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

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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign up for a particular day (or days) of the year.

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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project that is publishing one podcast per day, 5 to 10 minutes in duration, for all 365 days of the year. The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world. We are looking for individuals, schools, companies and clubs to provide 5 - 10 minutes of audio for the daily podcast. You can do as few as 1 episode or up to 12 episodes (one per month, subject to our editorial discretion). Our goal is to encourage people to sign up for a particular day (or days) of the year.

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Intro music bad

By Till wully - May 03 2019
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I suggest making the intro song Astrothunder by Travis Scott

Why no video?

By KevinICdesigner - Aug 22 2014
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Often these are just the audio of an av presentation. Why not include the video where appropriate?

iTunes Ratings

169 Ratings
Average Ratings
125
24
6
4
10

Intro music bad

By Till wully - May 03 2019
Read more
I suggest making the intro song Astrothunder by Travis Scott

Why no video?

By KevinICdesigner - Aug 22 2014
Read more
Often these are just the audio of an av presentation. Why not include the video where appropriate?
Cover image of The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009

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

Latest release on Feb 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Apogee Podcast - The Enigmatic and Surprising Galactic Center

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In this Apogee Podcast, Cosmic (AKA Matt Cheselka) discusses Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, our home. Jan Oort wrote a detailed summary review paper in 1977 about the galactic center.

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Aug 16 2019

12mins

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Rank #2: Astronomy Cast Questions Show: Multiple Big Bangs, Satellite Collisions & the Size of the Universe

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From March 12, 2009.

This week we wonder if the Universe is going to collapse and then expand again, how satellites can have such different velocities, and the size of the observable Universe.

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Sep 02 2019

35mins

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Rank #3: Cosmic Savannah Ep. 6: The Galactic Neighborhood

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Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

In this episode, we speak with Prof. Eric Wilcots and Sinenhlanhla Precious Sikhosana about galaxies and the environments they live in. We discuss how and where galaxies form, and how they interact with other galaxies, and what effect that has on how these galaxies continue to evolve. We also chat about how astronomers observe clusters of galaxies and the exciting science that will be coming out of the MeerKAT Telescope.

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Oct 26 2019

42mins

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Rank #4: Awesome Astronomy - September Part 1

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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

Paul's introduction is epic this month...

The Discussion: A good old British whinge about the weather and looking forward to our biannual dark sky star party, AstoCamp.

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:

- An experiment in an underground lab in London to understand dark energy.

- Eight new repeating fast radio burst sources.

- Help us come up with a cooler name than a pair-instability supernova.

- The late accretion phase of the formation of the solar system.

- The discovery of interstellar radioactive iron in the Antarctica.

- Spitzer reveals surprising exoplanetary details.

- A new exoplanet discovery of three rocky worlds in the same system.

- Using oceanography to suggest greater exoplanet biodiversity.

The main news story discussion:

- The latest big Juno discovery at Jupiter.

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in September:

Jen: A tour of the planets on offer and the zodiacal light

Ralph: Jupiter Saturn and two meteor showers in September. Then further afield, a double star, an open cluster and a dark Nebula in Cepheus.

Main Object: Messier 27, The Dumbbell Nebula.

Q&A: How can Titan have such a thick atmosphere with such a low gravity? From Alastair Frith in the UK.

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #5: Awesome Astronomy - August Part 1

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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Space education at science fairs, sweating in space suits, the public attitude towards space exploration while there are so many relevant shows on TV. A correction from a listener and a lesson in Dutch.

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:

- A young stellar system showing us moons being formed around exoplanets.

- Pinpointing a Fast Radio Burst to understand what it actually is.

- An update on the Hubble Constant.

- Neptune-like exoplanets.

- How do stars merge in a stable manner?

- A planetary nebula formed from a star in that missing 3-8 solar masses.

The main news story discussion:

- Protest in Hawaii over the Thirty Metre Telescope.

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in August:

- Paul: A tour of the planets on offer, the Perseid meteor show, peculiar galaxy NGC7727 and globular cluster NGC6760, both in Aquila.

- Jen: How to find Neptune and what to look for. The further afield, the Albireo, Epsilon Lyrae and Izar double stars.

Main Object: Caldwell 4, The Iris Nebula

Q&A: Could multiple space telescopes use optical interferometry to cheaply outperform the vast expensive ground-based telescopes?

http://www.awesomeastronomy.com

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

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Aug 01 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Urban Astronomer Ep. 29: Stellar Evolution: From Gas to Star

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Episode 28 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast is the first in a series where we try to figure out where supernovae come from. Today's topic: Stellar evolution, from Gas to Star.

Brief bio of the podcaster: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

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Jul 27 2019

16mins

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Rank #7: Ask A Spaceman Ep. 115: Is String Theory Worth It? - Part 1: Unify This!

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How did String Theory get started? What has made the idea so popular over the decades? Can we ever truly have a theory of quantum gravity? What is supersymmetry, the landscape, and the AdS/CFT Correspondence? What do holograms have to do with this? How many dimensions do we live in? Why does String Theory have such a hard time making predictions? How are we supposed to judge a theory that isn’t done yet? It’s a non-stop String Theory bonanza as I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com

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Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Matthew K, Justin Z, Justin G, Kevin O, Duncan M, Corey D, Barbara K, Neuterdude, Chris C, Robert M, Nate H, Andrew F, Chris L, Jon, Cameron L, Nalia, Aaron S, Tim R, Joe R, Neil P, Tom S, Bryan D, Irene P, Dustin R, Matt C, Iothian53, Steve P, Debra S, Ken L, Alberto M, Ron W, Chris L, Mark R, Alan B, Stephen J, David P, John F, Maureen R, Frank T, Craig B, Jesse A, Steven L, Ulfert B, Dave L, Stace J, S Stark, Richard K, Vladimir Z, Carol S, Stephen M, Grace M, Jeremy K, Russell W, David B, Tamara F, Robert B, Fr Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Nate H, Edward K, Ped, Chuck C, Jose Pablo V, Stephen S, Elizabeth W, Eric F, and Tracy F!

Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Nov 05 2019

52mins

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Rank #8: Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Dr. Alan Stern, PI of New Horizons

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Streamed live September 11, 2019.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain ) Special Guest: We are once again privileged to welcome Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator on the New Horizons mission, to the Weekly Space Hangout. This week, Alan will bring us all up to date about what we have learned about Ultima Thule since New Horizons completed its flyby, as well as the prospects for yet another extension of this exciting mission!

Regular Guests:

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )

Moiya McTier ( https://www.moiyamctier.com/ & @GoAstroMo )

Michael Rodruck ( https://sites.psu.edu/mrodruck/ )

This week's stories:

- StarHopper & SpaceX!

- A volcanic exomoon!

- Hypervelocity star almost kicked outta the Milky Way!

- The loss of India's Moon lander.

- Water vapor found around exoplanet in habitable zone.

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Sep 13 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Everyday Einstein - Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

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Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt.

How much do you know about the largest human-made object in space, the ISS? Here are cool facts about what it is, who lives there, and where you can see it. The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest structure humans have ever put into space. In fact, it's so large that it wasn’t launched in its entirety. It was sent up in pieces, and then constructed in orbit.

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Oct 23 2019

12mins

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Rank #10: Space Radio Ep. 89: Hopping Around the Galaxy

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Today on Space Radio:

  • Star hopping across the galaxy.
  • Is it okay to be pessimistic about space travel?
  • What is a solar flare?
  • What happens when two voids meet?
  • Do singularities exist?
  • Do we live inside a black hole?
  • and more!

Join the show recording every Thursday at 4pm ET by leaving a voicemail at www.SpaceRadioShow.com.

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Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Matthew K, Justin Z, Justin G, Kevin O, Duncan M, Corey D, Barbara K, Neuterdude, Chris C, Robert M, Nate H, Andrew F, Chris L, Jon, Elizabeth W, Cameron L, Nalia, Tim R, Joe R, Neil P, Tom S, Bryan D, Irene P, Dustin R, Matt C, Iothian53, Steve P, Debra S, Ken L, Alberto M, Ron W, Chris L, Mark R, Alan B, Stephen J, David P, John F, Maureen R, Frank T, Craig B, Jesse A, Steven L, Ulfert B, Dave L, Stace J, S Stark, Richard K, Vladimir Z, Carol S, Stephen M, Grace M, Jeremy K, Russell W, David B, Tamara F, Robert B, Fr Bruce W, Catherine R, Nicolai B, Sean M, Nate H, Edward K, Ped, Chuck C, Jose Pablo V, and Stephen S!

Produced by Greg Moebius at WCBE Radio Columbus.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars.

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Sep 05 2019

26mins

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Rank #11: Guide To Space - Searching For Life On Europa: Going Under The Ice

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Published on Mar 27, 2018.

We’re now learning that icy worlds seem to be the best places in Solar System where life could be hiding. Worlds like Europa and Enceladus, which have vast oceans of liquid water beneath a shell of water ice. And just in the last year, astrobiologists announced that hardy forms of Earth life should be able to thrive in these oceans, feeding off hydrogen gas emanating from deep sea vents. Clearly we need to explore these worlds, to go deep down beneath the ice to explore the ocean depths. But how do you drill through kilometers of ice to reach it?

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Jul 31 2019

14mins

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Rank #12: Weekly Space Hangout - Guest: Cole Miller

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Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's interview with Dr. Cole Miller, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Miller led one of two separate teams that analyzed Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) data - specifically that for pulsar called J0030+0451 (J0030) in the constellation Pices - and were able to map the surface features of a pulsar for the first time.

Dr. Miller's research focuses on the theory and modeling of high-energy radiation from neutron stars and black holes. Data interpreted using his theoretical models have provided the first evidence for the existence of an innermost stable circular orbit around neutron stars and black holes (a key prediction of strong-gravity general relativity) and evidence for a 2.3 solar mass neutron star, which constrains strongly the equation of state of matter at high densities.

Cole's research interests extend beyond compact objects to subjects such as the use of gravitational lensing to study different classes of cosmological sources. He has used lensing to place limits on the average redshift of gamma-ray bursts and to constrain dark energy parameters based on observations in the Hubble Deep Field. He has also investigated the effects of accretion by primordial compact objects on the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background. In particular, he has placed limits on the contributions of such objects to dark matter and on the degree to which ionization from accretion can be used to explain the weakness of the second acoustic peak as observed with BOOMERanG. Most recently, he has collaborated with Doug Hamilton on models of intermediate-mass black holes and their implications for gravitational radiation.

Regular Guests:

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://www.morganrehnberg.com/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Alex Teachey ( https://alexteachey.wordpress.com/ & @alexteachey )

This week's stories:

- The search for exomoons.

- The launch of Solar Orbiter.

- The new White House NASA budget.

- Boeing StarLiner problems

- SpaceX nabs a new executive from NASA.

- CHEOPS first light.

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Feb 14 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #13: The Cosmic Savannah - Ep. 02: Instruments & Singing Asteroids

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Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama.

Guests: Dr. Amanda Sickafoose and Vanessa Lorenzo.

In Episode 2, we hear from Dr. Amanda Sickafoose who tells us about the complicated instrumentation her team are building for South African telescopes and some of her fascinating work on our Solar System. Vanessa Lorenzo also talks to us about her time as artist-in-residence at the SAAO.

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Aug 02 2019

45mins

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Rank #14: Cosmic Savannah Ep. 003: SETI With MeerKAT

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In Episode 3: "SETI with MeerKAT" Dr. Griffin Foster describes the planned hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence with South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope with @BerkeleySETI and @brkthroughprize. Griffin is from the University of Oxford and is the project scientist for Breakthrough Listen – a program to hunt for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence using radio telescopes.

Griffin explains, in a surprisingly down-to-earth and practical way, why we might expect intelligent extraterrestrial lifeforms to exist elsewhere in the Universe, how they might be trying to communicate and how we might search for these signals.

Griffin and the Breakthrough Listen team plan to conduct part of their search with the new MeerKAT radio telescope. MeerKAT is one of the world’s most advanced radio telescopes and is located in the Karoo in South Africa.

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Aug 21 2019

37mins

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Rank #15: Astronomy Cast Ep. 542: Weird Issues - The Age of the Universe

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Streamed live on October 4, 2019. Our series on Universe weirdness continues, this time we learn how astronomers are struggling to make sense of the age of the Universe.

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Oct 21 2019

30mins

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Rank #16: Awesome Astronomy - October Part 1

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The Discussion: A look back at our 50th anniversary of the moon landings-themed dark sky star party, AstoCamp, and some wonderful suggestions as an alternative name for a ‘pair instability supernova’.

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:

- Discovery of an exoplanet stripped of its atmosphere.

- Understanding more about the features you can observe in Jupiter’s storms.

- Gaia tells us more about the evolution of open clusters.

- Chandra probes black hole clusters.

- Planet 9 (groan…) could be a tiny black hole (it couldn’t).

- Amateur astronomer discovery of an interstellar comet.

- Understanding the evolution of globular clusters.

- NASA’s Insight lander suggests weird magnetic chirping at midnight on Mars.

The main news story discussion: Water vapour in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its habitable zone - leading to discussions on the importance of science journalism and the search for Earth 2.0

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in October:

Paul: A round up of the planets available to northern hemisphere observers in October and a tour of the comets currently in our skies. In the deep sky, we recommend a look at globular cluster Messier 2 and the NGC7009 planetary nebula in Aquarius.

Ralph: 3 lunar/planetary conjunctions and a glut of meteor showers. Then further afield, the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies.

Main Object: Messier 44, The Beehive Cluster.

Q&A: Advice on upgrading telescopes for our good friend Jeremy Hanson in Wisconsin, USA.

Also this month, a close friend of Jen’s, Chris Duffield, got ill and died in China aged 27. The foreign office have told his family that the ballpark figure for getting him home will be between £15,000-£20,000. If you’d like to help repatriate the friend’s body, please do consider giving a donation to the gofundme account at:

tiny.cc/lpvgdz. Thank you.

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Oct 02 2019

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Rank #17: Astronomy Cast Ep. 543: Weird Issues: The Habitable Zone

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Streamed live on Oct 18, 2019. Our series on Universe weirdness marches on. This week we take a look at the habitable zone, and how things aren't as simple as we once thought.

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Oct 28 2019

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Rank #18: Urban Astronomer Ep. 30: Stellar Evolution & Nuclear Fusion

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Episode 30 of the Urban Astronomer Podcast is the second in our in a series where we try to figure out where supernovae come from.

Brief bio of the podcaster: Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Citizen Science Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he promotes the uptake of Citizen Science among South African amateur astronomers.

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Aug 09 2019

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Rank #19: Awesome Astronomy - November Part 1

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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Before we start the show proper, we discuss Jeni’s encounter with Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, her new research paper undergoing a painfully slow peer review and we take a look at Chris Lintott’s book, The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse. Then it’s over to the listeners for a few emails suggesting cooler names for the phenomenon of the Pair Instability Supernova.

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:

- An enigmatic radio burst opens up a new method of probing the universe.

- Hubble takes a look at interstellar comet.

- Hygiea becomes the latest candidate to be recategorized as a dwarf planet.

- Spiral galaxies give more clues to discredit the MOND theory of dark matter.

- Venus going pop and perhaps a 2 billion window of habitability.

- More confusion over the age of Saturn’s rings.

The big news story: perhaps heavier elements in the Universe are not only forged in supernovae, but also from neutron star mergers

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in November:

Paul: A round up of the planets available to northern hemisphere observers in November, a tour of the comets currently in our skies and Vest at opposition. In the deep sky, Paul recommends a few overlooked objects in Cetus and Sculptor.

Jen: The upcoming Transit of Mercury on 11/12th November.

Ralph: 3 lunar/planetary conjunctions and a couple of meteor showers. Then further afield, the Orion Nebula

Main Object: The innermost planet, Mercury

Q&A: What actually is the solar wind? From our good friend Andrew Osborne.

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Nov 06 2019

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Rank #20: Ask A Spaceman Ep. 112: Why Can’t I Quantum Tunnel Myself?

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Where does the quantum world begin? Why do we have a hard time fundamentally understanding quantum systems? What connects quantum and classical physics?  I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

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Music by Jason Grady and Nick Bain. Thanks to Cathy Rinella for editing.

Hosted by Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at The Ohio State University, and the one and only Agent to the Stars (http://www.pmsutter.com).

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Sep 17 2019

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