Director/Producer James Gray said he wanted his film Ad Astra to be “the most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie”. Several critics would assert that Gray failed in this mission. On this episode of Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM’ers Aryel Clarke, Kevin Lauterjung, and Matt Blackburn discuss the science and science […]
This week on Radio Astronomy, Zach Pace and Melissa Morris talk about a recent discovery of a white dwarf star with an evaporating planet orbiting it.
What makes something a moon or a planet? Learn more on this week’s episode of Radio Astronomy!
Grab a pint and come learn about how, where, and why to watch the 2017 Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse sweeping across the country on August 21st. Jim Lattis, the director of UW–Madison’s Space Place, will share how to safely view the eclipse and what scientists have learned by studying eclipses over the […]
On this episode of Radio Astronomy, Diego Casanova and Zach Pace discuss Navy Seals, taking a bath, and what it takes to be an astronaut.
On this week of Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss Saturn and the space craft Cassini. Cassini is completing its grand finale, which will give NASA details on Saturn’s rings, gravity and the clouds in its atmosphere.