AWESOME ASTRONOMY
AWESOME ASTRONOMY
Oct 14, 2020
#100 - October 2020 Part 2
1 hr 3 min

The Discussion: The publication of Jeni’s new research paper, a review of Netflix shows Challenger and Away (sublime and ridiculous).

The News: Rounding up the space exploration news we have:

  • ESA and JAXA’s future infrared space telescope cancelled
  • Mercury-bound Bepi-Colombo is passing Venus – with sensors…
  • Get ready for next month’s launch of China’s epic Chang’e 5 moon mission.
  • A change in crew for Boeing’s creed Starliner test flight to the ISS
  • NASA’s shiny new plan for Artemis and human exploration of the moon
  • A gallop through SpaceX’s achievements

Main news story: Astrophysicists scoop up Nobel Prizes again this year.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum: The ultraviolet and X-ray parts of the spectrum. How these telescopes were developed and became ever more powerful.

Q&A: If you had to choose just one mission or big science experiment to proceed in your remaining lifetimes, what would you choose and why? Victor Carroon, London, UK via email.

Space Nuts | Astronomy, Space and Science News
Space Nuts | Astronomy, Space and Science News
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RIP Arecibo Observatory
Space Nuts Episode 230 with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley * RIP Arecibo. Fred discusses the importance of the venerable site...and what it’s loss will mean. * Listener questions galore...this episode we feature questions from listener Brian in Georgia, USA; Glyn from Albion, Victoria Australia; Snow from New Zealand and Damien Huxley. Fred has answers for all of you. For more Space Nuts, links, and to stream podcast episodes on-demand, visit our website at  https://spacenutspodcast.com  (mobile friendly). Become a  Space Nuts crew member and gain immediate access to our catalogue of special commercial-free versions of Space Nuts plus bonus content now rolling out. Instant access to 60 plus posts once signed up...Simply sign on via our Patreon or Supercast pages… Space Nuts with Professor Fred Watson & Andrew Dunkley is creating Astronomy and Space Science Podcasts or (New) The Space Nuts Super Exclusive Commercial Free Feed and if you’d like to check out our new bundled options: Bitesz Network on Supercast  Sponsor Link: This episode of Space Nuts is brought you with the support of LastPass password manager...sorting out the biggest hassle we all have on the internet...and you can do it for free. Details at spacenutspodcast.com/lastpass  Use this link and help support the show. Thanks... ExpressVPN - Rated No.1 by TechRadar and as used by us. For three months free with any 12-month package, just visit www.tryexpressvpn.com/space   and help support the show. NameCheap….the best way to buy and manage your domain names. Get more details at https://spacenutspodcast.com/namecheap  and help support the show. This is the service we use to manage all of our domains and we highly recommend them.  For more Space Nuts visit spacenutspodcast.com  Join the Space Nuts Facebook group...chat and share stuff with other listeners, ask your questions….Andrew may even answer them. This is your community so we want to hear from you. Just search for the Space Nuts Group on Facebook and join today. See you there… https://www.facebook.com/groups/2677812375570941 Time to treat yourself with one of our new T-Shirts, Polo shirts, coffee mugs, stickers and more. Details here:  https://bitesz-com.myshopify.com   (They make great presents…just saying). Professor Fred Watson’s new book is available now - ‘Cosmic Chronicles’ - Are we alone in the Universe? Where did the Moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining? In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy. By using our links you’ll be helping support the show. For our Australian listeners, you can... Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/space-nuts.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 min
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
bitesz.com
Measuring the Rotation of the Milky Way’s Central Black Hole
The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 126 *Measuring the rotation of the Milky Way’s central black hole Astronomers have for the first time measured the rotational spin of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. *The Jovian ice moon Europa glows in the dark Scientists have discovered that the Jovian ice moon Europa doesn’t just shine in reflected sunlight – it actually glows in the dark. *The latest launch failure of a Vega rocket The European Space Agency has set up an independent board of inquiry into the November 17 launch failure of a Vega rocket. *The Science Report Sexual activity and dating app use declines during the coronavirus lockdown. A neuron-growing ink that uses the body’s electrical signals to precisely guide the growth of nerve cells. One of the planet’s greatest mass extinction events caused by a spate of huge volcanic eruptions. Russian and North Korean cyber-attacks target research into COVID-19 vaccines. Alex on tech looks at new Macs, new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and the futuristic Sound Beamer. For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly).  For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimewithstuartgary Get immediate access to over 200 commercial-free, double and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 min
WeMartians Podcast
WeMartians Podcast
Jake Robins
86 – Equitable Design (feat. Kavya Manyapu)
As more and more human spaceflight vehicles enter service, and more and more people have access to spaceflight, the need to design vehicles to accommodate different kinds of passengers becomes more and more important. Kavya Manyapu, a spacesuit engineer on Boeing's Starliner program, joins Jake to talk about equitable design, and the challenges and payoffs of pursuing it. We talk spacesuits and equitable design Boeing Suit unveiling Follow Kavya and Boeing's Starliner Kavya's WikipediaProfile on Kavya in Rocket WomenKavya's appearance on Space4U PodcastBoeing Starliner SiteBoeing Future U Follow Jake & WeMartians Website (www.wemartians.com)Patreon (www.patreon.com/wemartians)WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com)Mailing List (https://wemartians.com/signup)Twitter (@we_martians) Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit)Off-Nominal PodcastOrigins: Jim BridenstineMost Recent Episode: 35 - The Two Mile of the Space Industry featuring Caleb Henry Support WeMartians on Patreon Now Available - Season 4 Mission Patches Our season 4 mission patches are finally here! Celebrate our 4th season of podcasts with this awesome patch by artist Beth Kerner. We talk all about the design and its elements in our announcement blog post. You can get the new patch for $17USD with free shipping. Plus, if you missed last year's patch, you can get both together for just $25USD while supplies last. Both patches are limited print runs so pick it up today and support not only WeMartians but a great independent space artist, too! Get your Mission Patch now!
37 min
Off-Nominal
Off-Nominal
Jake Robins, Anthony Colangelo
36 - December Hurricanes
Jake and Anthony are joined by Eric Berger of Ars Technica to talk about the space policy fallout of the 2020 US election, Eric’s upcoming book, and Jake’s bad decisions. Drinks * Shiner Berliner Weisse - Spoetzl Brewery - Untappd * Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Company - Untappd * Orbital Tilt IPA (Galaxy) - Captain Lawrence Brewing Company - Untappd Topics * Off-Nominal - YouTube * Episode 36 (with Eric Berger) - YouTube * Jim Bridenstine is leaving NASA. How should we assess his 30-month tenure? | Ars Technica * Seven countries join NASA to explore the Moon peacefully, transparently | Ars Technica * Thanks to SpaceX, NASA regains a capability it lost for a decade | Ars Technica * Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX Picks * Kevin M. Gill (@kevinmgill) on Twitter for his Fleets and other visualizations of Jupiter * The End of Everything | Book by Katie Mack | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster * How a Thanksgiving Day gag ruffled feathers in Mission Control | Ars Technica * Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) on Twitter for the best coverage of China’s space activity Follow Eric * Eric Berger * Eric Berger | Ars Technica * Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX Follow Jake * WeMartians Podcast - Follow Humanity's Journey to Mars * WeMartians Podcast (@We_Martians) | Twitter * Jake Robins (@JakeOnOrbit) | Twitter * Watch the Launch of Mars 2020 Perseverance with us! - WeMartians Podcast Follow Anthony * Main Engine Cut Off * Main Engine Cut Off (@WeHaveMECO) | Twitter * Anthony Colangelo (@acolangelo) | Twitter Off-Nominal Merchandise * Off-Nominal Logo Tee * WeMartians Shop | MECO Shop
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SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary | Astronomy, Space & Science News
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Measuring the Rotation of the Milky Way’s Central Black Hole
The Astronomy, Technology and Space Science News Podcast. SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 23 Episode 126 *Measuring the rotation of the Milky Way’s central black hole Astronomers have for the first time measured the rotational spin of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. *The Jovian ice moon Europa glows in the dark Scientists have discovered that the Jovian ice moon Europa doesn’t just shine in reflected sunlight – it actually glows in the dark. *The latest launch failure of a Vega rocket The European Space Agency has set up an independent board of inquiry into the November 17 launch failure of a Vega rocket. *The Science Report Sexual activity and dating app use declines during the coronavirus lockdown. A neuron-growing ink that uses the body’s electrical signals to precisely guide the growth of nerve cells. One of the planet’s greatest mass extinction events caused by a spate of huge volcanic eruptions. Russian and North Korean cyber-attacks target research into COVID-19 vaccines. Alex on tech looks at new Macs, new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and the futuristic Sound Beamer. For more SpaceTime visit https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly).  For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimewithstuartgary Get immediate access to over 200 commercial-free, double and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime  Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/spacetime.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 min
Medieval Archives
Medieval Archives
Medieval Archives
MAP #83: Halloween Special – Ghost Stories From Haunted Castles
The witching season is upon us once again. Past Halloweens we've covered a Medieval Serial Killer, Medieval Zombies and more. All the Halloween episodes are available on the Halloween Podcast page. This Halloween we are looking at haunted castles from the Middle Ages. Castles We'll visit a handful of castles around England and one in Ireland. Most of the castles today are in Northern England and one isn't a castle. We'll start out at Whitby Abbey and make our way north to Alnwick Castle and the infamous Alnwick Vampire! The Alnwick Vampire spread death and pestilence wherever it roamed. It was even recorded by medieval chronicler William of Newburgh. Then we'll look at a castle dubbed 'The Most Haunted Castle" in England, Chillingham Castle. Filled with the ghosts of hundreds of Scottish prisoners, an evil torturer and an innocent boy caught in the middle of political betrayal. The last two stops on our trip are on the Emerald Isle at Malahide Castle talking about perhaps, the first evil clown and ending up in London at the massive Tower of London! The Tower of London is home to some of the most famous ghosts in England including the Princes in the Tower and Queen Anne Boleyn. The night before her execution, Queen Anne wrote her death poem, which you can read below. I found a beautiful rendition of the poem set to music in the episode. Queen Anne Boleyn Death Poem: Oh Death, rock me asleep,Bring me to quiet rest,Let pass my weary guiltless ghostOut of my careful breast.Toll on, thou passing bell;Ring out my doleful knell;Let thy sound my death tell.Death doth draw nigh;There is no remedy.My pains who can express?Alas, they are so strong;My dolour will not suffer strengthMy life for to prolong.Toll on, thou passing bell;Ring out my doleful knell;Let thy sound my death tell.Death doth draw nigh;There is no remedy.Alone in prison strongI wait my destiny.Woe worth this cruel hap that IShould taste this misery!Toll on, thou passing bell;Ring out my doleful knell;Let thy sound my death tell.Death doth draw nigh;There is no remedy.Farewell, my pleasures past,Welcome, my present pain!I feel my torments so increaseThat life cannot remain.Cease now, thou passing bell;Rung is my doleful knell;For the sound my death doth tell.Death doth draw nigh;There is no remedy. The Tower of London also had one of the craziest executions recorded. A novice executioner missed his mark and chased an elder lady around hacking her to death. As comical as it sounds it as a gruesome death seen by over 150 witnesses. Grab some candy and get ready for a chilling tour of haunted castles! Haunted Castles covered in this episode: Whitby AbbeyAlnwick CastleChillingham CastleMalahide CastleThe Tower of London Get your free audio book from Audible.com at: https://www.medievalarchives.com/AudioBook Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. Direct link to the MP3 file | Apple Podcast Feed | RSS Podcast Feed The intro music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at Magnatune.com
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