Extensive studies of a recent GRB show the dividing line between short and long is not clear as this “long” GRB was exceptionally short!
Finding Earth-sized planets around other stars is a very exciting area of astronomical research. Recently a team lead by Dr. Katie Lester followed up data from the TESS satellite using the International Gemini Observatory and the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope at Kitt Peak. They found that we may be missing many Earth-sized worlds orbiting binary stars. This podcast explores how they reached this interesting conclusion and how we may go about finding these worlds in the future.
Xiaohui Fan discusses the discovery of the most distant supermassive black hole and quasar discovery and what we can learn from these objects about the early history of the universe.
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!
Two of NOIRLabAstro program: Journey Through the Universe and AstroDay Chile had to adapt and become virtual events. Learn about this programs and hear what the future may hold!
Extrasolar planet research is a hot topic in astronomy. Astronomers are continually trying to build new instruments to measure the properties of planets orbiting other stars. One new instrument is called MAROON-X on the Gemini North Telescope in Hawai’i.
The Dark Energy Survey has released a massive, public collection of astronomical data and calibrated images from six years of work, containing data on nearly 700 million astronomical objects.
Globe at Night is a citizen science program to raise awareness of and collect data about light pollution levels from around the world. Today, @Halfastro will describes how you can participate in Globe at Night and help us collect even more data than our record breaking 2020 campaign!
CK Vulpeculae was first observed hundreds of years ago and thought to be a nova. Modern observations have called this into question. In this podcast, Tom Geballe tells us about recent observations with the Gemini International Observatory which deepen the mystery of CK Vulpeculae.
Modern astronomy takes a wide variety of people to run observatories and make new scientific discoveries. Big Astronomy is a new planetarium show that highlight the people that make these discoveries possible. In this podcast, we discuss the process of filming scenes for Big Astronomy at NOIRLab facilities in Chile.