Cosmic Vertigo - ABC RN
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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
||CleanCosmic Vertigo presents.. Sum of All Parts||Cosmic Vertigo producer Joel Werner has a new podcast! Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories from the world of numbers. The episode featured here is.. 'Phoenix + Electron'.. Melbourne, 1989. Two teenagers hack Australia's recently establish||11 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTotal Solar Eclipse [BONUS SHORT]||Amanda and Alan are back (for a hot minute) to celebrate the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017!||17 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Vertigo presents.. Off Track||Missing Cosmic Vertigo? Well, check out this story about a telescope so powerful it listens to time..||24 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 | Outer Space Takes [BONUS EPISODE]||Surprise! Bonus episode! Take a trip behind the scenes in the making of Cosmic Vertigo - LIVE! from the 2017 World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.||18 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 | Baby pictures and bird poo||It’s amazing what you find when you try to see the dawn of time. This season of Cosmic Vertigo ends at the very beginning: the Big Bang.||4 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 | Emptier than empty and getting even emptier||In the unimaginably vast gaps between galaxies, something is accelerating the universe towards a lonely future. Alan and Amanda shake their heads at Dark Energy.||27 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 | The invisible wind||Dark Matter flies through solid walls like a ghost. Humans have buried super-sensitive crystals to try and detect it - and our Universe doesn’t make any sense without it.||20 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 | Black holes don't suck||Science fiction movies make it pretty clear that black holes are terrifying, all-consuming monsters. For astronomers there’s no cooler place to try and see.||13 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 | A pretty exciting place||It's a patchy, pale river in the sky - and a twirling spiral of 400 billion stars. It’s also headed for a dazzling intergalactic train wreck. Welcome to our Milky Way.||6 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 | Where are all the aliens?||Alan and Amanda debate the number of civilisations that might be out there, get the maths wrong, and argue about whether our biggest barriers to coexistence would be linguistic or… dietary.||4 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 | Wobble and wink||The science of exoplanets is stupendously fast-moving. The more we look for alien worlds, the more of them we find. Thousands and thousands of them, all with terrible names.||30 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 | The bigger they are, the faster they burn||What makes a star a star? When will Betelgeuse explode? Amanda explores what "any day now" means in astronomy and Alan starts measuring mass in millions of marsupials.||23 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 | Measly little specks of dust||Our Solar System started out as a chaotic Primordial Pancake. Now it hosts the eight planets we know and love, plus poor old Pluto, plus some other stuff. Like asteroids with their own moons.||16 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 | A giant lump of rock and iron||It’s drifting away from Earth at the same rate that your fingernails grow, but the Moon is still our closest neighbour - so close, that we’ve left quite a lot of litter on its surface…||15 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 | Welcome to the party! (That's us)||Meet your hosts, astronomers Dr Amanda Bauer and Dr Alan Duffy.||7 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Personable hosts, great production and super interesting. Subscribed!
Finally a conversation about space I can follow!
With so many conversations about space and astronomy I lose focus and don't quite understand what they're talking about. Not only do I GET what Alan and Amanda are on about, I feel my mind expanding as I learn and my gut muscles hurt as I laugh. They're funny, sweet and awesome company. I could listent to them both all day.
Great start to a 5 star podcast!
Enjoyable and digestable program about our universe. Recommended for all ages.
Thank you again ABC!
- Category: Science & Medicine
- Language: English
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