Our guests today say “no.” Last month, UW-Madison announced campus would reopen in a limited capacity. Under the University’s “Smart Restart” plan, classes with under 50 students will be in person, masks will be required indoors, and COVID testing will be free and unlimited. However, UNC Chapel Hill reopened earlier this week, and has already […]
Sirius gave up its number 8 spot on the list of brightest objects the other night–but only for a couple seconds. Why?
Radio Astronomy hosts Aaron Lopez and Zach Pace have more on what new findings mean for the possibility of finding living organisms on the red planet. Some scientists believe that there, or were, are living things on Mars. That’s after finding preserved organic molecules under martian soil. Scientists also describe that seasonal methane is released and […]
Radio Astronomy host Aaron Lopez tells us about how scientists might use Gaia Data Release 2. The Gaia Data Release 2 is a star catalog that came from the European Space Agency. The Gaia Data Release 2 had the potential to give us an exponential amount of data on stars. It took 22 month to collect […]
Radio Astronomy co-hosts Aaron Lopez and Brianna Smart discuss TESS or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which is NASA’s new spacecraft. They are using it as a follow up to the Kepler mission. The stars TESS will study are 30 to 100 times brighter than those of Kepler. NASA plans to have TESS survey the entire sky […]
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 […]