Take a fact-based journey through the cosmos. Tune in to hear weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (Planetary Science Institute), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us. Astronomy Cast is supported thru patreon.com/AstronomyCast.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 603: New Colors of the Radio Spectrum
Last week we talked about how new telescopes and techniques are allowing astronomers to explore the shortest wavelengths of light. This week we go to the other end of the electromagnetic spectrum and explore the longer radio waves which are now accessible to astronomers.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 602: The New Colors of Gamma Rays - Getting Shorter
The Earth's atmosphere protects us from a Universe that is definitely trying to kill us. But it also blocks our view of the entire cosmos, like seeing X-rays and gamma radiation. Space telescopes are changing our view of the most extreme events in the Universe.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 601: Unexpected Light Pollution
Day-by-day we're loosing our connection with the night sky. Already one third of humanity lives in so much light pollution that they can't see the Milky Way without a drive. And now satellite constellations are adding additional light pollution, even in the darkest skies on Earth.
Astronomy Cast Ep. 600: Looking Ahead
Today we are gonna gaze into the future of space and astronomy. What upcoming missions & events are we excited about?
Astronomy Cast Ep. 599: Zodiacal Light
Pamela has told us in the most flowery terms about the diffuse dust across the inner solar system left over from the formation of the inner planets. well, it turns out she was wrong. Super wrong. Time to update!
Astronomy Cast Ep. 598: How You Could Overturn Cosmology
You've probably heard of dark matter and dark energy, but maybe you don't fully understand what they are. Or maybe the idea itself just rubs you the wrong way and you'd like to know why scientists think they can just make stuff up like this. So you'd like to overturn cosmology? Here's all you need to do.
Got hooked in a couple of weeks back, and now mining through gold of information.
BTW, congratulations on 600 episodes. You guys rock.
Continuous high quality
Don't have enough superlatives to do it's collective cannon justice, it's just really great value, thanks Pamela and Frasier
Wanted to listen to an episode about exo planet atmospheres, changed to another pod cast after 5 minutes of them talking about covid19, US protests and the championing of the “oppressed minorities”. I want science not social engineering.