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Special Episode: Live from DragonCon 2014!

Live from DragonCon 2014! Fraser and Pamela are joined by Les Johnson, Scott Edgington, Erin MacDonald, Roy Kilgard, and Fraser bombards all of these wonderful scientists with the hardest, most complicated questions he can come up with! Dr. Erin MacDonald holds a PhD in Astrophysics and up until this year was working as a postdoctoral […]

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Les Johnson, Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain

Ep. 197: Astronomy Cast Live from Dragon*Con 2010

In this special live Dragon*Con 2010 episode of Astronomy Cast we welcomed special guest Les Johnson, Deputy Manager for NASA’s Advanced Concepts Office to talk about the state of human space exploration. And then we opened up the show to some amazing questions from the audience. Listen to the first live show ever done with […]

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Seth Shostak at Dragon*Con. Photo courtesy Chuck Tomasi

Ep. 154: Dragon*Con Live with Seth Shostak

This week we step away from our regular programming to bring you a live show from Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Pamela shares the stage with SETI researcher Seth Shostak. Together they discuss the technology and science of searching for intelligence, And answer questions from the audience. (more…)

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Photo of an extrasolar planet

Questions Show: Imaging Extrasolar Planets, Infinite Universe, Inside a Black Hole

What will we eventually be able to see on extrasolar planets? What does an infinite Universe mean? And what’s down there, inside a black hole? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location […]

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Black Hole Formation. Image credit: NASA

Questions Show: Matter Balance, Jumping Light Speed and Black Hole Star Formation

Why was there a difference between the amount of matter and antimatter at the beginning of the Universe? Mathematics lets us travel faster than light speed, so why can’t we? And are there stars forming around black holes? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and […]

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Questions Show: Black black holes, Unbalancing the Earth, and Space Pollution

Why are black holes black? Can a huge mass of humanity make the Earth wobble? And what’s so bad about space pollution anyway? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location and a […]

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"Orbiting" galaxies. Okay, colliding really. NGC 6050 by Hubble

Questions Show: Avoiding the Heat Death, Orbiting Galaxies, and the Dangers of Space Radiation

Will robots be able to avoid the heat death of the Universe? Can galaxies orbit each other like binary stars? And what are the dangers of space radiation to astronauts on the Moon? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it […]

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Questions Show: Galileoscope, Black Hole Time, and What Exactly is Energy?

How can you get a Galileoscope of your very own? What happens to time inside a black hole? And what exactly is energy anyway? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include your location and […]

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Celestron telescope.

Questions Show: Telescope Suggestions, Black Hole Energy, and Universal Time

What starting telescope equipment does the Astronomy Cast team suggest? How much energy does a black hole generate? And how do we measure time outside the Earth? If you’ve got a question for the Astronomy Cast team, please email it in to info@astronomycast.com and we’ll try to tackle it for a future show. Please include […]

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