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Ep. 556: Multi Messenger Astronomy

Ep. 556: Multi Messenger Astronomy

For the longest time astronomers could only study the skies with telescopes. But then new techniques and technologies were developed to help us see in different wavelengths. Now astronomers can study objects in both visible light, neutrinos, gravitational waves and more. The era of multi-messenger astronomy is here.

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Ep. 555: Satellite Constellations and the Future of Astronomy

Ep. 555: Satellite Constellations and the Future of Astronomy

The other big issue at the AAS was the challenge that astronomy is going to face from all the new satellite constellations coming shortly. There are already 180 Starlinks in orbit, and thousands more are coming, not to mention the other constellations in the works. What will be the impact on astronomy, and what can we do about it?

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Ep. 554: Big Telescope Controversy in Hawai’i

Ep. 554: Big Telescope Controversy in Hawai’i

This week we’re live at the American Astronomical Society’s 235th meeting in Honolulu, Hawai’i. We learned about new planets, black holes and star formation, but the big issue hanging over the whole conference is the protests and politics over the new Thirty Meter Telescope due for construction on Mauna Kea.

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