Best Telescope podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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 ...
 
This video series (formatted for standard definition portable players) showcases some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking beyond the visible spectrum of light, Spitzer can see a whole new universe of dust and stars hidden from our Earth-bound eyes. Spitzer is the infrared component of NASA's Great Observatories program, which also includes Hubble (visible), Chandra (x-ray), and Compton (gamma ray). This series is also available ...
 
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This is part two of our two part trilogy on Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. This episode focuses on the Ultimate Question and the Ultimate Answer that are discovered in HHGTTU. Adam's underlying assumption that everything is ultimately meaningless finds support in Bible's book of Ecclesiastes. It's a fascinating portion of sc ...…
 
Download this month's astronomy podcast to get "when and where" guidance on finding bright planets, evening constellations, and meteors shed by Halley's Comet. The post Tour October’s Sky: Jupiter, Saturn & Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
Matt begins this two part trilogy by discussing the philosophical implications of the Babel Fish. Don't panic! This trilogy in two parts has a heart of gold, two heads, and three arms. Babel Fish: http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Babel_Fish Chicago Tribune Story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-dating-apps-family-0328-gallery-20170 ...…
 
As told in this month's astronomy podcast, Venus is disappearing in the west after sunset. So September offers you a final chance to see four bright planets at once. The post Tour September’s Sky: Goodbye, Venus! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
Matt offers a few thoughts on the recent, tragic shooting at a Madden 2019 Tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Philosopher Bertrand Russel said that life must be rooted in a philosophy of "unyielding despair". Is that true? Is there no other viable way to look at life? Articles referenced in the show: Russel https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/654503- ...…
 
Matt opens with some trivia about Sir Christopher Lee, who was the narrator of Children of Hurin and a devout Tolkien fan. The science segment discusses an article from science news.org that details what it would take to naturally produce dragon fire. The article was inspired by a tweet by Elon Musk that said the entrepreneur wanted to build a ...…
 
The announcement that Patrick Steward will reprise his role as the beloved Captain Jean Luc Picard in an upcoming new Star Trek series has electrified Trekkies around the world. Details about the new show are sparse, but it's still fun to dream about where this new show might boldly go. Picard Announcement https://www.space.com/41389-star-trek- ...…
 
As told in this month's astronomy podcast, August offers excellent viewing conditions for the always-flashy Perseid meteor shower — and a chance to see four bright planets at once. The post Tour August’s Sky: Perseid Time! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
William Shatner, country music star, has a new song called “Beam Me Up”. The song is a collaborative effort between Jeff Cook, of Alabama, and Shatner, of "where no man has gone before". The new country Album is titled "Why Not Me". Here's a sample: https://youtu.be/-HQ2M5GTZKM Trek News: www.treknews.net Science Segment: https://corporate.exxo ...…
 
After reading a report that Lando will be back for Episode IX, Matthew began imagining how he would use the legacy character in the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga. There are many nay-sayers, but they are wrong. Matthew makes the case that Lando is the perfect fit for raising the stakes in the struggle between the resistance and the first or ...…
 
The title says it all! Matt details his likes and dislikes about the Flash Season 4. The likes out weigh the dislikes. Though season 4 is still a bit sappy, the season's story arc and the character's personal story arcs are fresh. Science Segment - Dark Matter https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05660-6…
 
This month's astronomy podcast tells you how to spot a five bright planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn — in the evening sky. The post Tour July’s Sky: Planet Parade appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
These times they are a changing. Lucas films is rethinking its approach and is considering moving some of its Star Wars Stories from the big screen to small screen: Disney’s new streaming service. The new platform will include a many high power franchises. Will it be a Netflix killer? https://nerdist.com/what-to-expect-from-disneys-new-streamin ...…
 
Matthew discusses the stelar Lost In Space reboot and makes a few predictions for season. The science segment features a story of a robot that helped remove a tumor from a man's spine by going through his mouth! Digital Spy article: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/lost-in-space/feature/a854633/lost-in-space-2018-robot-season-1-2-questions-plot-fin ...…
 
Matthew shares his thoughts about Solo: A Star Wars Story. Matt also dreams about what Solo and Rogue One would be like as seasons of a live-action T.V. show. Maybe the small screen would be a better medium for the "Star Wars Stories"? Science Segment: https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/fortune/2018/06/10/musk-tesla-roadster-spacex-rock ...…
 
Matt discusses Amazon's new Middle Earth TV show in light of the ending of The Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies. It seems very likely that Legolas had interactions with Aaragorn before the events of Lord of the Rings. This episode also digs into other potential plot items available for Amazon's writers to use. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Legolas h ...…
 
As you'll learn in this month's astronomy podcast, Jupiter and Saturn will compete with brilliant Venus for your attention in the late-evening sky. The post Tour June’s Sky: Venus, Jupiter & Saturn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
Feature Content: Amazon is set to spend one billion dollars on a new five season Lord of the Rings TV show. The show will begin with a focus on young Aragorn. Science Segment: Doctors are prescribing poop to help people with intestinal woes. The Telescope A Strong and even dangerous good is a major theme in the LOTR universe. That is also a maj ...…
 
Matthew talks trek! Star Trek welcomes S.J. Clarkson to the director's chair for Star Trek 4. Quinten Tarantino is working on a top secret Trek project, and Boston welcomes some fun Trek Alums to Fan Expo Boston. Science Segment: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/05/genetics-leaves-central-dogma-and-junk-dna-in-the-rear-view-mirror/ Trek News: www ...…
 
We are pumped to be taking about Han Solo: A Star Wars Story and rolling out a new format for the show! Instead of taking the usual route of making predictions ahead of the premier, Matthew shares 10 questions that he has about the movie and invites the audience to share their thoughts online. Matt also explains the new show format, which inclu ...…
 
This month's astronomy podcast tells you how to use Venus and the Big Dipper to find many bright stars and constellations. Meanwhile, Jupiter lurks low in the east after darkness falls. The post Tour May’s Sky: Venus Welcomes Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
Avengers: Infinity War drops tonight! Here is an overview of the Infinity Stones, which will imbue Thanos with god-like powers. The stones provide a nice spring board to talk about some of attributes of God. This episode was inspired by the classic work by A.W. tozer The Knowledge of the Holy, which dedicates each chapter to discussing one of G ...…
 
We broke 100 Downloads in April are nearing 1,000 total downloads of the show! Thank you! Do you have suggestions for show content? Let your voice be heard: mysaviorsanthem@gmail.com
 
Matt responds to some of the most frequently voiced charges against Star Wars TLJ. Namely, that Rey is too powerful, the problems with the "light speed ram", and the Luke Skywalker story arc. Matt love the Luke arc, by the way. Here why and some of the things he hopes to see in Episode 9.
 
Nature's designs have been the inspiration behind many products and have provided the solutions to many problems. Is all this design the product of matter plus time plus chance, or are the designs in nature actually designs? Articles referenced: https://www.wired.com/2011/08/biomimicry-gallery/ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-soft-robot ...…
 
Matt raves about Black Panther, discusses a few of the films highly political themes, and shares some personal stories that have built empathy in him for people of different cultural backgrounds. NPR Story about fatherlessness: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/18/533062607/poverty-dropouts-pregnancy-suicide-what-the-numbers-say-about-fat ...…
 
This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky during April, giving you easy-to-follow help for finding bright planets and key stars after the Sun goes down. The post Tour April’s Sky: Venus Ascending appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
Matt starts by briefly discussing the Stephen Hawking Synthesizer App and passing of Stephen Hawking, which segues into a plug for the book God and Stephen Hawking: Who’s Design Is It Anyway. Matt then Makes his predictions about Marvels grand opus Avengers: Infinity War. www.mysaviorsanthem.com www.paypal.me/mysaviorsanthem…
 
With winter's chill fading away, this is a great time to gaze up into the stars — and to be ready for an evening appearance by fleet-footed Mercury. This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky. The post Tour March’s Sky: Planet Peeks at Dusk appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
One year ago, astronomers announced the discovery that seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbited around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Now a year later, additional data have refined our understanding of these planets.We now know more about the TRAPPIST-1 system than any other solar system other than our own.…
 
One year ago, astronomers announced the discovery that seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbited around the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Now a year later, additional data have refined our understanding of these planets.We now know more about the TRAPPIST-1 system than any other solar system other than our own.…
 
Where is the line where you say, “The value of this art is not worth the cost to my mind and my spirit?" That's the question I asked myself as I listened to Ready Player 1's curse laden rant about the absurdity of faith. Here why I stopped listening and why I still intend to see the film version due in theaters this year. www.mysaviorsanthem.co ...…
 
Matt talks about the recent launch of the space ship “Falcon Heavy” and it’s official mascot Spaceman! The episode also touches on populating Mars, C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, Stephen Hawking’s doomsday predictions, and the Tower of Babel. http://www.spacex.com https://privilegedplanet.com https://www.google.com/amp/www.newsweek.com/stephen-hawk ...…
 
Watch members of the Project Sunbyte student team describe how the telescope works. Find out the differences between Sunbyte and a ground-based telescope, discover how Sunbyte is able to track the sun using a Raspberry Pi and watch an overview of the electronic control system. Music is Luvly by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud…
 
Matt comments on some of the most anticipated films of 2018. World building is the new normal in Hollywood these day, with franchises being planned far into the future. Matt encourages everyone to “build their own world” by setting goals for the new year. He offers 5 tips for setting effective goals. www.mysaviorsanthem.com www.paypal.me/mysavi ...…
 
February's astronomy podcast offers you a trio of bright planets to spot before dawn and a plethora of bright stars to check out each evening. The post Tour February’s Sky: Treats for Early Risers appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
The SunbYte project aims to revolutionise solar telescope technology by creating a low cost telescope using novel manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, Arduino controllers and Raspberry Pi computers. The Sunbyte project team is made up of an interdisciplinary student team from across the University of Sheffield. Find out more at http:// ...…
 
The SunbYte project aims to revolutionise solar telescope technology by creating a low cost telescope using novel manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing, Arduino controllers and Raspberry Pi computers. Watch as the team uses a high altitude balloon, provided by the REXUS/BEXUS programme to lift our solar telescope above the interference o ...…
 
January's astronomy podcast describes how to spot Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in the predawn sky during January — plus you'll learn about a "trifecta" full Moon at month's end. The post Tour January’s Sky: Planet Pairings at Dawn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
 
On this episode, Matt summarizes his thoughts about the Last Jedi and tries to keep spoilers to a minimum. He also responds to some of the biggest criticisms of the film, including the charge that the movie is too politically correct. This is an interesting tie in with a common theme in Biblical Apologetics. Is the Bible, and be extension God, ...…
 
On this episode, Matt gives 10 predictions for The Last Jedi. Matt also make a wager with the audience. If the show gets over 100 listens, he will dress up as a star wars character (a.k.a. coz play) when he goes to see the film. What are your predictions? Which character should Matt dress up as? Connect with us through the Telescope Podcast Fac ...…
 
Looking at geek culture through the spyglass of faith is the new mission of the show. Matt briefly tells about the conceptual journey of the Telescope Podcast and how it was the continual listenership that brought him to resurrect the show. Matt also mentions that a Star Wars centric episode is in the works, as The Last Jedi looms large in ever ...…
 
This episode is to let listeners know that a new podcast, called the saviors anthem podcast, is now available in iTunes!
 
Matthew is narrowing his focus and starting a new show. His new show will be called The Savior's Anthem Podcast, which will go live in the next month or so.
 
This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system.
 
This artist's concept animation shows a brown dwarf with bands of clouds, thought to resemble those seen on Neptune and the other outer planets in the solar system.
 
Matthew discusses how negative news causes us to amplify our person worries. The simple answer is to redirect our thinking. Matt offers some points from a recent message he delivered at Living Faith Ministries to help with redirecting our minds to more positive fare. Here are the sources of his quotes: The Psychological Effects of TV News: http ...…
 
Matt talks about drugs, friends, and God. He references a few articles and a few resources for people struggling with addiction. Here are those sites: NYT Article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/health/drinking ...…
 
On this episode, Matt sits down with Dr. Ralph Seelke to discuss intelligent design. Highlights the show include exposing the false rift between faith and science, how science actually affirms faith, and an explanation of some key ideas essential for understanding intelligent design. It was a massive blessing to visit with Dr. Seelke. The episo ...…
 
On this Episode Matt talks Star Trek! With the new series Star Trek Beyond looming, he looks back at what made him fall in love with the franchise and how the franchise treats issues of faith and science. This episode is only a drop in the bucket. Trek has such a rich body of work!
 
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