A Commander Chris Hadfield returns home tonight, the York Universe crew will be focusing on his voyage with a special show, featuring talk of the incredible and inspiring exploits of the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. Featured in this episode will be an interview with one of the newest Canadian Astronauts, Jeremy Hansen. I was lucky enough to be a part of this interview, and am excited that it will finally reach air time tonight!
Also debuting tonight after the York Universe episode, will be my second ‘What’s The Latest?’ podcast, entitled ‘Supernova part 1.’ Find it in the Podcast section of my site. This episode features talk of the history of supernovae as observed from Earth, and how humanity has reached our current understanding of the mechanism that drives supernovae. Part 1 takes us from ancient astronomers viewing supernovae all the way up to the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.
Part two will go beyond to talk about classification of supernovae and lead us to the latest research in the field. Finally we will talk about future or planned research and what it means for all of us on this tiny blue dot.