SpaceTime with Stuart Gary 16 May 2019, 06:46 UTC The astronomy and space science news podcast.Stream podcast episodes on demand from www.bitesz.com/spacetime (mobile friendly). *First possible Neutron Star – Black Hole Merger detected by LIGOAstronomers may have just detected their first case of a neutron star being devoured by a black hole. If confirmed, the long predicted but never before seen event on April 26 would be history making. *Massive Milky Way collision triggers starburstAstronomers have identified a massive collision between our Milky Way galaxy and a neighbouring satellite galaxy that triggered a sudden burst of new star formation which increased the number of stars in our galactic disk by more than fifty percent. *Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jetsA new study suggests that instead of exploding out evenly in all directions as originally thought -- supernovae generated by the death of the universe’s first stars more likely exploded in elongated jets of energy and plasma. *New Zealand’s Electron rocket flies againNew Zealand’s Rocket Lab has successfully launched another Electron rocket placing three satellites into orbit for the United States Air Force. The launch from the North Island’s Mahia Peninsula was the second this year for the company – coming just five weeks after the company’s last ...
The Planetary Society Radio Podcast 15 May 2019, 15:00 UTC Mat Kaplan visits Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a last, clean room visit with LightSail 2, the Planetary Society’s solar sailing cubesat. While there, Mat also talked to attendees at the Cubesat Developers Workshop, including the creator of the tiny “Pocket Rocket” engine for small spacecraft. LightSail2 is now at the Air Force Research Lab for launch preparation, as we hear from Bruce Betts in this week’s What’s Up. You can learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0515-2019-2019-lightsail2-cubesat-developers.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Astronomy Cast 12 May 2019, 02:00 UTC 530: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 2 Astronomy Cast 530: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 2 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world to put a telescope. It's dry, high, and the nights are clear. Today we'll talk about the monster telescopes already in operation in this region, and the big ones coming soon.
Astronomy Cast 6 May 2019, 19:39 UTC 529: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 1 Astronomy Cast 529: Astronomy of the Andes - Then and Now Pt. 1 by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay The Andes mountains in South America are a hotspot of astronomy today, but ancient peoples knew it was a great place for astronomy and lived their lives in tune with the night sky. Today we'll learn all about what they knew, and how they mapped the movements of the stars and planets.