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 email@example.com. 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 are the Basic Properties of Astronomical Objects?
A brief description of the basic properties of astronomical objects such as mass, radius, distance, luminosity, and temperature.
What is the Local Group of Galaxies?
A brief description of the Local Group of galaxies which contains the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy, and dozens of dwarf galaxies all gravitationally bound to each other.
What Does it Mean to “Know” Something in Science?
A brief description of what scientists mean when they say we "know" something.
How Can Atoms and Thus Matter be Mostly Empty Space?
A brief description of the structure of atoms - how they are mostly empty space - and why the everyday objects you use don't collapse and fall in on themselves.
What are Interacting Galaxies?
A brief description of what we mean when we talk about interacting galaxies.
How do the Sun and Other Stars Shine?
A brief description of nuclear fusion, which is the process by which stars produce light so that they can shine.
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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!