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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.

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    • 4.8 • 2.6K 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. 605: Sounding Rockets

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 605: Sounding Rockets

    Last week we talked about balloon-based astronomy. This week we're gonna talk about putting telescopes on rockets and making observations mid flight. Welcome to the wild world of sounding rockets.

    • 25 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 604: Balloon Astronomy

    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?

    • 26 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 603: New Colors of the Radio Spectrum

    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.

    • 25 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 602: The New Colors of Gamma Rays - Getting Shorter

    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.

    • 24 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 601: Unexpected Light Pollution

    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.

    • 26 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 600: Looking Ahead

    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?

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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Amazing!

Phenomenal podcast! Informative and entertaining. Treat yourself and give them a listen.

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👍☀️🌖🪐🌎✨☄️

Not only is this an awesome and informative podcast, it is also highly inspirational. It has inspired a new drinking game. Every time Fraser says “right,” you get to take a shot. You will probably be completely trashed by the end of an episode or two.

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What’s Astronomy Have to Do with Politics?

On multiple occasions, the hosts decide to speak on their politics and show their liberal bias. I listen for astronomy; if I wanted to listen to politics I would’ve subscribed to a different podcast. This is a joke. Unsubscribed.

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