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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. Ep. 361: Modern Women:...

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. Ep. 360: Modern Women: Jocelyn Bell Burnell Jump to...

Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Margaret Geller is best known for her work on the large scale structure of the Universe, helping us understand the large clusters, super clusters and cosmic filaments that matter clumps into. Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller Jump to...

Ep. 358: Modern Women: Sandra Faber

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Our focus on female astronomers continues with Sandra Faber, and Professor of Astronomy at UC Santa Cruz. Faber was part of the team that turned up the Great Attractor, a mysterious mass hidden by the disk of the Milky Way. Ep. 358: Modern Women:...

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