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http://www.astronomycast.com
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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-12 02:49
last episode published
2019-05-12 02:00
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12.05.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 530

530: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 2 Astronomy Cast 530: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 2 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world t...
6.05.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 529

529: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 1 Astronomy Cast 529: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 1 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay The Andes mountains in South America are a hotspot of astronomy today, but ancient peoples knew it was ...
29.04.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 528

528: Modern Astronomy of the American Southwest Astronomy Cast 528: Modern Astronomy of the American Southwest by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Last week we talked about the ancient astronomy of the American Southwest. But this is actually Pamela's ...
22.04.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 527

527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest Astronomy Cast 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Ancient peoples had no light pollution, and they knew the night skies very well. In fact, they depends ...
15.04.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 526

526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87 Astronomy Cast 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Today, of course, we're going to talk about the announcement from the Event Horizon Telesco...
8.04.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 525

525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union Astronomy Cast 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Even though they might be scattered around our planet, astronomers have way to come togethe...
1.04.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 524

524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 - Beyond Our System Astronomy Cast 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 - Beyond Our System by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay We learned how to figure out the ages of objects in the Solar System, now we push o...
25.03.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 523

523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar System Astronomy Cast 523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar System by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Today we push our aging curiosity out into the Solar System to ask that simpl...
18.03.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 522

522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 - Earth Rocks Astronomy Cast 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 - Earth Rocks by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay People always want to know how old everything is. And more specifically, they want to know how ...
17.03.2019

Astronomy Cast Bonus: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Bonus: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter Astronomy Cast Bonus: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of dust and BICEP 2's claim of disco...
11.03.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 521

521: The Deep Space Network Astronomy Cast 521: The Deep Space Network by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
1.03.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 520

520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter, Part 2 Astronomy Cast 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter, Part 2 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
25.02.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 519

519: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter Astronomy Cast 519: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
18.02.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 518

518: When the Universe tried to Declare War Astronomy Cast 518: When the Universe tried to Declare War by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
11.02.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 517

517: Fritz Zwicky and the Zwicky Transient Facility Astronomy Cast 517: Fritz Zwicky and the Zwicky Transient Facility by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
4.02.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 516

516: Polar Vortices Astronomy Cast 516: Polar Vortices by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
28.01.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 515

515: Space Radiation Astronomy Cast 515: Space Radiation by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
21.01.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 514

514: Planetary Protection Protocols Astronomy Cast 514: Planetary Protection Protocols by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
14.01.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 513

513: Stellar Fusion Astronomy Cast 513: Stellar Fusion by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
7.01.2019

Astronomy Cast Ep. 512

512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets Astronomy Cast 512: Direct Imaging of Exoplanets by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
31.12.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 511

511: Predictions for 2019 Astronomy Cast 511: Predictions for 2019 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
24.12.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 510

510: 2018 - Year in Review Astronomy Cast 510: 2018 - Year in Review by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
24.12.2018

Ep. 510: 2018 – Year in Review

2018 was an incredible year in space news. Rockets launched, landers landed, spacecraft were born and died. We learned tremendous new things about Universe around us, and today we’re here to look back fondly over the last 12 months to review the year i...
10.12.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 509

509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers Astronomy Cast 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
10.12.2018

Ep. 509: Fiction to Fact: 3D Printers

The technology of 3D printing is taking off. From tiny home-based 3D printers to larger manufacturing. And of course, 3D printing is going to space with the International Space Station and beyond.
3.12.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 508

508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Astronomy Cast 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
3.12.2018

Ep. 508: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We did it, we made it to the end of another year. Once again it’s time to wonder what gifts to get your beloved space nerds. We’ve got some suggestions. Some are brand new this year, others are classics that we just can’t help but continue to suggest.
27.11.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 507

507: From Fiction to Fact: Ion Drive Astronomy Cast 507: > From Fiction to Fact: Ion Drive by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
27.11.2018

Ep. 507: From Fiction to Fact : Ion Drive

Ion engines are a mainstay of science fiction, featured in both Star Trek and Wars. But this is a very real technology, successfully used on several missions out there in the Solar System right now. How do they work and what are the limits?
18.11.2018

Ep. 506: It's not Aliens, Unless it's Aliens

Did you hear that astronomers from Harvard think that the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua was actually an alien solar sail? Is it aliens? Of course it's not aliens. But some day, it'll actually be aliens.
17.11.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 506

506: It’s not Aliens, Unless it’s Aliens Astronomy Cast 506: It’s not Aliens, Unless it’s Aliens by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
12.11.2018

Ep. 505: Seismology

We’re always interested in the surface features of the planets and moons in the Solar System, but that’s only skin deep. It turns out, these worlds have an interesting inner life too. Thanks to the science of seismology, we can peer into our planet and...
11.11.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 505

505: Seismology Astronomy Cast 505: Seismology by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
5.11.2018

Ep. 504: Radar, Lidar, and Sonar

To really study something, you want to reach out and touch it. But what can you do if you're separated by a huge distance? You reach out with electromagnetic or sound waves and watch how they bounce back. Thanks to radar, sonar and lidar.
4.11.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 504

504: Radar, Lidar & Sonar Astronomy Cast 504: Radar, Lidar & Sonar by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
29.10.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 503

503: Gravity Mapping Astronomy Cast 503: Gravity Mapping by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
29.10.2018

Ep. 503: Gravity Mapping

The Earth looks like a perfect sphere, but down here on the surface we see that there are mountains, rivers, oceans, glaciers, all kinds of features with different densities and shapes. Scientists can map this produce a highly detailed gravity map of o...
22.10.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 502

502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely Astronomy Cast 502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
22.10.2018

Ep. 502: No Touching: Determining Composition of Worlds Remotely

How do you know what something is made of if you can't reach out and touch it? How do we know what planets lights years away have in their atmosphere? What about the rocks all around Curiosity? Or the geysers coming out of Europa and Enceladus? Scienti...
10.10.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 501

501: Water Worlds Revisited Astronomy Cast 501: Water Worlds Revisited by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
8.10.2018

Ep. 501: Water Worlds Revisited

We're not learning that the vast majority of potentially habitable worlds out there are actually icy moons like Europa and Enceladus. Good news, there are hundreds, if not thousands of times more of them than worlds like Earth. Bad news, they're locked...
18.09.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 500

500: Live Celebration! Astronomy Cast 500: Live Celebration! by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
17.09.2018

Ep. 500: Live Celebration!

Welcome to episode 500 of Astronomy Cast. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re going to look back 500 years into the past to see what we learned about the Universe. And then we’re going to look 500 years into the future.
10.09.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 499

499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law? Astronomy Cast 499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law? by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
10.09.2018

Ep. 499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law?

We started out Astronomy Cast with the controversal decision to de-planet Pluto. And here we are, more than a decade later, at the brink of recording our 500th episode when another big decision is coming down from the IAU: whose name goes on the concep...
10.09.2018

Ep. 499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law?

We started out Astronomy Cast with the controversal decision to de-planet Pluto. And here we are, more than a decade later, at the brink of recording our 500th episode when another big decision is coming down from the IAU: whose name goes on the concep...
1.07.2018

Astronomy Cast: Hiatus Message

Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus until September, 2018.  When we return, we'll be gearing up for the 500th Episode!
1.07.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 498

498: Dwarf Galaxy Update Astronomy Cast 498: Dwarf Galaxy Update by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
1.07.2018

Ep. 498: Dwarf Galaxy Update

The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we're going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers. And what we've discovered about dwarf galaxies in general.
1.07.2018

Astronomy Cast: On Hiatus until September 2018

Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don't worry, we'll be back in September, and will be gearing up for our 500th episode!