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. 604: Balloon Astronomy
So when you think about the world's observatories, I'm sure you're imagining huge telescopes perched atop mountain peaks or space telescopes like Hubble. But you might be surprised to learn that some telescopes are carried high into the atmosphere on board balloons. What can they accomplish?
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!
My favourite podcast
My favourite podcast to listen to, and I have searched for so long for a podcast like this that covers everything. I’ve learnt so much from these podcasts alone and I love how different topics all around the universe are covered. Pamelas knowledge is amazing and Frasers sense of humour is crack up, I’ll never miss a single episode!
Always interesting and passionate
Always learn something about space and related science. The hosts are professional and really show their passion for the area.
It’s super informative and regular which is always great! Ten out of ten.