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Science Focus Podcast
Mars in opposition, with Dr Stu Clark

Science Focus Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 31:13


This week Mars will be lit up by our Sun, providing astronomers and amateur stargazers a wonderful chance to study the Red Planet. Astronomer and author, Dr Stu Clark joins us to explore how our image of Mars has evolved over the last 150 years. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion
Exoplanets in Your Backyard! w/ Allyson Johnson from National Geographic

Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 16:20


This week on the Cosmic Companion, we take a look at Exoplanets in Your Backyard! Or, at least how you can get a small idea of what it might be like to visit these worlds, and you know… Survive. Later in the show, we're going to be talking with Allyson Johnson, senior editor at National Geographic. We'll be discussing their new release, Complete National Parks of the United States, and explore how some national parks can give us a small taste of life on distant worlds. Astronomers currently know of a little over 5,000 worlds orbiting stars other than the Sun. These range from small, hot rocky planets huddling close to their star, to massive Jupiter-like worlds. This largest class of worlds could themselves be encircled by families of Moons, some as large as Mercury — or perhaps even the Earth.Listen to the podcast episode here or watch this program as a video!Next week, we will begin a tour of the winter sky so grand, it will take two weeks (that's a fortnight for those of you STILL refusing to use metric!). In part one, we welcome Andrew Fazekas - National Geographics's “Night Sky Guy” back to the show. We'll talk about what can be seen in the wintertide sky using just your eyes! (Part 2 will examine The Winter Sky w/ Telescopes! w/ Michael Petrasko from Insight Observatory!).Clear skies!JamesThe Cosmic Companion w/ James Maynard is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Get full access to The Cosmic Companion w/ James Maynard at thecosmiccompanion.substack.com/subscribe

StarDate Podcast
Stellar Zaps

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 2:14


There's no way to dive into the heart of a star to learn what's going on. So scientists are creating their own stars here on Earth. The most recent experiment is creating the conditions found in the most common stars in the galaxy. Scientists have been using a facility at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque for years. It builds up a massive charge of electricity, which it discharges in an instant. That creates extremely high temperatures and pressures. Astronomers have used that to simulate conditions in several types of stars. The current experiment is using the National Ignition Facility — the world's most powerful laser. It's at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. It generates almost 200 laser beams, which focus on a target area the size of a pencil eraser. Scientists are using the lasers to create the conditions inside red dwarf stars. They account for more than two-thirds of all the stars in the galaxy — including our closest neighbor star. Yet they're so small and faint that not a single one is visible to the unaided eye. Conditions inside these stars are poorly understood. But they have a big impact on conditions at the surface. Many red dwarfs produce huge eruptions of radiation and charged particles. That could make it impossible for life to survive on any planets that orbit them. So understanding what's happening inside red dwarfs can tell us a lot about whether anything could live near them.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

TechTimeRadio
On TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, Netflix's theater strategy pays off. Astronomers troubled by new cell phone towers in space. Subscription fee to increase acceleration, and Twitter Competitors. A Christmas Gadget Special | Air Date 11/27 - 12/3/2

TechTimeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 55:42


Join us on TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummmm" Technology news of the week for November 27th – December 3rd, 2022.Today on TechTime with Nathan Mumm, Netflix's theater strategy pays off. Astronomers worldwide are troubled by new cell phone towers in space. Would you pay a subscription fee to increase acceleration? Twitter Competitors are about to come to market. Finally, we have a special Christmas Gadget segment while China claims youth gaming addiction in its country has been resolved. In addition, we have our standard features, including "Mike's Mesmerizing Moment," "This Week in Technology," and a possible "Nathan Nugget." Episode 129: Starts at 1:34--- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 3:15--- [Top Stories in The First Five Minutes]: Starts at 4:19 Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising. - https://tinyurl.com/4yzj33aj Astronomers Worldwide Troubled by New 'Cell Phone Towers in Space' - https://tinyurl.com/373w7ej9 Netflix's theater strategy pays offSpider-Man 4 could whip its way into theaters as early as mid-2024, according to multiple industry insiders.--- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Reveal]: Starts at 17:52J.T.S. Brown Bottled 100 in Bond | 100 Proof | $13.99--- [What we Found on the Web]: Starts at 19:56Mercedes-Benz is to offer an online subscription service in the US to make its electric cars speed up quicker. For an annual cost of $1,200 excluding tax, the company will enable some of its vehicles to accelerate from 0-60mph a second faster.China claims youth gaming addiction resolved - Screen time has been in short supply for young Chinese gamers - https://tinyurl.com/yck9wtah Post News, a Twitter alternative, gets funding from a16z, and Jack Dorsey's Bluesky social network ready to launch. --- [This Week in Technology]: Starts at 39:46December 3, 2001 - Inventor Dean Kamen unveils the Segway self-balancing, battery-powered vehicle on the TV show Good Morning America. The Segway uses computers and motors in its base to keep itself upright while the user is riding it. Users shift their weight to control the Segway. While not considered a commercial success, the Segway has definitely become a familiar icon of personal transportation. --- [Marc's Whiskey Mumble]: Starts at 43:49--- [Nathan's Christmas Gadgets ]: Starts at 45:22--- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 50:53--- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 53:55J.T.S. Brown Bottled 100 in Bond | 100 Proof | $13.99Mike: Thumbs UpNathan: Thumbs Up

The Dream Catcher Podcast
Famous Astronomers: How Science Shaped Philosophy

The Dream Catcher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 16:17


Most of us take what we know about the cosmos for granted, but these facts were born from the findings of hardworking individuals who asked big questions and dug deep.  While there have been several astronomers throughout human history, a few were able to blend science with philosophy.  Learn about the philosophical approach of famous astronomers who gave us a panoramic orientation of how we fit into the cosmos.

Cats at Night with John Catsimatidis
Steve Kates AKA 'Dr. Sky' | Astronomer and TV Personality | 11-23-2022

Cats at Night with John Catsimatidis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 7:41


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Skype of  Cthulhu
828 - The Astronomer's Map 07

Skype of Cthulhu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022


Skype of Cthulhu presents a Corsairs of Cthulhu campaign scenario. The Astronomers's Map by Ben Burns. Spring, 1710 Rapa Nui The crew make their way to their final destination and need to prove themselves worthy. Dramatis Persone: Jim as Keeper of Arcane Lore Steve as Quartermaster Wilford “Deranged” Prescott Rachel as Sailing Master Alexandra Chapelle Meredith as Sailing Mate Marie Fulton Gary as Master Gunner Lucia Randall as John Oates, Ship's Doctor Download Subcription Options Podcast statistics

Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio
Astronomers from the Slovak Academy of Sciences clarify information about asteroid 2022 AP7. (21.11.2022 16:00)

Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 26:09


There is a report on the internet and some media portals about a large asteroid called 2022 AP7. It is also referred to as a "planet killer", which is approaching the Earth. The Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences decided to inform the public about the latest scientific data and to set the record straight on the biggest disinformation. Ján Svoreň from the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences explains in an interview four false claims about this astreorid.You will also learn why hoaxes are dangerous and how they affect everyday life in society.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Astronomers scramble to find meteorite after fireball over Northland

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:46


An enormous fireball seen over the North Island has astronomers scrambling to find the meteorite. Fireballs Aotearoa says its likely to have landed in Northland, and could be just the 10th meteorite NZ scientists have found in the last 150 years. Felix Walton has more.

StarDate Podcast
Unfriendly Merger

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:13


A pair of supermassive black holes in the heart of a distant galaxy may be headed for an unfriendly merger. We could see them ram together in as little as three years, producing some big fireworks. The black holes have a combined mass of roughly 200 million times the mass of the Sun. They're in a galaxy that's about a billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is in the constellation Boötes the herdsman, which is dropping from view in the western sky at sunset. Astronomers have kept an eye on the galaxy for a few years. Space telescopes found that X-rays from the galaxy's heart go through an up-and-down cycle. Over a couple of years, the length of that cycle dropped from about a year to just three months. A team of researchers said the peaks in the cycle could be produced as the black holes approach each other. As they do so, they kick out blobs of hot gas from the disks that encircle the black holes. The change in the timing of those peaks could mean that the black holes are pulling closer together. At the rate they're approaching each other, they could merge in just three years. That would produce a huge outburst of X-rays and other forms of energy. The merger also would produce an outburst of gravitational waves, which are faint ripples in space-time. No current instruments can detect the wavelengths the merger would produce, though, so they'll remain unobserved. Tomorrow: Lining up some close calls. Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Ground Zero Classics with Clyde Lewis
Episode 168 - OUT THERE – IN THE ZONE OF AVOIDANCE W/ DR. SKY

Ground Zero Classics with Clyde Lewis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 121:55


Space scientists have known for some time that part of the night sky is mostly obscured from view due to a bulge in the galaxy known as the “zone of avoidance.” Astronomers are now exploring this vast area for various technosignatures from possible galactic civilizations. An interstellar mission is now being planned to investigate alien artifacts and confirm extraterrestrial life but there is still some apprehensive containment of information by NASA which has a monopoly on the truth about the cosmic imperative. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with astronomy expert, Dr. Sky about OUT THERE – IN THE ZONE OF AVOIDANCE.Originally Broadcast On 11/11/2022

RNZ: Saturday Morning
Satellite constellations threatening the night sky - astronomers

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 27:18


Astronomers say the very existence of their field of science could be threatened by the huge number of low-flying telecommunications satellite constellations now in the sky - launched by companies such as Space X in the US and OneWeb in Britain.

Media Masters
Athena Brensberger - Astronomer and science presenter

Media Masters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 61:38


Athena Brensberger is an astronomer and science communicator.Presenter of ‘Suppressed Science' on Curiosity Stream, she founded the educational platform ‘Astroathens' in 2016, with a mission to showcase her passion for science and astronomy to the general public. She's already partnered with NASA, The Science Channel and Spaceport America among others.In a wide-ranging discussion, she shares the challenge of unlocking complex scientific ideas for diverse audiences—where life on Earth really began, designing biological systems not compatible with ours, and how plants are our unlikely ally in the search for alien intelligence.One Line: Inspiring the curious to explore the big questions—the great beginnings of the universe, planet Earth… and life itself.

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 11/18/2022

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 54:50


* Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley, * To Preserve the Nation: In the Tradition of the Founding Fathers - FreedomsRisingSun.com * House Republicans announced they were launching an investigation into President Joe Biden at a press conference, alleging that Joe was "involved" in his son Hunter's overseas business dealings. * Businesses and associates linked to the Biden family allegedly exchanged over $2 million in wire transfers with a Shanghai investment fund controlled by the Bank of China over a five year period, according to a Treasury Department document obtained by Republican members of the House Oversight Committee. * The Oversight Committee released a report Thursday alleging that President Joe Biden abused the executive branch through his involvement in Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings. The report highlights Biden's alleged involvement in his son's business dealings, which the president has denied, while also claiming the Biden administration has failed to respond to over a hundred document requests during the investigation. The lawmakers call into question Biden's denial of Hunter's dealings, saying that he is now susceptible to "influence, blackmail or extortion" by malign or foreign entities, including the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). * Pence: In 2024 'We Will Have Better Choices' Than Trump. * Astronomer's Meteor Video Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter Mary McIntyre's account was locked for 3-plus months after automated tools flagged the clip!

Cats at Night with John Catsimatidis
Dr. Sky | Astronomer & TV Personality | 11-16-2022

Cats at Night with John Catsimatidis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 5:11


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Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton
Brad Tucker – Astrophysicist and Astronomer from Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra

Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 11:59


Skype of  Cthulhu
826 - The Astronomer's Map 06

Skype of Cthulhu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


Skype of Cthulhu presents a Corsairs of Cthulhu campaign scenario. The Astronomers's Map by Ben Burns. Spring, 1710 Rapa Nui The crew waits for their guide, who leads them to a strange journey. Dramatis Persone: Jim as Keeper of Arcane Lore Steve as Quartermaster Wilford “Deranged” Prescott Rachel as Sailing Master Alexandra Chapelle Meredith as Sailing Mate Marie Fulton Gary as Master Gunner Lucia Randall as John Oates, Ship's Doctor Download Subcription Options Podcast statistics

Casual Space
182: Amateur Astronomer Tim Doucette Can See the Night Sky Better than You

Casual Space

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 67:35


From a young age, Time would gaze at the Moon from his window, and dreamed of to becoming an astronomer but lost courage due to his visual impairment- Tim is legally blind. One day, Tim's wife bought him a telescope to “help get him out of the house.” While stargazing with a group from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC), Tim discovered his superpower: the ability to see in part UV light as well as having better night vision than anyone else! With his new found superpower, he would build an observatory and begin his mission to share the night sky with anyone, and everyone!  In 2014 I moved back home to Quinan, NS, and started an astrotourism business & Starlight Tourist Destination (in South West Nova), and started what would become the Starlight Development Society,  group that pursues the ideals of the Starlight Foundation to protect the night sky from light pollution, teach astronomy in our schools, and promote and help develop astrotourism products in South West Nova Scotia.Tim believes that through education and awareness of the universe, the world can become a better place. “We are all made from stardust. We are all connected. If we lose our connection to the universe, by not being able to observe it, we become disconnected from each other. I believe that by sharing the night sky the world can become a better place. By giving people a new perspective on space and its vastness, and showing them how special we really are as a planet and a species. I hope that people might appreciate Earth a bit more...”    -Tim Doucette About Tim:Tim believes that through education and awareness of the universe, the world can become a better place. Through his passion for Astronomy and his photography, Tim shows us the beauty of the heavens. In 2016 he opened the Deep Sky Eye Observatory in Quinan, Nova Scotia, which provides a unique stargazing experience to tourists from around the world. He is the chair of the Starlight Development Society and sits on the board of directors of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Halifax Centre). Born and raised in Quinan, a small rural village in southwestern Nova Scotia, he graduated from The College of Geographic Sciences. He then received a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University. He continues his career as a software developer to this day.Where you can find Tim and his work:Web: http://deepskyeye.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/deepskyeye Instagram: http://instagram.com/deepskyeye And Check out Tim on CNN The Great Big Storyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82seHPdYAo8

The Science Hour
Neurons that restore walking in paralysed patients

The Science Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 68:13


Researchers have identified which neurons, when electrically stimulated, can restore the ability to walk in paralysed patients. Professor Jocelyne Bloch, Associate Professor at the Université de Lausanne, tells Roland how the technology works. Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth. Researchers led by Kareem El-Badry, astrophysicist at Harvard University, identified the celestial body when they spotted a Sun-like star orbiting a dark, dense object. The origins of eels have been mystifying scientists for centuries. Though the Sargasso Sea has been their presumed breeding place for 100 years, there has been no direct evidence of their migration – until now. Ros Wright, Senior Fisheries Technical Specialist at the Environment Agency, shares how researchers finally pinned down these slippery creatures. This week, a new report from the UN Environment Programme reveals that carbon dioxide emissions from building operations have reached an all-time high. Insaf Ben Othmane, architect and co-author of the report, talks through the risks and opportunities this poses for Africa and why there is still hope for the future. After learning how long it will take the Earth's ice sheets to melt in the previous episode, we continue our journey in Greenland. As world leaders gather in Egypt for the annual UN climate conference, listener Johan isn't too optimistic about governments' ability to curb greenhouse gas emissions and get a handle on climate change. So from his coastal perch in Denmark, he's asked where we should live when the poles have melted away and coastlines creep inland. Along with the help of BBC correspondents around the world, Marnie Chesterton scours the globe for the best option for listener Johan's new home. From high-up, cold desert regions to manmade islands, Marnie's on a mission to find a climate-proof destination. But as we hear from climate scientists, we might not be the only ones on the move, and waters aren't going to rise evenly around the world. Can Marnie find a place to go, away from the expanding seas? (Image: Patient with complete spinal cord injury (left) and incomplete spinal cord injury (right) walking in Lausanne. Credit: Jimmy Ravier/NeuroRestore)

Ground Zero Media
Show sample for 11/11/22: OUT THERE – IN THE ZONE OF AVOIDANCE W/ DR. SKY

Ground Zero Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 9:08


Space scientists have known for some time that part of the night sky is mostly obscured from view due to a bulge in the galaxy known as the "zone of avoidance." Astronomers are now exploring this vast area for various technosignatures from possible galactic civilizations. An interstellar mission is now being planned to investigate alien artifacts and confirm extraterrestrial life but there is still some apprehensive containment of information by NASA which has a monopoly on the truth about the cosmic imperative. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with astronomy expert, Dr. Sky about OUT THERE - IN THE ZONE OF AVOIDANCE. #GroundZero #ClydeLewis #ZoneOfAvoidance #DrSky https://groundzeromedia.org/11-11-22-out-there-in-the.../ Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis is live M-F from 7-10pm, pacific time, and streamed for free at groundzero.radio. There is a delayed broadcast on our local Portland affiliate station, KPAM 860, from 9pm-12am, pacific time. For radio affiliates near you, go to talkstreamlive.com. To listen by phone: 717-734-6922. To call into the show: 503-225-0860. The transcript of each episode will be posted after the show at groundzeromedia.org. In order to access Ground Zero's exclusive digital library which includes archived shows, research groups, videos, documents, and more, you must sign up at aftermath.media. Subscriptions start at $7/month. Check out the yearly specials!

The You Project
#987 Aliens, Asteroids & Dark Matter - Prof. Alan Duffy

The You Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 49:02


Professor Alan Duffy is a Cosmologist, Astronomer and Astrophysicist working on dark matter, galaxy formation and cosmology. He's also Director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute and is a Professor at Swinburne University. Among other things, we spoke about the skill of explaining science to the masses in an understandable and interesting manner, why NASA recently crashed a perfectly-good spacecraft into an asteroid, what dark matter is (I still have no clue), the possibility of life on other planets (high, according to the Prof.), the collective noun for Geeks (actually made me laugh), the intersection of cosmology and religion, the Goldilocks Zone and lots more. Enjoy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
UNAWE Space Scoop - What's Like The Sun and The Earth – Only Redder and More Massive?

The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 6:25


Astronomers have discovered a super-Earth, which are planets that are much like our Earth but more massive. This one is near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star that's only 36.6 light-years away from us.  That's really, really close by, all things considered!   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 the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations.  Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.

Science in Action
Neurons that restore walking in paralysed patients

Science in Action

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 30:37


Researchers have identified which neurons, when electrically stimulated, can restore the ability to walk in paralysed patients. Professor Jocelyne Bloch, Associate Professor at the Université de Lausanne, tells Roland how the technology works. Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth. Researchers led by Kareem El-Badry, astrophysicist at Harvard University, identified the celestial body when they spotted a Sun-like star orbiting a dark, dense object. The origins of eels have been mystifying scientists for centuries. Though the Sargasso Sea has been their presumed breeding place for 100 years, there has been no direct evidence of their migration – until now. Ros Wright, Senior Fisheries Technical Specialist at the Environment Agency, shares how researchers finally pinned down these slippery creatures. This week, a new report from the UN Environment Programme reveals that carbon dioxide emissions from building operations have reached an all-time high. Insaf Ben Othmane, architect and co-author of the report, talks through the risks and opportunities this poses for Africa and why there is still hope for the future. Contributors Jocelyne Bloch, Associate Professor and Neurosurgeon, Université de Lausanne Kareem El-Badry, Astrophysicist, Harvard University Insaf Ben Othmane, Architect, Oecumene Spaces for Dignity Ros Wright, Senior Fisheries Technical Specialist, Environment Agency (Image: Patient with complete spinal cord injury (left) and incomplete spinal cord injury (right) walking in Lausanne. Credit: Jimmy Ravier/NeuroRestore) Presenter: Roland Pease Producer: Roland Pease Assistant Producer: Sophie Ormiston

Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton
Brad Tucker – Astrophycisict and Astronomer from Mt Stromlo Observartory in Canberra

Tasmania Talks with Brian Carlton

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 7:23


Skype of  Cthulhu
824 - The Astronomer's Map 05

Skype of Cthulhu

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022


Skype of Cthulhu presents a Corsairs of Cthulhu campaign scenario. The Astronomers's Map by Ben Burns. Spring, 1710 Rapa Nui Back on the high seas, the crew have an odd conversation with their captain before enacting a ritual. Dramatis Persone: Jim as Keeper of Arcane Lore Steve as Quartermaster Wilford “Deranged” Prescott Rachel as Sailing Master Alexandra Chapelle Meredith as Sailing Mate Marie Fulton Gary as Master Gunner Lucia Randall as John Oates, Ship's Doctor Download Subcription Options Podcast statistics

This is Not a History Lecture
92. Astronomers and Colonizers

This is Not a History Lecture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 125:46


Hey guys, what's up and welcome to another episode! First of all, happy election day - please vote! Secondly, Kat takes us through the life and times of astronomer, Tycho Brahe, and finally, thirdly, Kaleigh walks us through Pontiac's War, one of the most infamous of the Native American wars in the American colonial period.Let's talk:Email: thisisnotahistorylecture@gmail.comTwitter: @TINAHLpodcastRemember to rate us wherever you can!

StarDate Podcast
Uranus at Opposition

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 2:14


Thousands of planets have been found in other star systems. They're all so far away, though, that most are no more than squiggly lines on a computer screen. Yet scientists are slowly teasing the details out of the squiggles. To understand how difficult the problem is, consider that there's still a lot to learn about the planets of our own solar system. One mystery, for example, is why the planet Uranus radiates very little energy into space. The four outermost planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune — are all giants. They're so massive that gravity tightly squeezes their insides, producing heat that radiates into space. In fact, three of the four emit a lot more energy than they receive from the Sun. The exception is Uranus, where the energy is roughly balanced — and scientists are trying to figure out why. Another mystery is the planet's climate. Uranus lies on its side, with each pole receiving 42 years of sunlight followed by 42 years of darkness. Astronomers are watching how the climate changes with the seasons — one of the mysteries of a world in our own neighborhood. Uranus is passing closest to Earth about now, so it's biggest and brightest for the year. Even so, you need binoculars to spot it — especially tonight. It's low in the east as night falls, close to the upper right of the full Moon. We'll talk about the Moon and a much brighter companion tomorrow. Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Into the Impossible
Can Science Save Us? Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees

Into the Impossible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 109:35


In his most recent book If Science is to Save Us, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees argues that, in his expert and personal analysis of the scientific endeavor on which we all depend, that we need to think globally, we need to think rationally and we need to think long-term, empowered by twenty-first-century technology but guided by values that science alone cannot provide. In this timely work, Lord Rees details how there has never been a time when ‘following the science' has been more important for humanity. He warns that our world is so interconnected that a collapse - societal or ecological - would be a truly global catastrophe. So it's ever more crucial to ensure that science is deployed optimally, and that brakes are applied to applications that are dangerous or unethical. At no other point in history have we had such advanced knowledge and technology at our fingertips, nor had such astonishing capacity to determine the future of our planet. Therefore, decisions we must make on how science is applied belong outside the lab and should be the outcome of wide public debate. For that to happen, science needs to become part of our common culture. Science is not just for scientists: if it were, it could never save us from the multiple crises we face. For science can save us, if its innovations mesh carefully into society and its applications are channelled for the common good. Martin Rees is the UK's Astronomer Royal. He is based at Cambridge University where he is a Fellow (and Former Master) of Trinity College. He is a member of the House of Lords, and a former President of the Royal Society. His research interests include space exploration, black holes, galaxy formation, the multiverse and prospects for extraterrestrial life. He is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risks at Cambridge University (CSER). In addition to academic publications, research papers he has written many general articles and ten books, most recently 'On the Future: Prospects for Humanity'. Watch the video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/0GNxaMZry28 Connect with me:

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The Tech Guy 1942

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 160:59


Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more! Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata? Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air wheelbearings.media Airless Tires Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent? Will TrueCrypt update automatically? VeraCrypt GRC InControl How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam Converting audio files Spotting Twitter scams Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way? Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7) UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1942 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/all-twittv-shows Sponsors: addigy.com/twit Melissa.com/twit

The Tech Guy (Video HI)
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1942

The Tech Guy (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 160:59


Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more! Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata? Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air wheelbearings.media Airless Tires Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent? Will TrueCrypt update automatically? VeraCrypt GRC InControl How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam Converting audio files Spotting Twitter scams Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way? Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7) UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1942 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy Sponsors: addigy.com/twit Melissa.com/twit

Radio Leo (Audio)
The Tech Guy 1942

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 160:13


Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more! Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata? Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air wheelbearings.media Airless Tires Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent? Will TrueCrypt update automatically? VeraCrypt GRC InControl How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam Converting audio files Spotting Twitter scams Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way? Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7) UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1942 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/total-leo Sponsors: addigy.com/twit Melissa.com/twit

The Tech Guy (MP3)
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy: 1942

The Tech Guy (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 160:13


Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more! Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata? Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air wheelbearings.media Airless Tires Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent? Will TrueCrypt update automatically? VeraCrypt GRC InControl How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam Converting audio files Spotting Twitter scams Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way? Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7) UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1942 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy Sponsors: addigy.com/twit Melissa.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
The Tech Guy 1942

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 160:13


Apple wants to simplify Siri by taking "Hey" out of the trigger phrase, Elon Musk slashes Twitter staff, recovering an external hard drive with proprietary connections, stopping automatic Windows updates, spotting online scams, and more! Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase Twitter slashes its staff as Musk era takes hold on platform Can I open up a WD MyPassport external hard drive and still connect to Sata? Lucid UX 2.0 Lucid Air wheelbearings.media Airless Tires Why won't Congress make Daylight Saving Time permanent? Will TrueCrypt update automatically? VeraCrypt GRC InControl How to tell if a suspicous message is a scam Converting audio files Spotting Twitter scams Man busted in 2020 Twitter hack, bitcoin scam of Biden, Obama, Musk, Buffett accounts Astronomers have detected another 'planet killer' asteroid. Could we miss one coming our way? Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice nytimes.com/wirecutter TP-Link AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Gigabit WiFi 5 Router- (Archer C7) UofSC discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Marquardt, and Rod Pyle Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy/episodes/1942 Download or subscribe to this show at: https://twit.tv/shows/all-twittv-shows Sponsors: addigy.com/twit Melissa.com/twit

KNX In Depth
KNX In Depth: RSV sending kids to the hospital, causing a public health emergency in Orange County--Prop 26 and expanding gambling--Hidden asteroids near Earth--Taylor Swift makes history

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 52:39


The kids are far from all right. They're all getting sick. RSV is the main driver now of infections that are sending kids to the hospital, threatening to overwhelm them. Orange County even declared a health emergency. On top of all this, there's a shortage now of a key antibiotic than can help kids fight off common infections. We go In Depth into these growing health problems.  The Supreme Court helps out former President Trump but not one of his key allies in the Senate.  Election Day is just a week away and we're all getting bombarded on television, radio and social media with political ads and chatter. We go In Depth into how to figure out just what's true, what's a little exaggerated and what's downright false.  You've seen or heard about those two gambling-related ballot measures. We go all-in so you can decide YES or NO.  Astronomers make a discovery that could one day put Earth in danger.  Taylor Swift is dominating the music charts right now. We try to find out what's the secret to her massive popularity.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Star Stuff
The Fear and Beauty of the Night: We Talk to Grand Canyon’s Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp

Star Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 56:07


In this episode of Star Stuff, Cody chats with poet Lauren Camp about her experience as the Grand Canyon's astronomer in residence and how the park's dark skies influenced her […] The post The Fear and Beauty of the Night: We Talk to Grand Canyon's Astronomer in Residence Lauren Camp appeared first on Lowell Observatory.

Universe Today Podcast
[Interview] Processing Astronomical Images with Judy Schmidt

Universe Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 55:25 Very Popular


All the nice space images you see on the web are processed. It's a complex process that takes the raw data from the instruments and turns them into a picture. Judy Schmidt is one of the best in this, so I talked to her about how she does it. Enjoy!

Who, When, Wow!
Caroline Herschel: Astronomer (10/26/22)

Who, When, Wow!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 28:03


Meet Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer WHO reached for the stars and became the first woman to discover a comet. During the 18th century, WHEN most women were expected to learn about housekeeping, she wanted to learn about our universe. With her brother, she built telescopes which led to discoveries that changed the way we saw the world. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this stellar scientist who added WOW to our world. Originally aired 11/10/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

StarDate Podcast
Solar Eclipse

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 2:14 Very Popular


Families can be hard to predict. An exception is families of eclipses. Astronomers can predict them centuries in advance — down to the second. An example is a partial solar eclipse that will be visible across parts of the eastern hemisphere early tomorrow. The Moon will cover about 82 percent of the Sun's disk, lowering temperatures and making the sky look a little dusky. The eclipse is part of a family called Saros 124. It's a sequence of eclipses that are all related. The sequence is playing out in a predictable, orderly fashion. It began with a partial eclipse in the year 1049 that was visible across the Antarctic. Over the centuries, the eclipse path has moved slowly northward. From 1211 to 1968, the series included total eclipses, with the Moon completely covering the Sun. Now, we're back to partial eclipses. This is eclipse number 55 in the cycle. It'll be visible across parts of Europe, northeastern Africa, and western Asia. It begins shortly before 4 a.m. Central Time, reaches its peak at 6, and ends about 8. After this, the eclipses of Saros 124 will continue to move northward. The final eclipse in the cycle will take place on May 11th, 2347 — the last act of a predictable family. Incidentally, a solar eclipse takes place two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. In this case, there'll be an eclipse on the night of November 7th, which will be visible across most of the United States.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

StarDate Podcast
Gustav Spörer

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 2:14 Very Popular


The Sun sometimes takes a nap. It can go for decades without producing many sunspots. That has a big impact on space weather, and maybe on Earth's climate. One of those naps is known as the Spörer Minimum. It was discovered by Gustav Spörer, a German astronomer who was born 200 years ago today. Spörer earned his PhD by studying a comet. In his late 30s, though, he turned his attention to sunspots — dark blotches on the Sun. Today, we know they're cool magnetic storms. At the time, though, their nature was unknown. Astronomers had found that the spots follow an 11-year cycle. There are lots of spots at the cycle's peak, but few at its low point. Spörer and others found that no two cycles are alike. Some are quiet, with few spots. And there can be periods with several quiet cycles in a row. The most famous is the Maunder Minimum, discovered by Spörer and by Edward Maunder. It came in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The Spörer Minimum came a couple of centuries earlier. There's evidence that space weather — an interaction between Earth and the Sun — was quieter then. And Earth's climate was a little cooler during those periods — an indication that the Sun's energy output was lower than normal. Spörer discovered that sunspots migrate from high latitudes toward the equator during the 11-year cycle. He also discovered that different latitudes of the Sun rotate at different rates — insights into the Sun and its long naps.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

StarDate Podcast
Yerkes Observatory

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 2:14 Very Popular


George Ellery Hale built his first telescope when he was 14 years old. And just a decade later, as a young astronomer at the University of Chicago, he saw a chance to build one of the largest telescopes in the world. It became the centerpiece of Yerkes Observatory, on the shore of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, which was dedicated 125 years ago today. The observatory was named for Charles Yerkes, a shady businessman who controlled the Chicago subways. The telescope was a 40-inch refractor, which focuses light with lenses. Astronomers used it to help establish the new field of astrophysics — analyzing what makes stars and other objects tick. They studied binary star systems, how stars evolve, the dust and gas between the stars, and much more. In 1932, Chicago and the University of Texas joined forces to establish McDonald Observatory, with the Yerkes director overseeing both of them. The partnership lasted until the 1960s. Viewing conditions at Yerkes weren't always the best. And by the 21st century, the 40-inch telescope couldn't compete with more modern facilities. So Chicago closed the observatory in 2018, then sold it — although it kept its collection of 170,000 photographic plates. The new owners reopened the site this year for tours, outreach programs, and special events — providing access to one of the most important observatories of the 20th century.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Troubled Minds Radio
TM News 123 - Navy Drones, PayPal Social Credit, Extinct Plant, Macro Entanglement, Pain Study...

Troubled Minds Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 63:30


TM News 123 - Navy Drones, PayPal Social Credit, Extinct Plant, Macro Entanglement, Pain Study...http://www.troubledminds.org Support The Show! https://rokfin.com/creator/troubledminds https://troubledfans.com/ https://patreon.com/troubledminds https://www.buymeacoffee.com/troubledminds https://www.twitch.tv/troubledmindsradio #aliens #conspiracy #paranormal --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Swarmed Navy Destroyer Had Its Bridge Illuminated By Mysterious Droneshttps://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/mystery-drones-swarming-navy-destroyer-shined-lights-on-its-bridgeQuantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at The Macroscopic Scale : ScienceAlerthttps://www.sciencealert.com/quantum-entanglement-has-now-been-directly-observed-at-the-macroscopic-scaleThe Stone Head of Guatemala that History Wants to Forget | Ancient Originshttps://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/stone-head-guatemala-history-wants-forget-001104Sunflowers, war and oil: Why margarine, butter prices jumped 32%https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/17/sunflowers-war-and-oil-why-margarine-butter-prices-have-risen.htmlAncient Humans Were Apex Predators For 2 Million Years, Study Finds : ScienceAlerthttps://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-humans-were-apex-predators-for-2-million-years-study-findsVan Gogh-defacing Gen Z activists plead not guilty in court. | Fortunehttps://fortune.com/2022/10/16/gen-z-activists-who-dumped-2-cans-of-tomato-soup-on-van-goghs-sunflowers-plead-not-guilty-in-court/Bizarre blue blobs hover in Earth's atmosphere in stunning astronaut photo. But what are they? | Live Sciencehttps://www.livescience.com/astronaut-blue-blob-pair-atmospherePayPal and America's Pending Social Credit System | Opinionhttps://www.newsweek.com/paypal-americas-pending-social-credit-system-opinion-1752074Delissea argutidentata, thought to be extinct, discovered in Hawaii | CNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2022/10/16/us/hawaii-extinct-plant-discovery-scn-trnd/index.htmlHarvard Medical Researchers Discover Surprising Protective Properties of Painhttps://scitechdaily.com/harvard-medical-researchers-discover-surprising-protective-properties-of-pain/Kanye West agrees to buy right-wing platform Parler - BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/technology-63285698https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2022/10/15/23311448/dall-e-open-ai-image-generator-halloween-monsters-frankenstein-draculaWhy did T. rex have such tiny arms? | Live Sciencehttps://www.livescience.com/why-tyrannosaurus-rex-theropod-dinosaurs-small-armsHere's Xi Jinping's vision to make China great againhttps://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/10/16/xi-jinping-china-legacy-vision-wang-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/around-the-world/Paywalled restaurants are the new 'slipping the host $20'https://www.unilad.com/news/paywalled-restaurant-new-host-slipping-20-20221015https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/17/phishing_beats_deepfakes/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/16/us/politics/democrats-economic-aid-midterms.htmlMet Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law - BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-63277161Pope Francis calls for reforms to the United Nations in new bookhttps://www.axios.com/2022/10/16/pope-francis-united-nations-reforms-bookVatican's mishandling of high-profile abuse cases extends its foremost crisis - The Washington Posthttps://archive.ph/vCrwwIt's the BOAT: Astronomers observe “brightest of all time” gamma-ray burst | Ars Technicahttps://arstechnica.com/science/2022/10/its-the-boat-astronomers-observe-brightest-of-all-time-gamma-ray-burst/Astronomers Have Found More Than 30,000 Near-Earth Asteroids... so far - Universe Todayhttps://www.universetoday.com/158121/astronomers-have-found-more-than-30000-near-earth-asteroids-so-far/Astronomers discovered something strange about asteroid Phaethon | Spacehttps://www.space.com/phaethon-asteroid-spin-speeding-uphttps://www.clickondetroit.com/health/2022/10/17/fda-declares-nationwide-adderall-shortage-what-you-need-to-know/Goalkeeping Robot Dog Tends Its Net Like a Pro - IEEE Spectrumhttps://spectrum.ieee.org/football-robot-mini-cheetahhttps://twistedsifter.com/2022/10/the-perseverance-rover-spies-what-appears-to-be-a-cat-on-mars/

Pinkie The Pig Podcast
0768 Pinkie The Pig Podcast/ Christopher Wren

Pinkie The Pig Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 3:30


Happy Birthday Christopher Wren, London Architect, Astronomer, Scientist. 

Skype of  Cthulhu
822 - The Astronomer's Map 04

Skype of Cthulhu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022


Skype of Cthulhu presents a Corsairs of Cthulhu campaign scenario. The Astronomers's Map by Ben Burns. Spring, 1710 Rapa Nui The crew make their way into the cavern to face its foul guardians. Dramatis Persone: Jim as Keeper of Arcane Lore Steve as Quartermaster Wilford “Deranged” Prescott Rachel as Sailing Master Alexandra Chapelle Meredith as Sailing Mate Marie Fulton Gary as Master Gunner Lucia Randall as John Oates, Ship's Doctor Download Subcription Options Podcast statistics

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
Best View Yet of the Birth of a Black Hole

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 24:10


SpaceTime Series 25 Episode 111*Astronomers have been given one of their best views yet of the birth of a black holeAstronomers have been given one of their best views yet of the birth of one of the universe's most infamous monsters – a black hole.*The largest known asteroid impact on EarthA new study suggests the largest known asteroid impact on Earth may have been even bigger than previously thought and at least twice the size of the one that killed all the non-avian dinosaurs.*Australian project to grow plants on the MoonAustralian scientists have announced plans to grow plants on the Moon to help pave the way for a future lunar colony.*Japan's Epsilon rocket fails during launchJapan has suffered a major launch failure with its Epsilon rocket failing during the final stages of its flight to orbit.*The Science ReportStudy shows obese women improve heart health by time-restricted eating & hi-intensity interval training.The new high-speed motor which has the potential to increase the range of electric vehicles.New biodegradable materials designed to replace conventionally used plastics.Alex on Tech: Sony's new prototype 8K VR headsets.Listen to SpaceTime on your favorite podcast app with our universal listen link: https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com/listen For more SpaceTime and show links: https://linktr.ee/biteszHQ If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen to. Thank you…To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit https://bitesz.supercast.com/ . Premium version now available via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.For more podcasts visit our HQ at https://biteszhq.com Your support is needed...SpaceTime is an independently produced podcast (we are not funded by any government grants, big organisations or companies), and we're working towards becoming a completely listener supported show...meaning we can do away with the commercials and sponsors. We figure the time can be much better spent on researching and producing stories for you, rather than having to chase sponsors to help us pay the bills.That's where you come in....help us reach our first 1,000 subscribers...at that level the show becomes financially viable and bills can be paid without us breaking into a sweat every month. Every little bit helps...even if you could contribute just $1 per month. It all adds up.By signing up and becoming a supporter at the $5 or more level, you get immediate access to over 280 commercial-free, double, and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. You also receive all new episodes on a Monday rather than having to wait the week out. Subscribe via Supercast (you get a month's free trial to see if it's really for you or not) ... and share in the rewards. Details at Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ Details at https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com or www.bitesz.com

StarDate Podcast
Close Nursery

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 2:14 Very Popular


Stellar nurseries are scattered throughout the galaxy — giant clouds of gas and dust that are collapsing to make new stars. Many of them are big, and most are far away. But a fairly small one is just 350 light-years from home. And it's one of the youngest nurseries as well — only about five-and-a-half million years old. The nursery is known as the Epsilon Chamaeleontis Association. It's in the constellation known as the Chamaeleon, which is too far south to see from the United States. Astronomers have logged only a few dozen stars in the cluster. Most are smaller and fainter than the Sun. The list also may include something rare: a quintuple system. Despite its small size, the cluster is a great place to watch the process of starbirth. The stars were all born at the same time, in the same place, and from the same material, so it's easy to compare them. It's also a good place to look for the birth of planets. A planet is born from gas and dust left over from the formation of a star. But it's uncertain just how the process plays out. Having so many young stars to observe may help astronomers figure it out. So far, they haven't found any planets in the cluster. But they've seen several stars that are encircled by disks of gas and dust. And there's evidence that one of the disks contains a giant planet. So astronomers will keep an eye on Epsilon Cam as it gives birth to more stars — and maybe planets.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

The 260 Journey
God Did a Lord Nelson

The 260 Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 5:55


Day 205 Today's Reading: Hebrews 1 At Trafalgar Square in London stands the 170-foot-high iconic Lord Nelson column. Resting on top of the pillar is Lord Nelson. It towers way too high for a passerby to distinguish his features and really know who it is. So about forty years ago a new statue, an exact replica of the original that is on top, was erected at eye level so everyone could see Lord Nelson way up there. Someone had the idea that if you want to know who is “way up there,” we have to bring the exact representation down low enough for everyone to see. This also happened about two thousand years ago in a very big way. God transcends our ability to see Him for who He is. The eyes of our understanding cannot define or figure out His divine features. So God pulled a Lord Nelson for us. He set before us an exact representation, “the image of the invisible God.” Now to know God, we must only look at Jesus. Here's what the writer of Hebrews tells us: “In these last days he has spoken to us through his Son. God made his Son responsible for everything. His Son is the one through whom God made the universe. His Son is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of God's being. He holds everything together through his powerful words. After he had cleansed people from their sins, he now holds the honored position—the one next to the majestic God [the Father] on the heavenly throne.” (Hebrews 1:2-3, GW) We live in a highly religious society today. I don't think America is godless; I think America has many gods. The issue is, what does America's god look like? One of the first things God did when He gave the Ten Commandments was to issue a warning from the very beginning about counterfeit gods. The Bible says this in Exodus 20 in the first commandment: “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:3-5) Here is what stands out—that God gave the commandment against other gods not to pagans and idolaters but to Israel, the very people of God, a monotheistic people. Being religious never guarantees the worship of the true God. This was what we remember as we enter the book of Hebrews. Hebrews was written to religious people who were losing sight of Jesus. They were losing sight of the exact representation and likeness of God seen only in Jesus. And the book reminds them that God is in Jesus. Divine truth must come from outside to us. It cannot be self-generated by us and come from within ourselves. Truth must be revealed by God to us. Without Jesus we come up with our own version of God; thus the thousands of religions in the world who have self-defined God instead of letting God define Himself in Jesus. As Colossians 1:15 says, “We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen” (MSG). God is fully revealed in Jesus. That's why any religion that doesn't give Jesus the honor that God gets is counterfeit. Jesus tells us, “The Son will be honored equally with the Father. Anyone who dishonors the Son, dishonors the Father, for it was the Father's decision to put the Son in the place of honor” (John 5:23, MSG). The Son is equally honored with the Father, because the Son is God in the flesh. There are only two approaches to knowing God: one that begins with humans or the one that begins with God. Jesus is God's self-revelation. We know God only through Jesus. Lloyd C. Douglas was the author of the classic book, The Robe. He lived in a boarding house when he was a university student. He tells the story that when he lived on the first floor, he resided next to a retired music teacher, wheelchair bound and unable to leave his apartment. Every morning they had a ritual: Douglas came down the stairs, opened the man's door, and asked, “Well, what's the good news?” The other picked up his tuning fork, tapped it on the inside of his wheelchair, and said, “That is middle C! It was middle C yesterday, and it will be middle tomorrow. It will be middle C a thousand years from now. The tenor upstairs sings flat, the piano across the hall is out of tune, but my friend, that is middle C.” Says Donald McCullough of the story: “The old man had discovered a constant reality on which he could depend, an unchanging truth to which he could cling. Jesus Christ is our tuning fork, ringing out middle C in a cacophonous world of competing truths; his pitch defines tonal reality and sets every other note in its proper place.” Society may be flat. The church may be sharp. But as McCullough reminds us, “When we listen to middle C two things happen: the revelation of Jesus Christ both separates us from God and unites us to God.” Astronomers observe stars with telescopes. Biologists examine cells with microscopes. Sociologists discover patterns of human behavior with surveys and interviews. Psychiatrists delve into the mind through conversation. Humanity can know God by the life and words of Jesus Christ. When we grasp the hand of Jesus, we meet God in Person.

Skype of  Cthulhu
820 - The Astronomer's Map 03

Skype of Cthulhu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022


Skype of Cthulhu presents a Corsairs of Cthulhu campaign scenario. The Astronomers's Map by Ben Burns. Spring, 1710 Rapa Nui The inhabitants of the island treat the crew of the Cronos to food and secret knowledge. Dramatis Persone: Jim as Keeper of Arcane Lore Steve as Quartermaster Wilford “Deranged” Prescott Rachel as Sailing Master Alexandra Chapelle Meredith as Sailing Mate Marie Fulton Gary as Master Gunner Lucia Randall as John Oates, Ship's Doctor Download Subcription Options Podcast statistics

Walkabout the Galaxy

Astronomers have new evidence of the gaseous remnants of the supernova of a population III star from just 700 million years after the big bang. Speaking of big bangs, DART smacked Dimorphos and produced a long trail of debris from the tiny asteroid, and Mercury reveals a surprisingling dynamic surface. Tune in for space news near and far and Nobel prize trivia with your astroquarks.

BrainStuff
BrainStuff Classics: Could Jupiter Have Water After All?

BrainStuff

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 5:12 Very Popular


Astronomers have long suspected that Jupiter contains lots of water, but they've never been able to prove it. Learn about the new research that could help -- and thus solve lots of questions about our solar system -- in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/great-red-spot-may-expose-jupiters-watery-secret.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria
The Sky Is for Everyone w/ Virginia Trimble & Sara Seager

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 64:03 Very Popular


In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara is joined by astronomers Dr. Virginia Trimble and Sara Seager to talk about the book "The Sky Is for Everyone: Women Astronomers in Their Own Words." Virginia discusses her work as a trailblazing astrophysicist and one of the first women to earn a doctorate in the field from Caltech. Sara shares how she and her team are learning about the possibility of life on exoplanets (and even Venus!) by studying the properties of their atmospheres. Follow Sara: @ProfSaraSeager