loader from loading.io

Weekly Space Hangout - The Night Sky with Astrophotographer Ian Lauer

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Release Date: 11/26/2021

Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. Ralph McNutt, PI for the Proposed Interstellar Probe Mission show art Weekly Space Hangout - Dr. Ralph McNutt, PI for the Proposed Interstellar Probe Mission

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we are excited to welcome Dr. Ralph McNutt to the WSH. Two weeks ago, Dave Dickinson introduced us to a proposed new mission by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the Interstellar Probe (). Ralph is the Principal Investigator for this exciting new mission and he is here tonight to tell us more about it.   Dr. Ralph McNutt is the chief scientist in the Space Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which he joined in 1992. As project scientist for the MESSENGER mission, he serves as the...

info_outline
Awesome Astronomy - How Realistic Is The Netflix Movie “Don’t Look Up!” show art Awesome Astronomy - How Realistic Is The Netflix Movie “Don’t Look Up!”

The 365 Days of Astronomy

A professional and amateur astronomer take a look at the Netflix movie, Don't Look Up. Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, the script and effects are all fantastic in this incredible but how realistic is it? You might be surprised.   - Could a comet destroy Earth? - Would we spot one? - Could we defend Earth from a catastrophe? - Could you harvest a comet's minerals?   Find out the answers to these and more! But please do help us out by subscribing to the show:   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing,...

info_outline
The Daily Space - Carbon Molecules on Mars Open New Mystery show art The Daily Space - Carbon Molecules on Mars Open New Mystery

The 365 Days of Astronomy

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered carbon isotopes on Mars which (on Earth) are usually caused by the degradation of biological methane, leading scientists to examine other potential reasons for the molecules. Plus, more Starlink satellites, their impact on observing, and This Week in Rocket History.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you!...

info_outline
Guide To Space - A Spacecraft Is Going To Build Its Own Solar Panels In Space - Archinaut One show art Guide To Space - A Spacecraft Is Going To Build Its Own Solar Panels In Space - Archinaut One

The 365 Days of Astronomy

As I’ve mentioned in several episodes now, humanity is in a bit of a transition period, a time when it makes sense to launch material up and out of Earth’s gravity well into orbit, and beyond. But it’s really expensive, costing up to $10,000 per pound you want in orbit, and 10 times if you want it on the Moon.    But over the coming decades, more and more of our space-based infrastructure will be built in space, manufactured out of materials that were mined in space. The only thing that’ll actually need to leave the Earth’s clingy gravity well will be us, the humans, the...

info_outline
Astronomy Cast Ep. 80: Craters show art Astronomy Cast Ep. 80: Craters

The 365 Days of Astronomy

From March 17, 2008. Pamela’s attending the 39th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, and you know what that means: the Moon… and planets! When you think of the Moon, you think of craters. In fact, that’s a big theme this week at the conference, so Pamela took it as inspiration. Here you go, the week we drove the show into a crater. Wait… there’s got to be a better way to describe this.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your...

info_outline
Travelers in the Night - Eps. 147E & 148E: Good News & ALMA Spots Juno show art Travelers in the Night - Eps. 147E & 148E: Good News & ALMA Spots Juno

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. Today's 2 topics: - Carson Fuls discovered 55 foot diameter 2015 LF. - “…the new ALMA images show the actual millimeter-wavelength light emitted by the asteroid," said Todd Hunter of NRAO.   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them...

info_outline
Cosmic Savannah - #28: Under A Shared Sky show art Cosmic Savannah - #28: Under A Shared Sky

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Hosted by Dr. Jacinta Delhaize & Dr. Daniel Cunnama. This week we take a step back and explore the intimate roots of astronomy here in South Africa. We are joined by retired Emeritus Professor John Parkington, a senior research scholar at the University of Cape Town’s Department of Archaeology. We take part in his journey to communicate and celebrate the ‘Intimate Cosmology’ of the indigenous people of South Africa and the close relationship they had with the night sky. We discuss the importance of preserving these stories for future generations and we learn that perhaps the only...

info_outline
Weekly Space Hangout - News Roundup! show art Weekly Space Hangout - News Roundup!

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Host: Fraser Cain ( )Special Guest: This week we have no guest scheduled, so it will be an hour of news! Regular Guests: Dr. Alex Teachey ( & ) C.C. Petersen ( & & ) Chris Carr ( ) This week's stories: - An exomoon candidate! - More information about The Local Bubble. - The last time the MW ate a galaxy. - Blood in space! - Zwicky Transient Facility looks near the Sun, gets StarLinked!   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with...

info_outline
Actual Astronomy Ep. 188 - Astronomical Asterisms show art Actual Astronomy Ep. 188 - Astronomical Asterisms

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Hosted by Chris Beckett & Shane Ludtke, two amateur astronomers in Saskatchewan. We’ve all heard about constellations, large groupings of stars with names from antiquity. But there are smaller, compact groupings too, which resemble familiar patterns, are easy to find and can be a delight to the eye!   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs.  Just visit: and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too!  Every bit helps! Thank you!...

info_outline
Awesome Astronomy - January Part 2 show art Awesome Astronomy - January Part 2

The 365 Days of Astronomy

Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion:  Astronomy in Lego. Jeni on the BBC. Listeners emails on space traffic control and the Chinese space programme.   The News: SpaceX’s troubled start to 2022. New York Times reports sexual harassment at SpaceX. International Space Station operations extended to 2030. A look at Arianespace.   The news discussion:  JWST!   Nebulas:  A look at the weird and wonderful nebulae that you can see through telescopes or use to...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

https://youtu.be/npZlheYhgeo

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )
Special Guest: This week we are thrilled to be joined by astrophotographer Ian Lauer. Ian is an astronomer and astrophotographer with a passion for public speaking and sharing the wonders of the night sky with the public. He has worked with telescope manufacturers and retailers around the world to building telescope systems for private and professional observatories, astrophotographers, government projects and educational institutions.

 

Ian has a knack for making people laugh and he incorporates this skill into transforming what can often be dry and dull science topics into fun and exciting concepts. Whether he’s speaking in front of thousands of people or one-on-one, Ian's passion and energy always shines through regardless of the delivery medium, be it podcasts, stage talks, or TV shows.

 

In addition to astronomy, Ian's other passions include backpacking, camping, and particularly metal music. According to Ian: "I've spent decades attending live metal music events, always in search of up and coming musical artists. I have and will continue to support and promote artists from the metal scene, both big and small. The joy of discovery knows no boundaries, and music is no exception."

 

You can learn more about Ian and how to register for his astrophotography workshops by visiting his website: https://ianlauerastro.com/ 

Regular Guests:

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( http://www.morganrehnberg.com/ & @MorganRehnberg )

Pam Hoffman ( http://spacer.pamhoffman.com/ & http://everydayspacer.com/ & @EverydaySpacer )

This week's stories:

- JWST has an “incident”…

- All the cool stuff you can see in space! Eclipses, meteor showers, etc!

- NASA launched DART.

 

We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. 

Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can!

Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! 

Every bit helps! Thank you!

------------------------------------

Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness!

http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. 

Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!)

------------------------------------

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu

Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at [email protected].