Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine gets a glimpse of what it’s like to be an astronomer. Our guest is Robert Mathieu, professor of astronomy at UW-Madison. He studies the structure, kinematics and dynamics of star clusters and star-forming regions, and maps alternative stellar evolution pathways. Robert talks with new PNM volunteer, and first-time producer, Anita […]
When do stars not follow the rules? When those stars have friends! Join Andrew Nine and Zach Pace for a quick taste of some stellar pulsation astrophysics!
Do stars really twinkle? And if so, why?
Join Dan and Zach today to learn what could possibly cause a star’s light to dim by a whopping 80 percent.
Jacqueline Goldstein and Erika K. Carlson talk about what our Sun might look like near the end of its life, and how a recent photograph of the surface of an aging star – taken using multiple telescopes – gives us a clue. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171220131710.htm
This week on Radio Astronomy, Jacqueline Goldstein and Erin Boettcher discuss the birth of stars from stellar nurseries: large, dusty, gaseous clouds in which young stars condense and form.