Radio Astronomy

Government Shutdown and Astronomy

11/8/13 3:48 AM | Radio Astronomy

govtshutdown Listen as we explore the myriad of negative effects the government shutdown is having on American science, astronomy, and NASA.

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Voyager 1: The Most Distant Human-Made Object

11/8/13 3:31 AM | Radio Astronomy

voyager1 The Voyager 1 spacecraft has officially reached interstellar space. After making the first close passages of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 1 has been traveling through the outer Solar System for over 36 years, and has finally passed beyond the edge.

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Mission to Mars

11/8/13 3:11 AM | Radio Astronomy

missiontomars Have you ever wanted to visit Mars? Many different types of missions to the Red Planet are currently being considered, and volunteers might be needed to man these missions. Tune in to learn how your next vacation could become otherworldly!

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More Citizen Science!

11/8/13 3:01 AM | Radio Astronomy

morecitizensci Learn even more about how to help astronomers sift through huge amounts of data to make truly amazing discoveries! SETI@Home and The Milky Way Project are just two of the projects you can get involved in as a citizen scientist.

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Broken Kepler

11/8/13 2:37 AM | Radio Astronomy

brokenkepler The Kepler space telescope has officially ended its planet-hunting mission. But don’t despair, Kepler has discovered 167 confirmed extrasolar planets and another 3,568 planet candidates are waiting to be confirmed.

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Nova Delphini 2013

11/8/13 2:23 AM | Radio Astronomy

The artist's illustration depicts a classical nova binary system just before an explosion on the surface of the white dwarf. A ‘new’ star appeared in the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin in late August. Called a nova, this surprise event is caused by a runaway nuclear explosion on the surface of a nearby white dwarf star, and happened to be visible to the naked eye for several days.

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Astro Apps

11/8/13 2:10 AM | Radio Astronomy

astroapps Find out how you can contribute to real astronomy research just by using your eyes and a smartphone app! Help scientists better understand space debris and light pollution by gathering data with your smartphone.

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Citizen Science!

11/3/13 11:05 PM | Radio Astronomy

Image credit: Galaxy Zoo and SDSS Learn all about real scientific research that anyone and everyone can contribute to! These Citizen Science projects are making incredible discoveries about the universe.

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Perseids Meteor Shower Lights up the August Sky!

08/10/13 3:11 PM | Radio Astronomy

Meteor The Perseids Meteor Shower Lights up the August Sky! Listen now!

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Summer Time Astronomy!

07/30/13 12:00 PM | Radio Astronomy

washburn Summer is here and it is one of the best times of the year to get outside and see the night time sky! Astronomers at UW Madison offer several programs for the public to get involved in night time viewing, including the Universe in the Park program and at the Washburn Observatory. Listen now!

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