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The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

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The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. Everyday, a new voice, helping you see the universe we share in a new way. This show is managed by Avivah Yamani, edited by Richard Drumm. This podcast is funded through Patreon.com/CosmoQuestX and produced out of the Planetary Science Institute.

    Actual Astronomy - Saturn At Opposition

    Actual Astronomy - Saturn At Opposition

    Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan.
    Welcome to Episode 248 of the Actual Astronomy Podcast  a short episode on Saturn ‘s Opposition.  
     
    Opposition?
    - On August 14th Saturn will be at opposition. - What is opposition? - When a planet or other body is opposite the sun in the sky. - SO it rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. - Typically this marks the time when most people will begin looking at the planet since after this date it is more and more into the evening sky when people are more likely to be observing instead of having to wait past midnight for it to get high enough to observe.  - Also this year before now in the northern hemisphere you would be staying up pretty late.   Seeing Saturn to the first time seems fake :) A couple weeks ago I was showing the public Saturn through my telescope when I had it set up in GNP.   How to observe: - Do you need a telescope just to ID Saturn? Nope, you can see it with just your eye. A telescope is needed to see the rings. - What will binoculars show? Maybe a football shape and Titan from a dark sky. - What will it look like in binoculars? - You’ll need at least ~10x to see it as an oval / football shape and for those with 15x you’ll start to get a hint of the rings but these are best seen in telescopes. - Binoculars can help you track it’s retrograde motion as it moves a little to the West each night and panning several degrees over the course of the month.   Telescopes: - Any telescope with powers greater than 30x will begin to show the rings well. - The rings are currently angled about 13-degrees towards earth making them easily visible in any telescope.   The Seelinger Effect: On the morning/evening of opposition, it may be possible to see a notable increase in the brightening of Saturn's rings when compared to the planet's disk. This is called the Seeliger Effect. This happens because Saturn's rings are made of ice particles which, At around the time of opposition, are illuminated from the same direction we are viewing them from so we see none in shadow.   Through my scope I’ve seen some of the ring divisions, like the main Cassini Division. The main rings we see are the A,B and C rings and you can look for the faint D ring closer in to the planet. Inside the Cassini division we have the Huygens, Kuiper, and Barnard Gap, out towards the edge of the rings we have the Keeler gap. All these sort of phenomena are easiest seen in telescopes around 10 inches or so in size.   Moons:  Sky at Night had a nice map. - Titan   Thanks Shane and to everyone for listening, be sure to subscribe and we always appreciate the Patreon support. You can reach us at  actualastronomy@gmail.com.  
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    • 26 min
    Awesome Astronomy - August Part 2

    Awesome Astronomy - August Part 2

    Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. 
    Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce.
    The Discussion: 
    The Perseid meteor shower. Another heatwave in the UK. The Orville on Disney+  
    The News:
    NASA is going back to the moon – this month! SpaceX join the companies dropping space debris on Australia. Northrop Grumman & Firefly’s new rocket. The news discussion: Loads of news around the International Space Station.
     
    Q&A:
    What would we like to see happen to the ISS instead of being deorbited? 
    From our good friend Mindy Scott in South Africa.
     
    www.awesomeastronomy.com
     
    Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).
     
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    • 58 min
    Ask A Spaceman Ep. 182: Wait, Super-Atoms Are A Real Thing?

    Ask A Spaceman Ep. 182: Wait, Super-Atoms Are A Real Thing?

    How do you make a super-atom? What can they be used for? What does this mean for quantum mechanics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
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    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).
     
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    • 38 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 168: Enrico Fermi

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 168: Enrico Fermi

    http://www.astronomycast.com/archive/
    From December 14, 2009.
    Today’s episode of Astronomy Cast is about another famous physicist: Enrico Fermi. We’ve already taken a look at one of Fermi’s most famous ideas, the Fermi Paradox – or, where are all the aliens? But let’s meet the man behind the ideas, the namesake for the new Fermi mission.
     
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    • 27 min
    Travelers in the Night Eps. 625 & 626: Record Year & Lunar Impactors

    Travelers in the Night Eps. 625 & 626: Record Year & Lunar Impactors

    Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. travelersinthenight.org
    Today's 2 topics:
    - The Catalina Sky Survey discovered 1,542 Earth-approaching space rocks!
    - Teddy Pruyne discovered 6’ diameter 2020 XK1.
     
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    • 5 min
    NOIRLab - The Origins Of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

    NOIRLab - The Origins Of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

    Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most powerful explosions in the universe. Short gamma ray bursts are caused by the merger of two neutron stars. However, not all short gamma-ray bursts are associated with galaxies. In this podcast, Brendan O’connor, a graduate student at George Washington University, described recent research into the host galaxies of short gamma-ray bursts. 
     
    Bios: 
    - Rob Sparks is in the Communications, Education and Engagement group at NSF’s NOIRLab in Tucson, Arizona..
    - Brendan O'connor is a 6th year PhD student in the Department of Physics at The George Washington University working in collaboration with scientists at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the University of Maryland, College Park. His research is in the field of time domain and transient astrophysics. In particular, he is interested in the formation and evolution of high energy transients and their progenitors, and uses a variety of optical, infrared, and X-ray observatories to study transient phenomena across the electromagnetic spectrum.
     
    Links:
    NOIRLab Press Release: 
    https://noirlab.edu/public/news/noirlab2218/
    University of Maryland Press Release: 
    https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4958
     
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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286 Ratings

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Very good except Intro and exit music

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