In today’s Radio Astronomy, Brianna Smart and Aaron Lopez tell us about Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, which is set to close this fall after more than a hundred years of operation. George Ellery Hale and Charles T. Yerkes wanted a spot far away from Chicago’s smog and lights. Lake Geneva had no light […]
Jacqueline Goldstein talk’s about Hawking Radiation in honor of the late Stephen Hawking, the world renown theoretical physicist, popular scientists, and disability activist who died last week on March 14th. Learn more: https://phys.org/news/2018-03-black-holes-totally-insights-stephen.html
Erika K. Carlson and Brianna Smart discuss the recent announcement of the first observations made of the universe’s earliest stars. Sources: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/03/fingerprinting-the-very-first-stars https://gizmodo.com/scientists-discover-long-sought-evidence-of-first-stars-1823388372
What can a big antenna tell us about the very first stars that formed in the universe? Tune in today as Erika and new host Bri describe how an instrument the size of a kitchen table can make this incredible discovery!
Erika K. Carlson and Zach Pace discuss Saturn’s moon Titan and its lakes of methane and ethane. According to data from the Cassini mission, Titan appears to have a sea level, like Earth does. Source: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/01/cassini-uncovers-a-sea-level-on-titan-similar-to-earth
Where can you find cold lakes that aren’t frozen? Learn about the outer solar system with Zach and Erika today!