Astronomy Podcasts

Astronomy has a lot to teach us. Learning astronomy gives us insights into our daily lives. The night sky is full of wonders, mysteries and beauty that can help transform us.

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Ep 34: JWST Assembly Complete! What's Next for 2017?

5th Dec, 2016

On November 2, 2016 NASA announced that the assembly for the James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. Tony and Carol give a summary of where the mission is now and what's in store for 2017.

Ep 33: Very Rare Gamma Ray Binary System Observed

14th Nov, 2016

Astronomers using NASA's Fermi and Swift Space Telescopes observe and record very rare gamma ray fluctuations from a binary companion in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Ep 32: Rapidly Spinning Stars

7th Nov, 2016

New data from the Kepler Space Telescope archive sheds new light on fast-spinning stars and their properties.

Ep 31: Latest Results from NASA's New Horizon's Probe to Pluto

31st Oct, 2016

This week, Carol and Tony discuss the latest results from NASA's New Horizons Probe to Pluto with members of the mission science team.

Ep 30: Elon Musk and Mars

24th Oct, 2016

Carol discusses her recent trip to Guadalajara Mexico and her attendance at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress. Carol and Tony discuss commercial efforts to get us into space, including Sp...

Ep #29: Comet Breakups

19th Sep, 2016

Have you ever wondered what caused a comet to break into pieces? What are some of the more famous examples? What Space Telescopes observe them?

Ep #28: News Roundup - Sept 2016

12th Sep, 2016

Welcome to our first news roundup. The topics for today: SpaceX Explosion; The latest on Juno at Jupiter; ESA's Philae lander found on Comet 67P; 35 years of Voyager I and II Probes

Ep #27: Tracking Wildfires from Space

5th Sep, 2016

Satellites are critical for tracking fire locations, extent and progression. Many Earth looking satellites are in the fleet to support this effort, and in particular NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite

Ep #26: The OSIRIS-REx Mission to the Asteroid Bennu

22nd Aug, 2016

On September 8, 2016, NASA is launching its first mission to an asteroid, where it will not only study it in detail, but collect a sample to return to Earth.

Ep #25: The Cassini Mission: 19 Years of Exploring the Planet Saturn

15th Aug, 2016

After 19 years, the Cassini Mission is still unlocking secrets to the ringed-planet and its moons.

Ep 24: The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

8th Aug, 2016

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.

Ep #22: Space Telescopes and the Dangers of EMP's

25th Jul, 2016

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 fac...