Astronomy Behind the Headlines: A Podcast for Informal Science Educators

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http://www.astrosociety.org/abh
Description
A look behind the latest headlines in astronomy and space science from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2011-09-22 04:15
last episode published
2011-09-22 04:15
publication frequency
69.35 days
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Number of Episodes
13
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22.09.2011

Episode 12: Science from the Moon

"What does the Moon mean to you?" is the theme for this year's International Observe the Moon Night on October 8, 2011. Our neighbor in space has always fascinated us, both culturally and scientifically. Starting with the first human steps in 1969, six...
25.08.2011

Episode 11: The Active Sun

This summer, several monster outbursts have erupted from the Sun. They released clouds of plasma that occupy a volume of space hundreds of times bigger than Earth. These blasts -- called coronal mass ejections -- emanate from active sunspot regions. If...
9.08.2011

Episode 10: Galaxies in the Early Universe

The first stars and galaxies began forming several hundred million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers are now able to probe back almost that far – to study the light from these distant objects. Among their major tools of exploration are the images a...
19.10.2010

Episode 9: Cosmic Chemistry

Astrobiology concerns itself with life in the universe. Astrobiologists and planetary scientists want to know if other planets could support life -- and what the evidence for such life might be. By delving back into cosmic time they can understand how ...
13.09.2010

Episode 8, Part 2: Supernovae

From time to time "guest stars" have appeared in the sky, at times shining bright enough to see during the daytime. We now know the "guest stars" are gigantic stellar explosions called supernovae. A supernova is the final explosion of a giant star co...
13.09.2010

Episode 8, Part 1: Supernovae

From time to time "guest stars" have appeared in the sky, at times shining bright enough to see during the daytime. We now know the "guest stars" are gigantic stellar explosions called supernovae. A supernova is the final explosion of a giant star co...
6.07.2010

Episode 7: Gamma-Ray Bursts

First detected in 1967 by satellites searching for the signatures of nuclear weapon detonations in space, gamma ray bursts, or GRBs, are extraordinarily luminous events visible in only the highest energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. Since then,...
31.03.2010

Episode 6: Kepler and the Sun-Like Stars

Over the past decade and a half, astronomers have used both ground-based and space-based telescopes to discover more than 400 "extrasolar" planets. The Kepler space-based mission uses a technique called transit photometry to search for these planets. I...
21.01.2010

Episode 5: Measuring the Black Hole

The Milky Way Galaxy has a black hole at its heart -- an object called Sagittarius A* (pronounced A-star). We can’t see it visually, but radio astronomers can easily spot it. A group led by Dr. Shep Doeleman at MIT’s Haystack Observatory made a startli...
4.11.2009

Episode 4: Impact on Jupiter

On July 19, 2009, Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley spotted a dark-colored scar high in the clouds over Jupiter’s southern polar region. It looked like the scars left behind by Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 when its shattered fragments crashed into...
18.08.2009

Episode 3: Water on the Moon

When humans return to the Moon to explore and live on its surface, those future lunar inhabitants will need safe habitats and plenty of water. As it turns out, the Moon may have all the water we need, locked away in ice deposits at its poles. Today, NA...
2.07.2009

Episode 2: Cosmic Debris

In this episode with guest Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute, we explore those things that go "flash" in the night sky -- and often are romantically called "shooting stars". In reality, of course, they're not stars but "meteors". Now, meteors ...
11.06.2009

Episode 1: Astrobiology

This episode with guest Dr. Chris McKay from the NASA Ames Research Center talks about astrobiology and the search for life in the universe. Living things have been found in very extreme environments on Earth, like hot springs, or near underwater volca...