Astronomy Cast 27 Nov 2018, 00:00 UTC Ion engines are a mainstay of science fiction, featured in both Star Trek and Wars. But this is a very real technology, successfully used on several missions out there in the Solar System right now. How do they work and what are the limits?
The Jodcast 26 Nov 2018, 11:00 UTC Falling with hot DOGS. In the show this time, we talk to Bernie Fanaroff and Rob Adam about using science to inform policy-makers, and the future of African astronomy, our resident DARA Big Data Science Policy Fellows tell us about their DARA Fellowships in this month's JodBite, and your astronomy questions are answered by George Bendo in Ask an Astronomer.
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
93: Micro-quasar Blasting Gamma Rays Towards Earth - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 21 Episode 9324 Nov 2018, 07:56 UTC Micro-quasar blasting gamma rays towards EarthAstronomers have detected high energy gamma rays violently blasting out of a micro-quasar within the Milky Way galaxy.
This Week @ NASA 23 Nov 2018, 16:32 UTC A landing site is selected for our next Mars rover … Our InSight mission is in the home stretch of its journey to the Red Planet … And a week of celebration on the space station … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
ESOcast 22 Nov 2018, 13:00 UTC ESO, the European Southern Observatory, designs, builds and operates some of the most advanced telescopes and instruments in the world. To achieve this, ESO needs a host of talented engineers who design, develop and maintain these sensitive machines.
The Planetary Society Radio Podcast 21 Nov 2018, 16:00 UTC NASA announced on November 19th that the multi-billion dollar 2020 Mars rover will land in Jezero crater, where it will begin the search for the signature of past life. The selection process took five years, and Briony Horgan of Purdue University was part of it all. She joins us to talk about this exciting and enticing target on the Red Planet. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for the much more imminent Mars landing of InSight. Orion in the northern hemisphere’s night sky can only mean winter is coming. Just ahead of it is a new What’s Up segment from Bruce and Mat.
StarDate Online 20 Nov 2018, 06:00 UTC On average, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, gives birth to only a few stars per year. But that’s a mere pittance compared to some galaxies. The most prolific churn out thousands of stars. At that rate, they could double their total number of stars in a few hundred million years.