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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

Episodes

UNAWE Space Scoop - Cosmic Easter Egg  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1713/

There's a link in the show notes that'll take you to an image of an oval picture, that might look like a beautifully decorated Easter egg, but it represents the entire sky. This picture is actually a map that shows the tracks that the ESA's Gaia satellite followed as it scanned the sky during its first 14 months at work.

 

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GAM/Astronomers Without Borders - Astro Arts  

Hosted by Mike Simmons.

Special guests:

- Dr. Doug Vakoch, President METI International

- Andrew Fazekas, "Night Sky Guy", Communications Manager, AWB

- Per Bifrost, filmmaker, Fosfor Produktion, "Earthling's Quest"

- Alexander Rynéus, filmmaker, Fosfor Produktion, "Earthling's Quest"

- Ignasi Ribas, Spanish High Council for Scientific Investigation

- Daniela DePaulis, AWB's Astro Art Program

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 4: Black holes & Chris Stewart  

This episode features news about the discovery of an intermediate mass black hole, and the next in our series of interviews with prominent figures in South African amateur astronomy.  This weeks guest: Chris Stewart.

Allen Versfeld 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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Astronomy Cast Ep. 447: Animals in Space Pt. 3: Dogs, Monkeys and More  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK9CNLpLPgw

For this final episode of our 3 part look at animals in space, we look at the largest animals to go to orbit (apart from humans of course). I'm just warning you now, this one's gonna be a little sad.

 

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Travelers in the Night - 281 & 282: Starlight Walking & Biggest Rocket  

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 IDA  the International Dark-Sky Association has created the Cosmic Campground in the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico. Very dark skies delight the visitors! After half an hour of acclimating to the darkness you can see fairly well by starlight alone. Then you can take a walk by starlight like our hominid ancestors did!

- The venerable RS25 rocket engine is from the Shuttle era. Four of them are about to be incorporated into the huge new SLS first stage. In 2018 it'll have its first (and possibly manned) launch around the Moon.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Seeing the Sun in a New Light  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1712/

The ALMA radio telescope array has just done something that you kids should never do yourself. It stared directly at the Sun! The bright light of the Sun would damage your eyes. It also hurts like crazy!

In the past, people have even been blinded from looking at the Sun. With a total solar eclipse coming up this summer in the USA this is on the minds of lots of parents out there.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Apr 14: Brad Peterson of LUVOIR  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4eh9a1VlV8

Recorded April 14, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Brad Peterson. Brad is a returning guest, and since his last appearance, he has been asked by NASA to serve as a community co-chair, with Debra Fischer of Yale, for the Science and Technology Definition Team for the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR).

 

Brad has carried out research on active galactic nuclei for his entire career. He has been developing the technique of reverberation mapping for over 25 years. He is currently on appointment at STScI as Distinguished Visiting Astronomer, after retiring from the faculty of The Ohio State University in 2015 with 35 years of service, the last nine as chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council, for which he chairs the Science Committee. He was recently named chair-elect for the Astronomy Section of the AAAS.

 

Regular Guests:

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

This week's stories:

- Life on Enceladus & Europa?

- A half-trillion dollar plan to go to Mars.

- Life from asteroid strikes?

 

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Astro Camp Sky Guide  

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

Summary of content:  A teaser for the weekend stargazing under the über dark skies of the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve at this spring’s AstroCamp.

 

We’ll take you through the events and activities which turn beginners into experts and fill up the eyepiece of those who are already experts – and, of course, whet your appetite for this friendliest of starparties!

 

Whether you’re joining us in the Welsh village of Cwmdu on the weekend of 22-25th April or not, we’ve included a seasonal sky guide of our favourite night sky objects to dazzle and amaze you visually or astrophotographically:

Ralph:

The Leo Triplet of galaxies

The Needle Galaxy in Come Berenices

The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

 

Paul:

Spiral Galaxy, Messier 94 in Canes Venatici

Double star Cor Caroli in Canes Venatici

Globular Cluster M3 in Canes Venatici

The Coma Star Cluster in Coma Berenices

Messier 53 Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices

 

Damien:

The King of Planets, Jupiter

2 rare AstroCamp comets in Hercules, Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and C/2015 V2 Johnson

As if comets weren’t enough we also have the naked-eye Lyrid meteor shower

 

John:

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Markarian’s Chain of galaxies between Leo and Virgo

The Veil Nebula supernova remnants in Cygnus

The Blackeye Galaxy in Coma Berenices

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Cheap Astronomy - SISS #18: Space Fungus  

Hosted today by Janet.

We have been taking various things into space with us. Aspergillus nidulans and other fungi might be necessary for space travel for the secondary metabolites they produce.

 

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 54: What Happens When Galaxies Collide?  

What happens during a galaxy merger event? Is dark matter involved? How do we use simulations to learn about these processes that last hundreds of millions of years?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G., Kevin O., Anne B., Justin R., Helge B., Tim R., Michael C., Mathieu B., Lars H., Ray S., James L., Mark R., Alan M., David B., and Silvan W.!

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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Astronomy Cast Ep. 446: Animals In Space Pt. 2: MIce & Other Small Animals  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvEmVwwr4vw

Recorded April 14, 2017.

Last week we talked about how the smallest creatures behave in space, the insects and the spiders, and now we move up in size a little to small animals, like mice. What missions have they flown on, and how does microgravity affect their biology?

 

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 279 & 280 - Hottest & Ice Volcanos  

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:

- Arctic sea ice is shrinking dramatically and the first half of 2016 was the hottest on record. Earth is 2.4°F warmer than it was in the late 1800s. The effects will be felt in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.

- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has visited both Vesta and Ceres. It may be that ice volcanoes on Ceres have buried all the large craters there. There is good evidence for a liquid ocean beneath Ceres's crust.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Born to be Wild  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1711/

Black holes are known for their destructive behavior – like the ability to rip apart stars and planets, and swallow them whole. 

Ok, suck them through the straw of their accretion disk. There, that's a better metaphor.

But black holes are actually valuable members of our cosmic society, and they give a lot of energy back to the Universe.

 

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Weekly Space Hangout - Apr 7: Weekly News Roundup!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7pYu5LEGw

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
No Special Guest this week! Just lots of space news!

Regular Guests:

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

This week's stories:

- Black hole is ejected from a galaxy collision. How?

- FRBs ("Furbees" according to Paul) are proved to be not from Earth.

- SpaceX relaunch of used booster! And landing too!

- Does SpaceX put financial pressure on other space agencies with this reuse?

- How much would a space elevator cost & what can it lift into space?

- Would the Falcon Heavy be able to lift larger loads than anyone else?

- What about high altitude balloons to lift things to space?

- What is the largest telescope that actually has an eyepiece?

- What about sky hooks?

- When will men inhabit the Moon?

- How small can a rocket be and still make it into orbit?

 

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Astronomers Without Borders - GAM 2017 - Andrew Fazekis  

Hosted on Facebook Live by Anderw Fazekis, Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders. Global Astronomy Month is April, and Andrew talks about:

- The online Messier Marathon, already past as it happened on April 4th.

- The "Walking on the Moon" event, was on April 5th, so it's over too...

- Art & Science Collaboration Podcast on April 7th (this would still be downloadable) about space art!

- "Jupiter Watch" back on April 7th, where AWB encourages all of us to take binoculars of a telescope and look at Jupiter as it reaches opposition.

 

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Urban Astronomer Ep. 3 - Astrophotography  

Alan Versfeld hosts.

In this episode, I play a recording of one of my public lectures on astrophotography.  I was speaking to a local chapter of Mensa, the High IQ Society, who kindly made their recording available to me for use in this podcast.

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.

http://www.urban-astronomer.com

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Awesome Astronomy - April Edition  

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

The Discussion: Paul and Jen packed out the Star Stage at this year’s Big Bang Fair in Birmingham as Sirius Astronomy ran experiments to explain how rockets and space suits work and how space capsules protect astronauts from the heat of re-entry. Jen updates us on her astronomy research trip to South Africa next month and Ralph reviews the latest space-based sci-fi thriller, Life.

 

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

A schoolboy who spotted an error in NASA data

Are the Van Allen radiation belts weaker than always thought?

Was Earth’s atmosphere like Titan’s 2.4 billion years ago?

Using the sun as a gravitational lens

NASA’s heading for Mars & evidence of an ancient Mars tsunami

 

The Interview: This month we have a couple of interviews with the children taking part in science challenges at the Big Bang Fair and clips of Paul & Jen creating fire hazards and projectiles around an undefended audience…

 

Hat of Woo: Following your comments by email and online, we’re bringing back the vile and rancid Hat of Woo this month. And we’re back with a festering sore of a conspiracy theory in the form of Immanuel Velikovsky’s laws of physics defying Worlds in Collision ‘theory’.

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 445: Animals in Space Pt 1: Insects & Arachnids  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3rs9psn8-A

Trigger warning: creepy-crawlies in space...!

We've talked about animals traveling to space in the past, but it's time to take another look, with many other creatures taking the trip to the void. Today we're going to talk about those spineless insects and arachnids and those tough-as-nails water bears!

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 277 & 278 - Old Girl & Nope  

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:

- This "Old Girl" is the 60" telescope of Mt. Lemmon Observatory. It was used to discover asteroid 2011 AG5. It's now equipped with a 100 million pixel camera.

- Dr. Grauer and his Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard discovered the one mile diameter main belt asteroid 2016 NA39. "Nope" refers to its not being found to be a threat to Earth after all.

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NOAO - The Future of NOAO  

In this interview recorded at the January meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Grapevine, Texas, NOAO director Dr. David Silva discusses the future of NOAO as astronomy moves into the era of big data.

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