Ask an Astronomer! @ Cornell University
By Ask an Astronomer! @ Cornell University
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We at Ask an Astronomer are a collection of volunteer graduate students at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, along with David Kornreich, a professor at Ithaca College. We have a website which we have run for about a decade where we answer a variety of astronomy related questions submitted by readers. Our website is http://curious.astro.cornell.edu.
||Clean#018: Common misconceptions in Astronomy||Mike discusses some common misconceptions and misunderstandings in Astronomy.||12/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#017: Mythology of the Night Sky - Fall Constellations||Luke discusses the origins and mythology of the star patterns in the fall sky.||11/26/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#016: CCAT Podcast 2 - Astronomy and Geology in Chile||In this second of the CCAT podcasts, Betsey and Carl learn a bit about the Astronomy and Geology of Chile||9/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#015: Pulsars as Gravitational Wave Detectors||Laura and Dusty discuss pulsars, gravitational waves and how pulsars can be used as gravitational wave detectors.||8/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#014: Astronomy and Fiction||Ann and Sarah explore the relationship between fiction and science.||7/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#013: A Visit to the Arecibo Observatory||The ALFALFA team visits the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico||6/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#012: Questions on cosmology and the universe||It don't get any deeper than this ;)||5/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#011: When I grow up I want to be...||Asking astronomers why they decided to become astronomers||4/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#010: Some Highlights in Exoplanets||Some highlights in this past year on transiting exoplanets.||3/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#009: The CCAT Telescope||An Introduction to a new Submm Telescope being built in the Atacama Desert||2/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#008: Citizen Science||SUBTITLE: Citizen Science at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, the Zooniverse, and the Pulsar Search Collaboratory.||12/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#007: Mars Attacks! and Earth Attacks Back!||A Mars edition in recognition of the launch of Mars Science Lab||11/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#006: In a galaxy not quite so far away.||Exploring the use of astronomy and science in movies and TV.||10/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: Astronomers are People, Too!||A Day in the Life of an Astronomer and Bringing More Diversity to the Field||9/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: The Black Hole Podcast!||Field Trip Day: Into The Black Hole (A Comedy)||8/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Hoaxes and Misconceptions||The Truth about 2012, The Moon Illusion, Astrology v. Astronomy, and Ingrained Misconceptions and Why They Matter||7/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Galaxies, Dark Energy, and the Sounds of Astronomy||The Sound of Black Hole Mergers, Dark Energy in the Universe, and What's in a Galaxy Zoo? Today on the Ask An Astronomer Podcast.||6/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Planet Formation, Dark Matter, and the Sounds of Astronomy||Planet Formation and Dust Bunnies, Dark Matter in the Universe, and the Sounds of Lightning on Saturn! Today on the Ask An Astronomer Podcast.||5/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
And to think I dropped this class
For someone w/ little background in this field, I could actually follow along and not fall asleep in the back of the class ;o)
This is a fun way to learn about astronomy. It is very enjoyable to listen to!
Dark Matter and Sounds of Astronomy
This is so cool. I never heard of Dark Matter before I heard this. And then today I saw an article about a new instrument on the Space Station and it made sense!