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.
Jaqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace explain how a gravitationally lensed supernova is helping to test theories on gravity and measure the expansion of our universe.
This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Zach Pace discuss the Arecibo Telescope. The Telescope which has been featured in many books and films, but it has a rich history in science, it determined Mercury’s rotation period, found the crab pulsar, and made the first direct image of an asteroid. However over the years as […]
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.
In 1957, the Russian dog Laika made international news as the first animal to enter earth’s orbit, aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2. Laika didn’t make it back alive, but the passengers sent into space by UW Botany Professor Simon Gilroy certainly have. Gilroy researches the effects of microgravity and low oxygen on plant growth. Most […]
What will space weaponization look like? What is a space weapon? Today Esty Dinur talks with Bruce Gagnon from the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and Victoria Samson from Secure World Foundation to discuss the militarization and weaponization of space.