Ep. 499: What is the proposed Hubble-Lemaitre Law?

We started out Astronomy Cast with the controversal decision to de-planet Pluto. And here we are, more than a decade later, at the brink of recording our 500th episode when another big decision is coming down from the IAU: whose name goes on the concept that our Universe is expanding: Hubble or Lemaître? It’s a […]

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Astronomy Cast's Dr. Pamela Gay inducted into 2018 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame

Astronomy Cast’s Dr. Pamela Gay inducted into 2018 Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame

The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be inducted on July 24 at the Academy of Podcasters’ Hall of Fame Ceremony, during the Podcast Movement Conference in Philadelphia. CosmoQuest’s own principal investigator Dr. Pamela Gay will be inducted for her work over the past decade plus with the Astronomy Cast podcast, which will be celebrating […]

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Astronomy Cast: On Hiatus until September 2018

Astronomy Cast will be on hiatus for July and August. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in September, and will be gearing up for our 500th episode! Astronomy Cast will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept 15-16, 2018. Want to join us in Edwardsville, Il? Check out our AC500 site here to find […]

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Ep. 498: Dwarf Galaxy Update

The Milky Way has gobbled up dozens of dwarf galaxies and added them to its structure. Today we’re going to look at the ongoing hunt for the wreckage of past mergers. And what we’ve discovered about dwarf galaxies in general. Welcome to our last episode before our summer hiatus! Don’t worry, we’ll be back in […]

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Ep. 497: Update on Globular Clusters

Is it globular clusters or is it globeular clusters? It doesn’t matter, they’re awesome and we’re here to update you on them. Astronomy Cast will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept 15-16, 2018. Want to join us in Edwardsville, Il? Check out our AC500 site here to find out how! We usually […]

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Ep. 496: Update on Stellar Populations (I, II, & III)

Another update show, this time on the various generations of stars, let’s get into it. Astronomy Cast will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept 15-16, 2018. Want to join us in Edwardsville, Il? Check out our AC500 site here to find out how! We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 […]

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Ep. 495: Update on Asteroids & Prospects of Asteroid Mining

Our knowledge of space is starting to match up with our ability to get out there an explore it. There are several companies working on missions and techniques to harvest minerals from asteroids. What other resources are out there that we can use? Astronomy Cast will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept […]

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Ep. 494: Icy Moons Update 2018

Thanks to Cassini and other spacecraft, we’ve learned a tremendous amount about the icy worlds in the Solar System, from Jupiter’s Europa to Saturn’s Enceladus, to Pluto’s Charon. Geysers, food for bacteria, potential oceans under the ice and more. What new things have we learned about these places? This episode was recorded on Thursday, 5/31/2018. […]

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Ep. 493: Mars Update 2018

If there’s one place we’ve learned more about in the last 10 years, it’s Mars. Thanks to all those rovers, orbiters, landers which are flying overhead, crawling around the surface, and digging into the rich Martian regolith. What have we learned about Elon Musk’s future home? We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 […]

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Ep. 492: Comets, Asteroids and KBO’s

Another topic with plenty of updates. Since we started Astronomy Cast we’ve visited many smaller objects in the Solar System up close, from Ceres and Vesta to Pluto, not to mention a comet. What have we learned? We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm PDT / 19:00 UTC. […]

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