Astronomy Cast - Ep. 47: Tidal Forces

27 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-070730.mp3

Originally broadcast July 30, 2007.

Consider the following: we’ve got tides here on Earth, the Moon only shows one face to the Earth, we’ve got volcanoes on Io, and ice geysers on Enceladus. All these phenomena originate from a comm...

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 273 & 274: Hunt for Planet 9 & New Horizons Co...

26 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

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:

- The evidence for an unseen planet 9 orbiting our Sun is getting hard to ignore. It could have an...

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Dr. Pamela Gay - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dwarf Planets

25 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Dr. Pamela Gay hosts. This essay was written for Mothership Zeta magazine, November 2015 issue. Spoiler alert: Pluto doesn't care what we call it. It's just an icy rock.

Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win.

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Weekly Space Hangout - ‪Mar 17: Stuart McNeill of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Sp...

24 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktY1VYULAcU

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: Stuart NcNeill is the head of Community Engagement and Family Programs for the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York City.

Regular Guests:

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

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Saturn's Rings Are Warm and Fuzzy

23 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1708/

Our understanding of Saturn’s rings is still evolving. A team of researchers using observations made in 2008 have managed to measure the brightness and temperature of Saturn's rings in more detail than ever. More detail in mid-infrared images from the ground, ...

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GAM: Global Astronomy Month 2017

22 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Hosted on Facebook Live by Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and it's coming up fast! If you own a telescope, or even if you don't, you can lend a hand to the festivities!

Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/...

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Ask A Spaceman #52: Why is the Higgs Boson Important?

21 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Dr. Paul Matt Sutter hosts.

Part One! What does the Higgs Boson mean? What role does it play in the forces of nature? What makes it so special? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 271 & 272: Race To Mars & Big Eye

19 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

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:

- The race to explore Mars is heating up. Numerous countries and even SpaceX are all planning miss...

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Telescope Man - RA & Dec, Telrads & Charts

18 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrD6eDEg4sw

Hosted by Joe LaLumina.

Published on Aug 18, 2012.

TelescopeMan beginner class on Right Ascension and Declination. Two terms that beginner amateur astronomers always ask about.

http://www.custerobservatory.org/docs/messier1.pdf

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Weekly Space Hangout - Mar 10: Nic DiPalma & Spacetime Labs

17 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9zw1zCD-Cc

Streamed live March 10, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Nic DiPalma, who is the head of Spacetime Labs (http://spacetimelabs.co/), a creative agency specializing in helping scientists and scientific institutes to communicate their work...

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