Best astronomy education podcasts we could find (Updated December 2017)
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Astronomy Behind the Headlines: A Podcast for Informal Science Educators
 
A look behind the latest headlines in astronomy and space science from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
 
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Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science
 
Space exploration, astronomy and planetary science. (Weekly)
 
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Astronomy Cast
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Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
 
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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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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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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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The Jodcast - astronomy podcast
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Monthly astronomy news, interviews and questions. Created by astronomers.
 
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Liftoff
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Liftoff is a fortnightly podcast about space, the universe, and everything. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the latest developments as explained by enthusiastic space fans Stephen Hackett and Jason Snell. Hosted by Jason Snell and Stephen Hackett.
 
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The Scientific Odyssey
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An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
 
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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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American Scientist Podcast
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Periodic audiocasts from American Scientist, a publication of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.
 
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5 Minute Astronomy
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Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, Wi USA
 
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Explore The Solar System
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Podcast for Astronomy 104 Spring 2014 at UW Madison. Content includes summary of lectures/discussion sections, review questions, concept reviews and frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the course.
 
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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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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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Astronomy.FM
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The Voice of Astronomy
 
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Science On Top
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The Australian podcast about science, health and technology news. Join Ed Brown and his panel of co-hosts each week as we talk about the latest and coolest research and discoveries in the world of science. We're joined by special guests from all over the science field: doctors, professors, nurses, teachers and more.
 
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Ask a Spaceman!
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What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
 
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The Star Spot
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The astronomy and space exploration podcast
 
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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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Philosophy Audiobooks
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Unabridged philosophy audiobooks including writing by Plato (Parmenides), Aristotle (Economics), Cicero (On Moral Duties) and Plotinus (Enneads). Topics discussed include ethics, justice, law, logic, metaphysics, God, happiness, love and beauty. Each book has been streamlined by merging separate LibriVox recordings into a single seamless whole with no interruptions. Painting: La Perle et la vague by Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry.
 
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The Titanium Physicists Podcast
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Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
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Astronomy For Kids Podcast
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Astronomy podcast for kids
 
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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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SPEXcast
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SPEXcast is a weekly podcast diving into a variety of space topics. We are a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students that are excited about space and space exploration. Come with us as we discuss the cutting edge of spacecraft engineering, potential future missions to outer space, and exciting scientific discoveries in the field of astrophysics.
 
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Immersive Theatres Night Sky Podcast
 
Each month David Ault (www.davidault.co.uk) takes you outside to see what's up in the night sky. Ideal for beginners!
 
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Brains Matter
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The Podcast on Science, Curiosities, and General Knowledge. Brains Really Do Matter!
 
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HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 
High-definition (HD) videos from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feature the latest news on space and science findings from JPL and NASA. Topics include discoveries made by spacecraft studying planets in our solar system, including Mars, Saturn and our home planet, Earth. Missions also study stars and galaxies in our universe.
 
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Boosters and Spacetape
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Join Dan (Akinesis_Gaming), Luke (DigitalPsychosis), David (MatoroIgnika) and The Read Panda in our Kerbal Space Program and Astronomy podcast. We discuss the features and development as well as our own experiences of this great space simulation. We also dedicate a section of the show to talk about real space. You can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn.
 
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Heavens Above Astronomy Podcast
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Heavens Above Astronomy Podcast is a new Astronomy Podcast created in Cumbria by Amateur AstronomersEach Month on our short podcast we’ll tell you what’s in the night Sky, where to look, how to look and when to look, we’ll advise you on how to view planets in our Solar System such as Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus as well as constellations such as Orion. We’ll also have the latest news on viewing Aurora, the ISS and any Meteor Showers.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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Realspace
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Join our host Paul Sutter as he talks about space with people who talk about space! Featuring the lives, interests, and passions of today's leading young researchers and educators from around the world. Scientists are people too: come meet them!
 
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The Titanium Physicists Podcast
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Dr. Ben Tippett and his team of physicists believe that anyone can understand physics. Black Holes! Lightning! Coronal Mass Ejections! Quantum Mechanics! Fortnightly, they explain a topic from advanced physics, using explanations, experiments and fun metaphors to a non-physicist guest. Visit the website to see a list of topics sorted by physics field.
 
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Podcast for audio and video - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 
Video and audio podcasts from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feature the latest news on space and science findings from JPL and NASA. Topics include discoveries made by spacecraft studying planets in our solar system, including Mars, Saturn and our home planet, Earth. Missions also study stars and galaxies in our universe. Other topics cover tips for amateur astronomers and updates from the Mars Rover and Cassini missions.
 
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Science Faction Podcast
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A science and science fiction based podcast hosted by two high school friends. Listen and learn and geek out. In this podcast, science meets fact, meets fiction.
 
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It's a Scientific Fact
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A weekly snippet of science to expand your brain, brought to you by Chris Stewart and Tilly Boleyn, from Tilly's Thursday Overdrive show on radio 2SER 107.7FM in Sydney, Australia.
 
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Town Hall Seattle Science Series
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The Science series presents cutting-edge research about biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, geology, astronomy, and more. These events often present complex topics in a form that can be understood and enjoyed by listeners at many different levels of expertise, from grade school students to career scientists. With a range of relevant applications, including medicine, the environment, and technology, this series expands our thinking and the possibilities of our world.
 
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Field Trip Podcast
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Science without the lab, radio without the airwaves
 
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Spacegeek Astronomy Videos with Doctor P
 
Spacegeek is an astronomy Video show that is fast paced, entertaining and engaging. Clips are 2 minutes to 8 minutes long. From comet impacts to Global Warming to religious heresy, Spacegeek takes us to the edge of the cosmos and culture. Hosted by Canadian astrophysicist, Doc P.
 
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RMSC - Astropods
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Bi-Monthly Podcast of What is Happening in the Night-time Sky!
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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Ask the Drunk Physicists
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A podcast about physics and science in general. Questions are answered from the public and good times are had by all.
 
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Earth & Space Sciences
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SkyGuy
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Video answers to kids questions about space and astronomy. Got a question? Send it to me!
 
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NANOGrav Podcast
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NANOGrav is a collaboration of observational and theoretical astrophysicists from more than a dozen universities, colleges, and observatories. We include faculty, scientific staff, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students, and high school students. We seek to measure gravitational waves--ripples in space-time--by detecting their effect on radio wave signals traveling from pulsars--rapidly rotating neutron stars--to the Earth. Our measurements are most sensitive to ...
 
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Curious Universe Podcast
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A weekly podcast hosted by Moreno Scatozza. Talking about Astronomy, Space, The Universe and everything in between.
 
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Naked Astronomy, from the Naked Scientists
 
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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Mr Science Show
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Where science meets pop culture - that mysterious grey area where you are not sure if you are cool.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts.Catch new episodes of StarTalk Ra ...
 
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Join our team, get educated, make a difference. http://join.educateforlife.org Today on Educate For Life Radio, Kevin has as a guest, David Rives. David Rives believes the Creator left a pattern of His fingerprints across each corner of the universe, found in every crevice on earth, and imprinted in every cell of our bodies. A pattern that Davi ...…
 
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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: The Discussion: Britain shows that it won’t just roll over and let America take the lead in intimidating academic freedom and Jen recounts her gravitational waves research conference in Brighton in October. The News: Rounding up th ...…
 
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Australian Educators Online Network
 
Ben Pope in his appearance on University Challenge.Episode 38:In this episode we talk to the very interesting Ben Pope. We talked about astronomy, Sagan, Hawking, University Challenge, STEM,... Want to learn about teaching and education in Australia?By AEON@aeon.net.au (AEON.net.au).
 
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Dr. Diane Hamilton
 
Debates, Marketing, and Social media are today's topics. Michael Dennin is a professor of Physics and Astronomy, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education at UCI. In the Yo
 
Jessica Angel is a New York-based artist whose large scale installations are inspired by astronomy, architecture and the underlying structural patterns between these varying fields. Jessica recently finished a massive installation that covered 9,000 square-feet of surface during a 12-week teaching residency at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the ...…
 
For astrophysicists, star gazing is far from a whimsical pastime.In the latest episode of The Zeppos Report, Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and professor of astronomy, describes his field as one that requires a mix of extraordinary patience and uninhibited curiosity.“When I’m doing astronomy, I’m having a great time, but it’s no ...…
 
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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-070212.mp3 Originally posted on Feb 12, 2007. If you’re wondering how many extraterrestrials there are in our galaxy, you just have to use a simple equation developed by astronomer Frank Drake in 1961. Just find out how many stars there are, how many support life, how many advanced societies ...…
 
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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: - Carson Fulz is at it again too! He discovered 2015 TC25, which reflects 4 times more sunlight than most other Earth approaching asteroids. It's l ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Mercury – Too close to the Sun to be seen easily at sunset. Venus – Rises around 4am. Bright and visible about 20˚ high in East before sunrise all month. Mars – Not visible in August. Too close to the Sun from our perspective. Maybe next month. Jupiter – After sunset, look W about 10˚ up the sky and find the brightest point of light in that are ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1148/ Like a soda drink splashing around, or wine in a wine glass, huge clouds of hot gas are sloshing back and forth in a picture taken back in 2011 by the Chandra X-ray Space Telescope. Here's the link to the image: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2011/a2052/ The picture shows a collection of galaxies, which is know ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Streamed live on Jun 21, 2017. In this episode Andy Shaner of the Lunar and Planetary Institute chats with Dr. Pamela Gay about the 2017 Great American Eclipse. What is a solar eclipse? What will I see from my city? Join us for answers to these questions and more! Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQu ...…
 
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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. Ralph & Paul pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers: Dwarf Planet Ceres for small telescopes in the constellation Gemini Saturn in the evening, Venus at dawn and Uranus hi ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
A quick update on Patreon, Astrotours, and a preview of the new Space Radio show! 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: http://www.facebook.com/PaulMattSutter Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PaulMattSutter ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
What’s the deal with time crystals? Do they break physics as we know it? Or are they merely…neat? What do symmetries and the conservation of energy have to do with it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win. This week ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Avivah Yamani hosts. This story comes from Nias Island. It is about residents of the Moon and to how they relate to the local people's view of death. There was a restless man called Lawaendröna who lived on Nias Island. He did not want to die; he wanted to live forever. Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achieve ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Mike Simmons. His guests today are retired NASA Astronauts Ron Garan ( https://www.facebook.com/RonGaran?fref=mentions ) & Nicole Passonno Stott ( https://www.facebook.com/nicole.p.stott?fref=mentions ), who share their views on "The Orbital Perspective" ( https://www.facebook.com/OrbitalPerspective/?fref=mentions ) and how they are s ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
On June 30th, 1908, a fireball was seen streaking across the morning sky in a remote area of Siberia in Russia. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through the air with enough energy to destroy an area of forest almost the size of Tokyo, flattening about 80 million trees. The earth trembled and many windows were smashed at the Vanavara trading p ...…
 
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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: Combating light pollution for the AstroCamp in the Welsh Brecon Beacons and fighting to help the National Park retain its International Dark Sky Reserve status. Then we turn our attention to politics in space science and listeners’ vie ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.astronomycast.com/2007/09/episode-55-the-asteroid-belt/ From September 24, 2007. In the last few weeks we’ve had many emails saying that our tour of the solar system would not be complete without a show on the asteroid belt. Your wish is our command! We talked about Mars in episode 52, and now that we’re back on track our next stop i ...…
 
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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 Schiaparelli lander crashed on Mars. It was a joint mission by the ESA and Roscosmos. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter that ferried it to Mars, ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1210/ Over several years, astronomers using the Chandra X-Ray Space Observatory have noticed mysterious flares of X-ray light coming from Sgr A*. Not only that, but the flashes are also seen in the infrared by the ESO's VLT at Chile's Paranal Observatory. Now, astronomers think that these flares of light may be ca ...…
 
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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: - Rose Matheny is at it again! She discovered C2016 T1 Matheny & C2016 T2 Matheny! They're both comets from the farthest reaches of the Oort Cloud! ...…
 
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Leading A Double Life
 
LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE__EPISODE 006Trials of a doctor-in-training—Part 1Hi, everyone, and welcome to episode 6 of my podcast Leading A Double Life. I’m Kwei Quartey, a physician and author of the Inspector Darko Dawson novels. On my podcast, what it’s like to be a medical doctor and a writer. This episode, Trials Of A Doctor-In-Training, Part 1I ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
The hot nights of July will get us out there in shorts and t-shirts, but later at night or earlier in the morning to witness some close encounters between the Moon and our planets: Saturn – Look SE after sunset and find the bright light above and between Scorpius and Sagittarius. It will move toward the South, then the West, setting around 4am. ...…
 
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RADIO ideaXme The Humans behind the big ideas shaping our world. @ideaxm
 
Today, is Asteroid Day. So Ana Guzman, ideaXme's Space ambassador decided to mark it by interviewing one of the world's leading experts. The interview took place at NASA. Asteroids: Earth’s Watchmen on the Lookout! Dr. Paul Abell, Chief Scientist for Small Body Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has the daunting task of leading a team t ...…
 
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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=tRmukB6lmx8 Streamed live on Jun 23, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guests: Marcel Popescu (from Observatoire de Paris) & Albert Falke (from Airbus) of the NEOShield-2 team ( @NEOShieldTeam ), here to celebrate Asteroid Day 2017, slated for June 30th! Regular Guests: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter ( http://www. ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Jason Lewin. In this last episode Jason tells us about American Paper Optics' partnership with Bill Nye & The Planetary Society. He also tells us about APO's partnership with St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win. This week's code is wH ...…
 
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