Astronomy Cast

Ep. 524: Judging Age & Origins, part 3 – Beyond Our System

We learned how to figure out the ages of objects in the Solar System, now we push out into the…

2 years ago

Ep. 523: Judging Age & Origins, Pt. 2 Across the Solar System

Today we push our aging curiosity out into the Solar System to ask that simple question: how old is it…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Download MP3 Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 522: Judging Age & Origins, part 1 – Earth Rocks

People always want to know how old everything is. And more specifically, they want to know how we know how…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 521: The Deep Space Network

We always focus on the missions, but there's an important glue that holds the whole system together. The Deep Space…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter Part 2

This is our second episode in a two part series where we look at Transients in astronomy. In last week's…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 519: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter

Astronomers have found that sometimes the Universe changes. Things move, things explode, things get brighter or dimmer. In fact, knowing…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 518: When the Universe tried to Declare War

We always say the Universe is trying to kill us. But there was this one time, when the Universe used…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 517: Fritz Zwicky and the Zwicky Transient Facility

One of the most influential astronomers in the 20th Century was Fritz Zwicky. He had his hand in the discovery…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 516: Polar Vortices

It's cold right now. Okay, fine, here on Vancouver Island, it's actually pretty warm. But for the rest of Canada…

3 years ago