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Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, WI USA.

Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, WI USA.
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Madison, WI

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Learn about the Universe in five minutes or less with Radio Astronomy! Short weekly podcasts based off of the 89.9FM WORT radio show in Madison, WI USA.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Universe in a Box

12/4/2014
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On this episode we hear from Dr. Shy Genel about the Illustris cosmological simulation

Duration: 00:06:59


The Dragonfly and the Dwarf

8/4/2014
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Arthur tells us about a new telescope called the Dragonfly and how it will help us understand dwarf galaxies.

Duration: 00:03:58


Pluto! Everyone's favorite dwarf planet!

6/24/2014
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Today we talk about the New Horizons Spacecraft which is on its way to Pluto and its moons.

Duration: 00:05:25


Starbirth

6/3/2014
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Duration: 00:03:57


The Coldest Brown Dwarf!

5/7/2014
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Duration: 00:04:33


When a Star Runs Away from Home...

3/6/2014
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Anna William and Arthur Eigenbrot tell us about runaway stars in our MilkyWay Galaxy including visible runaway stars!

Duration: 00:04:57


The Oldest Star Known

2/26/2014
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Today we talk about the oldest star ever discovered to date and how it was found! Tune in!

Duration: 00:04:45


Do Black Holes Exist?

2/20/2014
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Arthur Eigenbrot and Jenna Ryon fill us in on the latest from Stephan Hawking!

Duration: 00:04:54


Space Mission Gaia: The 1 Billion Star Mapper!

2/12/2014
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Gaia soon goes online to map precise distances to 1 billion stars in our Galaxy!

Duration: 00:05:47


Singing the Astro Blues! Or, Why Study Astronomy?

2/7/2014
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On today's episode, two astronomy undergraduates (Emy Rivera, Univ. Puerto Rico and Joseph Putko, Univ. Middleberry) tell us why they chose to study astronomy for their majos. Joseph rounds out the episode by singing us the Astro Blues!

Duration: 00:04:04


The BOSS on the Search for Dark Matter

1/29/2014
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Tonight! Arthur Eigenbrot tells us a bit about the BOSS survey and how it will help us solve big problems in extragalactic astronomy.

Duration: 00:04:55


Space sex and other challenges to interstellar travel

1/27/2014
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Does sending humans to other star systems sounds like science fiction? It might just become reality with your help! Listen to this podcast to here how you can submit your ideas to the 100 year starship program (www.100yss.org) mission.

Duration: 00:03:14


China Hops to the Moon with the Jade Rabbit!

1/22/2014
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On this episode I will discuss the latest space mission of China to the moon: The Chang3 lander and Jade Rabbit rover. One small hop for a rabbit, one giant leap for China!

Duration: 00:03:43


Virgin Galactic Blast Off!!

1/16/2014
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Learn about how you can go to space as a private citizen. Just make sure you have atleast $200,000 in hand! We also review past updates to the LHC as they continue to verify the discovery of the Higgs Boston.

Duration: 00:02:19


On star clusters and forging a career path in astronomy!

1/13/2014
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Natalie Gosnell at UW Madison tells us how she uses the Hubble Space Telescope to study star clusters in our galaxy. Later in the episode she shares some advice about starting a career in astronomy.

Duration: 00:04:15


The Higgs (Hugs!) Boson

1/2/2014
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Kenny Rudinger (UW Madison Physics Graduate student) explains what the Higgs Boson is and why it is important for the standard model of particle physics.

Duration: 00:05:17


The Many Problems of Light Pollution

1/2/2014
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Light Pollution!! Yuck!! In this short episode learn a bit more about light pollution and what you can do to help prevent it!

Duration: 00:02:39

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