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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

Travelers in the Night - Eps. 255 & 256: Earth-Venus Express & Pale Blue Dot  

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:

- Carson Fuls discovered 2016 HD3, which will make 53 close approaches to Earth in the next 100 years.

- Voyager 1 took the famous "Pale blue dot" photo over 25 years ago. New telescopes will enable us to look for pale blue dots around other stars! A spectrum that includes traces of oxygen would be even better, of course.

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Cheap Astronomy - Ep. 68: The Solar Cycle  

From 2010.

The first thing you notice in reviewing the literature about the solar cycle is that the math doesn't work. Here in 2010 we are just a year into cycle number 24 and each cycle has a duration of around 11 years - and isn't the Sun like 5 billion years old?

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 13 episode: News Roundup!  

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

Streamed live Jan 13, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: There is no special guest this week. It's all news this time!

Regular Guests:

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

C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ / @AstroUniverse )

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

This week's stories:

- Tabby's Star (Alien megastructure) update. 3 new possibilities:

   1. Something internal inside the star is fluctuating randomly.

   2. A random stream of comets.

   3. The star has merged with something...

- Where next for Voyager?

- Looking for life's molecules in the Universe.

- How Breakthrough Starshot is helping the search for extrasolar planets.

- Earth (and the Moon) seen from Mars by the HiRise camera.

- A naked eye LRN, a luminous red nova, in 2022? A mergeburst?

   (What happens in Cygnus stays in Cygnus!)

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Moon Space Station  

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

This podcast extra takes a look at the proposals from Boeing and Lockheed Martin to develop a lunar space station for NASA.

In this discussion we cover:

- NASA’s current plans for deep space exploration

- Lunar and Martian exploration

- What exploration can be done from orbit

- Human vs robotic exploration

- The likelihood of contaminating other worlds with Earth organisms

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Why Are Heavy Stars So Gassy?  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1629/

Newborn stars are often surrounded by disks of gas and dust – a kind of “cosmic fog”. Astronomers expected that, like fog on Earth, these disks would disappear faster around hotter, brighter stars. They expected that the hot stars would "burn" away the cosmic fog like the Sun does here on Earth.

Surprisingly, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

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Ask A Spaceman: #48: Why are Kepler's Laws important?  

Why are Kepler’s Laws important? What was Kepler trying to understand? What connection did Kepler think he was making? 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 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. 435: The Butterfly Effect  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZzslzvNO7w

Streamed live Jan 11, 2017.
Small changes can have a big impact. But can a butterfly's wingbeat in the Amazon really impact the weather halfway across the world? And where do small changes have no impact?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 253 & 254: Lunar Village & Blinded  

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:

- A hypothetical multinational lunar outpost is discussed.

- Night-time light pollution has humanity blinded. The IDA exists to address the problem.

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NOAO - SMBHs: Supermassive Black Holes  

Description: Recorded at the noisy AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Galaxies have supermassive black holes at their centers. In this podcast, Dr. Amy Reines discusses the formation process of these black holes and the role they play in galaxy evolution.

Website(s) you want to have a link to: www.noao.edu

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 pens a great blog at halfastro.wordpress.com

You can see his photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/halfastro

Dr. Amy Reines is the Hubble Fellow at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory

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Weekly Space Hangout - Jan 6: Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Houston  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA1TsL0R1Ns

Streamed live Jan 06, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's guest is Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison ( http://astronautabby.com/ / @AstronautAbby ). Abigail is the founder of The Mars Generation nonprofit. Currently a sophomore at Wellesley College in Massachusetts majoring in Astrobiology and Russian. Harrison is positioned to enter a PhD program upon graduation and continue her pursuit of becoming a scientist, astronaut and member of the first human crew to land on Mars in the 2030’s. Hundreds of thousands of supporters from around the world follow her journey to becoming an astronaut via the blog Harrison authors at AstronautAbby.org.

Regular Guests:

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

Yoav Landsman ( @MasaCritit )

This week's stories:

- Dave Dickinson's new book! "101 Astronomical Events for 2017"

- This week in Musk! SpaceX's latest launch slips to Saturday, Jan 14th...

- NASA planetary missions scheduled!

- TESS to launch in late '17 or early '18.

- Cassini mission ends. :^(

- New Horizons does a KBO fly-by at the end of 2018.

- OsirisRex does an Earth fly-by Sept 22.

- JUNO mission ends in '18.

- Mars INSIGHT launches in '18.

- JWST launches in '18 also.

- Discovery Class missions to asteroids to launch! 16 Psyche & LUCY visits the Trojans!

- GLXP competition heats up!

- UAE is set to launch Mars HOPE mission in 2020.

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Q&A: Exoplanet Illustrations  

How do scientists determine the characteristics of an exoplanet and made its illustration if they never have visited it and can't even see it because of its parent star's brightness?

First. It’s not the scientist who did the illustration.  It’s a work of an artist. But they do work together with the scientist to have an idea about the exoplanet. 

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ALCon 2016 - Astrophotography Without Superpowers  

Kevin Quin of NOVAC tells us how to get started in astrophotography without going either broke or insane. He suggests you "run with the herd." Recorded at the Astronomical League's annual ALCon convention.

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Awesome Astronomy - January Episode  

The Discussion: As we welcome in the New Year Paul’s been mixing science with art, Jeni’s professional astronomy looks to be taking her to South Africa or Mexico and we read out some of our listeners’ emails.

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

- The death of John Glenn – a true pioneer and legend

- ESO’s Very Large Telescopes glimpses something from nothing

- And we take a look at NASA latest release list of its spin-out technologies

Hat of Woo: In our latest and final Hat of Woo we put Astrology under the magnifying glass.

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 a recent news story covered in a previous episode:

The number of bodies in the Solar System featuring subsurface oceans seems to increase with every planetary mission sent out there. Many of these are bodies of water of great depth, with Europa and Ganymede possibly having oceans 100km deep. Given that the deepest part of our own ocean is a 'mere' 11km deep and barely studied, what kind of conditions could future explores expect at such depths? Would the enormous pressure at a depth of 100km cause the water to act differently and what implications would this have for life in these oceans? Steve Brown, Yorkshire, England.

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 434: Am I on an Alien World?  

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

Streamed live Jan 05, 2017.

Once again science fiction, television and movies have totally let you down. They try to recreate what it might be like on an alien world, but surprise, surprise, they mostly get it wrong. That's because a truly alien world would be different is so many ways it would blow your mind! Today we'll help you figure out if you're on a movie set or if you've actually crash landed on an alien planet.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 251 & 252: Fresh Lunar Craters & The King  

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:

- Some lunar craters are new. Bright flashes of light occur when one is created. If it happens in the dark part of the Moon it's easily detectible from Earth. Dr. Mark Robinson of Arizona State Univ. used the LRO to find the new 62' crater tied to the March 2013 flash of light.

- Jupiter has a huge effect on the solar system. It ejects comets out of the system and also occasionally sends them our way. In 1770 a comet came close to Jupiter and was hurled in our direction. It missed Earth but later went back near Jupiter and was ejected from the solar system altogether that time. It's very possible that Earth wouldn't even be here if not for Jupiter's gravitational influence.

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Observing With Webb - January 2017  

Mercury – Best bet is to look SE after 6:30am but before sunrise, starting on the 10th.  Bring some binoculars, as it will only be about 10˚ above the horizon, and down and to the left of Saturn.

Venus – Look SW after sunset, and Venus will be about 30˚ above the horizon, very bright, and will set by 8:30pm. If you have a telescope, check out how it looks like a half moon.

Mars – Look SW after sunset and find Venus.  Mars will be the ruddy red object up and to the left of bright brilliant Venus.  In the beginning of the month Mars will be about a fist-width away (10˚) from Venus, and get to about 5˚ away by the end of the month.

Saturn – Look SE in the mornings before sunrise.  In the beginning of the month, it will only be about 10˚ above the horizon, but by the end of the month it will be about 20˚ above the horizon, much brighter than anything else around it.

Jupiter – Catch Jupiter in the eastern sky in the morning after 1:30am in the beginning of the month, and midnight at the end of the month.  Just look for the very bright object low in the East if you’re staying up late, or look to the South, halfway up the sky if you’re getting up early in the morning.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Dec 30, 2016: Nancy Atkinson's "Incredible Stories From Space"  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJCDM-JgYqQ

Streamed live Dec 30, 2016.
Host: Fraser Cain ( http://www.universetoday.com/ / @fcain )
Special Guest: Nancy Atkinson ( http://www.nancyatkinson.com/blog/ / @Nancy_A )

This week's guest is Universe Today's own astrojournalist Nancy Atkinson, who is celebrating the release of her first book "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." Nancy will share some of the highlights of the book and the amazing experiences she had interviewing and researching the people and stories in the book!

Regular Guests:

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

C.C. Petersen ( http://thespacewriter.com/wp/ / @AstroUniverse )

This week's stories:

- People who we lost this year: Vera Rubin, Carrie Fisher, Piers Sellers, John Glenn.

- Anti hydrogen is the same as normal hydrogen, just with the opposite charge.

- Ceres had an ocean!

- Can there be antimatter galaxies out there that we could see?

Some stories from 2016:

- SpaceX had some successes, then failures.

- Juno arrives at Jupiter!

- Cassini is drawing to a close.

- LIGO discovers gravitational waves.

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Cheap Astronomy #221 - Dear CA #28: Electromagnetism  

A highly-charged and potentially polarizing issue. (See what I did there?)

- Dear Cheap Astronomy: How come Sun spots, prominences and flares only appear around the Sun’s equator?

- Dear Cheap Astronomy: Since mass attracts mass due to spacetime curvature – do charged particles attract (or repel) each other in a similar way?

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Awesome Astronomy - January Sky Guide  

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 January.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

Venus at greatest eastern elongation

Mars a few degrees from Venus

Jupiter in Virgo

Saturn & Mercury in the morning sky

Next up is the other solar system wonders of note in January:

The Quadrantids meteor shower peaking on 3-4th January with a ZHR of around 40

The largest asteroid, Vesta, at opposition passing through Cancer into Gemini

Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Jen – M33, spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum

Paul – NGC 2903, barred spiral galaxy in Leo

Ralph – Messier 35, open cluster in Gemini

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

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 47: What's the Universe Made Of?  

What’s the universe made of? How is this connected to its age? What’s the connection between dark matter and dark energy? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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