Fraser Cain

About Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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Virtual Star Party – April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising

by Fraser Cain April 6, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Roy Salisbury, Sharin Ahmed, Stuart Forman, Mike Simmons and some gorgeous pics from Cory Schmitz in the Southern Hemisphere Scott also shares pics from the viewers Apps used by Scott: […]

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Is Andromeda Drifting Towards Us?

by Fraser Cain April 3, 2014

In a Universe that’s expanding apart, isn’t it strange that Andromeda is actually drifting towards us? Dr. Thad Szabo from Cerritos College explains why this is happening. “I’m Thad Szabo, and I teach astronomy and physics at Cerritos College.” Is Andromeda drifting towards us? “The reason that we see Andromeda moving toward us is because […]

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Why Do Galaxies Have Arms?

by Fraser Cain April 3, 2014

Spiral galaxies get their name because of their beautiful spiral shape and iconic arms. But why do galaxies have these spiral shapes, and what causes the arms? Galaxies are some of the most beautiful and inspiring structures in the Universe. As you know, they aren’t solid disks, they’re a gigantic spill of individual stars webbed […]

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 340: Wernher von Braun

by Fraser Cain March 31, 2014

When the United States helped defeat Germany at the end of World War II, they acquired the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. He had already developed the German V2 rocket program, and went on to design all the major hardware of the US rocket program. This week, we talk about von Braun’s life and […]

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 341: 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

by Fraser Cain March 31, 2014

Pamela has a day job, remember? As an astronomer? Recently the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference occurred in the The Woodlands, Texas. Pamela and guest astronomer Sondy Springmann will let us know about the big announcements made at this year’s conference.? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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