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. […]
Hypervelocity stars race across the Milky Way at speeds greater than 1,000,000 miles per hour! Listen to learn how astronomers hope to use these speedy stars to measure the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way!
AR Scorpii is a binary star system unlike any we’ve ever seen before! Listen to learn how astronomers discovered this bizarre system with a red dwarf star that is constantly under fire from the corpse of its binary companion.
UW Madison Astronomy graduates Jacqueline Goldstein and Anna Williams tell you about the exoplanet HD 131399Ab and its triple suns, directly imaged by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope.
(WORT) — The Radio Astronomy crew explains the Kepler mission’s confirmation of 1,200 new planets.
Hosts Ben Rosenwasser and Zach Pace talk about the recent discovery of iron-60 on the earth and moon, indicating a recent supernova in our own backyard.