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Are you curious about astronomy? Join NYU Abu Dhabi's research associate and moderator, Moe Abbas every Tuesday as he interviews leading academics and stars of astronomy on the topic of space science. Each episode aspires to share the unfathomable beauty of our universe!

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Are you curious about astronomy? Join NYU Abu Dhabi's research associate and moderator, Moe Abbas every Tuesday as he interviews leading academics and stars of astronomy on the topic of space science. Each episode aspires to share the unfathomable beauty of our universe!

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Exploring Islam, Science, and Extraterrestrial Life with Jörg Matthias Determann

    Exploring Islam, Science, and Extraterrestrial Life with Jörg Matthias Determann

    Today, the Spaced Out Podcast embarks on a captivating journey through history and imagination with our esteemed guest, Dr. Jörg Matthias Determann, a pioneering historian whose research illuminates the intersection of Islam, science, and extraterrestrial life. In this thought-provoking episode, Dr. Matthias shares insights into the rich tapestry of Islamic thought, from ancient cosmology to contemporary science fiction. Discover the profound resonance between Islamic traditions and the quest for knowledge in the cosmos, as we explore the concept of multiple worlds, sentient beings, and the mysteries of the universe. From ancient myths to modern science, Dr. Mathias bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, revealing how Islamic scholars and thinkers have grappled with the profound questions of existence and the cosmos. Join us as we embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, guided by the wisdom of the past and the vision of the future. Tune in and join us in an adventure into the unknown realms of the universe!

    Exploring the Cosmos with Dr. Emily Levesque

    Exploring the Cosmos with Dr. Emily Levesque

    Introducing Dr. Emily Levesque, an astrophysicist renowned for her groundbreaking research on massive stars and stellar evolution. In this episode, Dr. Levesque shares her experiences as a stargazer and science communicator, offering a glimpse into the extraordinary world of professional astronomy. Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of neutron stars, black holes, and the enigmatic Betelgeuse. Discover the pulsating rhythms of red supergiants and the cosmic ballet of stellar evolution. Through Dr. Levesque's expertise, we unravel the complexities of the universe. Subscribe now and join us on a journey to the stars!

    Lunar Mysteries with Dr. Terry Fong

    Lunar Mysteries with Dr. Terry Fong

    Today, Spaced Out Podcast welcomes our guest Dr. Terry Fong, a leading researcher at NASA Ames Research Center and the mastermind behind the groundbreaking BIPR lunar rover mission. With over 140 publications and a wealth of experience in robotics and space exploration, Dr. Fong provides insights into the mission's goals, challenges, and the quest for underground water ice on the moon's south pole. Delve into the intricacies of lunar exploration and the significance of discovering water on Earth's celestial neighbor in this riveting discussion.

    Exploring the Depths of Our Solar System with Mike Brown

    Exploring the Depths of Our Solar System with Mike Brown

    Today, we're delving into the fascinating world of celestial bodies with Dr. Mike Brown, a renowned astronomer and professor at the California Institute of Technology. Join us as we uncover the riveting story behind Pluto's reclassification and the discovery of the mysterious Kuiper Belt. Dr. Brown's groundbreaking research, which includes identifying minor planets and proposing the existence of Planet 9, offers a glimpse into the dynamic outer reaches of our solar system. In this episode, Dr. Brown shares insights into his pioneering work, from the controversial demotion of Pluto to the exploration of distant objects like Eris and beyond. Discover the intricate dynamics of the Kuiper Belt and the tantalizing clues hinting at the existence of a massive, unseen planet lurking in the outer realms. Don't miss out on the adventure - subscribe now!

    The Vital Role of Space Medicine with Devjoy Dev

    The Vital Role of Space Medicine with Devjoy Dev

    In this riveting episode of the Spaced Out Podcast, we delve into the pioneering field of space medicine with Mr. Devjoy Dev Currently pursuing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, Dev is not just a TEDx speaker and avid space enthusiast but also a graduate research assistant dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of sleep and space medicine. Join us as Dev shares his unique journey in space medicine, a crucial discipline that ensures the health and safety of astronauts during their missions beyond Earth's atmosphere. From the microgravity-induced muscle dystrophy to the surprising increase in height due to spine stretching, discover the fascinating changes the human body undergoes in the void of space. Dev also explores the dual benefits of space medicine, highlighting how innovations designed for space can have profound implications for healthcare on Earth, especially in high-altitude conditions.

    The Data-Driven Universe with George Djorgovski

    The Data-Driven Universe with George Djorgovski

    Holding a PhD from UC Berkeley, Dr. Djorgovski has made significant strides in understanding our universe through digital sky surveys, investigating phenomena like tweezers and gamma-ray bursts. Dive into the world of Astro informatics with us, exploring how data science propels astronomical research into new frontiers and addressing the exponential growth of data that shapes our understanding of the cosmos. Join us for an episode that spans the vastness of space through the lens of data, celebrating achievements that elevate our knowledge and curiosity about the universe.

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