Best Astronomy Education podcasts (Updated September 2017; image)
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Astronomy Cast
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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly)
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
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The latest news from the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies, plus interviews with professional astronomers and the answers to your space science questions.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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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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
 
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Astronomy Cast
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Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
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Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
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Cheap Astronomy Podcasts
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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
Monthly
 
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 ...
 
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Hosted by an amateur astronomer, AstrotalkUK is podcast looking at the role, activities and achievements of amateur astronomers in the UK. Mostly a prerecorded mp3 audio file but occasionally accompanied by a video too. The internet being what it is, content will not be limited to the UK nor will the contributors always be amateur astronomers.
 
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The night sky this month
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Ian Morison tells you what can be seen in the night sky this month.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cEp8kDq5iA Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guests: This week's guests are Dr. Brad Tucker ( @btucker22 ) and Dr. Anais Möller ( @anais_moller ), Co-lead researchers on ANU Citizen Science Project for Supernovae. http://skymapper.anu.edu.au/ Regular Guests: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @ ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1726/ The planet's Sun-like star, 870 light years away in the direction of the wintertime constellation Auriga, the Charioteer, is called WASP-12A and the planet is called WASP-12b and was discovered in 2008 by the transit method, where we detect the planet crossing in front of it's parent star and dimming the lig ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. In this podcast extra episode for the dark sky star party held by the Podcast Crew, we discuss: Fighting light pollution by getting local authorities to dim & turn off street lights The value of star parties to boosting your practical astronomy knowle ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Why were the Voyager missions so important? Where are they now, and where are they going? What is their ultimate fate? And that Golden Record…good idea or bad idea? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other aw ...…
 
It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system since 2004. But why does a seemingly healthy spacecraft and mission need to come to an end? Today we look back at the mission, some of the amazing discoveries, and why its finale was necessary. We usually record Astronomy Ca ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkWQQ3KapY Streamed live Sept 12th. It's time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system since 2004. But why does a seemingly healthy spacecraft and mission need to come to an end. Today we look back at the mission, some of the amazing discover ...…
 
In this podcast extra episode for the dark sky star party held by the Podcast Crew, we discuss: Fighting light pollution by getting local authorities to dim & turn off street lights The value of star parties to boosting your practical astronomy knowledge What to expect at the Autumn 2017 AstroCamp A round up of Ralph, Damien & Paul’s seasonal a ...…
 
It's time to say goodbye to an old friend, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting within the Saturnian system since 2004. But why does a seemingly healthy spacecraft and mission need to come to an end? Today we look back at the mission, some of the amazing discoveries, and why its finale was necessary.…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Avivah Yamani. This is a legend from Papua, about Sampari, the morning star (or Venus). Manarmakeri was an old man in Sopen Village, on Biak Numfor Island, Papua. His body was full of mange. Because of this, he had often been mistreated. Thus he travelled to many places in search of peace. Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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: - Dr. Galen R. Gisler and his team calculated what would happen if a large impactor hit our oceans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imZmoxex9hc How ...…
 
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets​/img/latest/latest_1024_0171.jpg http://services.swpc.noaa.gov/im​ages/aurora-forecast-northern-hem​isphere.jpg https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/LATEST/current_c2.gif https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/LATEST/current_c3. ...…
 
Apple physics.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/09/cassini-numbers-to-know http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/skywatching-guide-september-equinox-planets-moon-science/ http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/09/new-horizons-is-awake-again http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/09/two-new-solar-flares https://scitechdaily.com/how-does-binary-star-system-ar-sc ...…
 
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The night sky this month
 
The Night Sky Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the northern hemisphere night sky during September 2017. The Planets Jupiter: Now five months after opposition, Jupiter can still just be seen very low in the southwestern sky after nightfall, lying at an elevation of some 10 degrees 45 minutes after sunset. By month's en ...…
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
To infinity. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Jason McEwen about next generation radio telescopes [08:10 - 17:13], Ian and Fiona round up the latest news [01:00-08:03] and we find out what we can see in the September night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [32:40 - 52:09].
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU5B36149v8 Streamed live Sept 13th. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Regular Guests: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www.pmsutter.com/ & @PaulMattSutter ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg ) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier ) This week' ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
In the southern constellation of The Chameleon is a star called T Chamaeleontis, or T Cha for short. It's a T Tauri type variable star, has 1.5 times our Sun's mass, is 350 light years away and is just a baby, at 7 to 10. . . million years old. The star has an inner ring, with a large gap separating it from an outer ring. This type of disk is c ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Part 1: The 1.7 and 3.9 earth Radii rule. Part 2: OK, so tell us about some actual exoplanets now. As of August 2016, the current count of confirmed exoplanets is up around 3,400 in 2,617 systems – with 590 of those systems confirmed to be multiplanet systems. And the latest thinking is that if you want to understand what exoplanets are made of ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore and more.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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. Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ f ...…
 
This week, we return to our starting point, where Astronomy Cast began: Pluto. 11 years on, we have a whole new appreciate for the dwarf planet Pluto. We’ve visited it, probed it and taken pictures. It’s time for an update.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 defle ...…
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
 
Space Boffins Sue Nelson, Richard Hollingham and studio guest Sarah Cruddas talk rockets, total eclipses and Cassini's final days at Saturn. Apollo, Mercury and Shuttle propulsions engineer John Tribe reminisces about his incredible career - beginning in Britain and ending up in Cape Canaveral - including his final moments with astronaut Gus Gr ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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. ...…
 
This week, we return to our starting point, where Astronomy Cast began: Pluto. 11 years on, we have a whole new appreciate for the dwarf planet Pluto. We’ve visited it, probed it and taken pictures. It’s time for an update. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 1:00 pm PDT / 4:00 pm EDT/ 20:00 PM UTC. You can watch us live on here on ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 ...…
 
Breaker, breaker.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 movi ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
The co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of The Planetary Society returns for a conversation about the allure of sailing through space.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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! Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! htt ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 y ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 Kowals ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 famil ...…
 
Star Storm is back with us and Yes joining in …… https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg http://links.mkt746.com/ct​t?kn=53&ms=MzA0MjkzMTYS1&r=MTE2Mj​kxMDU0OTgwS0&b=0&j=MTEyMDA5NDkwNg​S2&mt=1&rt=0 http://www.skyandtelescope.com/o​nline-gallery/comet-johnson-appro​aches/ http://cometchasing.skyhound.c ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 wester ...…
 
The multi-billion dollar, multi-decade Cassini mission is about to end. A new report tries to answer an important question: are flagship science missions like Cassini worth the effort and expense? And how can NASA maximize the value of these endeavours? Dr. Ralph McNutt, co-chair of the National Academies study, reviews the report’s recommendat ...…
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
 
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 bl ...…
 
The Space Pirate links ….. Asteroid 3122 Florence is coming https://theskylive.com/florence-info See Florence, One Of The Largest Near-Earth Asteroids, Zip By Earth https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/saturn-plunge-nears-for-cassini-spacecraft https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-s-lro-team-wants-you-to-wave-at-the-moon https://scitechda ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 un ...…
 
More invisible things.By cheapastro@gmail.com (Steve Nerlich).
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 structu ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
With hours to go before the Great American Eclipse, nine outstanding guests joined host Mat Kaplan for Planetary Radio Live in front of 1,100 rowdy eclipse and space science fans.
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
– 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. Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Ast ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
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 mov ...…
 
This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017. Listen as we discuss how humans might be able to colonize the Milky Way! We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 1:30 pm PDT / 4:30 pm EDT/ 20:30 PM UTC (8:30 GMT). You can watch us live on here on AstronomyCast.com, or the AstronomyCast Yo ...…
 
This episode was recorded live in St. Louis, MO at the Astronomy Cast Solar Eclipse Escape 2017. Listen as we discuss how humans might be able to colonize the Milky Way!
 
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AWESOME ASTRONOMY
 
What to look out, and up, for in September.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 oppo ...…
 
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