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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

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 17: Space News Roundup and Samuel Mason of the Tesla Science Foundation  

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

Streamed live on Feb 17, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: No special guest this week, just space news! No, wait! We do have a special guest after all! It's is Samuel Mason, the Director of the Tesla Science Foundation, NJ Chapter. The mission of the Tesla Science Foundation is to establish and promote the recognition and awareness of Nikola Tesla's inventions, patents, theories, philosophies, lectures, and innovations.

Regular guests:

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

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

This week's stories:

- Are humans going back to space?

- When will the SLS be launching?

- Our special guest shows up!

- How do you fix the Big Bang's lithium problem?

- Congress is told that NASA's exploration plans aren't sustainable.

- Homegrown organic materials found on Ceres!

- Building a computer that can survive on Venus.

- Exomoons, exomoons, exomoons!

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Jason Lewin - Don't Get Eclipsed By Time  

Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses. He talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - How Earth's Broken Surface Keeps Us Alive  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1705/

What makes a planet “Earth-like”?

We’ve now found over 3,500 planets around distant stars.

Though a great many of them are gas giants like Jupiter & Saturn, many of them have been described as rocky and “Earth-sized.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re "Earth-like" at all!

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Ask A Spaceman #50 - What's Up With Saturn's Rings?  

How (and when) did the rings of Saturn form? How are we to understand the complex systems of rings and gaps? How do the moons influence their shape? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Mathieu B., Justin G., Jerry, Tim F., Helge B., Alan M., Tim R., Ray S., Michael C., Bill S., Lars H., David C., Silvan W., David B., Kevin O.,  Justin R., and Jessica K.!

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. 439: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 3: How Do We Terraform Earth?  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXc0DcmNxH4

Streamed live Feb 13, 2017.

So we always want to talk about how we can make Mars more Earth-like, but the reality is that we're making Earth more Venus-like! We're Venusforming Earth. So what are the various factors we are impacting on a global scale and how can we fix them?

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Q&A: Why Are Stars and Planets Round?  

Avivah Yamani hosts.

Why are stars and planets round? Are there any other shapes for the stars and planets?

Quick answer: all stars and planets are round. No other shape.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 263 & 264: Catching Shadows & Tough Guy  

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:

- On Jun 29, 2015, Pluto occulted a star, UCAC4 347-165728 showing us that it had an atmosphere. Now high school students can join in the hunt for TNO occultations.

- The Earth-approaching asteroid 3200 Phaethon and its debris trail gives us the Geminid meteor shower each December. 2016 LV47 was discovered by Eric Christensen of the Catalina Sky Survey, but it's a 1,000' diameter solid body instead of a rubble pile like Phaethon.

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 10: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 45P!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpG4dKMjmyU

Streamed live Feb 10, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: No special guest this week, just space news!

Regular Guests:

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

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

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

This week's stories:

- The big lunar eclipse. Kinda. OK, not much...

- What was wrong with Mars?

- A new kind of black hole! Intermediate mass!

- A dim comet in Hercules. Meh.

- A new addition to the ISS! A commercial airlock!

- The Moon occulted Regulus!

- AR Scorpii, a white dwarf pulsar with a 2 minute period!

- Did Mars migrate to its current location? Could that explain its wet past? (No)

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UNAWE - Not All Whose Wonder Are Lost  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1704/

We at 365 Days of Astronomy, CosmoQuest and Astrosphere New Media salute you, Dr. George R. Carruthers, a black physicist who was working at the NRL, the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, on this Black History Month.

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Awesome Astronomy Extra - Farewell Gene Cernan  

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

This podcast extra takes a look back at the extraordinary life of navy aviator, test pilot and astronaut Gene Cernan who tragically died last month at the age of 82.

In this memoriam we discuss:

- A stellar career

- Pioneering rendezvous and spacewalking techniques on Gemini 9A

- The final test run for a moon landing on Apollo 10

- Commanding the last ever moon landing mission on Apollo 17

- The last footprints on the moon

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SPS - Complex, Dusty Plasmas With Dr. Ed Thomas  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85VsbqIuZ8

Streamed live on Mar 1, 2016.

Title: Using dusty plasmas to study all four states of matter.
Abstract: Plasmas (or ionized gases) are often referred to as a “fourth” state of matter – but perhaps, they should be the “first”.  This is because the plasmas are the most common state (over 95%) of matter in the visible universe.  From technologies such as fluorescent lighting and microelectronics manufacturing to natural systems such as lightning, the aurora, and the solar wind, plasmas are ubiquitous in our lives. Even more remarkably, over the last three decades plasma scientists have learned how to control a certain type of plasma – a “complex” or “dusty” plasma – to make it have solid-like, fluid-like, or gas-like properties.  This means that dusty plasmas are not just a fourth state of matter – they can take on the properties of all four states of matter.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the physics and applications of plasmas and will describe some of the fascinating aspects of complex/dusty plasma research – including the one-of-a-kind, high magnetic field dusty plasma laboratory that has recently begun operating at Auburn.
Presenter: Dr. Ed Thomas, Jr.  Auburn University
Web: http://psl.physics.auburn.edu/etjr/

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 31: String Theory, Time Travel, White Holes, Warp Speed, Multiple Dimensions, and Before the Big Bang  

http://www.astronomycast.com/cosmology/episode-31-string-theory-time-travel-white-holes-warp-speed-multiple-dimensions-and-before-the-big-bang/

Streamed live Apr 09, 2007

We get questions every week about string theory and topics popularized by science fiction. Here’s the problem. There’s just no evidence. Each of these is based on wonderful and well-formed mathematical equations, or wishful thinking, but they’re very hard (if not impossible) to test in the real Universe.

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 261 & 262: Cool Star Homes & Shooting Star's Daddy  

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:

- Dr. Michaël Gillon and his team examined nearby red dwarf stars for exoplanets. They found 3 planets circling a 39 light-year away star now called Trappist 1.

- The Geminid meteor shower in December is left over from 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid discovered in 1983. This asteroid may in its own turn be an ejected chunk of asteroid 2 Pallas, the second asteroid that was found, having been discovered in 1802. Phaethon appears to eject the meteorites each time it makes close passes to the Sun in its 523.5 day orbit.

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NOAO - The Gemini Observatory  

This podcast was recorded in a noisy exhibit hall at the 2017 AAS meeting in Grapevine, Texas. We apologize for the poor audio quality.

Description: The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration that runs 8 meter telescopes on Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Cerro Pachon in Chile. In this podcast recorded at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Grapevine, Texas, Dr. Andy Adamson, Dr. Morten Andersen, and Dr. Andre-Nicolas Chene discuss various aspects of the observatory and research carried out by Gemini.

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

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Weekly Space Hangout - Feb 3: Dr. Meredith Rawls & the LSST  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYCaCOfH8c

Streamed live Feb 3, 2017.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week's guest is Dr. Meredith Rawls ( https://astronomerrdiff.wordpress.com/ / https://astrobites.org/author/mrawls/ / @merrdiff ). Meredith is a postdoc working with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Data Management group at the University of Washington. The LSST will collect frames for a decade-long movie of the sky beginning in 2022. Her team develops software to process terabytes of nightly data. She's also an active researcher in stellar astrophysics and a relentless science communicator.

Regular Guests: (Possibly)

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

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

This week's stories:

- First science from Keck's Vortex Coronagraph!

- Oxygen on the Moon

- Cosmic Supervoids

- The holographic Universe

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Is the Universe Speeding Away From Us?  

Most scientists believe that about 13.82 billion years ago the Universe exploded into existence in what we call the Big Bang. Since then, it has evolved into the place we see today — and it’s still growing!

No matter which direction we look in space, distant galaxies appear to be moving away from us. The farther away a galaxy is, the faster it’s moving away. This is called the ‘expansion of the Universe’.

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Awesome Astronomy - February Edition  

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

Summary of content: 

The Discussion: Paul continues his herculean travels around the UK promoting the European Space Agency and teaching people about the science of spaceflight. Ralph’s waxing lyrical about a waxing moon and Venus, while Jen has a big announcement regarding her PhD research.

 

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

Another asteroid hits the news as NASA look elsewhere for future missions

ESO’s ALMA array turns its attention to the Sun

Making refinements on the age of the Moon

A new star to look out for in the sky in 2022

 

Hat of Woo: With the hat now empty and the world still full of loons, we reach out to you to tell us what you’d like to see replace this segment of the show.

 

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 take a look at a listener’s submitted graph and explain the Roche Sphere:

Can you please explain why the Hill Sphere of Neptune is greater than that of Jupiter? Gavin Price, @Pillarscreatio, Wales.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

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Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 49: What Were the Most Clever Experiments of All Time?  

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What are the most clever physics and astronomy experiments of all time? What did we learn from them, and what made them so dang clever? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 438: Destroy and Rebuild, Pt. 2: Geoengineering  

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Streamed live Feb 3, 2017.
So we know humans are having an impact on planet Earth. But what if we REALLY put our backs into it and intentionally tried to change the entire planet? Either to make it better or to fix some terrible mistake we've made. The technique is called geoengineering. Could it work?

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 259 & 260: Trans Neptunian & Gliding To Space  

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:

- Catalina Sky Survey teammates Alex Gibbs, Greg Leonard, Carson Fuls and Richard Kowalski followed 2016 EJ203 for a month to determine that it was a TNO, a Trans-Neptunian Object and poses no threat to Earth.

- Dr. Elizabeth Austin studied polar vortex winds and the stratospheric polar night jet wind. When this wind joins with the jet stream 130,000 foot high 'waves' can result. The 400mph Airbus Perlan II glider will be able ride these waves to 90,000' in atmosphere that's similar in density to that on Mars. A flight in the August to October 2017 time frame is expected. The correct weather conditions for a flight did not happen in 2016, unfortunately.

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