52 episodes

Join us to explore the universe. Each episode we tackle one question and ask Stuart Robbins, a professional astronomer, to help us understand the topic in under 5 minutes without a script. The show is a crossover of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast and the award winning The Reality Check podcast.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Join us to explore the universe. Each episode we tackle one question and ask Stuart Robbins, a professional astronomer, to help us understand the topic in under 5 minutes without a script. The show is a crossover of the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast and the award winning The Reality Check podcast.

    Corrections

    Corrections

    And...we’re back, Astro Nuts! We kick off a fun-filled Season 2 with some corrections from Season 1. If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 4 min
    What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

    What Is The Cosmic Distance Ladder?

    This episode’s question is,  what is the Cosmic Distance Ladder and how does it work? If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 7 min
    How Do Standard Candles Work?

    How Do Standard Candles Work?

    This episode’s question comes from a listener named Todd who asks, “How do standard candles work? It seems like a really huge assumption that all of these stars are truly identical.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 7 min
    Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

    Where Does Earth’s Atmosphere End And Space Begin?

    This week, we welcome special guest and science enthusiast Ed Robertson. Ed is the frontman of Barenaked Ladies and wrote the theme song for Big Bang Theory. He asks, “Where does earth’s atmosphere end and where does space begin?” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 9 min
    Solar Structure Part 1

    Solar Structure Part 1

    This episode is part 1 of 2 on the structure of the Sun, based on a question from listener Todd who asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 5 min
    Solar Structure Part 2

    Solar Structure Part 2

    This episode is part 2 on the structure of the Sun after listener Todd asks, “How do we know what's going on inside the Sun? We can see the outside, but it's not like we can place seismometers on it like we do to measure the layers of the Earth.” If you have feedback or a topic suggestion, email us.

    • 6 min

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3 Ratings

Flip Flanagan ,

TRC + Exposing Pseudo Astronomy

Kind of exactly what you’d expect from the brains and talent from both shows.
Well done.

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