Date: January 24, 2009 Title: Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars Podcaster: Jim Bell, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist from Cornell University, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover “Pancam” color imaging investigation, and President of The Planetary Society Description: The Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been actively exploring the Red Planet for […]
Date: January 23, 2009 Title: Voyage Past the Sideways Planet Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society Description: Twenty-three years ago tomorrow, Voyager 2 flew past Uranus. It’s still the only time we’ve ever seen the sideways planet and its retinue of moons up close. But the unique event received little public attention because, just […]
Date: January 22, 2009 Title: What is Astrobiology — with Dr. Allie Ford Podcaster: Brains Matter Description: In this interview, The Ordinary Guy talks to Dr. Allie Ford, an astronomer who is an expert in astrobiology, about the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe. What is fundamentally required for life to evolve? What types […]
Pamela and Michael are interviewed on this week’s edition of the BBC’s Pods and Blogs about the podcast. Thanks Jamillah!
Date: January 21, 2009 Title: Observing Quasars with Nature’s Telescope Podcaster: Robert Knop Organization: The Meta Institute of Computational Astronomy Description: Gravity affects the motion of objects– apples fall, planets orbit. Even light, when passing a massive object, will have its path deflected. A massive galaxy in front of another more distant massive galaxy can bend […]
Date: January 20, 2009 Title: Space Telescope of the Future: SIM Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson Organizations: Universe Today, Space Lifestyle Magazine, Astronomy Cast, Solar System Ambassadors Description: Nancy talks with Stephen Edberg from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who is a System Scientist for the Space Interferometry Mission (also known as SIM Lite) discussing how this future […]
Date: January 19, 2009 Title: Bootleg Postcards — Armchair Astronauts Exploring the Solar System Podcaster: Doug Ellison Organization: Unmannedspaceflight.com Description: Imagery from robotic spacecraft is often put onto the web in near-real time. A community of enthusiastic amateurs has grown around this imagery. Doug Ellison discusses their efforts, results, and the opportunities beginning to open […]
Date: January 18, 2009 Title: Gosh Dim It All! Podcasters: Chuck Bueter and the Let There Be Night Team Organization: Let There Be Night Description: Thousands of kids from one school district are preparing to quantify how much of the night sky has already been lost. While students observe Orion to determine their limiting magnitude at […]