Astronomers just found a new way to turn up the radio: never mind spinning the volume knob, try spinning an SMBH, a supermassive black hole!
Did you know there are several types of light? Each one reveals new secrets about the world around us, but only one is visible to our eyes.
Luckily, we’ve designed telescopes that can see the Universe in “invisible” light.
Date: August 3, 2009 Title: Black Hole Street Smarts Podcaster: Lia Corrales and David Tam Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: We will explore the history and legacy of the most publicly known yet misunderstood astronomical object. We’ll be interviewing people on the streets of New York City to highlight common questions and misconceptions about […]
Date: July 5, 2009 Title: Looking Towards the Center of the Galaxy Podcaster: Christopher Crockett Organization: Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu/users/crockett/ Description: If you go outside tonight or tomorrow night and locate the Moon, you will be looking toward a rather remarkable patch of the sky. You will be looking towards the center of our galaxy! On […]
Date: June 19, 2009 Title: A Modest Black Hole Podcaster: Sue Ann Heatherly Organization: NRAO: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/ Description: According to UCLA astronomer Mark Morris, the black hole at the center of our Galaxy might be modest, but it isn’t shy! From stars whizzing around it, to flares coming from it, listen as Mark describes some of […]
Date: April 9, 2009 Title: SkyLab and the Apollo Telescope Mount Podcaster: Josh Fuchs and Travis Rasor Organization: Rhodes College Department of Physics http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/7560.asp NASA IYA Student Ambassador Program http://www.spacegrant.org/niya/ Description: SkyLab was the first space station and hosted three crews of astronauts in the early 1970’s. In this podcast, we will focus on what […]