Astronomy Behind the Headlines: A Podcast for Informal Science Educators
By Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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A look behind the latest headlines in astronomy and space science from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
||CleanEpisode 12: Science from the Moon||In this episode, Dr. Jack Burns talks about lunar exploration and some exciting work his team is planning to do from the surface of the Moon.||9/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The Active Sun||This episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines introduces us to the energetic atmosphere of our local star, the Sun, and how it can send great gusts of charged particles our way. With Dr. Phillip J. Erickson.||8/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Galaxies in the Early Universe||In this episode, we explore the galaxies in the early universe and find out how astronomers know what they know about these very distant objects. With Dr. Rogier Windhorst.||8/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Cosmic Chemistry||Astrobiology concerns itself with life in the universe. Astrobiologists and planetary scientists want to know if other planets could support life -- and what the evidence for such life might be. With Dr. David Grinspoon.||10/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8, Part 2: Supernovae||Episode 8, Part 1 takes a look at gigantic stellar explosions called supernovae. With guest Dr. Alex Filippenko.||9/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8, Part 1: Supernovae||Episode 8, Part 1 takes a look at gigantic stellar explosions called supernovae. With guest Dr. Alex Filippenko.||9/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Gamma-Ray Bursts||Episode 7 takes a look at gamma ray bursts, or GRBs, which are extraordinarily luminous events visible in only the highest energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. With guest Dr. Dale Frail from National Radio Astronomy Observatory.||7/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Kepler and the Sun-Like Stars||Episode 6 takes a look at the Kepler mission and its search for the existence of Earth-like planets around distant stars. With guest Dr. Natalie Batalha from San Jose State University.||3/31/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Measuring the Black Hole||In this edition of Astronomy Behind the Headlines we talked with Dr. Shep Doeleman at MIT’s Haystack Observatory about his team’s startling measurement of the accretion disk around the black hole Sagittarius A*.||1/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Impact on Jupiter||In this episode, Dr. Hammel discusses what her team learned from their observations of the 2009 Jupiter collision site using Hubble, Gemini, and Keck cameras.||11/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Water on the Moon||In this episode, we hear about NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) water-hunting expeditions from Brian Day, the education and public outreach lead for the LCROSS mission.||8/17/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Cosmic Debris||In this episode with guest Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute, we explore those things that go "flash" in the night sky -- and often are romantically called "shooting stars". We'll also discuss other forms of cosmic debris, such as asteroids.||7/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Astrobiology||This episode with guest Dr. Chris McKay from the NASA Ames Research Center talks about astrobiology and the search for life in the universe.||6/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
High Quality and VERY Informative!
As an amateur astronomer and a Night Sky Network Coordinator for the Memphis Astronomical Society, I often give presentations to the general public at libraries, parks, schools, and other venues. This informative and up to date podcast is a reliable resource for keeping informed with interesting and accurate information. The ASP is tops when it comes to educating the public so I praise them in that effort and for helping me do the same. The podcast is terrific.
More episodes please!
I've enjoyed these episodes and would love to hear more!