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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
2019-02-18 18:51
last episode published
2019-02-18 04:03
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Number of Episodes
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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!
25.06.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 497

497: Update on Globular Clusters Astronomy Cast 497: Update on Globular Clusters by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
25.06.2018

Ep. 497: Update on Globular Clusters

Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn't matter, they're awesome and we're here to update you on them.
18.06.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 496

496: Update on Stellar Populations (I, II, & III) Astronomy Cast 496: Update on Stellar Populations (I, II, & III) by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
18.06.2018

Ep. 496: Update on Stellar Populations I, II, and III

Another update show, this time on the various generations of stars, let's get into it.
11.06.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 495

495: Update on Asteroids & Prospects of Asteroid Mining Astronomy Cast 495: Update on Asteroids & Prospects of Asteroid Mining by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
4.06.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 494

494: Icy Moons Update 2018 Astronomy Cast 494: Icy Moons Update 2018 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
4.06.2018

Ep. 494: Icy Moons Update 2018

Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we've learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter's Europa to Saturn's Enceladus, to Pluto's Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. Wha...
28.05.2018

Ep. 493: Mars Update 2018

If there's one place we've learned more about in the last 10 years, it's Mars. Thanks to all those rovers, orbiters, landers which are flying overhead, crawling around the surface, and digging into the rich Martian regolith. What have we learned about ...
27.05.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 493

493: Mars Update 2018 Astronomy Cast 493: Mars Update 2018 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
21.05.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 492

492: Comets, Asteroids and KBO’s Astronomy Cast 492: Comets, Asteroids and KBO’s by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
21.05.2018

Ep. 492: Comets, Asteroids and KBO's

Another topic with plenty of updates. Since we started Astronomy Cast we’ve visited many smaller objects in the Solar System up close, from Ceres and Vesta to Pluto, not to mention a comet. What have we learned?
14.05.2018

Astronomy Cast Ep. 491

491: Exoplanet Update 2018 Astronomy Cast 491: Exoplanet Update 2018 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
14.05.2018

Ep 491: Exoplanet Update 2018

Finally, a big update. Have there been news in the realm of exoplanets? More news that we can possibly cover. But we’ll try our best.