ESOcast 5 Aug 2009, 13:00 UTC ESO has just released a stunning new image of a field of stars towards the constellation of Carina. This striking view is ablaze with a flurry of stars of all colours and brightnesses, some of which glow against a backdrop of gas and dust clouds. A complex nebula created by previous, violent ejections surrounds an unusual star in the middle of this field. Astronomers have discovered that this star has a companion. Interactions in this double star system, surrounded by a dusty disc, may be the engine fuelling the star's remarkable nebula.
365 Days of Astronomy 5 Aug 2009, 00:00 UTC What do we detect when we look into space? Very little, actually. Almost all of what we know about the universe comes from analysis of a very limited set of phenomena. Yet we have managed to extrapolate a lot of knowledge from that limited array of what we detect and measure from space. Science Museum Oklahoma and Kirkpatrick Planetarium www.sciencemuseumok.org BIO: Wayne Harris-Wyrick is the Director of the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, a part of Science Museum Oklahoma, where he has taught astronomy to countless thousands of kids and families for more than 30 years. Harris-Wyrick writes a monthly astronomy column covering all aspects of this amazing universe. Wayne can be contacted at email@example.com. Visit the Museum’s site at www.sciencemuseumok.org. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: Oklahoma City Astronomy Club Founded in 1958, our club has a long and distinguished history. We are also members of the Southwestern Region of the Astronomical League and host the Okie-Tex Star Party which is consistently rated as one of America’s Top Ten Star Parties. More information on our club can be found at okcastroclub.com. 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 ...
The Jodcast 3 Aug 2009, 12:00 UTC Impact. This episode features an interview we recorded with Prof Miller Goss about pioneering Australian radio astronomer Ruby Payne Scott [13:17-38:21]. As always, Megan brings us the latest news [01:04-11:37] and Ian Morison tells us what we can see in the August night sky [38:46-1:01:56].
365 Days of Astronomy 3 Aug 2009, 06:46 UTC The Square Kilometer Array is the next generation radio telescope that will explore the cosmos like never before - and may very well call Australia home. An interview with Professor Steven Tingay, the co-Director of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, Curtin University, Western Australia. Skeptic Zone: http://www.skepticzone.tv/ Bio: Kylie Sturgess is a reporter for the Skeptic Zone Podcast - Australia's leading skeptical podcast with reports from around the world - and a researcher of gender differences in paranormal beliefs and superstitious behaviors. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode of 365 days of astronomy is sponsored by the parents of Ben Given, in honor of his 9th birthday. Happy Birthday, Ben. We love you.
SkyWatch and HubbleWatch 31 Jul 2009, 15:00 UTC Servicing Mission 4 went off without a hitch in May, a team of astronauts successfully completing what was perhaps the most challenging Hubble mission ever. Since then, Hubble has been slowly coming awake as scientists and engineers carefully restore its many components to full power. It'll be another month before the first official new images from Hubble, but in July an unexpected astronomical event gave us a sneak preview of one of the telescope's new instruments.
365 Days of Astronomy 30 Jul 2009, 04:56 UTC This podcast is about stellar evolution, how the stars are born, live and die. I will talk about the reactions in the cores of the stars and I will try to explain the effects of the mass and chemical composition in the lifetime of a star as well as its possible endings. My intention is to give to you a general picture of this, to understand our sun’s fate, and to look above at the night sky with new eyes and more knowledge. Andre's blog: http://astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.com/ I am André Gonçalves from Vieira do Minho, Portugal. In 2003, I looked at the eyepiece of a telescope for the first time. Then, I researched a lot about astronomy and I bought my first telescope and binoculars (I was only thirteen). Throughout 2006, I entered in a program for the best students in mathematics of the country at University of Porto (2006/2007) and I did a summer student program of two weeks at Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (CAUP). In the following year, I made a 4.5 inch dobsonian at CAUP! Today, I am eighteen years old and I am doing my graduation in physics at University of Minho, Portugal. Now, ...
365 Days of Astronomy 27 Jul 2009, 19:30 UTC 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 2009. 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 2009.