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Our Island Universe is a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth. Our Island Universe is a partnership between WMRA and James Madison University's John C. Wells Planetarium.

Our Island Universe is a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth. Our Island Universe is a partnership between WMRA and James Madison University's John C. Wells Planetarium.
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Our Island Universe is a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth. Our Island Universe is a partnership between WMRA and James Madison University's John C. Wells Planetarium.

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English


Episodes

Have We Found Earth 2.0?

12/7/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : The promise of exoplanet Ross 128 b.

Duration:00:02:31

Oumaumau Gives Us an Interstellar Fly-By

11/30/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : What we already know about our recent interstellar visitor, Oumaumau.

Duration:00:02:18

Seeking Meaning in the Stars

11/16/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : Some thoughts on mankind's relationship with the stars and the urge to find meaning in their movement.

Duration:00:02:24

Focusing SETI

10/26/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : How SETI is changing the way we search for intelligent life in the Universe.

Duration:00:02:35

Hello Out There...

10/19/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe: If there is a high probability of life in the universe, why haven't we ever been contacted by another form of life?

Duration:00:03:01

Hitchhiking by Asteroid

10/12/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : What do we know about the origins of life on Earth?

Duration:00:03:06

Hello Sun... Say "Ahhhhhhh"

10/5/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : NASA is preparing to launch a solar probe designed to learn more about the temperature zones of our sun.

Duration:00:02:28

Preserving Life on Mars

9/30/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : Taking steps to protect alien life as we explore the galaxy.

Duration:00:03:01

The Cassini Sacrifice

9/21/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : Why did we crash Cassini into Saturn at the end of it's mission?

Duration:00:02:19

Destination Space

7/27/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : The promise and potential of space exploration and how it's driving our species forward.

Duration:00:03:20

Magnificent Desolation

7/20/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : While our reasons for going to the moon the first time may have been political, our achievement led to much more than bragging rights.

Duration:00:02:13

Out of Africa

7/13/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : The roots of our need to explore and discover started with our migration out of Africa and our search for new resources.

Duration:00:02:37

Born Explorers

7/6/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : Evidence that since we arrived on the scene, Homo sapiens have been exploring the world.

Duration:00:02:46

TRAPPIST-1 and the Search for Life

6/29/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : The discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 System may lead to identifying another planet that can sustain life.

Duration:00:02:24

The Case of the Disappering Star

6/22/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : Scientist may have observed the first evidence of a failed supernova.

Duration:00:02:03

The First Woman in Space

6/15/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : We celebrate Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. In 1963, on June 16th, over the span of three days, she orbited the earth 48 times.

Duration:00:02:17

The Cumberland Gap

6/8/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : How we can thank a meteor for our pathway to the west.

Duration:00:02:02

The Multiverse

6/1/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : How can we wrap our minds around the concept of a Multiverse?

Duration:00:02:22

Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

5/25/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : How a meteor 35 million years ago created the Chesapeake Bay.

Duration:00:02:08

Ocean Worlds

5/18/2017
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On this episode of Our Island Universe : The evidence of life on another world may be closer than you think.

Duration:00:01:44