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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 Query | Total eclipse of the Sun||We join two observers for a total eclipse of the sun.||17 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 | Faster than slow||The International Space Station is travelling in low Earth orbit at a leisurely 7.66km per second (approx). Moving at that speed, the crew of the ISS witnesses a sunrise and sunset every 90 minutes.||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Query | First contact||The search for alien life continues but at what point do we declare that we are alone in the Universe?||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 | Quicker than quick||You'd think we'd notice thousands of explosions in the night sky. Shorter than a millisecond, these bursts were first recorded in 2007 and while scientists know they're there, we are still unsure of their origin.||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 | Longer than long||If you wait long enough, would another Universe spontaneously arise in front of you? Chances are it won’t happen in your lifetime… But it could.||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Query | clusters and milkshakes||A serving of Globular Clusters and Amanda's favourite milkshake (it's not chocolate).||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 | Cooler than Cool||Temperature levels across the Universe vary wildly. The Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object, but back on Earth scientists are working towards achieving absolute zero. It doesn't get any cooler than that.||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 | Hotter than hot||The hottest thing in the Universe isn't the core of a planet, or the centre of an exploding star. It's created here on Earth by scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider.||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Query | Lighting up the night||Could there be a time when we look up at the night sky and see more objects, planets and stars, than dark space? Join Alan and Amanda as they tackle another of your Cosmic Queries.||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Vertigo | Stargazing Special||Stargazing Live on ABC TV gathered astronomers and astrophysicists for three nights of discoveries and record-breaking observation. Join Alan as he explores the Siding Spring Observatory, where Amanda worked, and asks these professional stargazers (plu||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 | Emptier than empty||We’re told space is a vast empty vacuum. But how empty can it be, if we know it’s full of stars and black holes, nebulas and galaxies? Alan and Amanda hop aboard a space elevator and rise through the Earth's atmospheric layers to explore our not-so||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 | Denser than dense||Imagine the mass of the sun crushed into something the size of the earth – what you're picturing is a white dwarf. But things can get much more dense than that. Amanda and Alan deliver a lesson in density with a side of salt and aioli (BYO chips).||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Query | Robots on the moon?||In Season one, Amanda and Alan took an inventory of what we've left on the Moon: golf balls, a couple of flags, 96 bags of human waste ... But Ashton, a listener, wonders whether any robots (or humans) are up there.||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 | Smaller than small||Zooming right in from the decommissioned dwarf planet Pluto to the humble yet powerful atom helium, Amanda and Alan measure up the smallest things in the Universe — with the aid of a strand of your hair.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 | Bigger than big||The biggest things in the Universe don't necessarily last the longest. Massive swollen stars, hundreds of times bigger than our own sun, burn through their fuel and either explode into a supernova or become a black hole.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosmic Query | Red planet... Wet planet?||Cosmic Vertigo is back — and when they're not discussing the extremes of the Universe, Alan and Amanda are answering the big questions. Your questions. This week, it's the little issue of water on Mars.||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGUESS WHO'S BACK?!||Cosmic Vertigo season 2 is COMING SOON! And we need your help. Want to share your own personal experience of Cosmic Vertigo? Or do you have a spacey question you're burning to ask Alan and Amanda? Grab a smartphone, and use the inbuilt audio recorder to||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||CleanOuter 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!
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- Language: English
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