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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: - The release of JWST’s first images, the press conferences and media coverage. - Emails on astrophotography, Dr Jen’s TV appearances and a more politically correct alternative name for JWST. The News: Rounding…
 
The Discussion: The release of JWST’s first images, the press conferences and media coverage. Emails on astrophotography, Dr Jen’s TV appearances and a more politically correct alternative name for JWST. The News: Rounding up the astronomy news in August, we have: We now know why Jupiter doesn’t have rings like Saturn A huge triple star system with…
 
Have you seen them? Five spectacular images have given us a taste of what’s ahead from the James Webb Space Telescope. Bill Nye will share his reactions after we hear excerpts from NASA’s image revealing event on July 12. We’ll then talk with astrophysicist Tom Greene of the NASA Ames Research Center. Tom has hundreds of hours on the new space tele…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From December 7, 2009. Let’s assume that humans survive the next few hundred years without destroying ourselves, or the planet, and we actually become a space faring civilization. What kinds of challenges will we face, and what projects will we build to expand ourselves out into the Solar System and eventually …
 
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: - We all will miss this scientific treasure. - Greg Leonard discovered 623’ diameter 2020 XU6. We've added a new way to donate …
 
Welcome to Observing With Webb, where a high school astronomy teacher tells you what you’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what you should check out later this month…at night. 2022 is the summer of morning planets! Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus are all quite prominent, with Mercury stopping by in June. Throughout the summer, get up early to s…
 
As NASA’s deputy administrator, Lori Garver fought to cancel the Constellation program and shift NASA to use commercial partnerships in spaceflight. She failed at the first but succeeded at the second. She joins the show to discuss the lessons she learned from her time at NASA, key strategies for bringing change to a reticent bureaucracy, and the w…
 
A star cataloged as Gliese 781 is approaching our solar system and in slightly more than a million years from now, will reach the Oort Cloud, likely disrupting the orbits of icy bodies that could head toward Earth. Plus, an Indian launch, Asteroid Day, understanding our ice giants, and a review of “Kaiju Preservation Society” by John Scalzi. We've …
 
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Conjunctions galore in the morning sky! Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, Venus and more! Then there’s the Moon spoiling the Perseid meteor shower… We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: http…
 
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientists Armin Kleinboehl and Marek Slipski lead a new project that is recruiting thousands of citizen explorers. They explain to host Mat Kaplan how this massive effort may help us finally understand how the once plentiful Martian surface water disappeared. Then we look back to the dawn of science as Bruce Betts closes ou…
 
What makes the principle of least action so important? Who came up with it? Is it all just a bunch of math or does it actually mean something? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month! • Join Paul's Audio Book Club on Chirp. …
 
From November 30, 2009. What if our Universe was just one in an infinite number of parallel universes; a possible outcome from the specific predictions of quantum mechanics. The idea of multiple universes is common in science fiction, but is there any actual science to back this theory up? The Wikipedia nomenclature note from Pamela: “Because, in t…
 
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 undiscovered football stadium-sized Aten asteroid 2020 VZ5. - Hannes Groeller discovered 1,000’ diame…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xty1Pmlgsto Ralph Wilkins hosts. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. How big is the Sun? How do we know? How does it compare to the planets in our solar system and other stars in the galaxy? What's the fate of the Sun? We answer all of these questions in this episode. Our show on Hipparchus’ Ant…
 
The Hubble Legacy Field. From May 14, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTo2QKVLwJw NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched on April 24, 1990, and it’s been hard at work ever since, studying the cosmos like no other observatory in human history. Several times in its journey, astronomers have called upon Hubble to study a single spot in the sky f…
 
http://www.spacescoop.org/en/scoops/2211/a-fossil-galaxy-in-the-outskirts-of-andromeda/ An international team of astronomers found a dwarf galaxy in the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, located over 2.5 million light-years from us. However, the ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now called Pegasus V, was first spotted by a very attentive amateur astr…
 
She is only the tenth director of JPL, and the first woman to hold the position. It’s a homecoming for Laurie Leshin who got her PhD at Caltech, the operator of JPL on behalf of NASA. Laurie talks about her priorities for the lab, and how excited she is about the missions already underway and those to come. Planetary Society chief advocate Casey Dr…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsc1m1-xCC0 Starting with the stunning release of JWST’s first image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 on July 11, the bonanza continued the morning of July 12 with newly released images of Stephan’s Quintet, the Carina Nebula, the Southern Ring Nebula, and exoplanet WASP-96b. Plus, that controversial name and what’s ahea…
 
Back in black. What’s in a black hole? Answer: Don’t know – and coming up next week we investigate where the edge of the universe is… OK, just kidding. The whole idea of an event horizon is that anything lying beyond it is unknowable. Can you really have planets around a black hole? This is yet another reference to the movie Interstellar, which was…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g8eZtvagGY Sign up through wren.co/astro to make a difference in the climate crisis, and Wren will plant 10 extra trees in your name! Well, this is it. We’re FINALLY going to talk about the James Webb Space Telescope. After decades of development, delays, budget creep, the powerful infrared observatory is at its fin…
 
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: - To test techniques for characterizing a newly discovered PHA, scientists were planning to treat Apophis as an unknown object …
 
Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. This episode we hear from a familiar voice! SALT Astronomer Dr. Moses Mogotsi was our first ever guest on The Cosmic Savannah. He joins us again to explain what it’s like to observe in the time of COVID and to tell us more about his research on galaxies. Moses is an expert on the baryonic cycle –…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3JfHp9ls8M From September 10, 2019. We’ve reached the third part of our series on Lagrange Points, those stable spots in the Solar System, where you can sort of hover with the minimum amount of fuel. In this episode we’re going to look at the L4 and L5 points which share the orbit with a more massive object. We've a…
 
Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Welcome to Episode 242 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast observing in the toybox constellations. I’m Chris and joining me is Shane. We are amateur astronomers who love looking up at the night sky and this podcast is for anyone who likes going out under the stars. So a lo…
 
Host Mat Kaplan leads with a special announcement. Then we spend a fascinating hour with the former director of NASA’s Planetary Science division and retired chief scientist Jim Green, who reports on a recent workshop that explored the potential of radio telescopes on the Moon’s farside. He also shares anecdotes from his long history of space scien…
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Another heatwave in the UK. Dr. Jen on TV covering the latest JWST news. The Orville on Disney+. Night Sky on Amazon Prime. The News: Preparations for the launch of Starship and an unexpected explosion! Artemis…
 
What is a pulsar? How can we use them to map gravitational waves? What kind of technology does it take? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Please support our amazing sponsors of this episode: • Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskA…
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/ From January 3, 2011. Have you ever wanted to go to space, but lacked the… uh, I dunno, everything… to be an astronaut? A whole new industry of space tourism will take you where you need to go. There are now companies offering zero-G flights, sub-orbital flights, and there have even been paying customers who ha…
 
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: - Teddy Pruyne discovered 550’ diameter 2020 TF in the constellation Lacerta. - David Rankin discovered 1 Km+ diameter 2020 UP3…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoA1OwVgI8U Unlike in the Apollo era, the private sector now has considerable space capabilities and in the last five years, tens of billions of dollars have been invested in space programs by companies, individuals and investment firms. Consequently, NASA is increasingly using public private partnerships (PPPs) to e…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgIZgrOZElo Lagrange Points. Stable spots in space that you just can’t stop thinking about. What spacecraft work best in which places? What are some amazing ideas that could utilize these regions across the Solar System? In the last episode, I gave an overview of the Lagrange points, and then went into the details of…
 
The Discussion: Another heatwave in the UK Dr Jen on TV covering the latest JWST news The Orville on Disney+ Night Sky on Amazon Prime The News: Preparations for the launch of Starship and an unexpected explosion! Artemis 1 readied for launch to the moon The topsy turvy world of international cooperation in space Virgin Galactic’s next plans The ne…
 
A basin region within Margaritifer Terra on Mars contains deposits of clay-bearing sediment that provide evidence of flowing water on the red planet as recently as 2.5 billion years ago. Plus, Mars mission updates, gravitational wave detection, rocket launches, and this week’s What’s Up. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to s…
 
Sponsored by Andy Poniros. Cosmic Perspective Radio features live and prerecorded interviews with Astronomers, Scientists, Astronauts, and Historians. NASA & JPL updates on Manned & Unmanned Space Missions. Monthly Night Sky Reports. Local Astronomy & Space Related Events and some Music! Today we feature Gemini & Apollo Astronaut Jim Lovell, who di…
 
My name is Maanvinder Pilania ( https://twitter.com/maanvinderp ). I'm a student, writer and the host of Astrophysics: Deep In The Space With Maanvinder Pilania podcast. Looking up at the night sky, have you ever wondered why the night sky appears dark? Any explanation, I’ve got two explanations for you. Maybe you have never thought about that beca…
 
https://youtu.be/vJ9JaMGfqsM Have you ever noticed that significant space and astronomy events seem to happen during the holidays? It’s not a coincidence. There’s actually a reason why. Today we’ll talk about some of the key events that happened during holidays and the underlying rationale. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy t…
 
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: - Solar Stormwatch II citizen scientists improve CME arrival predictions 20%: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/sola…
 
From June 12, 2021. Quasars are very distant and luminous objects powered by supermassive black holes containing many millions or even billions of times the mass of our Sun. Even with the immense energy they put out, their vast distances make them difficult to discover and observe. In this podcast, the University of Arizona’s Xiaohui Fan discusses …
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WN7lS9bpB4 From August 30, 2019. Thanks to gravity, there are places across the Solar System which are nicely balanced. They’re called Lagrange Points and they give us the perfect vantage points for a range of spacecraft missions, from observing the Sun to studying asteroids, and more. Various spacecraft have alread…
 
An analysis of the craters on Bennu’s surface provides evidence that the rubble pile asteroid is protected from smaller impacts by the boulders scattered on the surface. Plus, the SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal, dwarf galaxies around M81, and this week in rocket history, we look back at the X-15 hypersonic plane. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Day…
 
No one deserves more credit for enabling the new era of commercial space development than former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver. That includes the commercial crew program that brings astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Mat welcomes Lori back for a conversation about her excellent new memoir that tells the inside story of …
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: - More filming for the BBC - Long days and short nights. :^( - Showcasing amateur photography on noctilucent clouds. - Listeners’ emails on: - Less well known cultural names for Ursa Major. - The current planet…
 
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