IRrelevant Astronomy

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It's the series Aint-It-Cool-News calls ''the most (intentionally) hilarious series of educational films you'll find...the pieces carry a Muppets-esque charm.'' Alan Dyer at Discovery.com says it's ''a lot of fun, and breaks the mold for NASA videos.'' Recently a top-10 finalist for ''Best Science/Technology Podcast'' at the 2008 Podcast Awards, IRrelevant Astronomy is packed with CG animation and snarky humor, all wrapped around the latest astronomy news and science from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It's infrared-relevant! Also available in HD.

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http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/resource_list/4-IRrelevant-Astronomy
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It's the series Aint-It-Cool-News calls ''the most (intentionally) hilarious series of educational films you'll find...the pieces carry a Muppets-esque charm.'' Alan Dyer at Discovery.com says it's ''a lot of fun, and breaks the mold for NASA videos.'' Recently a top-10 finalist for ''Best Science/Technology Podcast'' at the 2008 Podcast Awards, IRrelevant Astronomy is packed with CG animation and snarky humor, all wrapped around the latest astronomy news and science from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It's infrared-relevant! Also available in HD.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-15 21:52
last episode published
2015-12-16 00:00
publication frequency
115.68 days
Contributors
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author  
NASA / SSC-IPAC owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
26
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.12.2015

Stampy! The Science-Loving Postage Stamp!

Stampy helps a student learn about the engineering behind NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Featuring Richard Horvitz, Robert Picardo, and Danny Pudi.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
12.02.2014

Fusion vs. Fission

When a science-mad A.I. system is installed at NASA, two hapless computer technicians learn the process behind nuclear fusion in the Sun, and how it differs from fission.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
16.07.2013

Ask an Astronomy Brain Parasite

Deep inside an astronomer's head, a parasite (voiced by Alan Tudyk) taps into his brain to learn about...science! Specifically, about why astronauts appear weightless in space. Wil Wheaton co-stars.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
26.02.2013

Robot Astronomy Talk Show In Progress: The Mass of Asteroids

Cameron Diaz teaches Robot IR-2 (Ed Wasser) how astronomers can measure the mass of asteroids from tremendous distances.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
18.03.2011

Big Bang Musical

Did you know 13.7 billion year old radiation from the Big Bang can be seen on any analogue TV set? In this mini-musical, a fictional couple (Brigitte Dale, Marc Helou) discuss the science behind this. Original song written& performed by Danny Tiege...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
16.02.2011

Astronomy Anemone

Veronica Belmont co-hosts a space-themed talk show with Astronomy Anemone, a carnivorous man-eating sea polyp. WARNING: contains scenes of cartoon violence and scientific jargon.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
28.11.2010

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Destroyer of Worlds

Robot IR-2 (Ed Wasser) meets The Physician (Wil Wheaton), an intergalactic buttinsky in a small blue box spaceship. Together, they work to escape"The Destroyer of Worlds," a binary star system that is destroying its inner planets. With Brigitte Dale.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
10.08.2010

Behind the Scenes: Dead Stars

Actor Sean Astin is hired by a bullying educational film Director and her Flunky sidekick to explain about the life and death of stars. But when things go wrong on the set, actor Sandeep Parikh is hired to replace Sean... only to have things take a biz...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
25.05.2010

Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds

Amy Okuda flies to Saturn to observe a new giant ring around the planet: the largest ring ever discovered in our Solar System, but one that was only recently revealed through infrared observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in 2009. While there...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
9.03.2010

Spitzer Space Telescope: The Musical

A singing NASA supervisor uses song to explain about NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and how infrared astronomy differs from visible-light telescopes like Hubble.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
26.10.2009

Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide

Felicia Day explains some of the science behind galactic"collisions," including the upcoming collision between the galaxy Andromeda and our own galaxy, in this mock behind-the-scenes look at the making of an educational video. Sean Astin also stars.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
24.08.2009

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Back in Time

Linda Hamilton attempts to foil the robots' plans of Universal conquest; meanwhile, Dean Stockwell explains the concept of"looking back in time" at objects in space, and how it helps astronomers understand how the Universe has evolved. Starring Ed Was...
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
11.03.2009

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Twin Brown Dwarfs

While trapped in an interdimensional portal between two brown dwarfs, IR-2 and the robots encounter their evil twins from an alternate universe.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
23.01.2009

M51& Gizmo: Half-Baked Plan

Hoping for his birthday to come around sooner, innocent alien M51 moves the Earth into a closer, faster orbit around the sun, and learns an important lesson about life in the Universe.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
25.11.2008

Spaceship Spitzer: The Slowlian Web

During a tense face-off with a sinister (but extremely slow-moving) alien race, Dr. Michelle shows IR-1 how scientists can determine what extrasolar planets are made of, even when the planets are too far away to see.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
22.10.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Sculpting With Stars

IR-2 opens diplomatic relations with the Earth, as a first step toward ruling over all humans on the planet.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
25.08.2008

Psych Out

Does the Helix Nebula look like a human eye? Why do we think we see well-known objects in nebulous images from space? An astronomer and his therapist clash over the issue in this comedic but educational animated short.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
21.07.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: The Building Blocks of Life

IR-2 and his crew learn about PAHs, which may be the building blocks of all life in the Universe, and decide to put them to good use.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
2.07.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Omega Centauri

While the robots are away, a sad and lonely man calls in with a beautiful image of the Omega Centauri globular cluster.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
16.05.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Baby Stars

Where do stars come from? IR-2 analyzes recent Spitzer imagery to find out, while an imposing Ratings-bot oversees the broadcast.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
21.04.2008

Dub'ya: Mountie Martin and the Space Diamonds

Are tiny diamonds really common in the Universe? Join the intrepid Mountie Martin as he endeavors to find out, while on the trail of the sinister Sammy the Smuggler!
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
13.03.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Water in the Universe

Astronomers have discovered huge amounts of water around baby stars; IR-2 and his crew plan to make use of it.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
4.03.2008

Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Asteroids

Will an asteroid strike the Earth and wipe out all life as we know it? IR-2 and his robotic crew make random phone calls to find out.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
8.02.2008

Skinfrared #2: Water and Ice

Viewing liquids in extreme temperatures in both visible and infrared light, this episode of the Skinfrared series gives viewers a perspective on how infrared observatories like the Spitzer Space Telescope view the Universe.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
17.01.2008

Spaceship Spitzer: Enemy Mine

While in battle around the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, Dr. Michelle teaches IR-1 the science behind these giant singularities.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author
15.01.2008

Skinfrared #1

What is infrared light? The Skinfrared series contrasts the world around us in both visible and infrared light, giving the viewer a perspective on how infrared observatories like the Spitzer Space Telescope view the Universe.
NASA's Spitzer Science Center and Infrared Processing and Analysis Center author