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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 (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 Fraser Cain and Dr. Pamela Gay

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    • 4.8 • 2.8K Ratings

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. 722: Weather on Exoplanets

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 722: Weather on Exoplanets

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 722: Weather on Exoplanets By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on Jun 3, 2024. Here’s a familiar question: How’s the weather? We’re familiar with the weather on Earth and telescopes and missions are watching the weather on other planets in the Solar System. But for the first time in history, astronomers can now answer that question for exoplanets, located light-years away from us.   This Episode is made possible thanks to our Patrons on Patreon. Join at the Galaxy Group level or higher to be listed in our YouTube videos.    This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: - BogieNet - Stephen Veit - Jeanette Wink - Siggi Kemmler - Andrew Poelstra - Brian Cagle - David Truog - Ed - David - Gerhard Schwarzer THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela

    • 29 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 721: Rogue Planets

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 721: Rogue Planets

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 721: Rogue Planets By Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on May 20, 2024. Most of the exoplanets we’ve found are around stars, where they belong. But a few have been found free-floating in interstellar space. The evidence is growing that there are a lot of them out there, maybe even more than planets with stars. How do they form and how can we learn more about them?

    • 29 min
    Astronomy Cast - Ep. 720: Galaxy Series - Elliptical Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast - Ep. 720: Galaxy Series - Elliptical Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast - Ep. 720: Galaxy Series - Elliptical Galaxies by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on Apr 30, 2024. Our galaxy series continues with elliptical galaxies. Unlike other types, these are large, smooth with very few distinguishing features. They’re filled with red and dead stars, a clue to their evolution.   This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: Jordan Young BogieNet Stephen Veit Jeanette Wink Siggi Kemmler Andrew Poelstra Brian Cagle David Truog Ed David Gerhard Schwarzer THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela

    • 28 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 719: Galaxy Series - Spiral Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 719: Galaxy Series - Spiral Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 719: Galaxy Series - Spiral Galaxies by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on Apr 30, 2024. Our galaxy series continues, on to spiral galaxies. In fact, you’re living in one right now, but telescopes show us the various shapes and sizes these galaxies come in. Thanks to JWST, we’re learning how these spirals got big, early on in the Universe.   This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: Jordan Young BogieNet Stephen Veit Jeanette Wink Siggi Kemmler Andrew Poelstra David Truog Brian Cagle Ed David Gerhard Schwarzer THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela

    • 33 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 718: Galaxy Series - Dwarf Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 718: Galaxy Series - Dwarf Galaxies

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 718: Galaxy Series - Dwarf Galaxies by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on Apr 30, 2024. It’s time to begin a new mini-series, where we’ll look at different classes of galaxies. Today, we’ll start with the dwarf galaxies, which flock around larger galaxies like the Milky Way. Are they the building blocks for modern structures?   This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: Jordan Young BogieNet Stephen Veit Jeanette Wink Siggi Kemmler Andrew Poelstra Brian Cagle David Truog Ed David Gerhard Schwarzer THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela

    • 30 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 717: Understanding the Ages of Distant Cosmic Objects

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 717: Understanding the Ages of Distant Cosmic Objects

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 717: Understanding the Ages of Distant Cosmic Objects by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay Streamed live on Apr 22, 2024. How old is that star? That planet? That nebula? Figuring out the ages of astronomical objects is surprisingly challenging. Fortunately, astronomers have developed a series of techniques they can use to work out the ages of stuff.   This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: Jordan Young BogieNet Stephen Veit Jeanette Wink Siggi Kemmler Andrew Poelstra Brian Cagle David Truog Ed David Gerhard Schwarzer THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

salesman 857 ,

Incredible

This podcast is amazing. It goes into the “how things work “ in all aspects of astronomy and the universe in a way that makes sense for everyone.

KingDougABowen ,

Lost a long time listener due to excessive/repetitive ads

I’ve been listening to AC since 2008/9 and always looked forward to a new episode. However— due to life—I hadn’t listened in about a year. I decided to make an effort to listen to the Weather on Exoplanets and was taken aback at the hard sell for multiple Patreons at the beginning of the show. More importantly, I was appalled by the ads every five minutes, including the same ad running more than once in one show.

I was used to Dr. Gay doing an ad read in the middle of the show but this is too much. I’ve unsubscribed.

Tim Thorpe ,

I used to love this show and the format …

Now they’ve decided to insert ad breaks every 5 minutes and turned what was a fantastic educational podcast into a ad farming mess. What a shame.

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