Cheap Astronomy investigates future space travel possibilities and finds that Helium 3 is floating on thin air and a Mars mission will happen when robots are ready to accompany us.
Date: September 28, 2009 Title: The Connection Between Metal Abundances and the Evolution of Galaxies Podcaster: Duane Lee from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Metals in astronomy refer to any element heavier than Helium on the periodic table. The abundance of metals, with the exception of a few, tells us the processing […]
Date: September 11, 2009 Title: Pluto, Stand Thou Still! Podcaster: Larry Sessions Organization: None Description: Pluto, the only object ever to be demoted from full planet status, is stationary today, even though it currently is traveling at about 5 kilometers per second! It never stops, so how can it be “stationary?” Motion – or lack thereof […]
Date: August 18, 2009 Title: Helium and the Sun Podcasters: Susan and Amanda Murph Organization: How to Grow Your Geek Podcast http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/ Description: In honor of the anniversary of the discovery of Helium, Susan Murph and her 9 year old daughter, Amanda, give us a quick history lesson on what we know about that element […]
Date: August 8, 2009 Title: A History of Modern Astronomy in Thailand Part 1 Podcaster: Visanu Euarchukiati Organization: Khaikhan Nithan Dao http://www.khaikhan.in.th Description: Part 1 tells about Thailand’s astronomy before the 20th Century. Not long after the advent of the telescope, late 17th Century Siam (former name of Thailand) built the first modern astronomical observatory […]
Date: June 3, 2009 Title: Why We Need Neutrino Telescopes Podcaster: Steve Nerlich Links: Cheap Astronomy Description: Cheap Astronomy says ‘yes we can’ to all those skeptics who doubt the universe’s one second old baby photo can ever be observed directly. Bio: Explore the universe on a shoestring. Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where […]
Date: May 29, 2009 Title: Dear Lyla, This is where you came from Podcaster: Lyla’s Uncle Johnny Organization: None Description: May 29th will be my niece’s 1st birthday. I’ll write/read her a “letter” explaining where the heavier elements in her body came from, explaining how they were created millions of years ago in supernova explosions […]
Date: May 18, 2009 Title: The Life of a Proton Podcaster: Nik Whitehead Description: The universe around us is made up of many different types of atoms, yet only two types, hydrogen and helium, were created in the Big Bang. Other elements have been formed by a wide variety of fascinating astrophysical processes since then. […]