George's Random Astronomical Object is a biweekly astronomy podcast featuring science discussions about astronomical objects at randomly selected locations in the sky. The wide range of topics discussed in the show include stars, variable stars, variable variable stars, dwarf galaxies, supermassive black holes, ultracool dwarf stars, howler monkeys, infrared light, acronyms, more acronyms, measurements of less than 20 parsecs, exoplanets, jellyfish galaxies, diffuse ionized gas, and general overall weirdness.
Stability within a Cataclysm
An exoplanet has managed to stay in a stable orbit around LX Serpentis despite the fact that it is a cataclysmic binary star system with a chaotic past.
Try Turning it Off and On Again
Markarian 590 contains an active galactic nucleus with a supermassive black hole, and the region around the black hole has strangely changed in brightness a couple of times in the past 50 years.
The Understated Exoplanet Discovery
When it was discovered, WD 0806-661B was described as a very cool, very low mass brown dwarf, but it could actually be better characterized as a large exoplanet.
Does It Dark Matter?
The dwarf galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 may be one of the very few galaxies that contains no dark matter, although the non-existence of something we cannot see in this galaxy is still being debated.
The Inside Joke Galaxy
The dust disk in the spiral galaxy NGC 891 is so useful for studying interstellar dust that many astronomers show up to conferences with science results specifically about this spiral galaxy.
BoBn 1 is not only a planetary nebula with an odd-to-pronounce name but also one of a very few planetary nebulae that have been found in the Milky Way's halo.