The 365 Days of Astronomy

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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.

Observing With Webb - February Episode

Venus bright all month, Saturn disappears, Jupiter closes in on Venus, and Mars shines high and bright all month. Naked-eye PLANETS: Sunset Venus – Look WSW after sunset. It’ll be low on the horizon throughout the month, but will be the brightest object and probably the first “star” you’ll see, and will get a little bit higher each night. Very close to Jupiter on the 28th. Jupiter – SUPER bright in the WSW after sunset. Just find the brightest point …

The Daily Space - Climate Change: African Lakes Sequestering Carbon Dioxide

Today we look at a trio of climate change stories, which are mostly bad news, although one study has discovered that African lakes are doing more sequestering of greenhouse gases than emissions. Plus, the CAPSTONE launch, meteorite crystals, and this week in rocket history, a mission that launched… but failed. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share …

Actual Astronomy - Objects To Observe In The February Night Sky

Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. actualastronomy@gmail.com In this episode we’ll talk about the Zodiacal light, Venus and Neptune in the same field of view, the Moon pairing up with Venus & Jupiter then the Moon before it gets so close to Mars in your telescope. Oh and just to let those listening on the 365 Days of Astronomy you can catch all 8 Actual Astronomy Podcasts by subscribing in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or …

Awesome Astronomy - February Part 1

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. This is Ralph’s last show. :^( The Discussion: - Our dark sky practical astronomy event, AstroCamp. - Farewell Apollo 7’s Walt Cunningham. - Comet C2022 E3 ZTF reaches naked eye brightness. The News: Rounding up the astronomy news in February, we have: - Incredible finding: stars have not always been made the same way throughout the history of the Universe. - …

Cheap Astronomy - Dear CA Ep. 88: Things We’re Not Sure About

– Can we terraform Venus? Well maybe, though it would require some very advanced planetary engineering and huge amounts of energy. And whether you could then keep Venus terraformed without ongoing engineering interventions looks doubtful, although you could probably say the same for Mars terraforming plans. – Please tell us more about standard candles! As we’ve discussed before on Cheap Astronomy our understanding of the Universe is a bitsy construction, where we know what some bits are, but we don’t …

Astronomy Cast Ep. 667: JWST First Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbMBAivcnes Streamed live on Jan 23, 2023. Astronomers came together in January to present their newest research. And not surprisingly, the winter AAS meeting was heavy on news from the James Webb Space Telescope. What were some of the new results that were announced? This video was made possible by the following Patreon members: Burry Gowen Stephen Veit Jordan Young Jeanette Wink Kevin Lyle J.F. Rajotte Venkatesh Chary Andrew Poelstra

Travelers in the Night EPs. 643 & 644: Space Vehicles & Tracking Meteoroids

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: - SpaceX is developing a new (methalox) engine called Raptor. - Many meteoroids come from comets which have passed near Earth as long as 4000 years ago. We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. …

The Cosmic Savannah Ep. 40 - The Mystery of the Fast Radio Burst

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Marisa Geyer. She is a pulsar astronomer and Commissioning Scientist at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) in Cape Town, South Africa. Marisa tells us what it’s like to be a commissioning scientist for the MeerKAT telescope. She also explains her research on pulsars and mysterious Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). FRBs are sudden, bright flashes of radio light. Usually they only appear once …

Guide To Space: Spacecraft Gyroscopes And Reaction Wheels. You Can Never Have Enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvVgGh7uiEg From Aug 13, 2019. It’s amazing to think there are telescopes up in space, right now, directing their gaze at distant objects for hours, days and even weeks. Providing a point of view so stable and accurate that we can learn details about galaxies, exoplanets and more. And then, when the time is up, the spacecraft can shift its gaze in another direction. All without the use of fuel. It’s all thanks to the technology of reaction wheels and …

Awesome Astronomy - Why The Moon Is Upside Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSInnKa4ODE Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. Mar 25, 2022. If you’ve never been to the southern hemisphere (or the northern hemisphere, if you live in the southern hemisphere), you might not be aware that the moon and the constellations appear upside down! In this episode we’ll show you how that appears, why, and how that proves the Earth isn’t flat - as if any more proof …