Its goal is to push the boundaries of astronomy and cosmology by observing some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first stars and galaxies. Today @cosmicsavannah discuss about JWST with Prof Christy Tremonti
May 26th: Polaris and the Big Dipper Story From Mongolia
May 25th: How Fast Does the Earth Rotate?
Today on #365DaysOfAstro, lets explore on how fast you’re spinning in space right now, and how you’d actually gain a little weight if the Earth stopped spinning. How Fast Does the Earth Rotate?
May 24th: We’ve Discovered At Least 5,000 Planets!
Taking a look at how over the last 40 years we went from only knowing of the handful of planets in our solar system to knowing of around 5,000 planets littering the galaxy.
May 23rd: Understanding Space With Gaia Data Release 3
The Gaia mission released its third ‘treasure trove’ of observations and calculations of more than two billion stars in the Milky Way, including ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, binary star systems, and more
May 22nd: Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies & Dark Matter
Astronomers first noticed the strange behaviors of rotating galaxies almost 100 years ago, suggesting there’s an invisible dark matter hold them together with gravity. Now astronomers have found examples of galaxies that are almost entirely made of dark matter. Does this tell us anything?
May 21st: Nuking An Asteroid & Cloud 7
Even though the chances are extremely slim, an asteroid hunter could find a sizable asteroid on a collision course with planet Earth.
May 20th: The Case for the Carl Sagan Space Telescope
In this episode, some astronomers, a former astronaut, the current director of the Space Telescope Science Institute as well as the wife of Carl Sagan himself, got together and wrote a white paper that makes the case for a telescope, named after the famous astronomer Carl Sagan, that will look for and directly image planets like Earth around other stars
May 19th: Skylab 50 – Interview with Astronaut Jack Lousma
To mark the Skylab 50th anniversary here is @AwesomeAstroPod chat from 2012 where we caught up with Skylab 3 and STS-3 astronaut, Jack Lousma
May 18th: Observing and Sketching with Berta Beltran
Today’s Actual Astronomy talk with Berta Beltran about her journey in astronomy from first telescopes to a new refractor. Also her public outreach and how she began to sketch and representing the night sky colours as her unique style.