In this week’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, producer Will Cushman talks to Jim Lattis, of the UW Space Place, about all things eclipse! Jim is an expert on the history of astronomy and an astronomy education advocate. They discuss why the Aug. 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is generating such buzz, the science […]
Grab a pint and come learn about how, where, and why to watch the 2017 Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse sweeping across the country on August 21st. Jim Lattis, the director of UW–Madison’s Space Place, will share how to safely view the eclipse and what scientists have learned by studying eclipses over the […]
On this episode of Radio Astronomy, Diego Casanova and Zach Pace discuss Navy Seals, taking a bath, and what it takes to be an astronaut.
In our New Year’s special, host Will Cushman talks to Phil Plait, author of the “Bad Astronomy” blog on Slate.com, about the Earth’s orbit and the different (and confusing) ways that days and years can be measured. We also hit on some of the top science stories of 2016, including the Zika virus and CRISPR/Cas9.
On tonight’s pledge drive edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we’re pleased to have Jacqueline Goldstein, one of the producers of WORT’s Radio Astronomy, as our guest. She’s a third year grad student in astronomy at UW-Madison, but strongly believes in reaching out to the public to present the latest news and research in astronomy. […]
Join us for a chat with wife-and-husband science writing duo Alex Witze and Jeff Kanipe, of Boulder, CO. Witze is a correspondent for the journal Nature and Kanipe is working on a series of books for astronomy enthusiasts called Annals of the Deep Sky. Last year, they published Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of […]