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Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay are the hosts of Astronomy Cast, a weekly astronomy podcast that follows a facts-based journey through the Universe.

By Astronomy Cast on January 13, 2020 in
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In this episode they talk about the issues surrounding the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

By Astronomy Cast on January 6, 2020 in
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Let’s take a look at some of the space and astronomy stories we’re looking forward to in 2020. More with @AstronomyCast at #365DaysOfAstro

By Astronomy Cast on December 30, 2019 in
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Today we’re going to talk about some unusual objects astronomers have discovered, and why this number is only going to go way way up.

By Astronomy Cast on December 23, 2019 in
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There are regions which we still haven’t seen: the Cosmic Dark Ages. What’s it going to take to observe some of these earliest moments in the Universe?

By Astronomy Cast on December 16, 2019 in
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Powerful observatories allowing us to see further back in time. But there are regions which we still haven’t seen: the Cosmic Dark Ages. What’s it going to take to observe some of these earliest moments in the Universe?

By Astronomy Cast on December 9, 2019 in
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Last week we gave you an update on the formation of elements from the Big Bang and in main sequence stars like the Sun. This week, we wrap up with a bang, talking about the death of the most massive stars and how they seed the Universe with heavier elements.

By Astronomy Cast on December 2, 2019 in
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We believe these heavier elements formed in stars, but which stars? And at what points in their lives? Today we’ll update our knowledge with the latest science.

By Astronomy Cast on November 25, 2019 in
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Few sciences have been able to take advantage of the power of computers like astronomy. But with all this computing power, you might be surprised to learn how important a role humans still play in this science.