Learn the basics of astronomy in one-to-two minute packets of concise information about specific topics. You are a busy person with a short attention span, and you want to learn about astronomical topics in a short amount of time. Your host Professor Ata is a PhD research astronomer and astrophysicist and a noted authority on stellar and galactic astronomy. I welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the web site astronomyminute.org for more. The podcast logo is courtesy of Zachary Greathouse and shows a globular cluster photo taken by the author with the Hubble Space Telescope.
What is an Astronomical Observatory?
A brief description of what constitutes and astronomical observatory with a few examples in the real world that you have probably heard of.
What is Occam's Razor?
A brief description of the philosophical concept known as Occam's Razor, which asserts that “the simplest explanation of a particular natural phenomenon is usually the correct one.”
Why is the Webb Telescope Optimized to Observe Infrared Light?
A brief description of why the Webb Telescope is optimized to observe infrared light. Hint: it has to do with the four main science areas that it will be studying: “Other Worlds,” “Star Lifecycle,” “Galaxies Over Time,” and “Early Universe.”
What are the Main Science Goals of the Webb Telescope?
A brief description of the four main science goals of the James Webb Space Telescope - “Other Worlds,” “Star Lifecycle,” “Galaxies Over Time,” and “Early Universe.”
What is the James Webb Space Telescope?
A brief description of the James Webb Space Telescope and how it's different than the Hubble Space Telescope.
What is the Hubble Space Telescope?
A brief description of the Hubble Space Telescope and its scientific capabilities.
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Astronomy Minute brings the fascinating, and often overwhelming, subjects of astronomy and astrophysics to the world in short, easily digested episodes. It’s an awesome (and fun!) way to learn something new, or brush up on previously explored topics in a short amount of time. It’s also great for homeschoolers as a jumping off point for further study. Highly recommend!