The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

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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

Awesome Astronomy - September Edition  

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

The Discussion: Jeni’s back and the band is back together to discuss watching this year’s Perseid meteor shower and coverage of the Great American Eclipse

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

The shortlisted explorer and missions of opportunity being considered by NASA

Jellyfish galaxies feeding supermassive black holes

Goodbye to the Cassini Saturn explorer

‘The Other Section’: This month we keep Paul’s festering Hat of Woo out of sight and take a long look at the Voyager spacecraft on the 40th anniversary of this programme, which revealed the solar system unlike any other space mission.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 456: Pluto Revisited  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on-0F5MaE2s

Streamed live September 8th.

This week, we return to our starting point, where Astronomy Cast began: Pluto. 11 years on, we have a whole new appreciation for the dwarf planet Pluto. We've visited it, probed it and taken pictures. It's time for an update.

 

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 321 & 322 - Dangerous Comet & Dust Stories  

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 real impact danger to Earth comes from comets, not asteroids. A researcher at GSFC recommends we have spacecraft ready to intercept and deflect the dangerous impactor.

- Micrometeorites can be collected from a roof's gutter! Jon Larsen collected many from Paris, Oslo & Berlin. & Dr. Matthew Genge of ICL studied the 0.3mm diameter rocks for a scientific paper.

 

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NOAO - The 2017 Solar Eclipse & the Eclipse Megamovie Project  

Rob Sparks hosts. His guest today is Brian Kruse, the Director of the Teacher Learning Center and Formal Education Programs of the ASP.

http://www.noao.edu

http://twitter.com/#!/NOAONorth

www.facebook.com/USNOAO

https://eclipsemega.movie/

Eclipse Meagmovie (version 0.6): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYwouy4U2CI

Chasing Totality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEEC1ULcDJw

Citizen CATE Podcast: https://cosmoquest.org/x/365daysofastronomy/2016/08/13/aug-13th-citizen-cate-and-the-2017-total-solar-eclipse/

 

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Folklore - Manikmaya  

Avivah Yamani hosts.

In the Manikmaya, which is an expanded version of a small part of the Tantu Pagelaran (an old Javanese manuscript), there is a story about the creation of the Universe. There are many versions of it because traditions of the earliest of Javanese culture have mingled with those from India (e.g. Hindu) and the middle East (eg. Arabic). 

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - The Tale of the Disappearing Comet  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1725/

On November 28, 1819 French astronomer Jean-Jacques Blanpain of Marseille discovered it and it was named Comet Blanpain after him. He saw it in the morning skies in the constellation Virgo.

The comet was recovered in January of 1820 after the Moon had moved on, but the comet was very, very faint. It was moving away from the Sun and getting ever fainter, and had moved into a region of nebulae and it was lost.

 

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CLSE #14 - Meteorites in Antarctica  

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g2w9YsVb_aI

Hosted by Dr. Pamela Gay. The guest is Dr. Dave Blewett.

Streamed live on Jul 19, 2017.

Once VORTICES, always VORTICES. We’ll chat with Dr. Dave Blewett from Johns Hopkins University, formerly of the VORTICES team, about his research, including his trip with ANSMET to find meteorites in Antarctica.
http://vortices.jhuapl.edu/Team-Bios/index.php
David T. Blewett joined The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a member of the Senior Professional Staff in September 2007. Before that, he was a Principal Scientist at NovaSol (Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc.), a small employee-owned high-tech company in Honolulu, Hawaii of which he was a cofounder. His planetary research emphasizes remote sensing, geological analysis, and spectral algorithm development using data from planetary spacecraft including Mariner 10, Clementine, Galileo, Lunar Prospector, MESSENGER, and Dawn. He has been a Principal Investigator (PI) in NASA planetary research programs since 2002 and was named a MESSENGER Participating Scientist in 2007 and a Dawn at Vesta Participating Scientist in 2010. David has focused on geological and compositional analysis of ultraviolet-near infrared spectra and multispectral images, including study of space weathering trends on the Moon, Mercury, and Vesta. He served for three years as Co-chair of the MESSENGER Geology Discipline Group and a member of the PI's Science Steering Committee. He was an ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites) field party member during the 1988–1989 austral summer.

 

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Ask A Spaceman Ep. 63: How Are We To Understand Quantum Spin?  

What does it mean for an electron to spin? Why do we have such a hard time measuring it? And why doesn’t Paul Dirac get any attention anymore, anyway? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

 

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 455: Colonizing the Milky Way  

Recorded at the Moonlight Hotel in St. Louis during Pamela & Fraser's Solar Eclipse 2017 Escape event. Today we're going to be talking about colonizing the Milky Way. Science fiction has misled us and ruined our brains in so many ways. It's taught us that if you want to colonize or visit other star systems in this galaxy all you have to do is you just hop in your warp-powered space ship, cross for a couple of weeks, arrive, use your transporters, go down… It's very, very easy. But the reality, of course, is that the laws of physics are a lot more difficult than science fiction has taught us. But at the same time we just wanna know how we're gonna get to live on other worlds.

 

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Travelers in the Night - Eps. 319 & 320 - Lost And Found & WOW, What A Ride!  

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:

- Sometimes asteroids get lost. Richard Kowalski rediscovered 2001 WF49, 426' diameter and a NEO as well as a Near Mercury Object!

- Richard Kowalski is at it again! He discovered the 508' diameter2016 XG1 which is a PHA, a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid.

 

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Observe With Webb - September Episode  

WOW! That Total Solar Eclipse was something wonderful! Traveling to Columbia, SC had me worried for a little bit, since they were predicting 55% cloud cover, but the clouds parted, my cameras read the code correctly, my laptop did NOT overheat, and I was lucky to get some awesome pictures.  The best part, though was experiencing it with my family and seeing how excited my son was when it happened and how my wife, who usually comments at how grey and fuzzy things are in the telescope, was amazed by what we could see.

Mercury – Is technically between Venus and the eastern horizon in the morning, but you’ll need binoculars and a sky app to find it.

Venus – Rises around 4:30am.  Bright and visible about 20˚ high in East before sunrise all month, though it is on its way toward the horizon each day, and will stop being visible in October.

Mars – Pretty dim, but it’s there in the eastern sky low on the horizon toward the end of the month when it gets pretty close to Venus.

Saturn – Look S after sunset and find the bright light above and between Scorpius and Sagittarius. It will move toward the SW, setting around midnight in early September and 10pm in late September.

Jupiter – After sunset, you might be able to catch Jupiter about 10˚ up the sky, but after a week or so it’s too close to the Sun from our perspective, so you won’t be able to see it anymore until late November mornings.

 

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Awesome Astronomy - September Sky Guide  

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

What to look out, and up, for in September.

Ralph, Paul & Jeni pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

Saturn and its ring system in the evening

Mercury at greatest western elongation in 12th September

Neptune at opposition on 5th September in Aquarius.

Next up, we take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

Ralph – The Saturn Nebula in Aquarius

Jeni – The Andromeda Galaxy and its satellites

Paul – NCG 7479 barred spiral Seyfert galaxy.

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

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - Which Will Slow First: a Star or a Fidget Spinner?  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1724/

The physics of spinning is an important topic in Astronomy because lots of cosmic objects spin. For example, Earth spins around its axis, the Sun spins around the centre of our galaxy, and cosmic gas spins when new stars are forming.

Studying these spinning cosmic objects can tell a really interesting and unexpected story. It's the story of the conservation of angular momentum.

 

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CLSE Ep. 12: ‪Solar System Science, Exploration, and Education in the Field‬  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZSRA7hVOuk

Streamed live on Apr 19, 2017

Science enables exploration and exploration enables science. What does that mean? Come chat with Dr. Jennifer Heldmann ( @FINESSE_NASA ) of NASA Ames, PI for the SSERVI FINESSE team, to find out! Craters of the Moon National Monument and the West Clearwater impact structure and Spaceward Bound are talked about.

https://sservi.nasa.gov/

https://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/finesse/

https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/descriptions/Spaceward_Bound.html

https://www.nasa.gov/resource-prospector

 

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Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA Ep. 31: Meanwhile Back On Earth  

– Is anything truly transparent? Well, yes a vacuum is truly transparent. Anything else, well, not really…

– How come some places on Earth have only one high tide a day, when others have two. Tides on Earth are primarily caused by the Moon, although the Sun also plays an important role.

 

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Astronomy Cast - Ep. 67: Building A Career In Astronomy  

http://media.libsyn.com/media/astronomycast/AstroCast-071217.mp3

Originally posted on Dec 17, 2007.

With all the enthusiasm that’s being generated with astronomy, it’s had a bit of a strange side-effect. We’ve been causing some of our listeners to have midlife crises about their careers. We’ve had other people who just want advice – they’re moving into college for the first time and they want to direct the courses they’re going to be taking into astronomy. Some other people already have skills that are very useful and have wondered how they can help up or even change their career to be working in the field. We thought we’d try and answer everyone’s questions all at once and just run through the major career paths you can take that relate to astronomy and space, and the kinds of things you’ll need to do to actually make yourself a good candidate for that field.

 

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Folklore - Trishanku  

Hosted by Avivah Yamani.

Once upon a time… in Ayodhya, an ancient city of India, lived King Trayyaruna. He is the ruler of Ayodhya and Rama’s ancestor. Rama is the seventh avatar of the god Vishnu, one of his most popular incarnations.

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Travelers in the Night - 317 & 318: Psyche Water & Caves of Mars  

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 asteroid (16) Psyche is likely composed of approximately 95% iron & 5% nickel like many meteorites. A study by Driss Takir, Vishnu Reddy and others, shows there appears to be a coating of water ice or hydroxyl on the surface! A mission may go to Psyche in 2020, and arrive in 2026.

- Dr. Alfred McEwen of the LPL thinks there may well be large reservoirs of water in lava tubes on Mars. The remaining geothermal energy could also make the liquid water mineral rich and a good place for life to form.

 

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UNAWE Space Scoop - The Scariest Space Monsters Live in the Biggest Galaxies  

http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1116/

There are monsters lurking in space.

OK, not monsters like in the movies. Black Holes. Anything that gets too close to a Black Hole is pulled to it with such strong gravity that eventually it has no chance of escape.

The monster will gobble it up!

 

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Cheap Astronomy - SISS #19: Synthetic Muscles  

Hi, this is Janet for Cheap Astronomy, www.cheapastro.com. This is SISS, Science on the ISS – and today’s episode is Synthetic muscles. Something we’ve learned from doing a podcast about science on the ISS is that, in order to capture a representative mix of all the experiments going on over our heads, about one in four episodes have to be about robotics – and yes, it’s that time again. Humanoid robots from science fiction are generally metallic – think Robbie the Robot or Hymie. Not only are they metal, but their muscles joints and tendons, are mostly pulleys, levers and cables. Similar principles also apply to fictional prosthetic appendages, think Jaime Sommers or Luke Skywalker.

 

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