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Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Pamela has a day job, remember? As an astronomer? Recently the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference occurred in the The Woodlands, Texas. Pamela and guest astronomer Sondy Springmann will let us know about the big announcements made at this...

Ep. 340: Wernher von Braun

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) When the United States helped defeat Germany at the end of World War II, they acquired the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. He had already developed the German V2 rocket program, and went on to design all the major hardware of the US rocket...

Ep. 339: Space Conspiracy Theories

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Yes, we actually landed on the Moon. No, aliens didn’t crash land at Roswell. What is it about space exploration that leads to so many conspiracy theories? We’ll try to get to the bottom of these conspiracy theories, poke holes in their...

Ep. 338: Copernicus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) It’s safe to say that the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus shook up the whole Universe. Well, our understanding of our place in the Universe. It was Copernicus who came up with the heliocentric model, placing the Sun at the center of the Solar...

Ep. 337: Photometry

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) There’s a lot you can learn by just staring at an object, watching how it changes in brightness. This is the technique of photometry, and it has helped astronomers discover variable stars, extrasolar planets, minor planets, supernovae, and much...

Ep. 336: Units of Measure

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) How heavy is a kilogram, how long is a second? How warm is a degree? We measure our Universe is so many different ways, using different units of measurement. But how do scientists come up with measurement tools which are purely objective? Ep. 336:...

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