Best Observatory podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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StarDate Podcast
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StarDate, the longest-running national radio science feature in the U.S., tells listeners what to look for in the night sky.
 
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Looking Up
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Hosted by Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman, Looking Up brings you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation.
 
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Curiosity Daily
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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.
 
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 ...
 
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Are We There Yet?
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The Space Exploration Podcast
 
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Scotland Outdoors
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Your free, weekly, pocket guide to the Scottish outdoors. A flavour of the countryside in 15 minutes! From BBC Radio Scotland
 
One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of ...
 
Short interviews with the people and organizations that make the Maryland STEM Festival such a success
 
Witness our universe in a whole new way! This video series (in 720p High Definition for Apple TV and hi-res monitors) highlights some of the most exciting discoveries from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In-depth 'Showcase' features, striking 'Gallery Explorer' montages, and other whimsical specials take you beyond the visible to a universe of dust and stars hidden from Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of the NASA Great Observatory program which also includes Hubble (visib ...
 
What is the stars? Frances McCarthy, astronomer and education officer at Cork Institute of Technology’s Blackrock Castle Observatory guides our eyes heavenwards to explore the myths, stories and science of the constellations. Broadcast Mondays and Fridays at 11.45 on The Blue of the Night on RTÉ lyric fm.
 
Texas Observer’s weekly compendium of everything you need to know, but maybe wish you didn’t, about the Lone Star State, with monthly episodes of Observatory, true stories of life in Texas.
 
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Learn about the shadowy “red market” of bones, with help from author Brian Switek. You’ll also learn why venting your anger is unhealthy, and what you should do instead; and, why asparagus makes your pee smell weird. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn s ...…
 
Learn how quickly you’d age if you could move at the speed of light; how scientists discovered that Neanderthals actually walked upright; and why hangovers seem to get worse with age. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minute ...…
 
The Sun exerts a mighty influence on the space around it. Our star holds on to eight major planets, perhaps hundreds of dwarf planets, and a trillion or more smaller chunks of rock and ice. The key to this domination is the Sun’s mass. The Sun contains 99.9 percent of all the material in the solar system — more than 300,000 times the mass of Ea ...…
 
The beautiful Pleiades is high in the west as night falls at this time of year. The star cluster looks like a tiny dipper. Right now, it stands above bright orange Mars by about the width of your fist held at arm's length. The cluster contains hundreds of stars. All of them were born at the same time, from the same cloud of gas and dust. That m ...…
 
Sarah Patrick discusses her interest and work in STEM, particularly her efforts to interest other girls in STEM. Some of these efforts have been through TechGirlz. Follow the Festival on Twitter @mdstemfest, Instagram @mdstem, Facebook @marylandstemfestival and on our website www.marylandstemfestival.org. You can e-mail your thoughts and commen ...…
 
SpaceX successfully launched its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, docked it to the orbiting outpost, and returned it safely to Earth. While the capsule didn’t have a crew — just a test-dummy named Ripley — It was a huge milestone for the private space company which is working with NASA on a contract to send humans to the ...…
 
Learn about why Earth twinkles from space; why pockets are so rare in women’s clothes; and whether the first life emerged on land or water. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Earth Twinkles From Space — https://curio ...…
 
When astronomers look at the universe, stuff often gets in the way — from clouds to airplanes to asteroids. And the operators of an extensive new survey of the sky have something else to avoid: the satellites that broadcast Sirius-XM radio. The VLA Sky Survey is using the Very Large Array — a collection of 27 radio antennas in New Mexico — to m ...…
 
Rodney Petersen, director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, discusses his organizations missions, roles and partners. The Annual NICE Conference and Expo is a major Cybersecurity Education event. Follow the Festival on Twitter @mdstemfest, Instagram @mdstem, Facebook @marylandstemfestival and on our website www.marylandste ...…
 
Learn about common misconceptions around learning that even educators believe; the scientific reason why it feels like you always have more room for dessert; and how science writer Carl Zimmer responded when we asked him “what is life?” In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get ...…
 
A giant telescope is a marvel of science and engineering — tons of glass and steel that are molded into an impressive scientific instrument. But it's also a marvel of civil engineering — years of work just to get the site ready for construction. Consider GMT — the Giant Magellan Telescope. When it's finished, it'll be the largest telescope in t ...…
 
Paul Goodling, Center Director, discuss on he uses Code Ninjas to teach coding to students using videos games. They are structured like a karate team with higher belts for more coding experience. Follow the Festival on Twitter @mdstemfest, Instagram @mdstem, Facebook @marylandstemfestival and on our website www.marylandstemfestival.org. You can ...…
 
The last few days have seen developments that will shape the space exploration plans of Canada and the USA. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member of Canada’s Space Advisory Board. She reviews the nation’s new space policy. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier takes us through highlights of the just-released NASA budget propo ...…
 
Mark speaks to wildlife cameraman Doug Allan.
 
Learn about the truth behind common myths about vision; what that “guilty look” on your dog’s face actually means; and the nearly impossible Chinese college entrance exam, the gaokao. Please support our sponsors! Visit capterra.com/curiosity to find the best software solution for your business — for free! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley ...…
 
The mirrors of most telescopes consist of a single big piece of glass — a reflective surface that gathers and focuses the light from distant objects. But there's a limit to how big you can make a single mirror. Bigger mirrors are made of smaller segments that are pieced together like the tiles on a floor. A jumbo telescope that's under construc ...…
 
The recent demise of the Mars Rover Opportunity recalled an article from The Atlantic from 2017 that discussed the humanization of these robots in the minds of many . Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome the scientist interviewed in that article, Florence Tan , currently the deputy chief technologist of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA's G ...…
 
Learn from virologist Paul Duprex how vaccines in developing countries in places like Africa and southeast Asia actually make you safer, and how modern medicine could some day completely eliminate the measles. Duprex is the director of the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh and a professor of microbiology and cellular g ...…
 
For most of its lifetime, a star wages an internal battle — a battle between radiation and gravity. In the end, though, gravity always wins. A star that’s nearing the final stages of that battle stands near the Moon tonight. Aldebaran, the brightest star of Taurus, is to the upper left of the Moon at nightfall. A star is powered by the nuclear ...…
 
Learn about why metals, fruit, and vegetables spark in the microwave, and the 1-3-5 method for arranging your to-do list. Plus, hear a couple lesser-known stories from the 20th-century space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, with some help from a special guest, Dr. David Warmflash. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss ...…
 
Most galaxies of any appreciable size are giving birth to new stars. But some are a lot better at it than others. In fact, early results from a survey of star-forming galaxies suggests that smaller ones are better at it than bigger ones. Stars are born from stellar nurseries — collapsing clouds of gas and dust. The clouds break apart into small ...…
 
Learn about why the US once launched millions of copper needles into space; why bikes don’t fall down when you ride them; and 3 ways big data can predict what you really like to watch or listen to. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in jus ...…
 
There’s a lot of talk these days about sending people to the Moon and Mars — not just for a few days, but for weeks or longer. Such expeditions won’t be able to get all the supplies they need from Earth. Instead, they’ll need to live off the land. They might use ice to provide drinking water, oxygen, and rocket fuel, for example. And they might ...…
 
Orion is a big constellation with a big story. The story is so big, in fact, that it incorporates several other constellations. Some of them surround the hunter, while another is on the opposite side of the sky — a separation designed to keep two mortal enemies apart. Orion is high in the south as night falls. The bright orange star Betelgeuse ...…
 
This is the third in our series of interviews celebrating Women’s History Month. Alexa Barnett, Sarai Subuyu, Cindy Morales and Maya Eberhardt f rom Northwestern High School discussed what they like about STEM and the Patriot Technology Training Center’s Aerospace/Aviation Day at Andrews Joint Base. Follow the Festival on Twitter @mdstemfest, I ...…
 
Learn about what’s really going on when you feel sore after a workout; why we don’t know who designed the Taj Mahal; and the real reason why you have to change your clock for Daylight Saving Time. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just ...…
 
Astronomers recently reported the sixth planet orbiting a star in the constellation Aquarius. Known as K2-138g, it’s been classified as a “sub-Neptune” — a planet that’s bigger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune, the Sun’s outermost planet. That brings the number of systems with at least six known exoplanets to nine. And most of those worlds ...…
 
This is the second in our series of interviews celebrating Women’s History Month. Tracy Turner, Executive Director, discusses the unique model the Howard Tech Council (HTC) uses to promote local firms. She talks about their efforts to bring more women into the tech fields including their participation in the John Hopkins University’s Applied Ph ...…
 
Learn what it means when you have something “in your genes” with help from award-winning author Carl Zimmer; whether cockroaches really can survive a nuclear apocalypse; and how to change behaviors using a subtle suggestion. Carl Zimmer, award-winning author and columnist for The New York Times, explains how our growing knowledge of genetics co ...…
 
The most-prolific planet hunter to date took flight 10 years ago today. By the time it was retired, late last year, Kepler had discovered about 5500 confirmed or possible planets. And astronomers will sift through its decade of observations for decades more. The space telescope discovered planets by looking for a star to grow a tiny bit fainter ...…
 
With missions like Chang’e 4 on the far side of the Moon, China has firmly established itself as a leader in space exploration. Space journalist Andrew Jones helps us explore the nation’s ambitious near and long-term plans. Emily Lakdawalla says Mars lander InSight’s Mole has hit an obstacle, while Jason Davis shows us how Japan’s Hayabusa2 has ...…
 
Learn about why the Earth’s atmosphere extends beyond the moon; whether you should listen to music while you work; and whether your muffled hearing after a concert means you damaged your ears. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a f ...…
 
The center of the galaxy is dangerous. It’s dominated by a supermassive black hole. And to make things more hazardous, one of its closest neighbors is a magnetar — the ultra-dense corpse of a once-mighty star. It spins once every 3.8 seconds, emitting a “pulse” of energy with each spin. That makes it a pulsar. And it has a magnetic field that m ...…
 
This is the first in our series of interviews celebrating Women’s History Month. Elise Buckley from the John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)discuss their Girl Power program. The March 10th event encourages elementary and middle school girls to explore different STEM careers. Follow the Festival on Twitter @mdstemfest, Inst ...…
 
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