Astronomy Cast

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.

http://www.astronomycast.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 1456 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

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Episode 8: Meteor Showers. Yes, the sky is falling.


Dress warmly, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There's nothing like a good meteor shower. Fraser and Pamela explain this beautiful phenomenon: what causes them, the best storms and showers to wat


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 2006-10-30  28m
 
 

Episode 8: Meteor Showers. Yes, the sky is falling.


Dress warmly, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There's nothing like a good meteor shower. Fraser and Pamela explain this beautiful phenomenon: what causes them, the best storms and showers to watch for, and different types of meteors you might see.


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 2006-10-30  28m
 
 

Episode 7: Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy


Got your eye on that $40 telescope at Walmart? Wait, hear us out first! Fraser and Pamela discuss strategies for getting into amateur astronomy - one of the most worthwhile hobbies out there. We discuss what gear to get, where to look, and how to meet up


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 2006-10-23  22m
 
 

Episode 7: Getting Started in Amateur Astronomy


Got your eye on that $40 telescope at Walmart? Wait, hear us out first! Fraser and Pamela discuss strategies for getting into amateur astronomy - one of the most worthwhile hobbies out there. We discuss what gear to get, where to look, and how to meet up with other astronomy enthusiasts.


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 2006-10-23  22m
 
 

Episode 6: More Evidence for the Big Bang


Last week's episode started out with a bang- a Big Bang. This week we continue our discussion into the beginning of everything. We present three additional lines of evidence that have led astronomers to the conclusion that our Universe started out as a si


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 2006-10-16  28m
 
 

Episode 6: More Evidence for the Big Bang


Last week's episode started out with a bang- a Big Bang. This week we continue our discussion into the beginning of everything. We present three additional lines of evidence that have led astronomers to the conclusion that our Universe started out as a singularity 13.7 billion years ago, and has been expanding ever since.


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 2006-10-16  28m
 
 

Episode 5: The Big Bang and Cosmic Microwave Background


As a tribute to John Mather and George Smoot, the two leaders of the Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite science team, and winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics, we head back to the beginning of everything- the Big Bang. Follow


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 2006-10-09  28m
 
 

Episode 5: The Big Bang and Cosmic Microwave Background


As a tribute to John Mather and George Smoot, the two leaders of the Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite science team, and winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics, we head back to the beginning of everything- the Big Bang. Follow as we trace the Big Bang's discovery, and one of the most important lines of evidence: the cosmic microwave background radiation which was predicted by theory and then discovered by accident.


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 2006-10-09  28m
 
 

Episode 4: The Search for Dark Matter


Dark matter . . . What is it? Nobody knows for sure, but it's definitely there. Or maybe it's not there, and we just need some redefinition of gravity at vast scales. Join Fraser and Pamela as we discuss the discovery, detection, and possible explanations


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 2006-10-02  28m
 
 

Episode 4: The Search for Dark Matter


Dark matter . . . What is it? Nobody knows for sure, but it's definitely there. Or maybe it's not there, and we just need some redefinition of gravity at vast scales. Join Fraser and Pamela as we discuss the discovery, detection, and possible explanations of dark matter.


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 2006-10-02  28m