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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 (SIUE), 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 through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.

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    • 4.8 • 2.5K 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 (SIUE), 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 through individual donations and the sponsorship of Swinburne Astronomy Online.

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 577: Mars in Opposition

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 577: Mars in Opposition

    Every 2 years or so Mars lines up nicely with the Earth. It takes only 2 minutes to communicate with the rovers. You can see the polar ice caps in a small telescope. And it's the best time to send your spacecraft to the Red Planet.
    Oct 3rd: Moon & Mars conjunction, 1.1° separation.
    Oct 6th: Mars opposition.
    Dec 21st: Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, 0.1° separation!
    Feb 18th "Percy" lands on Mars' Jezero crater.

    • 32 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

    It's time once again for Astronomy Cast to go on hiatus. You've got a couple months on your own to explore the night sky. But before we say goodbye, we'd like to make a few suggestions.

    • 30 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 575: Observing The Moon

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 575: Observing The Moon

    As amateur astronomers, we curse the Moon every month. Seriously! Why doesn't someone get rid of that thing! This week, something occurred to us. What if we actually pointed our telescopes at the Moon? What would we see?
    The Lunar "X" that Fraser talked about will be visible this Friday, June 26th! So go out with binoculars or a telescope and enjoy!

    • 32 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

    We imagine the asteroid belt as a place where all the rocks hang out in the solar system. But there are 2 huge bands of asteroids that orbit the Sun with Jupiter called the Trojans. And soon we may actually get a chance to see them up close!

    • 29 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 573: Exoplanet Atmospheres

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 573: Exoplanet Atmospheres

    Not only have astronomers discovered thousands of exoplanets, but they're even starting to study the atmospheres of worlds thousands of light years away. What can we learn about these other worlds and maybe even signs of life.

    • 31 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 572: Twists in Planet Formation

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 572: Twists in Planet Formation

    We're all looking to the next generation of exoplanetary research where we get planets directly. But astronomers are already making great strides in directly observing newly forming planets help us understand how our solar system might have formed.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Gmoney. ,

Addicting!

Just found this podcast the other day and WOW! I love the content and it makes me feel like I’m quietly sitting in on a meeting about what’s going on in the world of space and science exploration. Working my way from the early episodes to current. I’m really happy with the chemistry between everyone. Very friendly and the conversations complement each other’s intelligence about the topics talked about.

sweet toooth neli ,

Amazing

I really like this podcast because it’s like my little secret lol its so interesting because they talk about things on a deeper level also nobody really knows exactly how much i love this so nobody would ever tease me about liking science and so its just sooooo amazing it’s cool how their content is bizarre and so intriguing.

jLuisZamora ,

Meh

In all of the episodes I’ve listened to, the audio is horrible. It’s as though you’re forgetting you’re speaking into a mic.

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