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Ep. 399 – Women in Science

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Science is typically a male dominated profession, mostly dudes, not a lot of ladies. From researchers to professors, to law makers, woman have a tough time gaining traction in such a heavily gendered field. Today we’re going to talk about what it takes...

Ep. 396: Family Astronomy for the Holidays

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Every year, it’s the same dilemma: what gift should you get for the super space nerd in the family? And if someone has a budding interest in space and astronomy, what can you do to feed their hunger for knowledge? Today we’ll talk telescopes, books and...

Ep. 368: Searching for the Aether Wind: the Michelson–Morley Experiment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Waves move through a medium, like water or air. So it seemed logical to search for a medium that light waves move through. The Michelson-Morley Experiment attempted to search for this medium, known as the “luminiferous aether”. The experiment...

Ep. 362: Modern Women: Carolyn Porco

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) It hard to think of a more influential modern planetary scientist than Carolyn Porco, the leader of the imaging team for NASA’s Cassini mission exploring Saturn. But before Cassini, Porco was involved in Voyager missions, and she’ll be leading...

Ep. 361: Modern Women: Maria Zuber

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Maria Zuber is one of the hardest working scientists in planetary science, being a part of six different space missions to explore the Solar System. Currently, she’s the lead investigator for NASA’s GRAIL mission. Download the show [MP3] | Jump...

Ep. 360: Modern Women: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Jocelyn Bell Burnell is an Irish astronomer, best known for being part of the team that discovered pulsars, and the following controversy when she was excluded from the Nobel Prize winning team. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to Shownotes | Jump to...

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