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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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    • 4.6, 8 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. 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
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 571: Extreme Binaries

    So we're familiar with regular binary stars. Two stars orbiting each other. Simple. Of course the Universe has come up with every combination of things orbiting other things, and this week we look at some extreme examples.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Jaxand ,

Contagious passion

So knowledgeable yet not in the least arrogant. Their passion for their subject is contagious and makes the podcast easy to listen to and educational at the same time. Thank you for excellent half hour each week.

Larch Strober ,

Great podcast for astronomy fans!

A very good podcast, great in fact! If you want to keep up to date on astronomical happenings and want information relayed in understandable language this podcast is for you. All the topics are covered and this podcast lends itself well to newcomers and expert alike.

mic321 ,

Great podcast

Easy listening, entertaining and informative. The energy that Fraser and Pamela brings to the show, shows their passion for their subject and even a lay listener cannot help but be affected. Keep it up.

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