When a Sun-like star nears the end of its life and eventually engulfing the system’s inner planets. Today podcast will discuss about how astronomers caught one in the act.
Apr 8th: Galactic Immigration In The Andromeda Galaxy
Galaxies grow through mergers with other galaxies. Using the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) astronomers have studied the merger history of the Andromeda Galaxy for the first time. So today we will learn about the immigration history of the Andromeda Galaxy.
Mar 11th: The First Kilonova Progenitor
Kilonova form when two neutron stars collide. They were first discovered by their gravitational wave emissions. Today we discuss about the discovery of a system that will become a kilonova in the future.
Feb 11th: Losing the Night Sky
Light pollution has been impacting our view of the heavens for many years and @GlobeatNight data shows the night sky is brightening more than previously thought based on satellite measurements.
Jan 14th: The First Results From MAROON-X
Today’s @NOIRLabAstro discuss about the first results from M-dwarf Advanced Radial velocity Observer Of Neighboring eXoplanets a.k.a MAROON-X with Dr. Jacob Bean
Dec 10th: The Closest Black Hole to Earth
Today’s @NOIRLabAstro will have @halfastro discuss with Kareem El-Badry on how he led a team that discovered a black hole that is not actively consuming material and that is also the closest currently known black hole to Earth.
Nov 12th: A Record Setting Gamma Ray Burst
A recent gamma ray burst appears to be the brightest of all time and was observed very quickly by multiple instruments. In this podcast, Jillian Rastinejad discusses the discovery of this gamma ray burst and the follow up observations with the Gemini International Observatory
Oct 8th: 10 Years Of The Dark Energy Camera
The Dark Energy Camera (DECam) is an extremely powerful imager mounted on the Victor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. DECam has 570 megapixels that cover 3 square degrees of the sky. In this podcast, Alistair Walker describes the history of the Dark Energy Camera, its first 10 years in operation, and looks to what the future holds.
Sep 10th: The Sharpest image Of The Universe’s Most Massive Known Star
By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe.
Aug 13th: The Origins Of Castaway Gamma Ray-Bursts
Short gamma ray bursts are caused by the merger of two neutron stars. However, not all short gamma-ray bursts are associated with galaxies. In this podcast, Brendan O’connor, described recent research into the host galaxies of short gamma-ray bursts.