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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 (Planetary Science Institute), 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 thru patreon.com/AstronomyCast.

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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 (Planetary Science Institute), 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 thru patreon.com/AstronomyCast.

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: Hiatus Message

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: Hiatus Message

    Fraser & Pamela will return in early September with more episodes of Astronomy Cast. We hope you all have a safe, relaxing and prosperous summer!

    • 3 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: The SETI Renaissance

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 612: The SETI Renaissance

    Last week we talked about the various ways that astronomers could detect the presence of intelligent civilizations by observing technosignatures. This week we'll give you an update on the state of the search for extraterrestrials. This field has gone from a collection of pariahs to a completely legitimate field of research. What's changed?

    • 29 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 611: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Intelligence Edition

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 611: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Intelligence Edition

    Last week we talked about what it's going to take to confirm basic biological life across the Solar System and the Milky Way. This week, we'll discuss what it's going to take to detect intelligent life out there in space.

    • 30 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 610: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Non-Sentient Edition

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 610: What is Required to Confirm Alien Life: Non-Sentient Edition

    Are we alone in the Universe? It's one of the biggest scientific questions we can possibly ask. And yet, with rovers on Mars, missions planned to visit Europa and Ganymede. Powerful telescopes able to detect the atmospheres of exoplanets, we're closer than ever to finding out the answer.

    • 28 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 609: Volcanos With Benefits: Lava Tubes, Hydro Thermal Vents & More

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 609: Volcanos With Benefits: Lava Tubes, Hydro Thermal Vents & More

    Volcanos can be some of the worst natural disasters that we can experience here on Earth. But life wouldn't even exist without them. So, what are volcanos good for anyway?

    • 28 min
    Astronomy Cast Ep. 608: NASA Perseverance, The First 100 Days

    Astronomy Cast Ep. 608: NASA Perseverance, The First 100 Days

    As you all know, Pamela refuses to talk about any missions which aren't actually doing science. Well, Perseverance has crossed the line, from fantasy to an actual working rover, scooping regolith and yeeting helicopters. What has the rover accomplished in its first 100 days?

    • 27 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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