5 Minute Astronomy

Weekly 3-5 Minute Astronomy podcast based off the Radio Astronomy show at 89.9FM WORT Madison, Wi.

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http://radioastronomy.libsyn.com
Description
Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, Wi USA
Language
ūüá¨ūüáß English
last modified
2019-08-01 18:50
last episode published
2014-12-05 00:09
publication frequency
11.44 days
Contributors
Blakesley Burkhart author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
42
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Categories
Technology Education Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
5.12.2014

A Universe in a Box

 On this episode we hear from Dr. Shy Genel about the Illustris cosmological simulation
4.08.2014

The Dragonfly and the Dwarf

Arthur tells us about a new telescope called the Dragonfly and how it will help us understand dwarf galaxies.
24.06.2014

Pluto! Everyone's favorite dwarf planet!

Today we talk about the New Horizons Spacecraft which is on its way to Pluto and its moons.
3.06.2014

Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinks!

3.06.2014

Starbirth

7.05.2014

The Coldest Brown Dwarf!

5.05.2014

Life on Jupiter's Moon Europa?

4.04.2014

Icecube Observatory detects extragalactic neutrinos

26.03.2014

Gravity Waves at the Beginning of Time

6.03.2014

When a Star Runs Away from Home...

Anna William and Arthur Eigenbrot tell us about runaway stars in our MilkyWay Galaxy including visible runaway stars! 
26.02.2014

The Oldest Star Known

Today we talk about the oldest star ever discovered to date and how it was found! Tune in!
20.02.2014

Do Black Holes Exist?

Arthur Eigenbrot and Jenna Ryon fill us in on the latest from Stephan Hawking!
12.02.2014

Space Mission Gaia: The 1 Billion Star Mapper!

Gaia soon goes online to map precise distances to 1 billion stars in our Galaxy!  
7.02.2014

Singing the Astro Blues! Or, Why Study Astronomy?

On today's episode, two astronomy undergraduates (Emy Rivera, Univ. Puerto Rico and Joseph Putko, Univ. Middleberry)  tell us why they chose to study astronomy for their majos.  Joseph rounds out the episode by  singing us the Astro Blues!
29.01.2014

The BOSS on the Search for Dark Matter

Tonight! Arthur Eigenbrot tells us a bit about the BOSS survey and how it will help us solve big problems in extragalactic astronomy.
28.01.2014

Space sex and other challenges to interstellar travel

Does sending humans to other star systems sounds like science fiction?  It might just become reality with your help!  Listen to this podcast to here how you can submit your ideas to the 100 year starship program (www.100yss.org) mission.
22.01.2014

China Hops to the Moon with the Jade Rabbit!

On this episode I will discuss the latest space mission of China to the moon: The Chang3 lander and Jade Rabbit rover.  One small hop for a rabbit, one giant leap for China!
16.01.2014

Virgin Galactic Blast Off!!

Learn about how you can go to space as a private citizen. Just make sure you have atleast $200,000 in hand!  We also review past updates to the LHC as they continue to verify the discovery of the Higgs Boston.
13.01.2014

On star clusters and forging a career path in astronomy!

Natalie Gosnell at UW Madison tells us how she uses the Hubble Space Telescope to study star clusters in our galaxy.  Later in the episode she shares some advice about starting a career in astronomy.
2.01.2014

The Higgs (Hugs!) Boson

Kenny Rudinger (UW Madison Physics Graduate student) explains what the Higgs Boson is and why it is important for the standard model of particle physics.
2.01.2014

The Many Problems of Light Pollution

Light Pollution!! Yuck!!  In this short episode learn a bit more about light pollution and what you can do to help prevent it!
2.01.2014

Space Weather: The Aurora

This episode briefly introduces the concept of space weather and the aurora!  Check it out!
12.12.2013

The X-Ray Universe

University of Wisconsin Madison Professor Sebastian Heinz explains his team's latest discovery of the youngest x-ray binary system in our Galaxy.
7.12.2013

The Juno Spacecraft

Jenna Ryon gives listeners the low-down on the Juno Spacecraft and its mission to explore Jupiter.
29.11.2013

Diamonds are Jupiter's Best Friend

Arthur Eigenbrot explains the physics behind "diamond rain" on Jupiter and Saturn.
13.11.2013

Near Earth Objects: Not with a whimper, but with a BANG!

Small asteroids might be more of a problem for Earth then previously thought.  On this episode, learn about recent meteor run-ins and new science on why need to promote better detection systems for small near earth objecs.
8.11.2013

Go then, there are other worlds than these

In this episdoe we discuss the "other worlds" found a tiny patch of sky in the constilation Signus by the Kepler planet hunting spacecraft. Scientists have recently learned that up to one in five of these might harbor the conditions needed for life as ...
1.11.2013

General relativity: the physics of BIG!

UW Madison astronomy student Arthur Eigenbrot explains why and how General Relativity works
30.10.2013

A galaxy far far away!

On this episode I will discuss the most distant known galaxy to date and just how can we measure such distances in the unverse? Tune in, turn on, and geek out!
23.10.2013

Polarization of Light and Astronomy!

Astronomers have all kinds of tricks up their sleves to study the universe from light!  On this episode, Prof. Antonio Mario Magalhaes explains polarization of light and space missions constructed at UW Madison to study this phenomina! 
4.10.2013

Astronomy Shutdown: Part 2, Deep Impact

Astronomy reserch grinds to a hault in the USA.  In this emergancy report, host Blakesley Burkhart discusses the impact of the shutdown on astronomy and government agencies. 
4.10.2013

Astronomy Shutdown: Day 1

Astronomy PhD students Jenna Ryon and Arthur Eigenbrot talk about the effects of the government shutdown on astronomy on Tuesday, October 2nd 2013.  This segment aired on WORT 89.9 FM in Madison, Wi.
3.10.2013

Voyager 1: The Interstellar Mission

The Voygaer spacecraft has finally made it into interstellar space! Just what does that mean?  Listen to this episode to learn about where no man has gone before!
22.09.2013

Manned Mission to Mars: What is it going to take?

In this Radio Astronomy Podcast physics graduate students Garth Whelan and Andrew Seltzman discuss the challenges of human missions to Mars.
4.09.2013

Calling all Citizen Scientists!

Do you have what it takes to be a Citizen Scientist?  Find out in this episode!
4.09.2013

The Kepler Planet Hunt Ends

In this episode we discuss all the amazing things the Kepler space mission did and what is the future of planet hunting!
4.09.2013

Nova Delphini 2013

In this episode learn about the history of Novas with Dr. Jim Lattis of UW Astronomy!
25.08.2013

The Amazing Photon! Radio Light and the music of Gamma Rays

Learn a little about light in this short clip taken from Radio Astronomy 89.9 FM WORT Madison, Wi
25.08.2013

The James Webb Space Telescope

In this short clip learn about the James Webb Space Telescope, the sucessor to the Hubble Space Telescope
25.08.2013

Pluto: Why not a Planet?

Why isn't Pluto a planet?  What is the definition of a planet?  Why is Pluto still super cool anyway!?  We'll answer these questions in this episode of 5 Minute Astronomy.  Clip taken from Radio Astronomy 89.9FM WORT in Madison, Wi.
25.08.2013

Saturn Graces our Summer Skies

Saturn graces the summar skies of Madison, Wi and the Northern Hemisphere.  Listen in to hear about Saturn, its ring, and its moons which could harbor life!  What does Saturn sound like?  Check it out in this short clip on Saturn! Clip from WORT 89.9 F...
22.08.2013

Vacation to Mars!

On this episode of Radio Astronomy we'll learn about what it might be like to take a vacation on Mars!