The Solar System, the Moon and its features, the stars, the constellations, the properties of light, and the preservation of dark skies will be some of the topics featured in the Scholar Astronomy Program, part of NOIRLab’s Star Educators program
The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and K-16 formal and informal astronomy educators to US astronomy facilities in Chile. In this podcast, Tim Spuck described the ACEAP program and how interested educators can apply.
AEON (the Astronomical Event Observatory Network) will be a collection of world-class telescope facilities which can be accessed on demand, at the touch of a button. At the heart of the network, LCO is joining forces with the NOIRLab CSDC and the SOAR 4.1m and Gemini 8m telescopes to build a network for the LSST era.
The advent of satellite constellations has proven challenging for optical and radio astronomers. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently announced the formation of the IAU Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference. This podcast discusses the founding of the center and its mission.
Jan 8th: Undergraduate Students Discover The Early Universe’s Brightest Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy
A group of undergraduate students from University of Chicago discover the early universe’s brightest gravitationally lensed galaxy. Learn the fascinating story of how this gravitational lens was discovered and what we can learn about the early universe from this discovery on today podcast.
Modern astronomical cameras capture data in a format called a FITS which cannot be opened by many common image processing programs. Today, Robert Hurt (IPAC) talks about FITS files, the history of FITS Liberator, how you can use FITS Liberator 4 to create your own images and some sources of astronomical data.
The Hubble Constant tells us how fast the universe is expanding. However, different methods of measuring the Hubble Constant give different results. In this podcast, NOIRLab’s John Blakeslee describes data his team has collected to help resolve this discrepancy.
Red supergiants are massive stars at the end of their lives. In this podcast, Dr. Emma Beasor discusses recent research that attempts to explain the red supergiant problem.
Scott Shepperd normally studies objects in the distant solar system. But today he will tell the fascinating tale about the discovery of the fastest moving asteroid currently known
Extensive studies of a recent GRB show the dividing line between short and long is not clear as this “long” GRB was exceptionally short!