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Ep. 528: Modern Astronomy of the American Southwest

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Ep. 528: Modern Astronomy of the American Southwest

Last week we talked about the ancient astronomy of the American Southwest. But this is actually Pamela’s stomping grounds, and she’s spent many a night perched atop mountains in this region staring in the night sky with gigantic telescopes. How does astronomy get done in this region today?

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Ep. 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest

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Ep. 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest

http://traffic.libsyn.com/astronomycast/AstroCast-190422.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAncient peoples had no light pollution, and they knew the night skies very well. In fact, they depends on them to know when to plant and when to harvest. Today Pamela talks about the archeoastronomical sites of the American Southwest. In this episode we mentioned donations and tours. Click to learn more! Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download This episode is sponsored by:...

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Ep. 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87

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Ep. 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87

Today, of course, we’re going to talk about the announcement from the Event Horizon Telescope and the first photograph of a black hole’s event horizon.

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Ep. 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union

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Ep. 525: 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union

Even though they might be scattered around our planet, astronomers have way to come together to work out issues that face their entire field of study. It’s called the International Astronomical Union, and they’re the ones who work out the new names for stars, and sometimes de-planet beloved Kuiper Belt Objects.

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Ep. 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 – Beyond Our System

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Ep. 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 – Beyond Our System

We learned how to figure out the ages of objects in the Solar System, now we push out into the deeper Universe. What about stars, galaxies, and even the Universe itself? How old is it?

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Ep. 523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar System

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Ep. 523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar System

Today we push our aging curiosity out into the Solar System to ask that simple question: how old is it and how do we know? What techniques do astronomers use to age various objects and regions in the Solar System?

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Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

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Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of dust and BICEP 2’s claim of discovering primordial gravitational waves.

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Ep. 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 – Earth Rocks

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Ep. 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 – Earth Rocks

People always want to know how old everything is. And more specifically, they want to know how we know how old everything is. Well, here at Astronomy Cast, it’s our job to tell you now only what we know, but how we know what we know. And today we’ll begin a series on how we know how old everything is.

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Ep. 521: The Deep Space Network

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Ep. 521: The Deep Space Network

We always focus on the missions, but there’s an important glue that holds the whole system together. The Deep Space Network. Today we’re going to talk about how this system works and how it communicates with all the spacecraft out there in the Solar System.

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Ep. 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter, Part 2

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Ep. 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter, Part 2

This is our second episode in a two part series where we look at Transients in astronomy. In last week’s episode, we talked about things that change here in our own Solar System. Now we’ll talk about everything else in the Milky Way and beyond.

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