Astronomy Cast

Annual Atlanta Star Party Coming Soon!

by Susie Murph July 28, 2014

If you happen to be attending DragonCon or just live near Atlanta, come and listen to some fantastic speakers and help do astronomy research and education at the Annual Atlanta Star Party! What: Since 2009, this annual charity event celebrates science and space, and brings people together for a great cause.

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New Podcasts: Precession and Acceleration

by Astronomy Cast September 9, 2013

We’ve got two new podcasts from the Astronomy Cast team of Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain: Ep. 313: Precession, and Episode 314: Acceleration.

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Podcast: Accretion Discs

by Nancy Atkinson July 11, 2013

When too much material tries to come together, everything starts to spin and flatten out. You get an accretion disc. Astronomers find them around newly forming stars, supermassive black holes and many other places in the Universe. Today we’ll talk about what it takes to get an accretion disc, and how they help us understand […]

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Podcast: Death of a Spacecraft

by Astronomy Cast June 26, 2013

In the end, everything dies, even plucky space robots. Today we examine the last days of a series of missions. How do spacecraft tend to die, and what did in such heroes as Kepler, Spirit, and Galileo (the missions… not the people). Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe to: with your podcatching […]

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Podcast: Planetary Motions in the Sky

by Astronomy Cast June 24, 2013

Even the ancient astronomers knew there was something different about the planets. Unlike the rest of the stars, the planets move across the sky, backwards and forwards, round and round. It wasn’t until Copernicus that we finally had a modern notion of what exactly is going on. Click here to download the episode. Or subscribe […]

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