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 […]
When Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the ten-year, $100 million Breakthrough Listen initiative, some referred to it as the largest and most comprehensive step towards discovering extraterrestrial intelligence in human history. The unprecedented level of funding will give scientists thousands of hours of use on two major radio telescopes, which were previously devoted to the […]
With the government shutdown, it’s likely that we will not have access to NASA’s website today. However on Wednesday October 2nd, our host Tim Hansel was joined by James Lattis, who is the director of the UW Space Place, to tell us about Comet ISON and other various astronomy topics.
On August 26, 2013 Monday host Brian Standing took us on a trip one and a half billion light years away. Out there, lie some round, green blobs that turn out to be galaxies very unlike our own Milky Way. These galaxies, dubbed the Green Peas due to their apparent color, turn out not only […]