Last week, Diego and Andrew hinted of an upcoming announcement that astronomers had imaged the immediate vicinity of a black hole. We figured it would be the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, but really, it was one in a nearby galaxy. Join us today, and learn more about how this fantastic […]
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In this week’s episode we dive into the latest mystery uncovered about neutron stars. The NICER X-Ray telescope on-board the International Space Station delivered the first ever map of the surface of a neutron star. The results were unexpected and have further deepened the mysteries surrounding neutron stars.
Do stars really twinkle? And if so, why?
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.
Listen as we explore the myriad of negative effects the government shutdown is having on American science, astronomy, and NASA.
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!
Madison bluegrass mavens Milkhouse Radio got up early on Monday, August 19, to join host Brian Standing on the Buzz. This clip features two original tunes “Cobwebs and Kerosene,” and “Driftless,” as well as a cover of the Gillian Welch / Dave Rawlings tune, “It’s Too Easy.” Milkhouse Radio’s new self-titled CD is available at […]
Radio Astronomy co-hosts Brianna Smart and Diego Casanova explain why astronomers want a radio telescope on the moon. The hope for the radio telescope is that it will be placed on the L2 point on the moon. The radio telescope will be able to communicate with the lunar rover. Radio waves end up on the […]
On this edition of Radio Astronomy, crewmember Teddy Pena looks at the Astro2020 Decadel Survey. Did you enjoy this story? Your funding makes great, local journalism like this possible. Donate here
This Week on Mel & Floyd: Floyd comes back to recount his miserable radio career, You can’t spell Nass without Ass, RoJo’s BB brain, The Civil Service by Ken Burns, Dinner With Trump dot org, and so much more as two old friends trade jabs at the expense of topical politics and listenable radio!