievement Award. Additionally, he is the holder of two patents and author of many engineering research papers.

 

Mike lives in New York City, where he is an engineering professor at Columbia University and the senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. He is author of the New York Times Bestseller "Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe" and has made numerous television appearances, including National Geographic’s late-night talk show StarTalk and had a six-time recurring role as himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

 

You can watch full episodes of One Strange Rock online at the Nat Geo website (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com...) including Episode 7, Terraform, featuring this week's guest, Mike Massimino.

Regular Guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- The EM thruster that ain't...

- China moving toward a Moon rover.

- Another extrasolar asteroid!

 

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May 25, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 36: Sky Radio
24:04

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Today on Space Radio:

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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May 24, 2018
What Is The Stars - Sunspots
06:49

Produced by Eoin O'Kelly for The Blue of the Night on Raidió Teilifís Éireann's RTÉ Lyric FM. From April 16, 2012.

Hosted by Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Cork Institute of Technology's Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes heavenwards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations.

On this week in 1947 the largest recorded sunspot was observed. Daily sunspot records have been kept by most major observatories since the mid-1800s and there are records going back thousands of years of these dark areas on the Sun’s face.

 

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May 23, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - The Life and Legacy of Stephen Hawking
23:31

In this podcast extra episode, we take a look back at the extraordinary life and work of Stephen Hawking who died on 14th March 2018, leaving a legacy rich with cosmology insights, humour, altruism, science education and a changed landscape in astronomy.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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May 22, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 491: Exoplanet Update 2018
31:28

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

Streamed live on May 11, 2018.
Finally, a big update. Have there been news in the realm of exoplanets? More news that we can possibly cover. But we'll try our best.

 

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May 21, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 393 & 394: Newest Moon & Tiny Beasts
06:18

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- A calendar based on the first visibility of the lunar crescent is difficult to predict in advance since this observation depends on the clarity of the atmosphere and other local conditions.

- Recent scientific estimates suggest that a typical human being has approximately the same number of bacteria and other microbes as they do actual human cells.

 

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May 20, 2018
Deep Astronomy - DIY NASA Data Processing for Fun and Profit
01:05:15

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

Streamed live on Mar 21, 2018.

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This week, we re-visit processing data from NASA missions yourself. Our guest this week is Kevin M. Gill, a very talented image processor who's work has included images from most major NASA space telescopes and other missions.
You can see some of his work here:
https://www.instagram.com/apoapsys/?h...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmg...
If you've ever wanted to learn tips and techniques about processing space images yourself, then this is the hangout for you!
https://deepastronomy.space/video/MBm...
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May 19, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Ethan Siegel's Treknology: The Science of Star Trek
01:10:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4c7TfDq6W4

Scheduled for May 16, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Ethan Siegel is the author of the new book, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive. In his book, Ethan examines over 25 items from the Star Trek universe, describes their underlying science, and lets his readers know how close we are to having many of these iconic items today.

Ethan is a PhD astrophysicist and science communicator known for his award winning blog, Starts with a Bang, and his regular online contributions to Forbes (you can find his writings here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ethansie... )

Both Treknology and Ethan's first book, Beyond the Galaxy: How humanity looked beyond our Milky Way and discovered the entire Universe, are available on Amazon.

Regular Guests:

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

This week's stories:

- Galileo flew through the plumes on Europa!

- A helicopter for Mars!

- How would we know if life can survive in the multiverse?

- What's going on with the ISS?

- The Block 5 launches!

- Stars found at the earliest moments of the Universe.

 

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May 18, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 35: IT'S FULL OF BLACK HOLES!!!
26:14

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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May 17, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA #36: Possibilities
14:09

More maybes…

- Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is dark energy a dead duck?

- Dear Cheap Astronomy – We all know that temperature goes down to absolute zero, but is there also an upper limit to temperature?

 

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May 16, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 80: What Made the "OMG Particle" So Special?
41:01

What is the so-called “OMG Particle”? Where could it possibly come from, and how are magnetic fields involved? How can we detect these cosmic rays? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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May 15, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 490: What's New With Supernovae
29:02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iNytsH5O2Y

Streamed live on May 4, 2018.
Time for another update, this time we're going to look at what's new with supernovae. And once again, we've got good news, lots of new stuff to report.

 

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May 14, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 391 & 392: Finding Space Rocks & Dragon Delivers
06:11

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Finding a meteorite that has traveled billions of miles through space to reach it's present location is exciting. It might even be worth real money. 

- Dragon was launched from Cape Canaveral on a Falcon 9 rocket on a 2 day voyage to the International Space Station. As SpaceX #11 slowly approached the orbiting human outpost, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson grabbed it with the station's robotic arm.

 

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May 13, 2018
NOAO - An Interstellar Visitor
16:59

Description: The first asteroids in our solar system were discovered in the early 1800s. It has long been known that occasionally our solar system ejects debris into interstellar space and the other solar systems should exhibit similar behavior. Recently astronomers discovered an asteroid that originates outside our solar sytem. In This podcast, Dr. Jayadeve Rajagopal discusses this first interstellar visitor which has been named Oumuamua.

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Short bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project (www.galileoscope.org), providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also blogs  at halfastro.wordpress.com.

Dr. Jayadev Rajagopal is a staff astronomer working with the WIYN telescope at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.

 

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May 12, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Tom Bridgman of NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
01:08:56

https://youtu.be/PAbYopMRoTg

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tom Bridgman works at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) creating amazing data-driven visual content using space science data from NASA initiatives for education and public outreach.

After earning his PhD in physics and astronomy, Tom worked as an instrument specialist at the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory before joining the SVS at Goddard.

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This week's stories:

- InSight, on its way to Mars,

- The accuracy of hurricane models,

- The case against Dark Matter,

- Jupiter & Venus messing with Earth's orbit,

- Commercial Crew delays.

 

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May 11, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 34: Bezos Uber Alles
25:46

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May 10, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - May Episode
01:10:17

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

The Discussion: Jeni, Paul & Ralph survived the wilds of the Brecon Beacon’s AstroCamp festival of astronomy, Jeni gathers a whole heap of astronomy interviews from the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, and we read out a couple of emails requesting advice on amateur astronomy mounts, berating us for our April Fools’ Twitter gag and asking for more content relevant to the southern hemisphere.

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

  • - A galaxy containing no dark matter
  • - NASA launches its new exoplanet hunting satellite
  • - An exoplanet spotted using amateur astronomy equipment

The Interview: This month Jeni caught up with Dr. Jane Greaves & Dr. Phil Cigan from Cardiff University to talk about their work finding phosphorus in the Crab Nebula – and why phosphorus is so important to life.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at atmospheres & the habitability of exoplanets:

I thought red-dwarf stars were typically much more volatile than our g-type star and, as a result, planets in a red-dwarf system would typically be bombarded by solar storms and radiation stripping away their atmospheres and making them unlikely spots for life as we know it to be found. So how is it possible to have atmospheres around rocky planets in the Trappist 1 system? Dave Schlaudt in Michigan, USA

 

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May 09, 2018
Pythagorean Astronomy - Exoplanets and EWASS Roundup
37:45

April saw Liverpool host the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, from which there were a many new developments and discoveries, a few of which Chris North and Edward  Gomez discuss this month. The conference came just days after the NASA and ESA made the announcement that the largest astronomy project in recent times, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be delayed. Its launch has been pushed back from the (already-delayed) 2019 to 2020.

In other news from the EWASS conference, we discussed:

  • the ages of stars in the centre of the Milky Way
  • hotspots on neutron stars,
  • using astronomy techniques in ecology
  • flares from stars, and the implications for habitability

In more cheery recent news, NASA’s TESS satellite was successfully launched, with an aim of discovering thousands of new exoplanets. Meanwhile, ESA selected ARIEL to be launched in just over a decade. With a goal of characterising the atmospheres of exoplanets, Ariel will revolutionise our understanding of these alien worlds. To find our more about TESS, ARIEL and other current and future exoplanet missions, Chris spoke to Dr Subi Sarkar, based here in Cardiff University. Subi discussed how TESS will be different from Kepler, and what we’ll find out from CHEOPS and ARIEL.

An extended edition of an original broadcast on 25th April 2018 as part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.

http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/physicsoutreach/category/media/pythagorean-astronomy/

 

- Dr. Chris North ( @chrisenorth ) is an astronomy researcher and science communicator based at Cardiff University. As well as being the Ogden Science Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, he holds an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship entitled "The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy". While his background is cosmology and infrared astronomy, he currently focus more on gravitational waves. His emphasis on communication is workshops for schools, as well as online interactive resources. He is also a co-author of several books.

- Dr. Edward Gomez ( @zemogle ) has been fascinated by astronomy since childhood. When he realised that he could use maths and computers to do fun things with astronomy, he knew he was hooked for life. He never grew out of it and now he is lucky enough to be a professional astrophysicist. As part of his role with LCO he tries to find novel ways to engage the public in astronomy. This has taken the form of creating citizen science projects like Agent Exoplanet, interactive educational web apps like Star in a Box, and online community events like Show Me Stars.

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May 08, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 489: Black Hole Update
32:59

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3dGmeBUGCQ

Streamed live on Apr 27, 2018.
Another update episode, this time we look at what's new and changed in the research of black holes. And it's here that we find a lot of substantial new discoveries in the field, so much has been discovered since we first covered black holes a decade ago.

 

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May 07, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 389 & 390 - Tiny Spacecraft & One in 100,000
06:18

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The Breakthrough Starshot program has funded the creation of 'Sprite' , the world's smallest spacecraft. About the size of a saltine cracker and having a mass of less than 2 dimes, the single-board spacecraft has all the essentials.

- When astronomers first discovered Apophis in 2004 it appeared possible that this 3 million ton, 1,200 foot diameter asteroid traveling at 8 mi/s could impact our planet creating a crater a several miles diameter and more than a half mile deep.

 

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May 06, 2018
Observing With Webb - May Episode
15:59

Naked-eye PLANETS...

•Around Sunset – Venus (W)

•Throughout the night – Jupiter (EW)

•Morning – Saturn (E) , Mars (E), Jupiter (W)

Mercury:

- Not visible this month

Venus:

- Venus is looking fantastic this month!  Look West and find the brightest source of light in that direction, about two fist-widths above the horizon.

Mars:

- Rises between 12am and 1am. Look SSE around sunrise and find the red object near Saturn, in Capricorn.

Saturn:

- Rises around 1am at the beginning of the month and 11pm at the end. Look about 20˚ above the SSE horizon, up and to the right of Mars and at the top of Sagittarius.

Jupiter:

- Up in the SE around sunset and moves across the sky throughout the night, hanging out in Libra, setting right around sunrise.

 

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May 05, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. David Weintraub's "Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go"
01:07:23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1PN7DkCwn8

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. David Weintraub is the author of the new book, "Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go," in which he provides a history of our fascination with the Red Planet, as well as describes the the various moral issues that surround our desire to go there.

- Dr. Weintraub is a Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University where he serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Director of Communication of Science & Technology Program, and Co-Director of Scientific Computing Program.

- In addition to his new book, Dr. Weintruab is the Co-series Editor, Springer, Springer Briefs in Astronomy and Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics, as well as the author of numerous other books, including "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?," "How Old is the Universe?," and "Is Pluto a Planet?"

You can find out more about Dr. Weintraub on his webpage:

https://my.vanderbilt.edu/davidweintraub/

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

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- A protocluster caught in the act...

- Should physics be beautiful?

- Blue Origin tests the New Shepard.

- Bezos is spending a lot of money...

- A sibling survived a supernova explosion.

 

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May 04, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 33: Uranus Jokes Never Get Old!
26:35

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May 03, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - May Sky Guide
11:23

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

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in May.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- The ever-brightening Mars

- Jupiter at opposition on 9th May

- Venus in the evening sky

- The Lyrid meteor shower

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.

Ralph – The plethora of summer objects in Sagittarius

Paul – Globular Cluster, Messier 5, in Serpens

Jen – M57, The Ring Nebula, in Lyra

And we finish this sky guide with May’s moon phases.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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

 

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May 02, 2018
Ask A Spaceman #079 - Seriously, What is Gravity, Part 3
44:16

Part 3! How did Einstein develop General Relativity? What does it mean for different kinds of masses to be equivalent? How does gravity do what it does? Why is curvature so important in understanding gravity? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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May 01, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 488: Dark Energy, 2018 Edition
29:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb-5XcN0PoM

Streamed on Apr 23, 2018.

The updates continue. Last week we talked about dark matter, and this week we continue with its partner dark energy. Of course, they're not really partners, unless you consider mysteriousness to be an attribute. Dark energy, that force that's accelerating the expansion of the Universe. What have we learned?

 

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Apr 30, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 387 & 388: Florence & 40 Years
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The 3 mile diameter, 4th largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, Florence, was discovered by Dr. Bobby Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia on March 2,1981. It was named for Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing.

- Looking at the stars on a clear dark night, far from the artificial air glow humanity creates, have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel in truly deep interstellar space? 40 years after their launches in 1977, your representatives, the twin Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft are in the vast space between the stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

 

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Apr 29, 2018
Guide To Space - How Fast is Gravity? - Einstein's Predictions for the Speed of Gravity
06:06

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

Published on Jul 13, 2015.

How long would it take for the gravitational well created by the Sun to disappear, and the Earth and the rest of the planets fly off into space?
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Apr 28, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Carolyn Collins Petersen discusses "Space Exploration"
58:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXc5v4hLJII

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Carolyn Collins Petersen is no stranger to the Weekly Space Hangout, having been a regular journalist during previous seasons. We are excited to welcome Carolyn back to the show this week, this time as our Special Guest, to discuss her newest book, Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future, which was released in the US on April 1. In it, Carolyn discusses the earliest space pioneers and their work, the WW1 technological advances which formed the basis of today's Space Age, the increasing corporate interest in space, and theorizes about what the future may hold.

You can learn more about/order Carolyn's latest book here:

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This week's stories:

- NASA FINALLY has a new administrator.

- GAIA dumps 1.7 billion stars on us…

- The mind-bending animation from Rosetta: https://twitter.com/landru79/status/988490703075463168

- Was there an advanced civilization before us? (No.)

 

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Apr 27, 2018
Space Radio Special: Astrotour Costa Rica
16:04

Immerse yourself in the web of life under a symphony of starlight.

The imposing Arenal Volcano looms in the distance, mist still clinging to its slopes. The day was long and unforgettable, your camera filled with picture after picture of colorful, exotic creatures and foliage so vibrant it seems to move on its own.

Over dinner you swap stories with your newfound friends as the sun slips below the horizon, your head barely able to keep track of the complex interconnected web of life surrounding you. 

Tonight we trek out again to find a dark observing spot - an easy task in the northwest corner of this amazing country - and hunt for the stars, their orderly patterns sitting in stark contrast to the verdant chaos of the jungle. Yet somehow, just as alive.

So much to absorb, you could spend a lifetime here. March 2-10 2019.

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Apr 26, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - Why Do People Believe In Conspiracy Theories?
34:54

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

An extended Hat of Woo if you like, but for this podcast extra episode we dip our hands back into the festering corners of Paul’s hat to take a look at the root causes and the psychology of belief in conspiracy theories.

Not why are they wrong but why do humans believe in conspiracy theories at all?

Do we shoot ourselves in the foot through our educational policies and methods of teaching?

Are we just hardwired to believe in falsehoods, whether more elaborate or more simple than the truth?

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Apr 25, 2018
Astronomers Without Borders - Dava Sobel's "The Glass Universe"
01:01:47

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AWB's Mike Simmons interviews best-selling author Dava Sobel. They talk at length about the writing process for her book "Galileo's Daughter" as well as "The Glass Universe".

 

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Apr 24, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 8: Meteor Showers - Yes, the Sky is Falling
25:58

http://www.astronomycast.com/solar-system/meteor-showers-yes-the-sky-is-falling/

This Saturday night is the peak of Lyrid Meteor Shower! Dress appropriately, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good meteor shower. Fraser and Pamela explain this beautiful phenomenon: what causes them, the best storms and showers to watch for, and different types of meteors you might see.

 

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Apr 23, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 385 & 386: Phoning Home & Interplanetary Sand Traps
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- In 2018 you are unlikely to be able to purchase a passenger ticket to the Moon, however, thanks to a German start up company called Part Time Scientists or PTScientists for short, if you were able to safely land on the lunar surface you could use your smart phone.

- When the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa visited the near Earth asteroid Itokawa in 2005 it found this 2000 foot by 800 foot elliptical world to have a variety of surface features.  Instead of being a solid object like some asteroids, Itokawa is a rubble pile of boulders and pebbles held together by it's tiny gravity.

 

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Apr 22, 2018
Deep Astronomy - How to Process Images Taken Through Your Telescope
01:01:42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lvhYpeSgA

Streamed live on Feb 7, 2018.

So you've spent the money, installed the equipment, hit the 'Take Image' button and you have a computer full of images. Now what?
In this hangout, we continue diving into the complex topic of astro-imaging for the amateur astronomer. Taking images is only half the battle (I mean fun), now that you have a hard drive full of images, you can begin to sift and sort through them to get some decent ones.
The thing is, that's easier said than done! Join Tony Darnell, John Suffill, Adam Smith and Alexander Reinders as we continue to explore the wonders of amateur astronomy!
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Apr 21, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Kevin Gill: Art & Science From Juno & MRO
01:11:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKkXOO4M_NY

Streamed on April 18, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Kevin Gill is a software engineer, planetary and climate data wrangler, and a science data visualization artist. Kevin will be discussing his work with Juno and MRO images.

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This week's stories:

- TESS launched!!!

- Diamonds evidence for long-lost planets?

- Russia to exit the commercial launch market.

- Baby planetary systems.

 

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Apr 20, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 25: My Little Icelandic Pony
26:37

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Live from Iceland! This special edition of Space Radio, co-hosted by the indomitable Fraser Cain, was recorded February 8th in Vik, Iceland. We took questions from the group of AstroTourists who joined us to hunt the elusive aurora and enjoy the beauty of this country. 

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Apr 19, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - Spring Astro Camp Special
15:52

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

In this podcast extra episode, we look forward to the practical astronomy arm of the Awesome Astronomy empire. We take a run through of what people can expect at our AstroCamp star party in the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve in April.

We also take a look at the social and educational aspects of star parties and round everything off with some of our favourite solar system and deep sky objects visible this spring to observe for yourself.

www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Apr 18, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 78: Seriously, What is Gravity? (Part 2)
36:40

Part 2! How did Einstein develop General Relativity? What does it mean for different kinds of masses to be equivalent? How does gravity do what it does? Why is curvature so important in understanding gravity? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Apr 17, 2018
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 487: Dark Matter, 2018 Edition
32:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wstKDvucn8

Streamed live April 13, 2018.
Last week, we gave you an update in particle physics. This week it's time to see what's new in the world of dark matter. Spoiler alert, we still have no idea what it is, but maybe a few more ideas for what it isn't.

 

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Apr 16, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 383 & 384: Moon Water & Flying By
06:03

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The lunar roving, battery powered, 4 wheel drive "Moon Buggy" allowed astronauts on Apollo 15, 16, and 17 to travel  8 mph on the lunar surface with a maximum range of approximately 4.7 mi. Some of the rocks that these space travelers brought back, from the tiny area they were able to visit on the Moon, contained volcanic glass beads with trace amounts of trapped water inside of them.

- Until very recently humans have been completely unaware of the number of small space rocks which pass near to our home planet.  Asteroid hunters now frequently spot these small asteroids as they come between the Moon and the Earth's surface.

 

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Apr 15, 2018
NOAO - NEOs & the Dark Energy Camera
14:11

Rob Sparks interviews Dr. Lori Allen of KPNO.

4 million 10 meter-sized NEOs were found using the DECam's unique combination of large aperture and wide field of view!

 

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Apr 14, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: ‪Emily Lakdawalla's "The Design and Engineering of Curiosity"‬
01:06:50

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

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist at The Planetary Society, back to the Weekly Space Hangout. On March 30th, Emily's new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job, was released. It in, Emily describes the engineering that went into each instrument and piece of machinery incorporated into Curiosity's systems. You can learn more about the book and Emily's planned followup book on her blog here:

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2017/0831-book-update.html

Regular Guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- A monster flare on Prox B.

- A hotel in space? What up wit dat?

- The strange NOAA regulations that stopped the SpaceX broadcast.

 

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Apr 13, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 32: A Light In The Void
24:18

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Apr 12, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - April Episode
01:29:28

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

The Discussion: The Beast from the East makes practical astronomy difficult and we take a look at listeners’ emails that accuse us of imperialism, suggest we throw away some solar filters, provide an alternative look at solar system creation and reveal their own astronomy outreach experiences.

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

  • • China’s space station is about to fall out the sky
  • • Genetic sequencing looks at an alien find
  • • Did a year in space alter Mark Kelly’s DNA?
  • • More delays to the James Webb Space Telescope
  • • A new European Space Agency telescope gets the green light

Famous Astronomer: This month we give you a primer on an upcoming podcast extra on the life of recently departed Stephen Hawking.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look answering difficult questions:

I live in a part of the World with very strong religious beliefs and often get asked sensitive questions relating to faith and astronomy. I’d be interested to hear your take on this and what “polite” stock replies you give. Stefan Zietara, undisclosed location in the Middle East.

www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Apr 11, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - Cheap Trek 6: A Cheap "Physics of Star Trek"
15:10

Read by Barry Haworth and Steve Nerlich (and Bridget).

– A Borg-like species seems technically and biologically feasible. How would we humans measure up against such a threat?

– Is the artificial gravity we see in Star Trek really possible?

 

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Apr 10, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 486: Particle Physics Update
31:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz01MpsSbmg

Streamed live on Apr 6, 2018.

It's time for a news update! This time from the field of particle physics. Turns out there have been all kinds of new and interesting particles discovered by the Large Hadron Collider and others. Let's get an update from Pamela!

 

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Apr 09, 2018
Travelers in the Night: Eps. 381 & 382: Peaceful Star & Martian Debris
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- A new appreciation for our Sun is growing as we learn more about other suns and their families of planets.  The Trappist-1 system of 7 planets orbits a dim M type red dwarf star about 40 light years away in the constellation of  Aquarius.

- Recently, Dr. David Polishook of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel led a group of researchers who published a paper in the journal Nature Astronomy which sets forth evidence that a group of 7 Martian Trojan Asteroids were blasted from the Martian surface when a large asteroid impacted the red planet early in the history of the solar system.

 

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Apr 08, 2018
Observing With Webb - April Episode
12:58

EVENTS...

2nd – Close Encounter – Mars & Saturn – Find the teapot of Sagittarius and also find bright caramel-colored Saturn and ruddy red Mars less than 1˚ apart, with Mars below Saturn.

7th – Close Encounter – Moon, Mars, Saturn – Find the Moon after 2:30am and you’ll also find Saturn 2˚ below and to the left, and Mars 2˚ below and to the left of that.

Last Quarter Moon – 8th (Visible from midnight into the morning)

New Moon – 15th (darkest skies) 

17th - Close Encounter – Moon, Venus – Look West after sunset for bright Venus with a very thin crescent Moon just 5˚ to the left.

22nd – LYRID METEOR SHOWER – Not the strongest shower, at only 10-20 meteors per hour, but the Moon will be a First Quarter, so look North in general after midnight and into the morning. 

Some advice for watching:

- Find a dark location and lie down in a reclining chair or something that insulates you from the ground.

- Check the weather to see if the skies will be clear

- Adapt your eyes to the dark by staying away from light sources or using a red light if you need to look at a star chart or not trip over something. 

- If you’re feeling extra nerdy, do a scientific meteor count (S&T and IMO)

- Or find out if your local astronomy club or museum is holding a viewing party.

First Quarter Moon – 22nd (Visible until midnight)

Full Moon – 29th (Visible all night)

30th – Close Encounter – Moon, Jupiter – Find the Moon after 9:30pm and you’ll also find Jupiter about 5˚ to the right, both within Libra.

 

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Apr 07, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Mathew Anderson's "Habitable ExoPlanets"
01:07:08

Streamed on Apr 4, 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikX8EjgGh_0

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Mathew Anderson, author and good friend of the Weekly Space Hangout, joins us again this week to discuss his newest book, "Habitable ExoPlanets: Red Dwarf Systems Like TRAPPIST-1," in which he focuses on exoplanet properties and the chances for habitable planets around Red Dwarf stars.

As he did with his two prior books, "Our Cosmic Story" and its followup "Is Anyone Out There," Mathew will be offering a free e-copy of "Habitable Planets: Red Dwarf Systems Like TRAPPIST-1" to viewers of the Weekly Space Hangout, so be sure to tune in this week to find out how to get your free copy of this fascinating book.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- Tiangong FINALLY re-enters!

- Finding false Earths…

- NASA's new supersonic plane.

- Wacky transient events detected.

 

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Apr 06, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 31: Space Elevator Muzak
26:02

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Apr 05, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - April Sky Guide
17:51

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

Summary of content:  What to look out, and up, for in December.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- The features visible on Mars

- Jupiter visible in the morning sky

- Venus in the evening sky

- The Lyrid meteor shower

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.

Ralph – The Beehive and King Cobra open clusters in Cancer

Jen – M82, The Cigar Galaxy, and M81, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major

Paul – A tour of the Virgo cluster of galaxies and Markarian’s Chain

And we finish this sky guide with April’s moon phases.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Apr 04, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 77: Seriously, What IS Gravity?
40:35

Part 1! How did Einstein develop General Relativity? What does it mean for different kinds of masses to be equivalent? How does gravity do what it does? Why is curvature so important in understanding gravity? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Apr 03, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 485: Docking, Refueling & Transferring
30:36

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

Streamed live on Mar 21, 2018.
It's one thing to get to space. But once you've made it there, what do you want to do? You'll probably want to dock with another space ship, deliver cargo, refuel. Today we'll talk about how all that happens.

 

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Apr 02, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 379 & 380: Flying Mud Balls & Southern Colleagues
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- 75% of asteroid hunter's discoveries are called C type asteroids. They are dark, have a high abundance of carbon, consist of clay and silicate rocks, and may have a composition which is up to 22% water. Recently Dr. Phillip A. Bland of Curtin University in Australia and Dr. Bryan Travis of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona published an article in the on line journal Science Advances.

- Recently asteroid hunters at the SONEAR Observatory in Brazil used an 18 inch telescope equipped with an electronic camera to discover 2017 NN6, a 1,100 foot diameter, potentially hazardous asteroid, which can come to a bit over 7 times the Moon's distance from our home planet. Jacques, Pimentel, and Barrows, the three SONEAR observers, posted their discovery observations on the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object Confirmation Page.

 

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Apr 01, 2018
University of North Alabama - Women in the History of Astronomy
17:48

Dr. Mel Blake is the Director of the UNA Planetarium. He and Lauren Wigginton are today's hosts. Mel's research area is mainly in time-variable phenomena in astronomy including binary and variable stars and active galaxies. Recent efforts include studying the close binary star UU Psc at David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario. Mel has also worked at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman, North Carolina. At UNA, Mel is preparing a research project with students to study long-term evolution of stars and variability in star forming regions. Mel teaches courses in introductory astronomy and physics.

 

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Mar 31, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Austin Wintory & Anthony Lund: "A Light in the Void"
57:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-29Osmm7PQI

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

"This week, we are excited to welcome Austin Wintory and Anthony Lund to discuss their new collaborative Kickstarter campaign ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/litvconcert/a-light-in-the-void-live-concert-and-broadcast-eve ), A Light in the Void ( @LITVconcert ), a live concert experience that will tell the story of science through live music, scientists' live presentations, video, animations, and more.
Special Guests: Austin Wintory ( https://www.austinwintory.com ) is a Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer who has scored almost 50 feature films in addition to composing and appearing in concerts worldwide, as well as creating the scores for a long list of videogames, including Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for which he wrote and produced the score.

Anthony Lund is a three-time Emmy nominated writer, producer, and director who focuses his work on both science fiction and science fact. He is known for his work on "Through the Wormhole" as well as NatGeo's "Breakthrough".

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This week's stories:

- The Best Budget Ever…

- More delays for JWST.

- A galaxy without dark matter.

- LMC steals material from SMC! Police! Police!

- Morgan's writing for the Space Guns show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJnPcxxfDM

 

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Mar 30, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 30: Why, Hello, Steve!
25:52

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Mar 29, 2018
UNAWE Space Scoop - Gravity: The Force Awakens
06:33

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1736/

You’ve probably heard the phrase “what goes up must come down”, but have you ever stopped to think about why? The answer, of course, is ‘gravity’. Gravity is an invisible force that pulls objects towards each other. Anything that has mass has gravity. OK, but what is mass?

 

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Mar 28, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - Dear Cheap Astronomy #35: Galaxies
15:26

Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

Connecting corpulent galaxies.

- Why do spiral galaxies have bulges?

- Is there a galactic internet?

 

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Mar 27, 2018
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 484: Transfer Orbits and Gravitational Assists
31:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1XwSPTj9dQ

Streamed live March 20, 2018.

If you want to get around in the Solar System, you'll want to take advantage of natural gravitational speed boosts and transfer orbits. Whether you're heading to the outer Solar System or you want to visit the Sun itself, the planets themselves can help you in your journey.

 

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Mar 26, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 377 & 378: Insider & Moon Express
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Recently, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard discovered 2017 NK,  a potentially hazardous asteroid which spends most of it's time within the Earth's orbit around the Sun.

- Every month my retired Catalina Sky Survey teammate Rik Hill uses a small telescope, electronic camera, and computer to explore our Moon from his backyard.

 

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Mar 25, 2018
UNAWE Space Scoop - They Grow Up So Fast
04:50

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1735/

A massive young star of a type called a "hot molecular core" and named NGC 6334I-MM1 was observed in 2008 by the SMA submillimeter radio telescope array at Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. Then it was observed again in 2015 and 2016 by the newly finished ALMA array in Chile's Chajnantor plateau.

 

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Mar 24, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - ‪March 21, 2018: Marian Call, Singer/Songwriter‬
57:59

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUS664HcZo

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Marian Call ( https://mariancall.com/ & @mariancall ) is a singer/songwriter from Juneau, Alaska. She was our Special Guest performer (accompanied by Seth Boyer,) at Astronomy Cast's Eclipse Escape Weekend in St. Louis last August, where she completely engaged the crowd.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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This week's stories:

- Steven Hawking's last paper. The press blows it again...

- New Horizon's new target has a nickname. 2014 MU69 is now Ultima Thule.

- RTGs are back! W00T!

- Europe's next planet hunter.

- A prehistoric nearby star, Scholz's Star.

 

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Mar 23, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 29 - Exit The Hawkman
25:56

Today on Space Radio:

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Mar 22, 2018
Guide To Space - How Can We Save The Sun?
08:38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDp9oPVjJc0

Published on Sep 23, 2016.

Bad news, our Sun is living on borrowed time. It’s only got a few billion years left. But there might be a way we can extend its life, and make it last for trillions of years into the future.

 

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Mar 21, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 76: Iceland Question Bonanza!
33:19

Where did all the monopoles go? Do other planets have auroras? Can binary stars host planets? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! A very special edition recorded in Vik, Iceland, where I answered questions from the AstroTourists who joined me for the excursion.

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Mar 20, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 483: Transfer Orbits, Gravitational Assists & Stopping in Space
29:32

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

Streamed live March 8, 2018.

It's one thing to get from Earth to space, but sometimes you want to do the opposite. You want to get into orbit or touch down gently on the surface of a planet and explore it. How do spacecraft stop? And what does that even mean when everything is orbiting?

 

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Mar 19, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 375 & 376: Chelyabinsk Sized & Active Asteroids
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- There are likely to be tens of millions of small space rocks similar to the meteor which entered our atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February of 2013.

- When it was first spotted by astronomers at Space Watch on Kitt Peak, 2008 GO98 appeared to be one of many outer main belt asteroids moving through the night sky.  9 years later when my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard observed it with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon it had a coma and a tail like a comet.

 

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Mar 18, 2018
Deep Astronomy - ‪What You Need to Take Images Through Your Telescope‬
01:13:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABxWSz5gPQw

Streamed live on Jan 24, 2018.

So, you want to take images with your telescope? Watch this hangout and we'll tell you what you need to get started!
Taking images through your telescope is perhaps one of the hardest things you can do. It is an advanced activity that usually needs expensive stuff, like: an excellent mount, good optics, superior tracking and of course, a good camera.
This is not a beginner thing to do with your telescope, yet one of the first questions people ask who've never owned a scope before is, 'Can I take pictures through it?'
In this hangout, Tony Darnell along with amateur astronomers Alexander Reinders, John Suffill and Adam Smith outline all the pitfalls you need to avoid when taking pictures through your telescope for the first time and we'll let you know what you need to get going!

 

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Mar 17, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Ethan Good, Visiting Vehicles Officer at JSC
58:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0Ff5Ne1d8

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: In his current position as Visiting Vehicles Officer in Mission Control at JSC, Ethan Good supports cargo and (eventually) commercial crew flights to/from the International Space Station. Previously, Ethan completed three summer-winter contracts as a Research Scientist at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, as well as served as commander of a four-person crew during a two-week HERA study in 2015.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- Stephen Hawking's legacy.

- A relic galaxy (NGC1277) close to home.

- Musk spills the SpaceX beans at SXSW.

- What's happening with JWST.

 

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Mar 16, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 28: I Got 99 Problems But A Magnetic Field Ain't One
24:54

Today on Space Radio:

  • Flipping off the Earth,
  • troubles with the Drake Equation,
  • stealing energy from rotating black holes,
  • feeling good about being right,
  • and more!

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

 

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Mar 15, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - March Episode
01:39:49

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

The Discussion: Jeni and her Welsh brethren suffered an Earthquake and Ralph takes a look through listeners emails which prompts a discussion about the range of educational outreach that AweAst listeners undertake.

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

- A new and pointless star ‘graces’ our night sky

- We wave goodbye to the concept of the Late Heavy Bombardment

- Astronomers publish results on the oldest supernova detection

Astronomy Concept: We delve into the wide array of visual observation and astrophography filters in response to John Lonergan’s request.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at the nature of black holes:

1) I heard in the reporting that the black hole had a physical spin.  Does that support the idea that a black hole cannot be a singularity/point since it has a physical spin?

2) The merging black holes lost multiple solar masses in the merging process.  If the mass loss wasn't from outside the event horizons, then what was that huge mass loss mechanism when supposedly "nothing can escape from a black hole"?

3) Can gravitational waves eventually be used by astronomers to probe the interior of a black hole?"   Lt Col Dave from Florida USA

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Mar 14, 2018
Urban Astronomer - Ep. 16: Cory and Tanja Schmitz
57:22

In this 16th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, I finally get to interview two of the people whose astrophotography I've most admired since I first pointed my camera skywards: Cory and Tanja Schmitz of https://photographingspace.com/.

Brief bio of the podcaster: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

 

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Mar 13, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 482: Alternative Ways to Space
29:30

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

Streamed live March 8, 2018.

Getting to space is all about rockets, but people are trying to figure out other methods that could carry payloads to orbit and beyond. Railguns, airplanes, tethers and more. Today we'll talk about alternative methods of spaceflight.

Also this: Oli Braun! ( @oli_braun / http://www.buzz-medialabs.de/ )

 

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Mar 12, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 373 & 374: Kepler's Planets & Brute
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- On March 7, 2009 the Kepler Space Telescope was inserted into an Earth trailing, 372.5 day, orbit about the Sun. Kepler is designed to stare at more than 145,000 stars simultaneously, in a field of view which is about 1/400 of the sphere of the sky surrounding it.

- Recently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Richard Kowalski discovered 2017 MB1, a 0.4 mile diameter asteroid with the Catalina Sky Survey Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, AZ.  Two hours and 11 minutes later it came into a set images I obtained with the 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, AZ.

 

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Mar 11, 2018
NOAO - The Data From The LSST
11:58

https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2011/06/17/june-17th-the-data-from-the-lsst/

From 2011:

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter telescope currently under development that will be built in Chile with first light expected in 2018 (now expected to be mid 2020). It’s large field of view and 3.2 gigapixel camera will enable astronomers to image the entire night sky visible from Cerro Pachon every three nights. In this podcast, Chuck Claver, LSST systems engineer, discusses the telescope and how the copious amounts of data it produces will make its way from the telescope to members of the scientific community, educators, students and the general public

 

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Mar 10, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Yoav Landsman & SpaceIL
57:46

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

Streamed Live Wednesday March 7, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Yoav Landsman ( @TeamSpaceIL / http://www.spaceil.com/ ) is a System Engineer at the Israeli nonprofit organization, SpaceIL, which is trying to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the Moon as part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition. Previously, Yoav, a founding member of the WSH Crew, joined us to tell us about SpaceIL's plans. Today, Yoav again joins us to provide an update on the status of their program.

Regular Guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- A young star with a lop-sided dust disk.

- New results from JUNO.

- Curiosity learns a new way to drill.

- The 50th Falcon 9 launch!

 

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Mar 09, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 27: Wake Up, Universe, You're Late!
25:56

Today on Space Radio:

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Mar 08, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - March Sky Guide
14:17

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

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in March.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- Prepare for this year’s Mars opposition as it increases in brightness

- Jupiter at 21 degrees in the pre-dawn sky

- Bright Venus, Mercury and the moon in conjunction on 18th March

- Comet 2016 R2 PANSTARRS in Perseus

- A lunar conjunction with the Hyades Cluster and occultation of Aldebaran (for Europe).

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – Messier 81 & 82, Bode’s Galaxy & The Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major

Jen – Messier 3, globular cluster in Canes Venatici

Paul – The Leo 1  group of Galaxies in the constellation Leo

And we finish this sky guide with March’s moon phases.

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Mar 07, 2018
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 75: Why Is Iceland So Warm?
33:37

What makes Iceland so warm despite its high latitude? What powers everything from glaciers to geysers? How are the aurora connected to volcanoes? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! A very special edition recorded in Vik, Iceland, where I gave a special talk on the forces fighting for balance underneath and above the island.

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Mar 06, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 481: Rockets Pt. 3 - Going Faster, Higher, Farther after Fairing Separation
29:50

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

Streamed live on Mar 2, 2018.
We've seen rockets blast off from here on Earth. But that's only half the story. Rockets have additional stages to push them into trajectories, like transfer orbits and various orbital maneuvers. Let's talk about what happens after the rocket is long gone, beyond our sight.

 

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Mar 05, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 371 & 372: Two Headed Space Worm & TRAPPIST-1 Planets
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Humans are moving towards a day when there are space colonies in orbit, on the Moon, and the planet Mars, places where the force of gravity ranges between zero and 38% of what we experience every day. What effect will such different environments have on the regeneration of liver, skin, and other human body organs? 

- Humans of today, like our most ancient thinking ancestors,  look into the night sky and wonder about beings who might be out there.  The Kepler Space Telescope mission and systematic searches by ground based telescopes have discovered the existence of more than 4 dozen potentially habitable Earth sized planets orbiting distant stars. 

 

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Mar 04, 2018
Observing With Webb - March Episode
11:12

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.

Mercury:

Best to look during the 3rd week of March for Mercury, as it is the highest in the sky at this time, about 15˚ above the horizon, and right in the vicinity of Venus in the West right after sunset.

Venus:

Venus changes from about 10˚ to 15˚above the Sun this month.  Look West after sunset and find the brightest source of light in that direction, only about a fist-width above the horizon.

Mars:

Rises by 2:30am. Look South around sunrise and find the red object between Jupiter and Saturn, getting closer to Saturn throughout the month, about 25˚ above the southern horizon.

Saturn:

Rises around 4:15am at the beginning of the month and 1:45am at the end. Look about 20˚ above the SSE horizon, to the left and down from Mars and at the top of Sagittarius.

Jupiter:

Rises around midnight in early March, 10pm in late March, in the ESE.  Reaches about 30˚ above the S horizon at sunrise, hanging out right in the middle of Libra.

 

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Mar 03, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Will Kalif’s “See It With A Small Telescope”
01:07:45

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

Streamed live Feb 28, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Will Kalif ( http://www.telescopenerd.com/ ) is the author of the new amateur astronomy book titled See it With a Small Telescope.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- JWST in trouble again...

- Space Bugs on Enceladus!

- The Stratolaunch

- What's going on with Lawrence Krauss:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/lawrence-krauss-sexual-harassment-allegations?utm_term=.wf2qYd773#.lv5E40vvD

- Early Hydrogen

 

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Mar 02, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 26: Light At The End Of The Black Hole
25:51

Today on Space Radio:

  • WFIRST comes last,
  • Is that a cosmic ray in your pocket?, https://crayfis.io/ (As in crayfish, get it?)
  • The end of the golden age of astronomy?,
  • how black holes die,
  • and of course listener questions!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

 

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Mar 01, 2018
Awesome Astronomy Extra - SpaceX and the Future of Spaceflight
01:41:57

Summary of content:

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

This Awesome Astronomy episode is inspired by last week’s incredible SpaceX launch and listeners’ requests to talk a bit more about SpaceX and the advances in commercial spaceflight. In this Podcast Extra, we’re joined by spaceflight aficionado Gavin Price (@pilliarscreatio) to discuss:

- The inaugural Falcon Heavy launch and what it achieved

- Was the launch awesome or all hype?

- How good is the Falcon Heavy really?

- Will Falcon Heavy or Elon’s next ambitious rocket make NASA’s rocket redundant?

- How about other organisations? (ULA/Arianne/Blue origin etc)

- Where do the commercial companies leave the likes of Soyuz? (TsSKB-Progress)

- Where do we see access to space in ten, fifteen, twenty years time?

- Will Elon make good on his plan to colonize Mars?

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Feb 28, 2018
Urban Astronomer Ep. 15: Dylan O'Donnell
30:24

http://www.urban-astronomer.com

In this episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast, I interview Dylan O'Donnell.  Dylan landed on my radar after he released a video of an interview with a man who believes that the world is flat.  Since flat-earthism seems to be growing in popularity in what is probably the most baffling display of intellectual laziness I've ever seen, and since so many flat-earthers on the Internet seem to take a combative "NASA is evil and we must fight their minions" stance, I was surprised that his interviewee had agreed to be interviewed in this way.

Brief bio of the podcaster: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

 

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Feb 27, 2018
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 480: Rockets Pt. 2 - Multi-Stage Boosters
30:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdsMkC5Vr0Y

Streamed live Feb 23rd, 2018.

The vast majority of rockets are multi-staged affairs. Why is this? What makes this kind of rocket so successful? Today we look at the ins and outs of multi-stage rockets.

 

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Feb 26, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 369 & 370 - Finding Treasure & Life's Parts
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Asteroids come relatively close to Earth and could provide space colonists with metals, carbon, water, and the other important ingredients of modern life.

- 24 hours a day, 16,600 feet above sea level in the high dry desert of northern Chile, the 66 antennas of 1.4 billion dollar ALMA or the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array receives signals located between the infrared  and radio portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

 

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Feb 25, 2018
UNAWE Space Scoop - Flashing Lights In Jupiter's Sky
06:15

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1734/

X-ray aurora have been seen for the first time, lighting up Jupiter’s north and south poles. Seen not with eyes, but with X-ray detectors on the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft. The aurora at Jupiter’s south pole flashes X-rays every 11 minutes or so, like clockwork. While the north pole seems to brighten and dim at random.

 

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Feb 24, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. Jessie Christiansen and "Exoplanet Explorers"
01:00:09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWe5WbiYqpY

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Jessie Christiansen ( @aussiastronomer ) is a Caltech staff scientist and co-founder (with UC Santa Cruz astronomer Dr. Ian Crossfield) of the citizen-scientist project Exoplanet Explorers which examines data from the Kepler K2 mission.

In April, 2017, Exoplanet Explorers detected a 5-planet system with the potential for 6th planet as well. This system, named K2-138, is unique because it is the first multi-planet system to be discovered entirely by a group of citizen scientists. A paper titled The K2-138 System: A Near-resonant Chain of Five Sub-Neptune Planets Discovered by Citizen Scientists has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.

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- The upcoming SpaceX launch,

- The leaning tower of SLS...

- How the James Webb will take pictures,

- The chances of a Tesla meteor,

(Then the Interview with Jessie)

- Why people would be totally chill about aliens.

 

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Feb 23, 2018
Guide To Space - What is Time Dilation?
09:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwCYwte9NKg

With Special Guest Dr. Brian Koberlein

Published on Jun 30, 2016.

One of the strangest implications of Relativity is the concept of time dilation; how people moving at different speeds will experience different amounts of time. Dr. Brian Koberlein helps us figure it out.
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Feb 22, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - SISS #22: The People Factor
14:15

The most fiddly components of any space mission.

Hosted by Janet Dudley.

You’ve probably heard about the Orion capsule that is NASA’s best bet to get astronauts back to the Moon – and maybe also to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The pressurised and habitable volume of the Orion capsule is around eleven square metres – a lot bigger than an Apollo capsule, which had a habitable volume of only six square metres.

 

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Feb 21, 2018
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 74: Why Are Small Stars Such A Big Deal?
29:01

Why are small stars red? Why are small stars so common? Why are small stars so interesting for the hunt for life? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Feb 20, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 479: Rockets pt. 1 - What Does "Single Stage To Orbit" Really Mean?
30:51

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

Streamed live on Feb 15, 2018.

To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy we figured it was time for an all new series. This time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today, Part 1, we're gonna talk about single stage to orbit rockets, and why they're so difficult to make them go…

 

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Feb 19, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 367 & 368 - Future Impactor & Asteroid Alert
06:05

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Carson Fuls discovered 33 foot diameter asteroid 2017 LD which has about a 1.1% chance of impacting the Earth on 569 encounters with our planet between 2045 and 2116.

- When Asteroid hunters discover a new object it is given a score ranging from 0 which means it is likely to be a distant main belt asteroid up to 100 which means that it is likely to come near to us.  Each newly discovered asteroid which receives a score of 65 or greater is posted on the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object Confirmation Page.

 

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Feb 18, 2018
Deep Astronomy - Top 5 Telescopes for Amateur Astronomy Under $500
01:05:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wbIDjiA_Sg

Streamed live on Nov 8, 2017.

Looking to buy your first telescope? This hangout will let you know the best telescopes for under $500.
Looking to get started in amateur astronomy but are confused about the telescope to start off with? Our advice has always been to never spend more than $500 on your first telescope. Why? Like many hobbies that many people start, they aren't always sure they'll stick with it or if it will hold their interest so keeping the monetary investment to a minimum makes a lot of sense.
Plus, the lesser expensive scopes tend to have the best qualities for a beginner: ease of use, light weight and wide field of view. In fact, in my 30+ years of observing through a telescope, the one I still use the most is the one I bought first and spent only $269 on: a four-inch reflector.
Please join Tony Darnell, John Suffill, Adam Smith and Alexander Reinders for a discussion of beginning telescope and our recommendations for what you should buy.

 

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Feb 17, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Joe Pappalardo (Live) & Chris Prophet (Recorded)
01:17:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wcrovq4pyY

Streamed live Feb 14th, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Joe Pappalardo ( @PappalardoJoe ) is the author of the new popular science and technology book, Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight (The Overlook Press; Available Now). In it, Pappalardo "tackles the ever-changing, 21st-century space industry and what privately funded projects like Elon Musk's SpaceX mean for the future of space travel." (Foreign Policy)
Learn more about Spaceport Earth, including where to buy it, here:

http://www.overlookpress.com/categories/spaceport-earth-the-reinvention-of-spaceflight.html
We'll also have a prerecorded interview with Chris Prophet. The author of SpaceX From the Ground Up, joins us again to discuss with Fraser last week's Falcon Heavy success.

Regular Guests:

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

This week's stories:

- NASA's new (proposed) budget...

- The LISA Pathfinder

- The VLT ESPRESSO spectrograph

 

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Feb 16, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 24: Quantum Space Computers
26:07

Today on Space Radio:

  • Nobody wins the moon (yet),
  • what problems can we solve with quantum computers,
  • is it safe to contact aliens,
  • do all black holes spin,
  • Mike Brown in the house,
  • and of course listener questions!

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Feb 15, 2018
Mel Blake - Binary Stars: Held Together by Mutual Attraction
13:20

Dr. Blake, the Director of the UNA Planetarium, tells us about all the types of binary stars.

Mel's research area is mainly in time-variable phenomena in astronomy including binary and variable stars and active galaxies. Recent efforts include studying the close binary star UU Psc at David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario. Mel has also worked at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman, North Carolina. At UNA, Mel is preparing a research project with students to study long-term evolution of stars and variability in star forming regions.

 

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Feb 14, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - February Episode
01:12:11

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

The Discussion: Friend of the show and lecturer at Jeni’s Cardiff University, Dr Ed Gomez is launching a Kickstarter project to create and distribute a children’s comic book to encourage children to take an interest and career in science.

- Jeni tells us about Ada’s Adventures in Science, which you can give your support to at http://kck.st/2DI43hg.

- Paul suffers the adverse effects of being traveling science salesman and…

- Ralph reads out some listeners’ emails - including one interesting email that suggests ‘Kim Jen Un’ may be getting into peoples’ heads.

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

- An update from Cassini on the strange orbits of Saturn’s moons Janus and Epimetheus and a look at a research paper shedding light on the ring they create around the gas giant.

- We mourn the loss of yet another Apollo astronaut as we say goodbye to John Young with a look back at his NASA career.

- Recent analysis of Martian meteorites and current Martian atmospheric constituents tempers our optimism that Mars had a long history of habitability.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at the end of our galaxy as we know it:

"In 2 million years or so, when we merge with Andromeda, would you notice anything much different from Earth? Or just another Milky Way type structure in the night sky, assuming we merge at an angle?" Sean Mulcahy from Yorkshire via Twitter (@sfgmulcahy)

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Feb 13, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 478: Apollo 8 With Paul Hildebrandt
35:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwzu2NpWJ0U

Streamed live on Feb 3, 2018.

On Christmas Day, 1968, Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human beings to see the far side of the Moon. Their mission, of course, was Apollo 8, the first time humans had ever left orbit and gone around the Moon. Today we talk about Apollo 8 with special guest Paul Hildebrandt, director of a new documentary about the mission.

 

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Feb 12, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 365 & 366 - Tabby's Star & 3 Explorers
06:03

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- The mystery of Tabby's star began to unfold when in 2015 Dr. Tabetha S. Boyajian of Louisiana State University and her team published a paper describing the irregular dips in the light output of what otherwise would seem to be a garden variety star over the period 2009 to 2013.

- Recently, my Grandsons, Dane and Hank joined our asteroid hunting team at the Catalina Sky Survey 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon. The most interesting of our discoveries, 2017 KJ32 is only 16 feet in diameter, orbits the Sun once every 315 days, and can come closer to us than the communications satellites.

 

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Feb 11, 2018
NOAO - Teen Astronomy Cafes at NOAO
15:13

Description: Rob Sparks interviews Dr. Connie Walker of the NOAO and student Elliott Kissel. They talk about science cafes in general and the Teen Astronomy Cafe at NOAO in particular. The teenagers interact directly with our astronomers and learn Python as well!

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Feb 10, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Falcon Heavy Launch, New Exoplanets, and More!
56:54

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

Streamed live Feb 7, 2018.
While Fraser and Paul are in Iceland watching auroras, Kimberly and Morgan cover the week's news in space!

Hosts:

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

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

(Ir)Regular Guests:

Dr. Nicole Gugliucci ( http://noisyastronomer.com/ & @NoisyAstronomer )

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

This week's stories:

- The Falcon Heavy launch! Yay!

- Update on Trappist 1

- ExtraGALACTIC (!) ROGUE (!!) planets

- Baby asteroids came to visit

 

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Feb 09, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 23: Very Large Objects!
26:29

Today on Space Radio:

  • Let's keep fiddling with planet definitions,
  • when brown dwarfs get hot,
  • what James Webb will see,
  • dark spots on Neptune,
  • the future of science communication,
  • and of course listener questions!

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Feb 08, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - February Sky Guide
12:13

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

Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in February.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- Track Mars’ passage through Scorpius & Ophiuchus

- Jupiter in Libra gives us a shadow transit and a look at its Great Red spot

- Dwarf Planet Ceres at opposition on 1st February & Comet Heinze in Pegasus

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph - Open clusters Messier 67 and the Beehive Cluster in Cancer

Jen - Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy, in Ursa Major

Paul - NCG 40, the Bow Tie nebula, in Cepheus

And we finish this sky guide with February’s moon phases.

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Feb 07, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 73: Why Shouldn't We Believe In The Big Bang?
32:39

What did Hubble really discover? Why does redshift imply an expanding universe? Why is the night sky dark? Why is there so much hydrogen, and how is that connected to the Big Bang? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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Feb 06, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 477: State of Exploration: Once and Future Moon
35:49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pyWFrnrfzU

Streamed live Feb 2, 2018.

It's been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well it"s time to go back! Iiiiin theory… Of course we've all heard this before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time? What hardware will we use and what other strategies are in the works to make this happen?

 

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Feb 05, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 363 & 364 - Scoping Planets & Laser Surfing
06:03

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Dimitri Mawet and a group of researchers at Caltech have published papers in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal which describe how the future 30 meter telescope, when it begins operations in the late 2020's, can be used to measure the abundance of oxygen, methane, and other molecules in the atmospheres of nearby Earth like planets.

- Yuri Milner's 100 million dollar project "Breakthrough Starshot" has been created to leap frog our current rocket technology's extremely long travel times to nearby planets.

 

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Feb 04, 2018
Observing With Webb - February Episode
11:36

February is a rather uneventful month for beginner’s stargazing, but take advantage of the month-long line up of Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the mornings in the East, with the Moon stopping by from the 7th to the 12th.  Should make for some good pictures.

Naked-eye PLANETS...

- Around Sunset – None

- Throughout the night – None

- Morning (S) – Saturn, Mars, Jupiter

Mercury:

- Not visible this month

Venus:

- Not easily visible this month. You might catch it at the end of the month about 10˚ above the setting Sun.

Mars:

- Rises by 3:30am. Look SE and find the red object to the left of Jupiter and toward the top of Scorpius.

Saturn:

- Rises around 5:15am at the beginning of the month and 3:45am at the end. Look low on the SE horizon, to the left and down from Mars and at the top of Sagittarius.

Jupiter:

- Rises around 2am in early February, Midnight in late February, to about 30˚ above the S horizon at sunrise, hanging out right in the middle of Libra.

 

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Feb 03, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Andrzej Stewart of the Hi-SEAS IV Mars Simulation Mission
01:10:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoJl7eMeT4

Streamed live January 31, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Andrzej Stewart currently works in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. However, from 2015-2016, Andrzej acted as the Chief Engineering Officer during the year-long Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (Hi-SEAS) IV Mars simulation mission on Mauna Loa. Prior to that he participated in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) simulation where he acted as the flight engineer.

Aside from his mission-simulation participation, Andrzej has extensive design and engineering experience within the space program having worked on projects such as Spitzer, NASA's Deep Space Network, and the Orion spacecraft.

You can read about Andrzej's time "on Mars" and learn more about him by visiting his blog, Surfing with the Aliens, here: https://hiseasandrzej.wordpress.com

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This week's stories:

- The most detailed radio map of the galaxy.

- The GOLD satellite.

- Is Europa too soft to land on?

- Nobody is going to win the GLXP, the lunar X prize.

 

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Feb 02, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 22: Guess What, It's Dust
25:27

Today on Space Radio:

  • I told you it was dust,
  • yet another reason not to go into space,
  • the nature of evidence,
  • and of course listener questions!

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Feb 01, 2018
CLSE - An Ancient Lunar Atmosphere
32:07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iwqHdsBzj0

Streamed live on Oct 18, 2017.

The Moon does not have an atmosphere today. But did it about 3.5 billion years ago? Dr. Debra Hurwitz Needham with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will discuss her findings in a brand new study that suggests the Moon once had an atmosphere more dense than the current atmosphere of Mars.

 

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Jan 31, 2018
TelescopeMan - Binoculars for Beginners
14:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtElmiynw5Q

Published on Nov 9, 2017.

TelescopeMan discusses the few tools you need to start observing the night sky. To start; you do not need to spend a lot of money.
Also a discussion of several observing aids and a software program to help you find those very dim and small objects in the night sky. RTGUI stands for "Real Time Graphic User Interface".
Also Celestron makes a pair of 12x70 binoculars which are very good for viewing the night sky. This is just about as big as you want to go for hand held viewing.

http://www.rtgui.com/

 

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Jan 30, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 476: The Overview Effect
29:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GvnT0D60zk
Streamed live January 26th, 2018.
After they've been to space, many astronauts report that seeing the world from above has given them a totally new perspective on humanity and the state of our planet. It's called the Overview Effect. Today we'll talk about this, and what this perspective can teach us all.
Overview movie: https://vimeo.com/55073825

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Jan 29, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 361 & 362: Nearby Planets & Asteroid Day
05:32

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org
Today's 2 topics:
- In 2018 the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite nicknamed TESS will be launched and begin a two to three year mission to discover small Earth sized planets orbiting bright stars in the solar neighborhood.
- On June 30, 1908 a meteor the size of an office building exploded over Tunguska, Siberia causing an airburst which flattened trees over an area about two and a half times the size of New York City. Asteroid Day is held on June 30, the annual anniversary of the Tunguska event.

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Jan 28, 2018
Guide To Space - How Can We Live On Mars?
06:33

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Published on Apr 24, 2014.
Why live on Earth when you can live on Mars? Well you can't. Mars is a completely hostile environment to human life. And yet, if we want to expand into the Solar System, we'll need to live on this planet. Here's how we'll do it.

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Jan 27, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - ‪Paul Hildebrandt's "First to the Moon"‬
01:00:55

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Streamed live January 24th, 2018.
Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Paul Hildelbrandt (director of the film Fight for Space) joins us again to discuss his newest project, a documentary which is an historical piece about the mission of Apollo 8 and it's crew, Borman, Anders, and Lovell. Titled "First to the Moon," the film covers the biographies of each astronaut and goes on to tell the story of the Apollo 8 flight using new animations and newly found archival footage.
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Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )
Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )
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This week's stories:
- Titan sea levels.
- Falcon Heavy static fire.
- The kilonova afterglow brightens.
- The golden age of, or endtimes for astronomy.
- The Electron rocket launch!

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Jan 26, 2018
Space Radio - Ep. 21: Cheese, Space & Beyond!
25:10

Today's topics:

  • gotta pop those giant zits, uh, granules on that star
  • how space expands
  • are helium dwarf stars possible
  • my favorite kind(s) of cheese (Comté and Scamorza Affumicate)
  • check me out on Science Channel
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Jan 25, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA # 34: The Next Steps
14:57

Steve Nerlich hosts.

Question 1: Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is there anything special about New Horizons next target 2014-MU69?

Question 2: Dear Cheap Astronomy – What do you make of the Mars helicopter plan.

 

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Jan 24, 2018
UNAWE Space Scoop - Our Nearest Star is Looking More and More Familiar
05:38

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1733/

So far, as best as we can tell, no extraterrestrial life has visited the Earth, but we humans haven’t traveled very far out into the Universe either. It makes you wonder, will we ever have the chance to leave our Solar System and explore deep space?

Well, if we did, the obvious destination would be the nearest star to our Solar System, Proxima Centauri.

 

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Jan 23, 2018
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 475: Fast Radio Bursts
31:56

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gx19_RPupE

Streamed live January 19, 2018.
You know what's fun? Mysteries. Here's one: fast radio bursts. Astronomers have been detecting mysterious one-time signals from across the sky. What's causing them? Nobody knows for sure, but the search is on to get to the bottom of them.

 

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Jan 22, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 359 & 360: Ice World & Rolling In
05:32

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Recently Dr. Yossi Shvartzvald, a NASA postdoc at JPL, led a team which published their discovery (using gravitational microlensing) of an Earth sized ice world  planet ( OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb ) in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

- Recently, my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard spotted 2017 JA it was about 900,000 miles from Earth coming from the direction opposite to the Sun at 9.8 mi/sec. A day later it was 50 times brighter.

 

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Jan 21, 2018
Deep Astronomy - ‪Winter Night Skies: The Best Time of the Year!‬
01:06:19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjp5VeVRZKY

Streamed live on Dec 20, 2017.

As we approach the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, we talk about some of the best things you can see all year!
Join us for the last Deep Astronomy Hangout of 2017 and let's talk about the wonders of the night sky during the longest night in the northern hemisphere. Where is the Orion Nebula? What about the Andromeda Galaxy? The Pleiades? The Crab Nebula?
Every chance we get, Tony Darnell, Adam Smith, Alexander Reinders and John Suffill come together to discuss our love of amateur astronomy and the night sky. Please join in with your question or comments.

 

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Jan 20, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars
57:36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA85EtexjkY

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Bram Venemans, quasar astronomer at the Max Plank Institute in Heidelberg, Germany.

Regular Guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- JWST exits the freezer! No freezer burn!

- NASA announces the two New Frontiers mission candidates. 67P orTitan!

- More ice has been found on Mars!

 

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Jan 19, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 19: Megamaser -vs- Bomb Cyclone
25:16

Today's topics:

- What the future might hold (specifically 2018),

- A surprise discussion about bomb cyclones,

- Let's be honest about megamasers,

- Thanks for a wonderful year of starting Space Radio,

- And of course listener questions!

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

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Jan 18, 2018
Awesome Astronomy Extra - The Last Jedi/Blade Runner 2049
01:26:55

SPOILER ALERT--SPOILER ALERT--SPOILER ALERT

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

In this podcast extra episode, we're joined again by The Essex Space Agency's Phil St Pier as we take another sideways diversion into science fiction movies as we cast a critical eye over the recent big sci-fi blockbusters:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (at the head)

Blade Runner 2049 (42 minutes in)

This episode is dedicated to Matt & Ali's arrival of their daughter Evangeline Rosa Kingsnorth.

 

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Jan 17, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - #72 How does gravity make a lens?
36:21

How does gravity bend the path of light? Does it seriously act like a lens or is that just a metaphor? What does it take, and how do we know? What can we learn from this strange physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

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Jan 16, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 474: Predictions for 2018
32:53

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8V5SdChFo8

Streamed live on Jan 6, 2018.

2018! Time to press the reset button and enjoy a whole new year of space exploration and space science. What's coming up this year? What should we expect to launch? And what will we see in the sky?

- The Google Lunar X-Prize will (we hope) be won...

- Falcon Heavy will (we are sure) launch at the end of this month.

- The ESA Gaia mission kicks into high gear with its data pipeline.

- A Lunar Eclipse will happen on Jan 31st but we in North America will miss it.

- A partial solar eclipse for South Africa.

- The Chang'e lunar lander will launch.

- The Parker Solar Probe will launch.

- The kilogram standard mass be redefined.

- Chandrayaan 2 lunar mission will launch as well.

- TESS will finally launch! Big data AI will feast!

- Space-based internet service providers happen.

- Fast Radio Burst science will continue.

- LHC is going to keep closing in on dark matter particles!

- Tiangong-1 space station is coming down. Hopefully not in your back yard…

- Fraser is giving a talk in Australia! W00T!

- Pamela goes to Amsterdam and then Israel.

- Fraser goes on a cruise with Paul Matt Sutter.

 

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Jan 15, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 357 & 358: Double Trouble & Bigee
05:32

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Grauer discovered 2014 JO25 with the 60" scope. But on its 2017 pass by Earth it was seen to be a double-lobed peanut-shaped asteroid by an Arecibo/Goldstone radar study.

- Richard Kowalski discovered 2017 HT2, a big half mile diameter asteroid. Fortunately it won't likely ever impact Earth.

 

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Jan 14, 2018
NOAO - The January 31, 2018 Lunar Eclipse
10:11

A total lunar eclipse will occur on January 31, 2018. In this podcast, learn about how to observe and photograph the upcoming lunar eclipse.

 

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

 

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Jan 13, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Tim Dodd, Everyday Astronaut
01:05:52

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppl3TMDeYjs

Streamed live January 10, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, professional photographer, inspirational public speaker and cosplayer.

( https://everydayastronaut.com/ / @Erdayastronaut )

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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

This week's stories:

- Super Sekrit SpaceX (It's Northrop Grumman's fault!) Zuma launch…

- Tabby's Star update! (Spoiler alert! It's dust!)

- A plethora of massive stars. Really massive.

- Using Gaia as a gravitational wave detector.

 

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Jan 12, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 18: KiloBossaNova!
52:46

Have we figured out dark matter? No. Oumuamua won't stay boring, year in review with special guest Johnny DiLoretto,  and of course listener questions!

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Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

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

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Jan 11, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - January Episode
01:10:40

The Discussion: We’re cheering Jeni’s graduation with a first class masters in astrophysics and looking at the PhD options she has as she chases the dream of becoming Dr. Millard! Paul & Ralph make preparations for September’s dark sky AstroCamp stargazing event and educate Jeni about computers from the 1980s.

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

- Voyager 1 shows it still has the skills and prolongs its own life.

- An update on the extrasolar asteroid that just buzzed our solar system.

- Physicists observe a reversal of the arrow of time in laboratory experiments.

- The European Southern Observatory image convective cells on another star.

- NASA reveals its next two major planetary exploration missions.

Astronomy Concept: This month we return to astronomy concepts as we delve back into the quantum world for a primer on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and why you cannot know both the position and velocity of a particle.

Q&A: What is the one thing in the world of astronomy that each of you is looking forward to in 2018? Steve Brown from Yorkshire via Twitter (@sjb_astro)

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Jan 10, 2018
Cheap Astronomy - SISS #21: The Outside
13:01

Hosted by Janet Dudley.

If you read up about the ISS, it won’t be long before you come across the terms docking and berthing. Both derive from nautical parlance where a vessel approaching a dock can either make its own way in – or it can be maneuvered in – by tugs boats, for example. The end result is the same, the vessel gets tied up at port – the distinction is about how it got there. If it’s docked, it did it itself, if it’s berthed, it had help.

 

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Jan 09, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 473: Remembering the Best Space Science of 2017
31:06

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfT2UZJK7wY

Streamed live Jan 5, 2018.
2017 was a crazy year for, well, you know. But, it was a great year for space science, a kilonova, extrasolar planets, reusable rockets and more. Let's look back at the year that was and remember our favorite space science.

 

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Jan 08, 2018
Travelers in the Night Eps. 355 & 356: 2 Suns & Seeds
05:32

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Max Popp of Princeton Univ. & Dr. Siegfried Eggl of Max Plank Institute calculated a possible orbit where a planet could orbit a binary star system and still have life as we know it.

- When a fleet of interstellar spaceships leaves our solar system for a planet circling a nearby star the most important of all of the riches that human explorers will carry with them will be libraries of our planet's DNA and the seeds of plants.  They are the connection between past life, the inorganic world, and future life.

 

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Jan 07, 2018
Observing With Webb - January 2018
13:10

Mornings are for the planets this month, with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all making appearances, including conjunctions of two different pairs of these planets. The Moon will pass by each of these planets, be full twice, and be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow, but only visibly in certain spots.

Naked-eye PLANETS...

- Around Sunset – None

- Throughout the night – None

- Morning (SE) – Mercury (1st half of month), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (2nd half of month)

CONSTELLATIONS... STRAIGHT UP

Use a sky map from www.skymaps.com to visually help you out.

If you’re looking straight up above you…

- After Sunset (sunset is around 5:00pm) – Perseus, Taurus, Auriga – Extra Challenge! Right in the middle of Perseus is an open cluster called Mel 20.  If you take binoculars and look around Perseus, you’ll see plenty of stars, but right in the middle where Mel 20 is, there are a lot more than you can see anywhere else in Perseus, hence they call it a cluster of stars.

 

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Jan 06, 2018
Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. Jehan Kartaltepe of CEERS
01:07:26

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVEj1faXMMA

Streamed live January 3rd, 2018.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Jeyhan Kartaltepe is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Rochester Institute of Technology, and is the Deputy Director of the Laboratory for Multiwavelength Astrophysics. She is also a leading member of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey team (https://jwst.stsci.edu/files/live/sit...) that has been selected as part of the James Webb Space Telescope Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science Program. It is one of 13 science teams that will use the $8 billion telescope first, conducting experiments during its initial cycle and testing the instruments’ capabilities.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- Falcon Heavy launch is coming!

- The EOR, the Epoch of Reionization, will finally be figured out...

- The Tiangong space station is going to re-enter. Probably in mid March.

- The launch of TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

- The Event Horizon Telescope should image our galaxy's SMBH.

- Mars will be at opposition this summer!

- The Parker Solar Probe will launch!

 

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Jan 05, 2018
Space Radio Ep. 17: Blue Holes & Black Moons
25:19

NASA wants to return something from Mars...almost, NASA gets a new direction, a supermoon rant, and of course listener questions, including a couple questions from the one, the only, the awesome Hannah!

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Jan 04, 2018
Awesome Astronomy - January Sky Guide
11:43

What to look out, up, and for in January.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- The Red Planet Mars, makes a welcome return to our skies, Jan 6th it's .1° from Jupiter.

- The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the night of 3rd/4th January

- Dwarf planet Ceres is at opposition on 31st January in Cancer

- Mercury is at greatest western elongation on 2nd January

- And comet C/2017 T1 Heinze reaches mag 7-9 on 6th January

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – Messier 42, the Great Nebula in Orion

Jen – NGC 2244 and the Rosette Nebula in Monoceros.

Paul – NCG 2903, Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

And we finish this sky guide with January’s moon phases.

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Jan 03, 2018
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 71: Who Lives In The Particle Zoo?
34:25

What strange creatures inhabit the so-called “particle zoo”?  Why is it a zoo instead of something simpler? Is there anything that connects the forces and particles of our universe? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Jan 02, 2018
Astronomy Cast Ep. 472: Best Modern SciFi for the Science Lover Part 4: Bioscience
31:25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WuKme3wakY

Streamed live on Dec 29, 2017.

What happens when the future meets biology? Bioscience science fiction, of course, or biopunk. That's our focus today as we continue our journey through science-based science fiction.

 

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Jan 01, 2018
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 353 & 354: Backwards & Returnee
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Paul Wiegert used the LBT to discover that 2015 BZ509 orbits the Sun in a retrograde fashion.

- Dr. Grauer discovered 2014 JO25 with the Mt. Lemmon 60" scope. Its shape may resemble peanut-shaped contact binary comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

 

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Dec 31, 2017
Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA Ep. 41: Enceladus
14:19

Hosted by Steve Nerlich.

– What’s the big deal about hydrogen on Enceladus?

– Will we ever send a probe down beneath the icy crust of Enceladus?

 

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Dec 30, 2017
UNAWE Space Scoop - The Star That Would Not Die
05:12

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1732/

Just like all good stories, the life of a star has a beginning, a middle and an end.

The most massive stars end their tales in a most dramatic fashion. They light up the sky in an explosion that's bright enough to outshine an entire galaxy and violent enough to send the star’s guts flying out into space like so much cosmic flotsam & jetsam.

A supernova!

Supernova iPTF14hls is the supernova under consideration in today's podcast.

 

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Dec 29, 2017
Space Radio Ep. 16: I Missed The Voyager
25:14

Something shifty on Europa, we miss you, loyal Voyager, and of course listener questions!

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Dec 28, 2017
Awesome Astronomy Podcast Special - Eyepieces
27:45

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

In this podcast extra we begin a series, suggested by listener Sean Smith, of explaining the considerations involved in choosing practical astronomy equipment. This first in the series discusses one of the most important items in your amateur astronomy tool kit: Eyepieces.

This discussion takes in:

  • - Why eyepieces are important
  • - The differences between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ eyepieces
  • - Choosing the right price point
  • - Our suggestions for good quality cheap and expensive eyepieces

 

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Dec 27, 2017
Urban Astronomer - Ep. 14: The Self-Interview
32:23

It was a busy week, so in this episode we interview the guy behind the Urban Astronomer Podcast.  Errata: At one point, while discussing ancient historical astronomers, Allen says that he wrote an article on Aristarchus who was the first person to have measured the diameter of the Earth. He was actually thinking of Eratosthenes. Also, a stadia is closer to 170 meters in length!

 

Brief bio of the podcaster:   Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.

 

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Dec 26, 2017
Astronomy Cast Ep. 471: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 3: Human/Computer Relations
30:17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i865sABBv-E

Streamed live Dec 22, 2017.
It's time to talk computers, and how we're going to be dealing with them in the future. In our next segment on modern sci-fi, we talk about the future of the human-computer interface.

 

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Dec 25, 2017
Travelers in the Night: Eps. 351 & 352: Another Close One & Worth Tracking
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Rose Matheny is at it again! She found 12' diameter 2017 GM that came closer than our communications satellites!

- Greg Leonard discovered the 100-200 meter diameter PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroid) 2017 FD157 that can also come closer than our communications satellites. It is truly worth watching.

 

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Dec 24, 2017
Ask A Spaceman - Atacama AstroTour Special
11:21

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter hosts a trip to the Atacama desert of Chile on December 7-14, 2018.

https://www.astrotours.co/atacama/

You'll spend six dark nights at the luxurious Alto Atacama Lodge & Spa, nestled in the small town of San Pedro, Chile. During the day we'll go on tours and expeditions in this exotic corner of the Earth, exploring salt flats and lunar-like terrain. And every night, a journey to the stars, hosted by astrophysicist Paul Sutter.

 

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Dec 23, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - The Year In Review
01:15:49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kkzcyDxzMo

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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

This week's stories:

10. The 2017 Nobel Prize… LIGO & Gravitational Waves!

9. The National Space Council is back!

8. A new group of 12 astronauts! Kimberley knows one of them!!!

7. Hydrogen found on Enceladus!

6. The Trappist 1 system with 7 Earth-sized exoplanets.

5. So long Cassini & thanks for all the fish!

4. 20 successful SpaceX landings!

3. The 2017 eclipse!

2. 'Omuamua, the interstellar asteroid!

1. The Kilonova NS/NS merger!

 

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Dec 22, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 15: Water On Mars? Not So Fast!
24:18

All planets with liquid water please raise your hand, don't go chasing interstellar asteroids, and of course listener questions!

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Dec 21, 2017
Cosmic Perspective - Brad Cenko Interview on GW 170817
22:37

Hosted by Andy Poniros. NASA astrophysicist Dr. Brad Cenko discusses how scientists all over the world participated in the discovery of a kilonova event and his involvement with the Swift Space Telescope and other land-based instruments.

 

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Dec 20, 2017
Ask A Spaceman Ep. 70 - Are Quark Stars Real?
40:47

How does degeneracy pressure work? What kinds of particles exist below the level of neutrons? Can they hold up a star against gravity?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

 

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Dec 19, 2017
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 470: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 2: 3D Printing
29:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftJ-DjEPjqE

Streamed live Dec 15, 2017.
Our journey through interesting science fiction, this time we talk about speculative fiction dealing with materials science, nanotechnology and 3D printing. It's a staple in Star Trek, but what other stories deal with it?

 

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Dec 18, 2017
Travelers in the Night: Eps. 349 & 350: Big and Fast & Asteroid Defense
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Dr. Grauer discovered 2017 FE101 which can't come closer than 21LDs (Lunar Distances). It bears watching, though, so that a close pass by Earth or Mars doesn't change its orbit and make it a danger to Earth.

- The Chelyabinsk impact in 2013 puts us all on notice that we need a defense. The Catalina Sky Survey is a key part of this defense.

 

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Dec 17, 2017
Deep Astronomy - What Telescope Accessories Do You Need?
01:08:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOGkbIs6BQ

Streamed live on Oct 3, 2017.

So now you have a telescope, what telescope accessories do you need for it?
Most telescopes, when you buy them, unbox them and take stock of what came with them, you notice you probably one got one eyepiece. That will get you started in the beginning and will probably let you learn your new telescope and see a few things with it, but you can dramatically increase its usefulness with a few, well-thought-out items.
In this hangout, our intrepid host Tony Darnell, with John Suffill and Adam "Synergy" Smith will discuss the ones they think you need, and what to avoid.

 

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Dec 16, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Emilio Enriquez and SETI’s Breakthrough Listen Initiative
01:09:07

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bJx0EaHfFc

Streamed live Dec 13, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dr. Emilio Enriquez is a Post Doc at the Berkeley SETI Research Center and a member of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative ( http://seti.berkeley.edu/listen/ ). Emilio is the lead author of two recent SETI Research Center publications about Ross 128 b, the nearby exoplanet that researchers feel may have conditions that are conducive to life.

 

His expertise is in modelling of physical processes in galaxies, such as gas accretion onto galaxies, star formation, stellar feedback, gas accretion onto black holes, among other similar mechanisms. He also works with large multi-wavelength surveys of galaxies to study the connection between galaxies and their central super-massive black holes.

Regular Guests:

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

This week's stories:

- Breakthrough Listen will be scanning 'Omuamua.

- New Horizon's target (2014 MU69) could have a moon!

- New Shepard flies again!

- Another Russian launch failure.

 

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Dec 15, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 14: Wormholes Are Not A Thing
25:31

A guide to the winter sky and questions about the science of sci-fi with special guest Michael Solomon.

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Dec 14, 2017
Awesome Astronomy - December Edition
01:08:01

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

The Discussion: Jeni gets her name in lights – well, bold print as she contributes (what else but graphs) to a published research paper and Ralph takes a look at Ben Cacase’s very own new asterism in the heart of Auriga and reads a defiant message from Michelle of ‘ze resistonce’.

 

The News: It’s a very rocky month as we round up the following space and astronomy news stories:

Earth’s moon had an atmosphere thicker than Mars’ for more than 70 million years

Observations suggest Proxima Centauri has a Kuiper Belt and maybe a Oort Cloud

A sci-fi like asteroid from another star system is now passing through the inner solar system

 

Hat of Woo / Astronomy Concept Mash-up: This month Paul’s festering Hat of Woo is a little less fetid as we discuss a plausible but untested concept that has just a faint whiff of woo about it. This month we look at The Nemesis ‘Theory’ which suggests the sun has a brown dwarf companion which causes periodic extinction events – and, of course, we’re long overdue an extinction and NASA are covering it all up!!!

 

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we’re tackling a question about meteor showers and how we calculate their orbits:

I was wondering if all known meteor showers are definitely associated with a comet? Also, how do astronomers determine the orbit of a comet using just a few locations on the sky?

Ben Cacase, Manhattan, New York via email.

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Dec 13, 2017
Urban Astronomer - Ep. 13: The Planets, ICON 2017 & Mars!
18:30

This week we turn our steely gaze upon the red planet Mars, but we haven't forgotten our promise to share some highlights from our time at the ICON Comics and Games Convention.  We even indulge in a little hoax busting, picking a fight with an old scam that just won't die.The first segment is the next in Cathrine's series on The Planets.  In these recordings, she talks first about the mythology behind the names of the planets, and then discusses the actual worlds themselves.  Mars, as it turns out, was a little more complex than our usual "God of War" image.  And when we look at the science, it turns out to be a spectacularly badly named planet.

 

Then we cut to our time at ICON 2017.  As previously mentioned, we ran a stand on behalf of the ScopeX telescope and astronomy expo, to promote it and get people to come visit in September.  While there, we got to chat to a lot of people, who had quite a varied range if interests.  A few of them consented to let me record our conversations, and I've tried to stretch my editing muscles a bit in the way I presented them.  I'm reasonably happy with how it came out, and hopefully you'll like it too.  If you'd like to see the photos referenced, they're part of Dawie Venter's gallery on the ASSA website.

 

We then return to Mars, addressing a 14-year-old (at time of recording) hoax email that says that Mars will be passing extra close to Earth, and will appear as large as the full Moon.  It's nonsense, of course, and I first wrote about it years ago.

 

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Dec 12, 2017
Astronomy Cast Ep. 469: Best Modern Sci Fi for the Science Lover - Part 1: Space Exploration
31:36

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo9TuRjraOQ

Streamed live Dec 8, 2017.
We've always been fans of science fiction, but we really like our science. Today we'll talk about some books we've been reading recently that do a good job of dealing with the science in science fiction.

 

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Dec 11, 2017
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 347 & 348: Your Space Rock & 16 NEOs
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Meteorite hunting can be a fun pastime! It's easy, though, to get fooled by a "meteorwrong", so you might need help identifying the real thing.

- Dr. Grauer found 16 NEO candidates in 9 hours (!) with the 60" Mt. Lemmon telescope. One of them is 2017 FU90, 100' diameter, and a possible space-mining target.

 

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Dec 10, 2017
NOAO - EPO at CTIO
12:59

Rob Sparks hosts. Leonor Opazo, Administrative and PA/EO Outreach Manager, discusses the education and public outreach programs of NOAO South in Chile at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.

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

 

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Dec 09, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Brian Koberlein and "Big Science"
01:03:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr5qe53HAPg

Streamed live on Dec 6, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Regular viewers of the Weekly Space Hangout will remember Dr. Brian Koberlein ( https://briankoberlein.com/ / @BrianKoberlein ) as one of our regular weekly contributors. Today he joins us as our Special Guest to discuss an exciting new television project he is working on, Big Science, in conjunction with Full Kilt Pursuits.
Per their website: "BIG SCIENCE is a proposed television series about pioneering research sites around the world. More importantly, it’s about the diverse team of people who make science happen."

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

This week's stories:

- Farthest quasar!

- Voyager 1 fires up its TCM thrusters after 37 years!

- Plate tectonics on Europa.

- Here comes the Geminid meteor shower!

- Has dark matter been detected? (The Kraken says "No!")

 

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Dec 08, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 13 - Please Don't Pick A Goofy Name
24:40

SpaceX engines catches fire (in the wrong way), naming a frozen rock, and of course answers to your questions!

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Dec 07, 2017
Awesome Astronomy - December Sky Guide
10:59

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

What to look out, and up, for in December, nipple-deep in frost.

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

- The Geminid meteor showers peaking on 13/14th December.

- Uranus sitting in the constellation Pisces.

- Mars & Jupiter lunar conjunctions.

 

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year.

Ralph – A binary star, a plaetary nebula and 4 open clusters in Gemini

Jen – The Pleiades open cluster in Taurus

Paul – The Crab Nebula supernova remnant also in Taurus

And we finish this sky guide with December’s moon phases.

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Dec 06, 2017
Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 69 What Makes A Blazar Blaze So Brightly?
31:02

What powers a quasar? Just how strong is a blazar? What’s the connection to giant black holes?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to WCBE Radio for hosting the recording session, Greg Mobius for producing, and Cathy Rinella for editing.

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

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Dec 05, 2017
Astronomy Cast - Ep. 468: Simulations for Science & Fun!
31:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slld0Poqii8

Streamed live on Dec 1, 2017.

Astronomers depend on simulations to study the Universe. From relatively straightforward orbital simulations to vast simulations that try to recreate the large scale structure of the Universe from the Big Bang onwards. Today we're gonna talk about some of those simulations as well as tools you can use to simulate the Universe for fun & science.

 

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Dec 04, 2017
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 345 & 346: 364 Days & Arctic Ice
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Catalina's Greg Leonard discovered 50' diameter asteroid 2017 FC2. It has an orbital period of 364.4 days. A rock like this enters our atmosphere about every 25 years.

- Cutting the funding of NASA's Earth observation and global warming analysis will not stop the changes that are happening. Arctic ice is shrinking fast.

 

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Dec 03, 2017
Observing With Webb - December Episode
14:13

EVENTS...

Full Moon – 3rd (Visible all night)

Last Quarter Moon – 10th (Visible from midnight into the morning)

13th, 14th – Geminid Meteor Shower – A good year for the Geminids, given the moon will be a thin waning crescent rising very late in the morning, giving us a shot at around 100 meteors per hour, depending on your light pollution levels.

Some advice for watching:

- Find a dark location and lie down in a reclining chair or swimming pool floaty.

- Look at the whole sky, but note Gemini is where the radiant is - where the meteors will appear to be coming from. Gemini will be in the East after sunset, South after midnight, West in the morning.

- Check the weather to see if the skies will be clear

- Adapt your eyes to the dark by staying away from light sources or using a red light if you need to look at a star chart or not trip over something. 

- If you’re feeling extra nerdy, do a scientific meteor count (S&T and IMO).

Or find out if your local astronomy club or museum is holding a viewing party.

13th – 15th – Close Encounter – Moon, Mars, Jupiter.

New Moon – 18th (darkest skies).

21st – Winter Solstice - The longest night and shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. More info here: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html

25th – Christmas.

First Quarter Moon – 26th (Visible until midnight).

30th – Close Encounter – Moon, Aldebaran.

 

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Dec 02, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: ‪Dean Regas' "100 Things to See in the Night Sky"‬
01:08:02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edN6-kPjdM8

Scheduled for Nov 29, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Dean Regas is the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS series Star Gazers with James Albury. Viewers may remember that last November, Dean was a guest on the WSH during which he told us about his first book, "Facts From Space!"

We are once again pleased to welcome Dean back to the WSH, this time to discuss his newest book, "100 Things to See in the Night Sky."

Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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

This week's stories:

- Problems with WFIRST !!!

- Mapping the 3D motions of extragalactic stars.

- Flowing rivers of sand on Mars.

- Low power LED lights are killing our dark skies.

 

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Dec 01, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 12 - Let's Make A Telescope… But Bigger
25:28

Big planet near a little star, a guide to making giant telescopes, why bother with the arts, and of course listener questions!

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Nov 30, 2017
Mel Blake - Micrometeorites For Everyone
07:26

Dr. Mel Blake of the University of North Alabama hosts.

Mel's research area is mainly in time-variable phenomena in astronomy including binary and variable stars and active galaxies. Recent efforts include studying the close binary star UU Psc at David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario. Mel has also worked at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in Rosman, North Carolina. At UNA, Mel is preparing a research project with students to study long-term evolution of stars and variability in star forming regions.

Mel teaches courses in introductory astronomy and physics.

 

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Nov 29, 2017
Cheap Astronomy - Dear Cheap Astro #33: Technical Feasibility
15:55

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Can you talk us through the recent Falcon 9 rocket landing on water? Yes, we can. On Friday 8th of April 2016, a two stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. As with any launch from Florida, the rocket flew east in a parabolic arc, since, near the equator, the Earth is rotating towards the east at nearly 1700 kilometers an hour – so it makes no sense to fly west and subtract that advantage from your launch. And, of course flying east from Florida takes you right over the Atlantic Ocean.

Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is the Milner Hawking mission to Alpha Centauri technically feasible? The announcement of Breakthrough Starshot, a mission to send a ‘gram-scale’ spacecraft to Alpha Centauri at 20% of the speed of light, is a good example of describing what’s technically-feasible versus what’s technically-practical.

 

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Nov 28, 2017
Astronomy Cast Ep. 467: Resonance
31:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN1ZAqj2AvQ

Streamed live on Nov 19, 2017.
Many of the moons and planets across the Universe are in resonance with each other and their star. What causes this resonance, and how can it help us understand the history of planetary formation and migration?

 

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Nov 27, 2017
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 343 & 344 - Mars Window & Gnats
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- In 2020 a good launch window for Mars launches will open. Many space vehicles from NASA, SpaceX, ESA, China and the UAE are getting readied for the opportunity.

- NASA's Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson said that the NEA animation looked like a swarm of gnats around a porch light. So NHATS became the acronym for the Near earth object Human spaceflight Accessible Target Study.

 

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Nov 26, 2017
UNAWE Space Scoop - The Hidden Sites for our Future Home on the Moon
05:42

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1731/

For many people, visions of our future in space consist of rotating spacecraft, lunar greenhouses and domed habitats.

But if you’re dreaming of a new life beyond the Earth, you might want to rethink things. Lava tubes on the Moon could become the prime real estate of the future!

 

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Nov 25, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Andy Weir and ARTEMIS
01:12:04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMPZpa08LoY

Streamed live on Nov 22, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week, we are SUPER excited to welcome author Andy Weir (The Martian, @andyweirauthor ) back to the show to chat with us about his new book, ARTEMIS. Viewers who have seen Andy's first appearance on our show on January 9, 2015, (https://youtu.be/oSuLB3hYbmc) will remember just how awesome he is as a guest - and why we can't wait to catch up with him this week.

Andy began his career as a software engineer but wrote science fiction stories in his spare time. His novel, THE MARTIAN, was a blockbuster success which has allowed him to pursue his writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight.

You can learn more about Andy and his books on his website:

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Regular Guests:

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter )

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

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

This week's stories:

- 2 shows on the Mercury 13 female astronauts.

- The strangeness of the interstellar asteroid.

- Space dust transporting life.

- Using magnetic sails to decelerate.

 

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Nov 24, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 11: Muons, The Keys To The Pyramids
25:01

An interstellar interloper, Searching inside pyramids with...physics!, ways to see cool STEAM projects, and of course listener questions!

Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, Chief Scientist at COSI Science Center, and the one and only Agent to the Stars!

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Nov 23, 2017
Cosmic Perspective - Pranvera Hyseni Interview
33:10

Astronomy public outreach volunteer & A.O.K. Founder, Pranvera Hyseni is the guest for today's program. Pranvera discusses how her desire for astronomical public outreach became a reality in Kosovo.

 

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Nov 22, 2017
Ask A Spaceman #68: Do We Live in a Hologram?
28:02

What’s the idea behind the holographic principle? What does it have to do with black holes and the early universe? Does this…mean something?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Nov 21, 2017
Astronomy Cast Ep. 466: The Origins of Zero (0)
28:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMoAps4ZRL8

Streamed live Nov 17, 2017.

We depend on zero for our math to work right, but this number was actually invented in fairly recent times. Why do we need zero? Was it inevitable?

 

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Nov 20, 2017
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 341 & 342 - Ballooning to Space & That's Close
05:24

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- World View Enterprises in Tucson is a balloon company that will take a science package or even you to the edge of space. For a price. Cheaper than a rocket, though!

- Greg Leonard of Catalina Sky Survey discovered tiny asteroid 2017 EA. It came 9,000 miles from our atmosphere, a close call indeed.

 

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Nov 19, 2017
Deep Astronomy - Telescope Talk Hangout: Mounts & Eyepieces
01:07:49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbiBdBo9V3A

Streamed live on Jul 18, 2017.

Are you confused about the purpose of telescope mounts? What about eyepieces? What are they for? Watch today's hangout to learn more!
As with any hobby, there's never any shortage of choices for accessories and amateur astronomy is no different. There are mount designs galore to choose from, but which ones are best?
Eyepieces are also plentiful, they are so important that they can give you the best views you've ever had through your telescope or ruin you night completely. But which ones should you own?
In this hangout, Tony Darnell, Adam (Synergy) Smith and John Suffill help you navigate these issues. Learn about the best eyepieces for observing the planets, deep-sky objects and more. We'll also go into the topic of field of view and magnification.

 

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Nov 18, 2017
Weekly Space Hangout - Guests: Dr. John Whelan of RIT/LIGO
01:01:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiZVMBU06vg

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are honored to welcome two (of the numerous) Rochester Institute of Technology faculty members who are part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. RIT researchers played a significant role in the recently announced detection of both gravitational waves and light, dubbed Multimessenger Astronomy, that resulted from the merger of two distant neutron stars. Joining us today is Dr. John Whelan, Principal Investigator of RIT's group in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC).

Regular Guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- A nearby planet in the habitable zone.

- What the JWST will be observing.

- Dream Chaser shuttle flight test!

 

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Nov 17, 2017
Space Radio - Ep. 10: Making Science Hard
25:35

Hosted by Dr. Paul M. Sutter.

There's gold in them thar neutron star mergers, interview with sci-fi author and YouTube host John Michael Godier, my take on The Expanse, and of course listener questions!

 

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Nov 16, 2017
Awesome Astronomy - November Edition - Part 2
39:23

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

Summary of content:

The Interview: This month Cardiff University’s Professor Mark Hannam tells us more about the recent observation of colliding neutron stars and this window into a new realm of astronomy.

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we’re tackling a question about the Drake Equation:

“It strikes me that the Drake equation sets the probability of life at either (1) pretty close to zero - in which case surely we’d be worth a visit. OR (2) very numerous - in which case there’s every chance alien life might be driving past on their annual holiday. Or somewhere in between!

I think I’m saying that, yes overall I agree with the saying “seeing is believing”, but at the same time I don’t take not seeing as proof of non existence. I’ve never seen a Polar Bear (you don’t in Leeds) but I’m pretty sure they are out there.”

John Levett in Leeds, UK.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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