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The 365 Days of Astronomy

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249 episodes
The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Awesome Astronomy Podcast Extra - Mars Ingenuity Mission

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. This week we saw the first ever powered flight on another planet. So this is a podcast extra episode to mark this remarkable achievement, explain what happened and why this is such a p…

Cheap Astronomy - Dear CheapAstro # 066: Looking Ahead

This is our near future, unless it doesn’t happen. Dear Cheap Astronomy – How will we exploit the Solar System? Hey, we’re the human race. Exploiting natural resources is what we do. What guides the way we do it is consumer demand, access and cost.   Dear Cheap Astronomy – Small Astrono…

Astronomy Cast Ep. 604: Balloon Astronomy

https://youtu.be/GRftqiXvwWg So when you think about the world's observatories, I'm sure you're imagining huge telescopes perched atop mountain peaks or space telescopes like Hubble. But you might be surprised to learn that some telescopes are carried high into the atmosphere on board balloons. W…

Travelers in the Night Eps: 553 & 554: Exploring The Far Side & Martian Rolling Stones

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 Published September 1 & 6, 2019. Today's 2 topics: - In 1959 the Soviet Luna 3 Probe …

NOIRLab - May’s Total Lunar Eclipse

The first total lunar eclipse in over 2 years will take place on May 26th. This total lunar eclipse will be visible from all three of NOIRLab’s sites with different viewing conditions. In this podcast, learn about how and when you can observe this exciting celestial event!   Bio: Rob Sparks is …

Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Ronald Mallett

https://youtu.be/iBwEAKA2ylw Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's prerecorded interview with Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.   Ron received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. i…

Actual Astronomy - Objects To Observe In May

Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Chris: This is our one year anniversary of doing the “Objects To Observe” episodes! Shane: Oh yeah cool, these are this this episode is one of our most popular you know a lot of listeners play this one, and you k…

Awesome Astronomy - May Part 1

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce.   The Discussion: - Binocular observing. - Do you want Ralph’s 115mm triplet refractor & goto mount? - The Wiltshire Audio Anomaly. - Listeners emails on historical images an…

Ask A Spaceman - Ep. 501: How Do Quantum Computers Work?

Hosted by Dr. Paul Matt Sutter. What makes quantum computers so powerful? What kinds of problems can they solve? How do we actually build one? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!   Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpa…

Astronomy Cast Ep. 603: New Colors of the Radio Spectrum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQxukCVqRU Last week we talked about how new telescopes and techniques are allowing astronomers to explore the shortest wavelengths of light. This week we go to the other end of the electromagnetic spectrum and explore the longer radio waves which are now accessib…

Travelers in the Night Eps: 551 & 552: Exploding Space Rocks & Night Sky Surprise

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 Published August 16 & 23, 2019. Today's 2 topics: - On July 24, 2019 the American Met…

Observing With Webb - May Episode

A total lunar eclipse (May 26) if you’re lucky, a great apparition of Mercury, and all the naked-eye planets visible make May of 2021 an action-packed month. May 3rd – 5th – Close Encounter – Moon, Saturn, Jupiter – Before sunrise in the SE, between 3:30am and 6am EDT on these mornings, a beautif…

Weekly Space Hangout - Taking to the HI-SEAS With Chelsea Gohd

https://youtu.be/IQAq28a3uww Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Chelsea "Foxanne" Gohd, Senior Writer at Space.com, to the WSH. Chelsea writes articles and creates, scripts, and hosts videos about science topics ranging from climate change to exoplane…

UNAWE Space Scoop - Natural Binocular Finds Baby Galaxy on a Cosmic Roundabout

https://www.spacescoop.org/sl/scoops/2106/natural-binocular-finds-baby-galaxy-on-a-cosmic-roundabout/ Have you ever tried birdwatching? When a bird is too high up a tree or just too darn far away, it’s hard to see its color or shape clearly. Hard to tell which species it is… So you might need a…

The Daily Space - Exoplanetary Atmospheres and How to Understand Them

Today’s news examines many of the ways in which scientists are trying to understand Earth’s atmosphere as well as the atmospheres of exoplanets, mostly in the hopes of figuring out the best way to tell if there is life on another world. Plus, sixty years of fusion power and this week’s What’s Up. …

Guide To Space - The History And Future Of The James Webb Space Telescope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXiU1YxWyzY From November, 2019. On March 30, 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will blast off from the European Space Agency’s European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on board an Ariane 5 rocket. (OK, maybe that didn't work out quite right… - Your Edit…

Astronomy Cast Ep. 602: The New Colors of Gamma Rays - Getting Shorter

https://youtu.be/YxpWpaccVHQ The Earth's atmosphere protects us from a Universe that is definitely trying to kill us. But it also blocks our view of the entire cosmos, like seeing X-rays and gamma radiation. Space telescopes are changing our view of the most extreme events in the Universe.   …

Travelers in the Night Eps: 549 & 550: Weirdest Star & Lunar Telescope

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: - Recently the Kepler Spacecraft found that a catalogue star HD 13913…

Cosmic Savannah - Watching The Watchers

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. In this special mini episode of the Cosmic Savannah, we are joined by Timothy Roelf who is a Masters student at the University of Cape Town. Tim talks about his project which is going to contribute a lot to improving the performance of astronom…

Weekly Space Hangout - TREXing Around The Moon With Dr. Amanda Hendrix

https://youtu.be/lLxztm0F-Wk Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's pre-recorded interview with Dr. Amanda Hendrix, Senior Scientist at PSI. Amanda studies solar system bodies in ultraviolet wavelengths and is the Director/PI of the NASA Toolbox for Research…

The Daily Space - Not Surprising Anyone, Satellite Proliferation Contributes to Light Pollution

A new study examined the effects of recent increases in the number of space objects orbiting Earth and found that the proliferation of satellites contributes to a nearly ten percent increase over natural lighting of the night sky. Plus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, ancient Earth, volcanoes, and our weekl…

Awesome Astronomy - April #2

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: The ‘Wiltshire Audio Anomaly’. 20% off the book Vera Rubin – A Life for US listeners using url: www.hup.harvard.edu/exhibits/HX7578 @StargazerRob’s alternati…

Ask A Spaceman Ep. 150: Why Don’t Neutrinos Make Any Sense?

How did we discover neutrinos? What don’t they make any sense? Why do they have mass, and how do they change their identities? 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…

Astronomy Cast Ep. 601: Unexpected Light Pollution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkbgkUy5ljU Day by day we're loosing our connection with the night sky. Already one third of humanity lives in so much light pollution that they can't see the Milky Way without a drive. And now satellite constellations are adding additional light pollution, even in…

Travelers in the Night Eps: 547 & 548: Impact Mars & Dragonfly

Recorded July 11, 2019. 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: - A given piece of ground on Mars receives …

Deep Astronomy - Backyard Professional Astronomy With Asteroid Hunters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0RuM3rOro Space Junk Podcast #93. One of the most important activities that professional astronomers are engaged in is looking for asteroids out there that might hit the Earth and in THAT task, they can use all the help they can get.    With today's amateur…

Weekly Space Hangout - White Dwarf Binary Systems With Dr. Ken Shen

https://youtu.be/clpt5FGECss Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Ken Shen, assistant staff researcher in the UC Berkeley astronomy department, to the Weekly Space Hangout. Ken studies the astrophysics of white dwarfs in interacting binary syst…

Actual Astronomy - Variable Star Observing With Dr. Stella Kafka and the AAVSO

Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. Today, our special guest is Dr. Stella Kafka, the director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and produ…

The Daily Space - “Missing” Matter Found In Intergalactic Space

New research looking to explain the “missing” portion of baryonic matter in the universe managed to locate the material lurking in intergalactic space as hot, low density gas. Plus, supercontinents, Enceladus, and weird earthquakes.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to …

Guide To Space - Why Is The Moon’s South Pole So Important?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2c7nZB-040 As NASA prepares to return to the Moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program, the agency is focusing its efforts on exploring the Moon’s polar regions. These are areas of the Moon which seem to have a lot of water mixed in with the regolith.   Some…