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.
White dwarfs are the final state of stars like our Sun at the end of their lives. Recently a Jupiter sized planet was discovered orbiting very close to a white dwarf. In this podcast, learn about this planet, its discovery and how it was studied using NASA and NOIRLab facilities.
Globe At Night is a long running citizen science campaign where people around the world measure and record the brightness of their night sky. This September we are challenging people around the world to make as many observations as possible.
Live From @NOIRLabAstro is a new youtube live series that airs every Wednesday from Gemini Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and NOIRLab Chile on a rotating basis. More with @halfastro at #365DaysOfAstro
In this podcast @halfastro will discuss with Dr. Xiaosheng Huang and his students who discovered hundreds of new gravitational lenses, the techniques to analyze the data and the challenges.
When and how galaxies form, how quickly they form and how they evolve to form the beautiful galaxies we see to day is a longstanding question in astronomy.
Cellphones are now to the point where they can produce pleasing astronomical images. This podcast describes how to use your cellphone to capture pleasing wide field images of the sky and how to attach your cellphone to a pair of binoculars or a telescope to capture fainter objects.
Updates about NSF’s National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. First, the organization has a new name: NOIRLab. The Globe at Night program is still running strong and there is a quick update about the New Horizons Parallax Program.
Red supergiants are massive stars at the end of their lives. Theoretical predictions about how they go supernova have not matched observed data. In this podcast, Dr. Emma Beasor discusses recent research that attempts to explain the red supergiant problem.
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.