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It is our mission to bring exciting space news hot off the telescope into your ears. In one way or another, the Queen’s Observatory has continued its practice of sharing the wonders of the universe since 1857, thank you for joining us in this long running tradition. Here at Fast Radio Bursts we will answer your questions, interview astronomers, and dive deep into breaking research. From low Earth orbit to the clouds of Venus, from Betelgeuse to colliding black holes It’s a big universe to talk about, so let’s get started.

It is our mission to bring exciting space news hot off the telescope into your ears. In one way or another, the Queen’s Observatory has continued its practice of sharing the wonders of the universe since 1857, thank you for joining us in this long running tradition. Here at Fast Radio Bursts we will answer your questions, interview astronomers, and dive deep into breaking research. From low Earth orbit to the clouds of Venus, from Betelgeuse to colliding black holes It’s a big universe to talk about, so let’s get started.

Location:

Canada

Description:

It is our mission to bring exciting space news hot off the telescope into your ears. In one way or another, the Queen’s Observatory has continued its practice of sharing the wonders of the universe since 1857, thank you for joining us in this long running tradition. Here at Fast Radio Bursts we will answer your questions, interview astronomers, and dive deep into breaking research. From low Earth orbit to the clouds of Venus, from Betelgeuse to colliding black holes It’s a big universe to talk about, so let’s get started.

Language:

English


Episodes

Abyssinia Observatory

5/2/2022
As our last podcast episode, Connor and Nik interview each other. We summarize the highlight of the observatory program and our scientific works.

Duration:01:07:53

A Universal Chronicle E2: The Dark Ages

4/25/2022
Why the Dark Age? The First Stars: The First Galaxies: The Universe Today: Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:29:19

A Universal Chronical E1: In the Beginning

4/11/2022
The Beginning of the Universe: A Planck Epochprimary forces electromagneticstrongweak nuclearthe lab Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:31:36

Living Universe E3: Finding Life

3/28/2022
Looking for Extraterrestrial life: The Arecebo message: atomic numbers hydrogen carbon nitrogen oxygen phosphorus deoxyribonucleic acid formulas chemical compounds nucleotides human genome double helix Solar System Arecibo radio telescopeHave there been any other attempts? Voyager spacecrafts time capsule Per aspera ad astra Morse codeWhat are we doing to look for extraterrestrial life now? SETI NASAhereKepler telescopehereLinks to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal...

Duration:00:36:20

Machine Learning ft. Mike Smith

3/14/2022
We interview Mike Smith, a PhD student, at University of Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom. Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:53:12

Living Universe E2: The Great Filters

2/28/2022
Introduction: Living Universe E1The Fermi paradoxSimple Solutions: Other Mechanism for restricting life: Fermi paradox with life: Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:37:49

Cupid's Arrow Hits a Black Hole ft. Charles Woordford

2/14/2022
We interview Dr. Charles Joseph Woodford, a knowledge translation specialist at Arthur B. McDonald Institute at Queen’s University. Binary Black holes: Black holesLaser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)Nobel Prize in Physics Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:55:31

Living Universe E1: The Paradox

1/31/2022
Introduction: What is life? HomeostasisMetabolismLife outside Earth: The Paradox: Why don't we see life everywhere? What does it take for there to be life? Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:37:45

Our Lonely Galaxy ft. Nathan Deg

1/17/2022
We interview Dr. Nathan Deg, a Software developer for the Canadian Institute for Radio Astronomy: Parts of the Milky Way: A BulgeA BarA DiskStellar HaloDark Matter HaloStellar Streams The Future of Radio Astronomy: the Square Kilometre Array, planned to be in Australia and South Africa. Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:01:04:57

Dangerous Universe E4: Cosmic Calamity

1/3/2022
Introduction: Overview: Universefive parts dark matter, and 14 parts dark energyfilamentsEntropyBig rip,big crunchbig freezeVacuum Decay Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:36:59

A Planet is Born ft. Arnaud Michel

12/20/2021
Introduction: Research: proptoplanetary disksyoung starsdustdebris disksALMA telescopeinterferometermillimetre wavelength Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:01:02:15

Dangerous Universe E3: Galaxy Guillotine

12/6/2021
Introduction dark matter,Gas, dustblack holesactive/aliveRed and dead Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:37:51

Makings of a Universe ft. Mark Richardson

11/22/2021
Introduction: Dr. Mark RichardsonResearch: cosmological simulationsparticle method grid methodDr. Mark Richardson is also highly involved in various outreach events such as Astronomy of Tap, Ignite events, etc. Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:01:10:29

Dangerous Universe E2: Star Slaying

11/8/2021
Overview: hydrogenfusionelements in the universeplanetary nebulasupernovawhite dwarfRed giant phaseRoche limitBlack hole Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:36:18

Dangerous Universe E1: Earth Extermination

9/13/2021
Asteroids: Asteroidsformation of our solar systemrubble pilesnear-earth objectsThe Chelyabinsk meteorNuke the asteroidsgravity tractor, asteroid with reflective plasticThe Sun: Solar flaresnuclear fusionend of its lifetime More Resources: hereherehereLinks to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:38:46

How to Inflate a Universe ft. Simran Nerval

8/23/2021
Introduction: Simran NervalLet's Talk ScienceGEMINI-PIDEAS initiativeQueen's ObservatoryAstronomy on TapSunshine Coast Astronomy Clubcosmic inflationgravitational wavesstatic on an old TV is partly from the big bangUnderstanding Inflation: Cosmic Microwave BackgroundInflaton A Cosmic Big Picture: Dark Matter and Dark Energy Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on Tap Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to...

Duration:01:10:29

Future Missions E5: Eyes on Dragonfly

8/9/2021
Introduction: NASA Dragonfly missionunique weather (clouds, rain, oceans, rivers) occurring on TitanWhy Titan?: The Cassini space missionHugyens which landed on TitanThe Dragonfly Mission: nuclear RTGLinks to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on TapSpecial thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:36:18

Future Missions E4: A Telescope for the Past (Pt.2)

7/26/2021
Introduction: last episodeLaunch: Ariane 5 rocketDestination: Lagrange point or L2satellite's large sunshieldSunshield: felt as heatTechnical Advantages: Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on TapSpecial thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:30:51

Future Missions E3: A Telescope for the Past (Pt.1)

5/3/2021
Introduction - A telescope for the past: JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) infrared observatory infrared wavelengthgoing back 13 billion years in the pastA Successor to Hubble: HubbleL2JWST's Science Goals: First StarsFormation of galaxiesBirth of Star and PlanetsOrigins of Life and Formation of PlanetsLinks to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on TapSpecial thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:32:32

Future Missions E2: To The Moon, Artemis

4/20/2021
Introduction: ArtemisLunar GatewayCanadarm 3Shackleton Crater space suits space launch system2024 land first person on the moon since Apollo missions Why are we doing this: Why go to the moonArtemis Accords:Links to Science Outreach Material: McDonald InstituteRoyal Astronomical SocietyAstronomy on TapSpecial thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!

Duration:00:33:41