Best astronomy education podcasts we could find (Updated June 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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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-mhfzfMiRc Streamed live Jun 16, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Dr. Natalie Batalha ( @nbatalha ) is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and project scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission. Dr. Batalha leads the effort to understand planet populations in the galaxy based on Kepler's dis ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1211/ Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, is surrounded by 152 groups of stars, which are called globular clusters. There may be as many as 200 of them in total. They're called globular because the cluster looks like a spherical globe of stars. They appear to be the oldest things in the galaxy, the first thing to form, and ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
While we grope around in the dark, we answer a couple questions: Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is dark energy anti-gravity, and if so could we ever harness it to build antigravity machines? Well, no and no, but as we like to say at Cheap Astronomy, let’s get there the long way round. Dear Cheap Astronomy – Is the Universe really a black hole? Well, pr ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Does everyone have the same clock? Can we skip forward into the future? What about the past? Why does it appear to be forbidden in our universe? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutterAll episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMa ...…
 
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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=WC9gyeUzQGM Let's wrap-up season 10 of Astronomy Cast. We look forward to all the instruments, missions and science results. If you think astronomy is exciting already? Just you wait. Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win. This week's code is Vuj ...…
 
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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: - Light pollution not only costs us huge amounts of money, but it deprives everybody of the wonders of the night sky. The IDA can help. See http:// ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1719/ When stars die, the materials the star has been fusing for millions of years, all the way up to iron, are melted back down into sub-atomic particles. Then they are remade in a process called explosive nucleosynthesis. More than remade, the elements higher than iron, up to uranium are assembled in a flash. En ...…
 
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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=rNGmJcmErj8 Streamed live Jun 9, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Dr. Jeffrey Forshaw ( http://www.hep.manchester.ac.uk/u/forshaw/ / @jrf1968 ) Regular Guests: Sarah Marquart ( https://futurism.com/ / @SagaofSarah ) This week's stories: - ALMA discovers the building blocks of life around other st ...…
 
Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly)* No planets in brown dwarf systemAstronomers have failed to find any planets orbiting the brown dwarfs in the third nearest stellar system to the Earth. Earlier observations using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Ch ...…
 
Stream Episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com or www.spacetimewithstuartgary.com (both mobile friendly)* No planets in brown dwarf systemAstronomers have failed to find any planets orbiting the brown dwarfs in the third nearest stellar system to the Earth. Earlier observations using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Ch ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Paul Hill & Ralph Wilkins take a back seat today and Jenifer Millard, all by her lonesome, hosts. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. Interview: On the discovery of only humanity’s third black hole merger by the incredible Laser Interferometry Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), Jeni’s speaks with Professor Patrick Sutton, Head of Ca ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Mike Simmons talks with Dr. Phil Plait, the "Bad Astronomer". They talk about science, science fiction, science outreach and about 10^6 other things! Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win. This week's code is JPRwTV Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astrono ...…
 
Episode 144: Dark Sky Places for your RV Bucket List If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky while on a camping or RV trip and marveled at the beauty of the universe, you know how hard it is to find places where light pollution hasn’t limited night sky visibility. This week, we learn about special places you can visit across North America tha ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.urban-astronomer.com Welcome to the 6th episode of the Urban Astronomer Podcast. This is the second part of our interview with Chris Stewart, one of the names behind the Amateur Telescope Making class in Johannesburg, one of the organizers of the annual ScopeX telescope and astronomy expo, and director of the Astronomical Society of ...…
 
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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=xrblQp_wGq4 We have had a chance to do a bunch of pretty fun adventures. Honestly, I think the best is yet to come. We've got the eclipse trip coming up this year. I (Fraser) am doing a trip to Iceland with Dr. Paul Matt Sutter, and there's a really great response to that. Hopefully we can go out and do more of t ...…
 
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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! This time she's discovered 4, count 'em 4 close approaching asteroids. Luckily they're small, from 15' to 60' in dia ...…
 
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Podcast | Radio Free Deimos
 
Deimos! So close to home, but not really. Episode 17: Host chatter! The hosts speculate on monopoly in space, mental health care, and other idle prattle… An awkward little host banter episode, not a lot of news from HSD and not a lot of game time over the last month, but we stick with it ♃ 0.52 — Howdy from the hosts! So guys, what was your fir ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Description: Black holes power the most luminous objects in the universe. Active galactic nuclei (AGN) are powered by supermassive black holes. In this podcast, Dr. Stephanie Juneau discusses recent research on obscured black holes. www.noao.edu Short bio: Dr. Stephanie Juneau ( @StephaJuneau ) works on the NOAO data lab and active galactic nuc ...…
 
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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=QtuAQbq-59U Streamed live Jun 2, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Mike Simmons is the President of Astronomer Without Borders. Mike is joining us today to discuss how AWB will be engaging the public and our schools both during and following the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Regular Gues ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1718/ CLASP is a high-tech telescope with a 30cm or 11 inch diameter mirror. It was packed into a Black Brant IX sounding rocket and launched into space on September 3rd, 2015, from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The 1,270 pound payload flew to an altitude of 167 miles, or 268 kilometers. Enter the 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. The Discussion: Jeni’s returns from her South African research using the Infrared Survey Facility telescope, Paul calls time on the Principia Mission and we go through a couple of readers emails to discuss Caroline Herschel, the Woomera Test Range and ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
How is the bullet cluster the “smoking gun” for dark matter? Why aren’t alternate theories of gravity satisfactory? Could dark matter just be a bunch of black holes? 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:// ...…
 
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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=62ao-BjF7Wc Streamed live Jun 2, 2017. Summer's almost here, and for the northern hemisphere this means warm nights for observing. But what to observe? We're here with a list of events and targets for you to enjoy over the summer. Get your calendars handy and start organizing some events with your friends and the ...…
 
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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: - Lunar meteorites have been found in several places on Earth. Alex Gibbs & Richard Kowalski discovered a big one! 2016 RD34 is about 43 feet in di ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Welcome to Observing With Webb, where the armchair astronomer figures out what they’re looking at, why it’s so cool, and what they should check out next. Saturn – Rises around between 9pm and sunset in the SE, highest in the S around midnight, sets right around sunrise. Best time of year to check it out. Jupiter – After sunset, look SW about a ...…
 
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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=G09LiUeijMU Streamed live on May 26, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: This week's guest is NAT GEO’s Stephen Petranek. He is the author of How We’ll Live on Mars (TED Books.) Stephen became a reluctant doomsayer when his earliest TED Talk (10 Ways the World Could End) racked up 1.5 million views. ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Summary of content: What to look out, and up, for in June. Jeni returns from astronomy research in South Africa so the gang’s back together to pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the planets on offer to observers and imagers: Ralph – Saturn reaches opposition this month and coincides with a nearby meteor shower Jeni – Ju ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Jason Lewin, Director of Marketing for American Paper Optics ( http://www.eclipseglasses.com/ / @EclipseGuys ), talks about eclipse viewing safety. APO sells the red/blue type and other 3D glasses as well as solar viewing glasses. He talks with John Jerit, the company's CEO, founder & Owner. (Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 29, May 31 & Jun 29) Enter the c ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1717/ What’s invisible, 160 million times more massive than the Sun, and on the move? A newly discovered runaway supermassive black hole! While smaller black holes can be caught wandering between the stars, supermassive black holes are normally only found at the very center of galaxies. Which is why a team astrono ...…
 
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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=-yjGL4QeH5g Streamed live May 26, 2017. Like most of us you probably wanna know wouldn't we like to travel to space? Well, maybe not to live, but just to visit. You want to be a space tourist. Good news! There are a bunch of companies working hard to give you the opportunity to fly to space. How long until you ca ...…
 
Photo courtesy Aspen Brinkerhoff Download this week’s drivetime programming at our Network Page at http://www.backcountrynetwork.com/Download/Download.htm . Check out the schedule below or find a station near you that airs Western Life Radio. KCYN 97.1 FM in Moab 7:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. KYAH 540 AM in Delta 2:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. KOAL 750 AM i ...…
 
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The Paracast -- The Gold Standard of Paranormal Radio
 
Gene and guest co-host J. Randall Murphy present Canadian UFO researcher Chris Rutkowski to talk about a new book about a classic UFO encounter that he wrote with Stan Michalak, "When They Appeared — Falcon Lake 1967: The inside story of a close encounter." Just what really happened? Did a UFO land and cause thermal and/or radiation injuries to ...…
 
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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 of the Catalina Sky Survey rules. On a 3-night observing run at Mt. Lemmon, she found 82 new asteroids! 29 proved to be Earth-approa ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
We have discovered a new satellite orbiting the distant object 2007 OR10. Well ok.. this object isn't famous as Eris, Haumea or Quaoar but it still a Trans Neptunian Object. According to the IAU, there are only five objects that are officially classified as dwarf planets. They are Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. In fact, OR10 is slight ...…
 
Grab your passport and sunglasses because we are going on an intercontinental adventure.We will journey to the amazon to discover the secret history of Wonder Woman, hop over to New Orleans to hear the funk-soul of Tank and the Bangas, and fly home to Portland to hear about the clown that inspired "The Simpsons" character Krusty the Clown.Could ...…
 
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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=7YrPWOrGICE Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: Our special guest this week is Eric Fisher. Eric is the head of Labfundr (https://www.labfundr.ca/), a Canadian crowdsourcing platform for science research and outreach. Regular Guests: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg ) Dr. ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1716/ You may remember that Pluto is now classed as something called a “Dwarf Planet”. As well as Pluto, there are four other dwarf planets in our Solar System: Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. Plus, there may be a new member joining the dwarf planet family very soon – an object called 2014 UZ 224 and nicknamed ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Steve Nerlich and Janet. - Is Ceres just boring as $#%@ or is the interesting stuff yet to come? - Do please tell us about Planet 9 from outer space. Enter the code for this week into this site: https://cosmoquest.org/achievements/code for a chance to win. This week's code is sj2OfJ Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for co ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Allen Versfeld and Cathrine Versfeld. This shorter episodes answers a reader question ("Will an astronaut explode if they remove their helmet?"), and introduces a new host, Cathrine, with her new series on The Planets, starting with Mercury. Space suit failure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8L9tKR4CY&feature=youtu.be Enter the cod ...…
 
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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=q53O8Svhxk8 Streamed live on May 19, 2017. https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast https://survey.libsyn.com/astronomycast In order to live in space we will need to live in a habitat that simulates the temperature, pressure and atmosphere of Earth. And one of the most interesting ideas for how to do this will be 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. Today's 2 topics: - C2016 Q4 Kowalski has an orbit similar to 2060 Chiron, which has rings. 10199 Chariklo has rings as well. Kowalski has both comet-like and astero ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
http://www.unawe.org/kids/unawe1715/ After spending nearly 13 years orbiting Saturn, the Cassini–Huygens mission will soon be over. The Cassini spacecraft was launched from Earth in 1997. It then spent seven years traveling across the Solar System before arriving at Saturn. A few months later the Cassini “mothership” released the Huygens probe ...…
 
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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=D6KB3Nx2D9Y Streamed live on May 12, 2017. Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: This week's special guests Michael Summers and James Trefil are the authors of the new book "Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System." Regular Guest: Dr. Paul ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
The Discussion: Jeni’s missing this month as she collects transiting exoplanet data in South Africa using the SIRIUS camera on the Japanese 1.4 metre Infrared Survey Facility telescope. So we dig into the archive for some audio recorded at the Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC in March. Jeni (before she went walkabout) & Paul talk with Dr. Gi ...…
 
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The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
 
Hosted by Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders. Today he talks with Andrew Fazekis, Communications Manager for Astronomers Without Borders. They talk about all the things people have been doing for Global Astronomy Month. 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
 
Just how mediocre are we? I’ve heard there’s an “axis of evil” in space - what’s up with that? Is there anything special about our position within the universe? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman! Learn about the Iceland excursion: http://www.AstroTouring.com Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episod ...…
 
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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-070709.mp3 From July 9, 2007. If you remember way back to Episode 9, we covered Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. Well, that’s only half of the relativity picture. The great scientist made an even more profound impact on physics with his theory of general relativity, replacing Newton ...…
 
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