Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

— Inscription on Columbus' caravels

Astronomy Cast

Syndicate content Astronomy Cast
Take a facts-based journey through the universe.
Updated: 3 hours 59 min ago

Ep. 535: Astronomy-Related Things To Do This Summer

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:09pm

It’s summertime, and time for our annual Astronomy Cast hiatus. But that doesn’t mean that the astronomy adventure has to end. Today we’ll give you some tips and tricks for astronomy summer adventures.

In this episode we mentioned donations and tours. Click to learn more!

Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

This episode is sponsored by: MagellanTV and 8th Light

Show Notes

Bennu Mappers – Help CosmoQuest map rocks to help pick which ones OSIRIS-REx will bring back from asteroid Bennu! Start your coffee pots, get your favorite mouse/trackpads, & GET MAPPING! http://bennu.cosmoquest.org/

Starlink and satellite constellations are going to start interfering with dark sky viewing, so take some star trail photos this summer

What is a star trail?

How to take great photos of star trails

Taking photos of the Milky Way

How to take photos of the Milky Way

Book review: “Astrophotography” by Theirry Legault

Find dark skies and search for Mercury, Jupiter, and other planets: June guide to Night Sky

What is a Dobsonian telescope?

Guide to Dobsonian telescopes

Asteroids Pallas and Vesta will be visible this summer

Persied Meteor shower – peaks in August

Delta Aquariid meteors peak in July

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019 to Take Place on July 16

Andromeda constellation contains a galaxy

Space Launch Calendar summer 2019

Upcoming Events and Launches from Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Events

Visit Dr. Morgan Rehnberg’s Apollo 11 exhibit in Ft. Worth

Transcript

transcript
Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

Categories: Astronomy

Ep. 534: Modern South African Astronomy

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 2:38pm

Last week we talked about some ancient south African astronomy, so this week we’ll talk about the state of modern astronomy in the southern part of Africa, which happens to be a great place with nice dark skies and a great view into the heart of the galaxy.

In this episode we mentioned donations and tours. Click to learn more!

Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

This episode is sponsored by: MagellanTV and 8th Light

Show Notes

Bennu Mappers – Help CosmoQuest map rocks to help pick which ones OSIRIS-REx will bring back from asteroid Bennu! Start your coffee pots, get your favorite mouse/trackpads, & GET MAPPING! http://bennu.cosmoquest.org/

Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

Royal Observatory

Sutherland Observatory

The Southern African Large Telescope

Las Cumbres Observatory at Sutherland

Las Cumbres Observatory Network

KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope:  South

Transcript

transcript
Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

Categories: Astronomy

Ep. 533: Indigenous South African Astronomy

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 1:58pm

Let’s move to another continent this week, and look at the astronomy that was going on in southern Africa in ancient times.

In this episode we mentioned donations and tours. Click to learn more!

Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

This episode is sponsored by: MagellanTV and 8th Light

Show Notes

Bennu Mappers – Help CosmoQuest map rocks to help pick which ones OSIRIS-REx will bring back from asteroid Bennu! Start your coffee pots, get your favorite mouse/trackpads, & GET MAPPING! http://bennu.cosmoquest.org/

Southern African peoples:

African Ethnoastronomy

Cosmic Africa 

Indigenous Astronomy in Southern Africa

Africa’s ancient astronomers made their mark in culture, folklore

Astronomy in Sub‐Saharan Africa

The Southern Cross Constellation

The Pleiades Constellation

Transcript

transcript
Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

Categories: Astronomy

Ep. 532: Modern Astronomy of Australia

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 2:51pm

Last week we talked about how well the indigenous Australians followed the night sky. Well, it turns out, Australia is still an amazing place for astronomy. There are so many powerful observatories in Australia, and even more in the works.

In this episode we mentioned donations and tours. Click to learn more!

Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

This episode is sponsored by: MagellanTV and 8th Light

Show Notes

Bennu Mappers – Help CosmoQuest map rocks to help pick which ones OSIRIS-REx will bring back from asteroid Bennu! Start your coffee pots, get your favorite mouse/trackpads, & GET MAPPING! http://bennu.cosmoquest.org/

Sydney Observatory
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Siding Spring Observatory
Parkes Observatory Radio Telescope
Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory
Square Kilometer Array

Transcript

transcript
Download MP3| Download Raw Show with Q&A| Show Notes | Jump to Transcript or Download

Categories: Astronomy