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Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and monthly podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.
 
**Just voted as a Top 5 Best Local Podcast 2021 & MUSE Creative Awards PLATINUM winner for audio** Podcast. Presented by Sonic Embassy™ is a light-hearted & fun, monthly, sound-intensive show that features a wide variety of fascinating topics like Astronomy, Movies, Science, Pop-Culture, Nostalgia, Food....yep, so random (and AWESOME) we just call it: Podcast. Get ready for a high-quality, vivid podcast experience from the award-winning producers at Sonic Embassy™. Support our work :-) https ...
 
Looking to take the plunge into the awesome hobby of astrophotography? This is the place to get a good start. From starting out with the DSLR camera you already have to full blows imaging system, This podcast takes you though some of the challenges and how to have fun with taking astrophotography images. Meant for everyone at all skill levels. Our Topics include image capture and equipment setup, targets for different times of the year, challenges for our listeners, how to keep it fun.
 
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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Farewell Frank Drake. It’s uncrewed, not unmanned! Filming with the BBC again. Listeners’ emails on city astronomy and the missing AweAst show this month. The News: JWST unearths a huge cosmic riddle: CEERS-174…
 
The Discussion: Farewell Frank Drake It’s uncrewed, not unmanned! Filming with the BBC again Listeners’ emails on city astronomy and the missing AweAst show this month The News: JWST unearths a huge cosmic riddle Artemis 1 moon launch delays Solar astronomers solve one of the great mysteries about the Sun A round up of all the incredible things tha…
 
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: - Rose Matheny discovered WT1190F. This space boomerang spent rocket booster met its fate in a collision with the Earth about 6…
 
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. We celebrate our second anniversary this week! We take the opportunity to reflect on what has been a very different year, but not without some great fun and highlights. Jacinta and Dan talk through some of their favourite moments, from our Special Solar Eclipse Episode to our wonderful series of …
 
https://youtu.be/llEp7zBLGq8 Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are super excited to welcome Dr. Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo ) to the Weekly Space Hangout - this time as our special guest! In 2019, Moiya joined the Weekly Space Hangout as one of our first Early Career Journalists, and in April, 2021…
 
We are less than a week from the DART spacecraft’s impact on asteroid moonlet Dimorphos as this episode is published. Mission Coordination Lead Nancy Chabot gives us a status update and a preview of what to expect during the September 26 encounter. Watching the smackdown from a few kilometers away will be LICIACube. Simone Pirrotta, program manager…
 
Talking about the ring systems, the only astronomical body that comes up in the mind of people is the planet Saturn, which has a ring system which can be seen easily with the help of a telescope. But did you know that Saturn is not the only one that has these jewels? There is even a planet which has a ring system bigger than that of the Saturn! All…
 
Part 2! How do physicists understand quantum mechanics? What are the postulates and principles of quantum mechanics? How do the foundations of quantum mechanics compare to other theories? How do I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your f…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juXi4CVJBC8 Last week we talked about how single-use rocketry has changed over time, and the role it still plays in launching payloads into orbit and beyond. Today we’ll address the stainless steel elephant in the room and talk about the shift to reusability. This video was made possible by the following Patreon memb…
 
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: - Rik Hill knocked two out of the park! By discovering PHAs 2015 TD323 and 2015 TK238. - Asteroids have been hauling water to o…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ACZFtTadTk DART is a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous asteroid. DART will be the first demonstration of the kinetic impactor technique to change the motion of an asteroid in space. This asteroid system is a perfect testing ground to see if intentionally c…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ci_-mYyUd4 Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: Welcome back to another season of the Weekly Space Hangout! In our season's premiere, we are excited to welcome back to the show our good friend Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory! Dean has just released his new book "How to Teach Grown-Ups about Pluto" w…
 
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 256 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast, a short episode on where we catch up. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love looking up at the night sky and this podcast is for anyone who likes going out under the stars. * We hea…
 
More than 100,000 came to the Kennedy Space Center hoping to see Artemis 1 head for the Moon on August 29. Among them were leaders of the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). They sat down with Mat Kaplan for conversations about the international collaboration behind the Artemis program…
 
As we return from our summer hiatus, we are back with a rundown of some of the stories that came out during the break. On the planetary front, JWST has been taking amazing images and learning about exoplanets. On the astrophysics front, we’ve got stories on dark matter and Betelgeuse. And there were thirty orbital launches, including a whole lot of…
 
In 2010, gamma ray observations by NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope revealed an unknown mysterious structure of our home galaxy Milky Way. Astronomers discovered two giant bubbles that emerge below and above the center of our galaxy. They are known as Fermi Bubbles. Each bubble is about 25000 light years long, spanning a total length of about 50,000 li…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXu8Hmqkz2M Season 16 opener. On the day that we’re recording this, NASA’s Space Launch System is about to blast off. But everyone is expecting it’ll be delayed to October. When it does launch, it’ll be the most powerful rocket on Earth. Well, until Starship blasts off. So are we about to see the end of single-use ro…
 
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 number of believers has diminished from 3,500 twenty years ago to less than a few hundred today. - Time travel is possibl…
 
By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe. In this podcast, Gemini Observatory’s Venu M. Kalari challenges our under…
 
A recent paper examined data from NASA’s Juno mission and found that Jupiter’s atmosphere not only contains metals but also is not a homogenous mix. The likely culprits are the remains of planetesimals from the early solar system. Plus, a Voyager update, a new Mercury image, sulfur residue on Europa, and a review of “For All Mankind”. We've added a…
 
Planets are born from the particles of gas and dust in the leftover material from star formation. This material formed a disk around the newborn star and over time, this material began to collide and stick together forming larger clumps. These clumps then collide and merge with other clumps and gradually increase their size by accreting more matter…
 
Come with us to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for our special coverage of the first attempt to launch the giant Space Launch System rocket toward the Moon. You’ll hear astronaut Thomas Pesquet, “Everyday Astronaut” Tim Dodd, NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen, and much more. Then take your best shot at winning the Artemis 1 prize package i…
 
https://spacescoop.org/en/scoops/2217/explosions-help-us-measure-distances-in-the-universe/ How do astronomers measure extremely large distances in the far away corners of the Universe? So this would be the top step on the cosmic distance ladder. An international team led by Dr. Maria Dainotti, an Assistant Professor at the NAOJ, the National Astro…
 
Part 1! Where does quantum theory fit in the larger tapestry of physics? What is the domain of quantum mechanics? And most importantly, what are the limits of quantum physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month! • Join …
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From September 28, 2009. Did you know there are 88 constellations in the night sky? Let’s learn about the constellations and other star formations, their history, their connection to the zodiac, and how to find some of them! We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, a…
 
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: - Rik Hill discovered car-sized 2015 SK7. - Richard Kowalski discovered Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) which is being ejected fro…
 
With a groundbreaking technique, astronomers have used a galaxy as a gravitational lens to backlight two hydrogen clouds, peering back 11 billion light-years at our early universe. Plus, volcano water on the Moon, a quadruple star system, and this week’s What’s Up takes a careful look at the Sun. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astro…
 
As we wait for the launch of Artemis 1, we explore the Artemis Accords: a shared set of principles for exploring space, signed now by more than twenty nations. The accords outline a set of peaceful behaviors and shared values, including the open sharing of scientific data, safe disposal of orbital debris, commitments to mutual aid, and practices fo…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUrr1inJVs Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. From Spring AstroCamp 2022! In this second in a series of Astronomy 101 videos, Dr. Jen covers all the different types of galaxies! Find out what makes a galaxy, how they form, how t…
 
Join us at the Jet Propulsion Lab for the celebration of the two Voyager spacecrafts’ 45-year journey across the solar system and beyond. Stick around for a stimulating conversation with Ann Druyan, creative director for the Golden Record carried by the probes. The Voyager theme continues in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. There’s more …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAuQRd9RoA4 From January 11, 2020. With Adam Frank. At the American Astronomical Society's meeting Honolulu I got a chance to talk with Adam Frank about new research he's worked with Caleb Scharf, Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback and Jason Wright about the Fermi Paradox. They calculated how difficult it would be for alien…
 
Using a first-principles approach, researchers have discovered that the differences in the rotational rate of the solar system are due to the inward and outward flow of cations and electrons. Plus, JWST’s first list of observations, a Starlink launch, dinosaurs, raining sand, and a review of episode two of this season’s “For All Mankind.” The CalTe…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From March 5, 2008. Hopefully you’ve all recovered from part 1 of this set, where we make you sad about the future of the humanity, the Earth, the Sun and the Solar System. But hang on, we’re really going to bring you down. Today we’ll look far, far forward into the distant future of the Universe, at timescales…
 
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: - David Rankin discovered 2020 CY1 in Canes Venatici. - David Rankin also discovered 2020 UP3 in Hercules. We've added a new wa…
 
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. This week we feature some rising stars in African Astronomy! We're joined by high school learners Indiphile Madletyana and Thabo Maliea who both show great promise as aspiring astronomers, as well as Masters students Sumari Hattingh and Reikantseone Diretse who discuss studies of galaxy clusters …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fGXg5EQEvM In this third Astronomy 101 video from AstroCamp, Dr. Jen (AKA Dr. Dust) takes a look at the most important list of deep sky objects for amateur astronomers: the Messier Catalogue. Created by French astronomer Charles Messier in the 18th Century to help him find more comets, this catalogue is the most hel…
 
Observations of V1674 Hercules reveal a nova produced by the white dwarf star that dimmed in only one day. Additionally, the strange star wobbles every 501 seconds, producing flashes in visible and X-ray light. Plus, more results from the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, a farewell to SOFIA, and What’s Up is the June solstice. We…
 
We now know the rough outline of how NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) expect to get the samples collected by Perseverance off Mars and into labs on Earth. Mars Sample Return Program Manager Richard Cook of JPL will take us through the intricate and audacious steps required. The plan now includes two Mars helicopters! Trickster Bruce Betts, …
 
https://spacescoop.org/en/scoops/2213/an-ancient-merry-go-round/ There is evidence of rotation in a galaxy which existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest galaxy we’ve found with possible rotation! This young galaxy rotates more slowly than modern galaxies, but maybe it’s on its way to gaining more speed. Findings like…
 
Don’t presume to assume… – Did the Universe really start from a single point? The observable expansion and cooling of the Universe over time does lend itself to the idea that if you wind the clock back far enough then everything must have started from a single point. – How unusual is the Earth? It’s probably best to start by asking how unusual the …
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From April 28, 2008. This is a show we wanted to do since we started Astronomy Cast but we always thought it was too early. We wanted you to know that we’re positive, happy, well adjusted people with enthusiasm for astronomy and the future. It’s time for some sadness. It’s time for a grim look to see what the f…
 
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: - 14 extremely tough asteroids which regularly travel closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury. - Hannes Groeller discovered 2…
 
After six years of Hubble Space Telescopes and the hypothesis that millions of black holes exist in the Milky Way, scientists have finally found direct evidence for the existence of one such black hole. Plus, planetary formation, a wandering star, and this week in rocket history, we look back at China’s first crewed space station docking. We've add…
 
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 248 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast a short episode on Saturn ‘s Opposition. Opposition? - On August 14th Saturn will be at opposition. - What is opposition? - When a planet or other body is opposite the sun in the sky. - SO it rises at sunset and se…
 
Astronomer Jane Greaves and her worldwide team have had quite a ride. It has been two years since the Cardiff University professor announced evidence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. Many scientists were and still are skeptical, but Jane is back with more data, including some that she shares with us first. She and Mat talk about what this c…
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: The Perseid meteor shower. Another heatwave in the UK. The Orville on Disney+ The News: NASA is going back to the moon – this month! SpaceX join the companies dropping space debris on Australia. Northrop Grumma…
 
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