Best Astronomy Education podcasts (Updated July 2018; image)
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Astronomy Cast
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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
 
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
 
We look at the latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. Plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
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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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
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Awesome Astronomy explores the frontiers of science, space and our evolving understanding of the universe. Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programmes dedicated to space and astronomy news and occasional podcast extras covering hot topics and special interviews in the world of science and astronomy.
 
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Astronomy Cast
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Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
 
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60-Second Space
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Leading science journalists provide a daily minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of astronomy and space exploration. For a full-length, weekly podcast you can subscribe to Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American . To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast
 
Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
Cheap Astronomy offers you 10 minute weekly podcasts on a wide range of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space science and space exploration topics. At Cheap Astronomy you're only as cheap as the telescope you're looking through.
 
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Astronomy.FM
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The Voice of Astronomy
 
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At The Eyepiece
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Welcome to the At The Eyepiece Show! This is an astronomy based podcast that is devoted to discussing astronomical equipment, visual and electronically assisted observing, stargazing tips, observing reports and equipment reviews. We don't focus on the science of astronomy, there are plenty of shows out there to do that. The focus of At The Eyepiece Show are the backyard stargazers that enjoy taking their telescopes out under the stars, and those individuals wishing to join our ranks. After a ...
 
Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.
 
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AstrotalkUK
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Not for profit, astronomy podcast based in the UK
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu7JUd2Zx_0 Streamed live on Feb 21, 2018. Why go through all the trouble and expense of buying and learning to use your own imaging equipment when you have access to ACTUAL Space Telescope data? If you've ever wanted to take a picture like the Hubble Space Telescope does of the Orion Nebula or capture Jupiter th ...…
 
Hosted by Duranee... Given everything else we’ve already flown into space, it should come as no surprise to learn that we’ve now flown up a gene sequencer. And of course, it was a gene sequencer able to work in microgravity, but this was one of those rare moments when we flew up a COTS product – that is, a commercial off-the-shelf product, that ...…
 
In this podcast extra episode, there was only one thing playing on all our minds - Space Force. What is it? Why is it? What will it look like? Just like us, I’m sure you’ll be none the wiser after this in-depth look into: President Trump’s plan to create the US Space Force The lesser known Welsh Force The International Space Treaty A few divers ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: Whatever the NSF press conference was about, Are neutrinos harmful?, Do fundamental constants ever change?, How can we tell where neutrinos come from?, SYREN Modern Dance science+art event, and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More inf ...…
 
One of the Planetary Society’s 2018 Shoemaker Near-Earth Object grants has gone to astronomers searching the sky from a mountaintop in the North African nation of Morocco. Observer Michel Ory tells us about their work. Tim Spahr ran the Minor Planet Center for many years. He has moved from that worldwide coordinator for asteroid and comet disco ...…
 
Dr. Geraint Jones ( @einionyn ) speaks to Dr. George Seabroke ( @GeorgeSeabroke ) about the European Space Agency's Gaia mission, and what the observations it's making are telling us about our home galaxy, the Milky Way. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https ...…
 
What is the cosmological constant? How is the expansion of the universe related to quantum fields? How does a vacuum energy produce accelerated expansion? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter ...…
 
The farthest land is just the next step.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
Last week (Ep. 47) we talked about tidal forces, but within our solar system. So this week we're going to expand our view and encompass the ENTIRE Universe. So some of the most dramatic events originate from the tidal forces caused by gravity. Other worlds, galaxies, black holes, and even entire clusters of galaxies are under this influence. We ...…
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - Recently the Pan-STARRS group in Hawaii discovered a fast moving asteroid, A/2017 U1, which may our first detection of an ...…
 
Originally titled 'Friends of Neutron Stars'. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Anna Watts about thermonuclear bursts on neutron stars [35:55 - 58:40], Ben Shaw tells us about a glitchy pulsar in this month's JodBite [02:40 - 35:45], and your astronomy questions are answered by Mateusz Malenta in Ask an Astronomer [1:23:00 - 1:36:28].…
 
Rob Sparks' guest today is Dr. Joan Najita. Dr. Joan Najita studies star and planet formation at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and works on the Galileoscope project ( ...…
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1815/ The ALMA radiotelescope array was used by 2 different teams to detect 3 protoplanets around a 4.4 million year old star in Sagittarius. The methods usually used on exoplanets won't work with protoplanets in their dusty, gaseous disks, so kinematic studies of the gas motions were required. We've added a new w ...…
 
Sven Grahn has been working in the space field in one way or another for over fifty years. Officially retired, he continues to work as a project leader of a student satellite at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is perhaps best known for his work in tracking satellites launched by the secretive […] The post Episode 77 – Satelli ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: The sun is really, really hot, Where did the Big Bang start?, How much has the universe expanded?, Where's the best place to live on Mercury?, a cookout of cosmic proportions, and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at ...…
 
Sextants have helped sailors find their way across oceans for centuries. Now one is onboard the International Space Station so that astronauts can learn to find their way across the solar system even if other technologies fail. Reaching the ISS on the same supply mission was the Cold Atom Lab. It may achieve the lowest temperatures in the unive ...…
 
The Discussion: Jeni tells us about her more recent astronomy conferences in Eastbourne and Copenhagen. Paul gives us a round up of his astronomy outreach with interesting facts from and a rooftop star party. And Awesome Astronomy gets in deeper than intended with the Alan Bennet/Thora Hird gag that far outstayed its welcome. The News: Rounding ...…
 
This 17th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast might be a little late, but it's extra long to make up for it! A few weeks back, I took a drive out to the UniSA observatory meet up with my old astronomy teacher, Patricia Skelton, to have a few words about South Africa's role in astronomy, her own astronomical research, and her best advice for ...…
 
It's the 7th anniversary of Space Boffins and Sue and Richard are joined by BBC Science Correspondent, Jonathan Amos - a guest on the very first podcast. Meanwhile, Richard reports from the new Ariane 6 launchpad being built at the European spaceport in French Guiana, and we meet the European Space Agency astronaut training with the Chinese. Th ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2xzlswKLQ Streamed live on Jun 29, 2018. The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we're going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers and what we've discovered about dwarf galaxies in general. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of ...…
 
Failure is the first step on the road to success.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - On long duration space missions astronauts live in close quarters isolated from the natural world where the basic activit ...…
 
July and August are the months for Mars! Why? Mars reaches opposition on the night of July 26th and is closest the Earth in its orbit on the 30-31st. Why? Because Earth is on the inside lane in the big race track of the solar system, and we’re lapping Mars. This makes it bigger (in telescopes) than it usually is, becoming about as big as Saturn ...…
 
My Thanks to Star Storm for the links http://www.televue.com/engine/TV​3b_page.asp?id=61&Tab=_back http://www.stellarcat.com/Pages/​servocat.html https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/aldebarans-last-occultation-2033-beauty/ https://www.skyandtelescope.com/​astronomy-news/are-organics-insid​e-enceladus-complex-enough-for ...…
 
The President recently ordered the creation of Space Force—but what does that mean? What are the implications for militarization of space? National security expert Dr. Brian Weeden joins the show to explain the announcement. Weeden also breaks down Space Policy Directive #3, which directs the Department of Commerce to begin tracking space debri ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KulEmr7X1HM&t=2s Published on Nov 20, 2015 Astronomers hate the Moon because it ruins perfectly good observing nights. But is it possible that we all need the Moon for our very existence? For all we know, Earth is the only place in the Universe where life appeared. This makes the mystery of our existence even mor ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: Are we alone? How does the strong force work? What the heck are virtual photons? What were my contributions to science (if any)? Why do scientists love conferences so much? and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at ww ...…
 
Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style. Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman returns with stunning images taken from just 35 kilometers or 22 miles above the dwarf planet, and a preview of the spacecraft’s last days. Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce ...…
 
Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in July. With no Jen this month (she’s off sciencing), it’s just Paul & Ralph’s highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: - Mars at its most favourable opposition since 2003 - Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto - A super-long lunar ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/askaspaceman/ What is a quantum state? How can two particles share the same state? What is entanglement, and does it really allow for faster-than-light communication? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb_8HWbchvs Streamed live on Jun 22, 2018. Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn't matter, they're awesome and we're here to update you on them. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/3 ...…
 
Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in September, and will be gearing up for our 500th episode! Astronomy Cast will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept 15-16, 2018. Want to join us in Edwardsville, Il? Check out our AC500 site here to find out how! We usually record Astronomy Cast ...…
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - A completely unique place to experience New Zealand's natural night sky is the Aotea Great Barrier Island International D ...…
 
The Discussion: Jeni tells us about her more recent astronomy conferences in Eastbourne and Copenhagen. Paul gives us a round up of his astronomy outreach with interesting facts from and a rooftop star party. And Awesome Astronomy gets in deeper than intended with the Alan Bennet/Thora Hird gag that far outstayed its welcome. The News: Rounding ...…
 
Hot and congested - actually, it sucks.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don't worry, we'll be back in September, and will be gearing up for our 500th episode!
 
The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we're going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers. And what we've discovered about dwarf galaxies in general.
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1810/ In a recent study, a computer ran a "machine learning" software program called the Deflector Selector. It was fed millions of simulations of asteroids careening towards Earth. Each one resulted in either the asteroid hitting or missing the Earth. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to su ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWJJ7yCAocg Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Creator of the "In Saturn's Rings" documentary, Stephen van Vuuren couldn't make it this week. Regular Guests: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter ) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier ) This wee ...…
 
The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we’re going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers. And what we’ve discovered about dwarf galaxies in general. Welcome to our last episode before our summer hiatus! Don’t worry, we’ll be back in September, and will be gearing up fo ...…
 
http://www.pmsutter.com/shows/spaceradio/ Today on Space Radio: The dust keeps a-blowin', Another solstice - here we go again, Rare black hole found eating its dinner, Does every galaxy host a black hole? How does one prepare for a career in astronomy or rocketry? and more! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-070 ...…
 
Here the links from tonight’s program: Tonight’s show opened with a Greenwich report: https://slate.com/technology/201​8/06/the-royal-observatory-at-gre​enwich-reopens-60-years-after-lon​dons-smog-forced-it-to-close.html A rather lengthy lunar eclipse is coming up: https://www.timeanddate.com/ecli​pse/map/2018-july-27 Marty’s tracking space roc ...…
 
What to look out, and up, for in July. With no Jen this month (she’s off sciencing), it’s just Paul & Ralph’s highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Mars at its most favourable opposition since 2003 Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto A super-long lunar eclipse Next up, we take a ...…
 
The dinosaurs regret their lack of a space program. 200 million years later, humans are gearing up to defend themselves from a species-ending rock. The many challenges involved are addressed in a new strategic action plan created by sixteen agencies of the US government. NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, Lindley Johnson, and his associate, Kell ...…
 
https://www.bco.ie/star-names/ For sale – a star name! Unfortunately, if you read the fine print you will find out that the name you have just given “your star” has no formal validity. Bright stars already have names – in some cases more than one. The very brightest stars generally have names that derive from Arabic – Deneb means tail, so there ...…
 
- Dear CA – Is Helium 3 the future power source of humanity? - Dear CA – What do you think the first Mars mission will be like? We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with y ...…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyfPY0DMWGA Streamed live on Jun 15, 2018. Another update show, this time on the various generations of stars, let's get into it. Quick intro. Fraser was running out of time to prepare and he didn't have a longer intro, so… We're going to be talking about the sort of early generations of stars, the later generati ...…
 
Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn't matter, they're awesome and we're here to update you on them.
 
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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - The Pan-STARRS group in Hawaii discovered that 2006 VW139 is surrounded by a gas cloud like a comet and it was given a co ...…
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1809/ On March 15, 2004 an object called 2004 EW95 was found by astronomers at Kitt Peak Observatory. It was a plutino. This is a class of Kuiper Belt Object or KBO that is in a 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune. This is where Neptune goes around the Sun 3 times and the on-average more distant plutino goes around ...…
 
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