Best Astronomy Education podcasts (Updated February 2018; 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
 
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.
 
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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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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
 
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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
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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 ...
 
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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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AstrotalkUK » Podcast Feed
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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 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1734/ X-ray aurora have been seen for the first time, lighting up Jupiter’s north and south poles. Seen not with eyes, but with X-ray detectors on the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft. The aurora at Jupiter’s south pole flashes X-rays every 11 minutes or so, like clockwork. While the north pole ...…
 
My thanks to Starstorm for the links http://www2.lpod.org/wiki/Februa​ry_23,_2018 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr​ime_meridian_(Greenwich) http://earthsky.org/astronomy-es​sentials/what-is-lunar-x https://www.merriam-webster.com/​dictionary/matrix http://andrewplanck.com/whats-ho​t-on-the-moon-tonight/ https://astronomynow.com/2018/02​/15/milk ...…
 
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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=VWe5WbiYqpY Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Dr. Jessie Christiansen ( @aussiastronomer ) is a Caltech staff scientist and co-founder (with UC Santa Cruz astronomer Dr. Ian Crossfield) of the citizen-scientist project Exoplanet Explorers which examines data from the Kepler K2 mission. In April, 2017, E ...…
 
It's gravitational.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=JwCYwte9NKg With Special Guest Dr. Brian Koberlein Published on Jun 30, 2016. One of the strangest implications of Relativity is the concept of time dilation; how people moving at different speeds will experience different amounts of time. Dr. Brian Koberlein helps us figure it out. Brian's last answer is here: h ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
The most fiddly components of any space mission. Hosted by Janet Dudley. You’ve probably heard about the Orion capsule that is NASA’s best bet to get astronauts back to the Moon – and maybe also to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The pressurised and habitable volume of the Orion capsule is around eleven square metres – a lot bigger than an ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Mat Kaplan attended a meeting of the science team for the zoom lens camera that will be atop the Mars 2020 rover mast. Planetary Scientist Jim Bell tells us how this new system will show us the Red Planet as we’ve never seen it before.
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
Through a Lens. In the show this time, we talk to Hugo Messias about Gravitational lensing [34:50 - 1:01:41], Bob Watson tells us about Three decades of Cosmic Microwave Background(CMB) in this month's JodBite. [00:52 - 34:43], and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer [1:23:02 - 1:32:27].…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Why are small stars red? Why are small stars so common? Why are small stars so interesting for the hunt for life? 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.com/PaulMattSutter Like on Facebook: htt ...…
 
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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=IkfEGTOoWmc Streamed live on Feb 15, 2018. To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy we figured it was time for an all new series. This time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today, Part 1, we're gonna talk about single stage to orbit rockets, and why they're so difficult to make them go… We are once again ...…
 
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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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - Carson Fuls discovered 33 foot diameter asteroid 2017 LD which has about a 1.1% chance of impacting the Earth on 569 enco ...…
 
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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=9wbIDjiA_Sg Streamed live on Nov 8, 2017. Looking to buy your first telescope? This hangout will let you know the best telescopes for under $500. Looking to get started in amateur astronomy but are confused about the telescope to start off with? Our advice has always been to never spend more than $500 on your fir ...…
 
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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=6wcrovq4pyY Streamed live Feb 14th, 2018. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Joe Pappalardo ( @PappalardoJoe ) is the author of the new popular science and technology book, Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight (The Overlook Press; Available Now). In it, Pappalardo "tackles the ever-changing, 2 ...…
 
As promised, Casey Dreier and Jason Callahan are back with a special review of the just-released FY 2019 President’s Budget Request (PBR) for NASA. It contains good news, bad news and odd news. What is likely to stand? What will Congress ignore, going its own way? NASA’s new lunar ambitions, Mars Sample Return, WFIRST and more hang in the balan ...…
 
To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy, we figured it was time for an all new series, this time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today we're going to talk about why single stage to orbit rockets are so difficult to carry out.
 
To celebrate the launch of the Falcon Heavy, we figured it was time for an all new series, this time on the rockets that carry us to space. Today we’re going to talk about why single stage to orbit rockets are so difficult to carry out. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 pm PST / 20:00 UTC. You can watch us liv ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Today on Space Radio: Nobody wins the moon (yet), what problems can we solve with quantum computers, is it safe to contact aliens, do all black holes spin, Mike Brown in the house, and of course listener questions! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at www.SpaceRadioShow.com. Support th ...…
 
How far is too far?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
 
Dr. Blake, the Director of the UNA Planetarium, tells us about all the types of binary stars. Mel's research area is mainly in time-variable phenomena in astronomy including binary and variable stars and active galaxies. Recent efforts include studying the close binary star UU Psc at David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill Ontario. Mel has al ...…
 
This Awesome Astronomy episode is inspired by last week’s incredible SpaceX launch and listeners’ requests to talk a bit more about SpaceX and the advances in commercial spaceflight. In this Podcast Extra, we’re joined by spaceflight aficionado Gavin Price (@pilliarscreatio) to discuss: The inaugural Falcon Heavy launch and what it achieved Was ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Republican Randy Hultgren and Democrat Derek Kilmer celebrate formation of the new bipartisan, bicameral caucus of US representatives and senators. They have united behind exploration of our and other solar systems. Bill Nye shares his eye and ear witness account of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch and landing. The new What’s Up space trivia cont ...…
 
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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: Friend of the show and lecturer at Jeni’s Cardiff University, Dr Ed Gomez is launching a Kickstarter project to create and distribute a children’s comic book to encourage children to take an interest and career in science. - Jeni tells ...…
 
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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=wwzu2NpWJ0U Streamed live on Feb 3, 2018. On Christmas Day, 1968, Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human beings to see the far side of the Moon. Their mission, of course, was Apollo 8, the first time humans had ever left orbit and gone around the Moon. Today we talk about Apollo 8 wi ...…
 
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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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - The mystery of Tabby's star began to unfold when in 2015 Dr. Tabetha S. Boyajian of Louisiana State University and her te ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Description: Rob Sparks interviews Dr. Connie Walker of the NOAO and student Elliott Kissel. They talk about science cafes in general and the Teen Astronomy Cafe at NOAO in particular. The teenagers interact directly with our astronomers and learn Python as well! Website(s) you want to have a link to: http://www.noao.edu http://twitter.com/#!/N ...…
 
Links and shownotes from tonight’s show, with Skyguides Marty Kunz and John Foote. Nick Evetts and Starstorm will return next week! https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html The Tesla Orbit http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/9407876-3×2-700×467.jpg SLS https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2016-08/meet-rocket.jpg BFR vs Saturn V https://cdn.vox-cdn. ...…
 
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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=AoymuWzXolQ Streamed live Feb 7, 2018. While Fraser and Paul are in Iceland watching auroras, Kimberly and Morgan cover the week's news in space! Hosts: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg ) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier ) (Ir)Regular Guests: Dr ...…
 
On Christmas Day, 1968 Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human being to see the far side of the Moon. Their mission, of course, was Apollo 8, the first time human beings had ever left Earth orbit and seen the far side of the Moon. Today we talk all about Apollo 8, with special guest Paul Hildebrandt, director of a n ...…
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
 
Queen guitarist, rock star and astronomer Brian May adds some celebrity stardust and big hair on this month's podcast for the launch of the 2019 Starmus Festival. May talks about the essential humanity of a science, arts and music overlap and reveals that he's been quietly contributing to not one, but two space missions. Also on the podcast, Br ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Today on Space Radio: Let's keep fiddling with planet definitions, when brown dwarfs get hot, what James Webb will see, dark spots on Neptune, the future of science communication, and of course listener questions! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at www.SpaceRadioShow.com. Support the ...…
 
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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. Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in February. Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: - Track Mars’ passage through Scorpius & Ophiuchus ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Where is everybody? That was the question physicist Enrico Fermi asked when he wondered why we hadn’t yet met ET. What will happen if we do? Will humans lose the will to explore?
 
After the party, there's the clean-up.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
 
What did Hubble really discover? Why does redshift imply an expanding universe? Why is the night sky dark? Why is there so much hydrogen, and how is that connected to the Big Bang? 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 T ...…
 
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The night sky this month
 
Northern Hemisphere Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the Northern Hemisphere night sky during February 2018. Jupiter - Jupiter rises around 2 am at the beginning of the month and just before midnight by month's end. Initially it has a 36 arcsecond disk, shining at a magnitude of -2 but as the month progresses, its apparent diameter incre ...…
 
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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
 
Still Standing. In the show this time, we talk to Dr. Robert Minchin about how to do astronomy after a hurricane [08:23 - 39:45], Emma Alexander rounds up the latest news [02:38-08:13] and we find out what we can see in the February night sky from Ian Morison and Claire Bretherton [1:10:44 - 1:29:53].…
 
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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=7pyWFrnrfzU Streamed live Feb 2, 2018. It's been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well it"s time to go back! Iiiiin theory… Of course we've all heard this before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time? What hardware will we use and what other strategies are in the works to m ...…
 
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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. travelersinthenight.org Today's 2 topics: - Dr. Dimitri Mawet and a group of researchers at Caltech have published papers in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astron ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
February is a rather uneventful month for beginner’s stargazing, but take advantage of the month-long line up of Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter in the mornings in the East, with the Moon stopping by from the 7th to the 12th. Should make for some good pictures. Naked-eye PLANETS... - Around Sunset – None - Throughout the night – None - Morning (S) – ...…
 
Featuring Skyguides Marty Kunz and John Foote – Skyguide Nick Evetts will return in two weeks! http://www.lunar-occultations.co​m/iota/bstar/bstar.htm http://asa.usno.navy.mil/ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/god​dard/2018/nasa-s-newly-rediscover​ed-image-mission-provided-key-aur​ora-research Hubble Space Telescope Mission typeAstronomyOperatorNAS ...…
 
On Christmas Day, 1968 Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders became the first human being to see the far side of the Moon. Their mission, of course, was Apollo 8, the first time human beings had ever left Earth orbit and seen the far side of the Moon. Today we talk all about Apollo 8, with special guest Paul Hildebrandt, director of a n ...…
 
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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=cwoJl7eMeT4 Streamed live January 31, 2018. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Andrzej Stewart currently works in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. However, from 2015-2016, Andrzej acted as the Chief Engineering Officer during the year-long Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye attended the State of the Union address on January 30th, he also spent the day meeting with sixteen different members of Congress to promote science on Capitol Hill. In this special abbreviated show, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan welcome their colleague Matt Renninger, who joined Bill on Capitol Hill, to discuss the ...…
 
It's been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well, it's time to go back, in theory. Of course, we've heard this all before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time. What hardware will we use, and what other strategies are in the works to make this happen?
 
It’s been decades since humans set foot on the Moon. Well, it’s time to go back, in theory. Of course, we’ve heard this all before. What are the plans afoot to send humans back to the Moon this time. What hardware will we use, and what other strategies are in the works to make this happen? We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 p ...…
 
The Discussion: Friend of the show and lecturer at Jeni’s Cardiff University, Dr Ed Gomez is launching a Kickstarter project to create and distribute a children’s comic book to encourage children to take an interest and career in science. Jeni tells us about Ada’s Adventures in Science, which you can give your support to at http://kck.st/2DI43h ...…
 
Thanks to Dale for the links……. The Moon scores a Hat Trick! Super Moon, Blue Moon, and Blood (eclipsed) Moon! Tonight’s links: Here is an eclipse photo from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak: http://en.es-static.us/upl/2018/01/eclipse-lunar-1-31-018-Fred-Espenak-e1517414546162.jpg They talked a bit about the water issues for Cape Town: https://www.cnn ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Today on Space Radio: I told you it was dust, yet another reason not to go into space, the nature of evidence, and of course listener questions! Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by calling 888-581-0708. More info available at www.SpaceRadioShow.com. Support the show on Patreon. Follow on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube. ...…
 
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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=_iwqHdsBzj0 Streamed live on Oct 18, 2017. The Moon does not have an atmosphere today. But did it about 3.5 billion years ago? Dr. Debra Hurwitz Needham with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will discuss her findings in a brand new study that suggests the Moon once had an atmosphere more dense than the current ...…
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Join Mat Kaplan on a visit to Naval Base San Diego and the USS Anchorage, the amphibious ship that has just completed a round of Orion spacecraft recovery testing and practice.
 
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