9 episodes

Informal conversations about the fascinating world of astronomy, physics, space and science. Episodes every Friday.

Astronomy et al Ricardo Garcia

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Informal conversations about the fascinating world of astronomy, physics, space and science. Episodes every Friday.

    Planet formation and the search for life [Astro et al Ep.9]

    Planet formation and the search for life [Astro et al Ep.9]

    How do planets form? What material do the form from? How can we look for life? Will we be able to find something that resembles life? In this episode I talk to Christian Eistrup about simulation on planet formation, Christian is a P.h.D student at Leiden University. We talked about chemistry, accretion discs, what happens if we find Oxygen out there? Are there chemical reactions in planet-forming regions?

    • 59 min
    Astrochemistry, spectra, molecules in space and life outside our planet [Astro et al Ep.8]

    Astrochemistry, spectra, molecules in space and life outside our planet [Astro et al Ep.8]

    Chemistry is a really important tool for astronomy and it is often forgotten, how to create a lab spectra? How can we find molecules in space? Are there any organic molecules in the galaxy? Is it really possible to make water like the in the Martian movie? What is the difference between Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics? All of that and more in this episode with Kirstin Doney, from the Leiden University.

    • 58 min
    Galileo was the first Science Communicator ever [Astro et al Ep.7]

    Galileo was the first Science Communicator ever [Astro et al Ep.7]

    How to engage better with the public? Can astronomy be used as a tool for education? In this conversation with Pedro Russo, we talked about the importance of science communication, his story as the coordinator for the International year of astronomy, IYA2009, his work in the Universe Awareness program, science communications as a research field, how to work with celebrities to communicate astronomy, what is the International Astronomical Union, and of course, so much more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Rosetta and Philae, expect the unexpected [Astro et al Ep.6]

    Rosetta and Philae, expect the unexpected [Astro et al Ep.6]

    Rosetta mission is coming to an end on September 30th, that is why on this episode we discussed the whole mission, from its beginning to the final end, we also talk about the communication aspect of this mission because it was really important, How did the campaign begin? How did they come up with the cartoons? Why was Rosetta twitting in first person? And of course, as always, so much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The accelerating expansion of the universe, dark energy and the Nobel Prize [Astro et al Ep.05]

    The accelerating expansion of the universe, dark energy and the Nobel Prize [Astro et al Ep.05]

    How we discover the accelerating universe? Who did that? How is life after winning a Nobel Prize? A conversation with the Nobel Prize winner dr. Brian Schmidt, How did he become interested in astronomy? How did the Nobel Prize change his life? Why is the universe speeding up? What is dark energy? And of course, so much more.

    • 42 min
    The evolution of astronomy in the last 50 years [Astro et al Ep.4]

    The evolution of astronomy in the last 50 years [Astro et al Ep.4]

    On this episode, we talked about quasars, long baseline interferometry, radioastronomy, the Hubble Space Telescope, LOFAR telescope in the Netherland, the theory of the Steady State, Challenger disaster, Jan Oort, the Universe Awareness program, and so much more. The guest for today’s episode is Gorge Miley.

    • 58 min

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Colorado Cliff ,

Much more than the same old astro podcast

If you have some background in astronomy and listen to the popular podcasts, likely you get tired of hearing the same old items rehashed. If so, you will find this podcast a welcome change. Ricardo finds interesting astronomers involved in research and draws out their story and work in a nontrivial way.

Jbrucker ,

Great interviews

Always interesting to listen to!

Juan Molina E ,

Very good

Excellent podcast 👍

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