Podcasts from This Week in Space Telescopes Podcast

Join Tony Darnell and Carol Christian as they discuss the latest science results and status of humanity's eyes in space. We live in a golden age of space astronomy, at no other time in our history have we been able to view the cosmos in so many innovative ways. This weekly podcast is usually posted on Mondays whenever possible but sometimes we miss a week or two!

Found 18 podcasts in "This Week in Space Telescopes Podcast" category

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 SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin.

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 21: All About Exoplanets

18th Jul, 2016

What are exoplanets? How do we find them? How many are there in our galaxy and what does this mean for finding life elsewhere?

Ep #4: LISA Pathfinder Gets Science Ready

22nd Feb, 2016

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.

Ep #3: Juno Goes to Jupiter

15th Feb, 2016

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.

Ep #2: NASA Approves WFIRST

8th Feb, 2016

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!

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