25th Jan, 2016 by Tony Darnell
In this inaugural episode, Dr. Carol Christian and Tony Darnell discuss the 20th anniversary of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and it's impact on operating space telescopes from a large distance from Earth. We also provide an update o
8th Feb, 2016 by Tony Darnell
This week, Carol and Tony discuss how astronomers decide which space telescopes they'd like to see built next; on Jan 4th, NASA gave the go-ahead for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) and all 18 primary mirror segments are now on!
15th Feb, 2016 by Tony Darnell
NASA's Juno mission is on its way to Jupiter to learn what lies beneath the jovian atmosphere. Carol and Tony also discuss NASA's Space Launch System - the premier launch system for the manned space program, including Orion.
22nd Feb, 2016 by Tony Darnell
The LISA Pathfinder Mission arrives at L1 and begins releasing the test cubes to prepare for testing the technology for a possible upcoming space-based gravitational wave observatory.
11th Jul, 2016 by Tony Darnell
NASA's Dawn mission just completed its science phase on June 30th, 2016. It is the only spacecraft to have orbited two different bodies in our solar system: the minor planet Ceres and the asteroid Vesta. What have we learned about these bodies?
18th Jul, 2016 by Tony Darnell
What are exoplanets? How do we find them? How many are there in our galaxy and what does this mean for finding life elsewhere?
25th Jul, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Have you ever wondered how scientists and engineers work to protect our space telescopes from the harmful environment of space? What about EMP's? What threats to they pose and what are the biggest factors concerning the safety of our space telescopes
8th Aug, 2016 by Tony Darnell
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.