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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 (SIUE), 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 through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.

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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 (SIUE), 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 through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

    It's time once again for Astronomy Cast to go on hiatus. You've got a couple months on your own to explore the night sky. But before we say goodbye, we'd like to make a few suggestions.

    • 30 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 575: Observing The Moon

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 575: Observing The Moon

    As amateur astronomers, we curse the Moon every month. Seriously! Why doesn't someone get rid of that thing! This week, something occurred to us. What if we actually pointed our telescopes at the Moon? What would we see?
    The Lunar "X" that Fraser talked about will be visible this Friday, June 26th! So go out with binoculars or a telescope and enjoy!

    • 32 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

    We imagine the asteroid belt as a place where all the rocks hang out in the solar system. But there are 2 huge bands of asteroids that orbit the Sun with Jupiter called the Trojans. And soon we may actually get a chance to see them up close!

    • 29 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 573: Exoplanet Atmospheres

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 573: Exoplanet Atmospheres

    Not only have astronomers discovered thousands of exoplanets, but they're even starting to study the atmospheres of worlds thousands of light years away. What can we learn about these other worlds and maybe even signs of life.

    • 31 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 572: Twists in Planet Formation

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 572: Twists in Planet Formation

    We're all looking to the next generation of exoplanetary research where we get planets directly. But astronomers are already making great strides in directly observing newly forming planets help us understand how our solar system might have formed.

    • 30 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries

    So we're familiar with regular binary stars. Two stars orbiting each other. Simple. Of course the Universe has come up with every combination of things orbiting other things, and this week we look at some extreme examples.

    • 31 min

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Hich D ,

About Astronomy Cast

I'll simply describe my personal experience :
Well it's my best podcast so far.
It's an amazing podcast for the following reasons :
1) it's ~30min so not short ! :D
2) no backround music .. so u can clearly listen to the conversation ( really important for technical words .)
3) it's not just for amateurs .. but even as a fairly advanced astrophysics fan .. u'll enjoy the info.
4) it's calming, fun .. and of course awesome way to stay uptodate ( astronomy wise ) while doing other stuff like working.
5) Fraiser and Pamela are just too awesome ;) !
Anyway, Great podcast, I listen to it as much as possible ... even at the office.

I highly recomand it for astronomy enthusiasts.

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